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[Preprint] Largest study to date on long COVID identifies a broad list of diagnoses.

10 Jun, 2022 | 11:53h | UTC

Study Commentary: Largest study to date on long COVID identifies a broad list of diagnoses – News Medical

Original Study: Understanding Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection through Data-Driven Analysis with Longitudinal Electronic Health Records: Findings from the RECOVER Initiative – medRxiv

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Survey: Do people with symptoms of an infectious illness follow advice to stay at home?

2 Jun, 2022 | 10:30h | UTC

Do people with symptoms of an infectious illness follow advice to stay at home? Evidence from a series of cross-sectional surveys about presenteeism in the UK – BMJ Open

Related:

A systematic review of infectious illness Presenteeism: prevalence, reasons and risk factors – BMC Public Health

Doctors working while sick is bad enough in ordinary times. During the Covid-19 outbreak it could be catastrophic – STAT

Which healthcare workers work with acute respiratory illness? Evidence from Canadian acute-care hospitals during 4 influenza seasons: 2010–2011 to 2013–2014 – Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology

This flu season, physicians need to scrap the ‘martyr culture’ of working while sick – STAT

Healthcare Providers Shouldn’t Come to Work While Sick, but They Do — Here’s Why – HIV and ID Observations, Journal Watch Blog

 


M-A: Prevalence of burnout among GPs.

13 May, 2022 | 11:01h | UTC

Prevalence of burnout among GPs: a systematic review and meta-analysis – British Journal of General Practice

Related:

Viewpoint | How to Measure Progress in Addressing Physician Well-being: Beyond Burnout.

Physician Well-being 2.0: Where Are We and Where Are We Going?

Consensus Study – Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Well-Being – National Academies of Medicine

[Abstract Only] Assessment of Risk Factors for Suicide Among US Health Care Professionals

Beyond Burnout: Docs Decry ‘Moral Injury’ From Financial Pressures of Health Care

Perspective: Hospital Administration Response to Physician Stress and Burnout

Opinion: It’s Time to Talk About Physician Burnout and Moral Injury

Systematic Review: Effect of Organization-Directed Workplace Interventions on Physician Burnout

Perspective: The 3 Causes Of Physician Burnout (And Why There’s No Simple Solution)

Physician Burnout: A Global Crisis (several resources on the subject)

 


Limiting resident-physician work hours may improve patient safety outcomes.

12 May, 2022 | 10:30h | UTC

News Release: Limiting resident-physician work hours improved patient safety outcome – Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Original Study: National improvements in resident physician-reported patient safety after limiting first-year resident physicians’ extended duration work shifts: a pooled analysis of prospective cohort studies – BMJ Quality & Safety

 


Systematic Review: Workplace interventions to reduce the risk of SARS‐CoV‐2 infection outside of healthcare settings.

9 May, 2022 | 02:09h | UTC

Workplace interventions to reduce the risk of SARS‐CoV‐2 infection outside of healthcare settings – Cochrane Library

Summary: Interventions to reduce the risk of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2) infection among workers outside healthcare settings – Cochrane Library

 


Cohort Study: Rotating night shift work and healthy aging after 24 years of follow-up in the Nurses’ Health Study.

9 May, 2022 | 02:29h | UTC

Rotating Night Shift Work and Healthy Aging After 24 Years of Follow-up in the Nurses’ Health Study – JAMA Network Open

Commentary: Rotating Night Shifts May Hamper Healthy Aging – HealthDay

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


M-A: Global prevalence of post COVID-19 condition or long COVID.

19 Apr, 2022 | 02:18h | UTC

Global Prevalence of Post COVID-19 Condition or Long COVID: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review – The Journal of Infectious Diseases

Commentary: Global data reveal half may have long COVID 4 months on – CIDRAP

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Systematic Review: How the reduction of working hours could influence health outcomes.

8 Apr, 2022 | 09:50h | UTC

How the reduction of working hours could influence health outcomes: a systematic review of published studies – BMJ Open

 


Study suggests that individuals with alcohol use disorder disproportionately miss work.

23 Mar, 2022 | 10:01h | UTC

Association Between Workplace Absenteeism and Alcohol Use Disorder From the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2015-2019 – JAMA Network Open

Commentaries:

In U.S., alcohol use disorder linked to 232 million missed workdays annually – Washington University in St. Louis

Problem Drinking to Blame for 232 Million Missed Workdays in U.S. Annually – HealthDay

 


Neurocognitive impairment in night and shift workers: a meta-analysis of observational studies.

17 Mar, 2022 | 08:13h | UTC

Neurocognitive impairment in night and shift workers: a meta-analysis of observational studies – Occupational & Environmental Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

News Release: Shift work linked to poorer working memory and slower mental processing speed – BMJ Newsroom

Commentary: Shift Work Linked to Decreased Cognitive Performance – HealthDay

 


New WHO/ILO guide urges greater safeguards to protect health workers.

10 Mar, 2022 | 10:42h | UTC

New WHO/ILO guide urges greater safeguards to protect health workers – World Health Organization

WHO Guide: Caring for those who care: Guide for the development and implementation of occupational health and safety programmes for health workers – World Health Organization

Executive Summary: Caring for those who care: Guide for the development and implementation of occupational health and safety programmes for health workers – World Health Organization

 


WHO: COVID-19 pandemic triggers a 25% increase in the prevalence of anxiety and depression worldwide.

3 Mar, 2022 | 09:44h | UTC

News Release: COVID-19 pandemic triggers 25% increase in prevalence of anxiety and depression worldwide – World Health Organization

Scientific Brief: Mental health and COVID-19: Early evidence of the pandemic’s impact – World Health Organization

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Prevalence trends of site-specific osteoarthritis from 1990 to 2019: findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019.

3 Mar, 2022 | 08:27h | UTC

Prevalence trends of site-specific osteoarthritis from 1990 to 2019: findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019 – Arthritis & Rheumatism

News Release: Study reveals a persistently high burden of osteoarthritis across the globe – Wiley

 


NICE Guideline: Mental wellbeing at work.

2 Mar, 2022 | 08:57h | UTC

Mental wellbeing at work – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

 


CDC issues long-awaited new guidance on when to wear masks.

27 Feb, 2022 | 22:45h | UTC

CDC issues long-awaited new guidance on when to wear masks – STAT

See also: As mask mandates fade, experts say use of masks likely will not – STAT

 


WHO Interim Guidance: Contact tracing and quarantine in the context of the Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variant.

18 Feb, 2022 | 09:59h | UTC

Contact tracing and quarantine in the context of the Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variant: interim guidance – World Health Organization

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


WHO’s new International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) comes into effect.

13 Feb, 2022 | 22:56h | UTC

News Release: WHO’s new International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) comes into effect – World Health Organization

See also:

ICD-11 Browser

ICD-11 website

ICD-11 coding tool

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


ERS statement on Long COVID-19 follow-up.

13 Feb, 2022 | 22:48h | UTC

European Respiratory Society Statement on Long COVID-19 Follow-Up – European Respiratory Review

 


Cohort study: Among patients who survived ICU treatment for COVID-19, 75% still reported physical, mental, or cognitive symptoms after 1 year.

26 Jan, 2022 | 02:28h | UTC

Clinical Outcomes Among Patients With 1-Year Survival Following Intensive Care Unit Treatment for COVID-19 – JAMA

Commentaries:

75% of COVID ICU survivors have physical symptoms 1 year on – CIDRAP

Majority of COVID-19 survivors experience health problems one-year post ICU admission – News Medical

 


Opinion: Preventing SARS-CoV-2 transmission in health care settings in the context of the Omicron variant.

26 Jan, 2022 | 02:14h | UTC

Preventing SARS-CoV-2 Transmission in Health Care Settings in the Context of the Omicron Variant – JAMA

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Measures implemented in the school setting to contain the COVID‐19 pandemic: a rapid review.

18 Jan, 2022 | 09:54h | UTC

Measures implemented in the school setting to contain the COVID‐19 pandemic: a rapid review – Cochrane Library

News Release: Measures implemented in the school setting to contain the COVID-19 pandemic: a rapid review – Cochrane Library

 


COVID-19 updated evidence: a Cochrane round-up.

18 Jan, 2022 | 09:53h | UTC

COVID-19 evidence: a Cochrane round-up – Cochrane Library

 


Time to upgrade from cloth and surgical masks to respirators? Your questions answered.

18 Jan, 2022 | 09:48h | UTC

Time to upgrade from cloth and surgical masks to respirators? Your questions answered – The Conversation

See also: The CDC updated its mask guidelines. What to know about ‘the highest level of protection’ – CNN

Related: CDC urges Americans to wear most-protective mask or respirator that fits well and that they’ll wear consistently.

 


Study raises doubts about rapid Covid tests’ reliability in early days after infection.

18 Jan, 2022 | 09:51h | UTC

Study raises doubts about rapid Covid tests’ reliability in early days after infection – STAT

Original Article (preprint): Discordant SARS-CoV-2 PCR and Rapid Antigen Test Results When Infectious: A December 2021 Occupational Case Series – medRxiv

 


CDC urges Americans to wear most-protective mask or respirator that fits well and that they’ll wear consistently.

17 Jan, 2022 | 00:46h | UTC

CDC urges Americans to wear most-protective mask or respirator that fits well and that they’ll wear consistently – CNN

CDC Guidance: Types of Masks and Respirators – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

See also: CDC encourages more Americans to consider N95 masks – STAT

 


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