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Systematic Review: Short-term and long-term rates of postacute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection.

14 Oct, 2021 | 10:15h | UTC

Short-term and Long-term Rates of Postacute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection: A Systematic Review – JAMA Network Open

Commentaries:

Most COVID-19 survivors have symptoms 6 months on, review finds – CIDRAP

Expert reaction to systematic review on rates of postacute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC) – Science Media Centre

How many people get ‘long COVID’? More than half, researchers find – Penn State

Related:

WHO Consensus: A clinical case definition of post COVID-19 condition (Long Covid).

Characterizing long COVID: a living systematic review.

Long Covid – The illness narratives.

New guidelines to help doctors manage long COVID patients published.

M-A: More than 50 long-term effects of COVID-19. (several articles on the subject)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


New Global Burden of Disease analyses show depression and anxiety among the top causes of health burden worldwide, and a significant increase due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

10 Oct, 2021 | 21:57h | UTC

News release: New Global Burden of Disease analyses show depression and anxiety among the top causes of health burden worldwide, and a significant increase due to the COVID-19 pandemic – Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Original study: Global prevalence and burden of depressive and anxiety disorders in 204 countries and territories in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic – The Lancet

Commentaries:

Depression and anxiety disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic: knowns and unknowns – The Lancet

COVID-19 pandemic led to stark rise in depressive and anxiety disorders globally in 2020: study – The Lancet

Covid crisis dramatically worsened global mental health, study finds – The Guardian

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


M-A: Accuracy of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 for screening to detect major depression.

10 Oct, 2021 | 21:34h | UTC

Accuracy of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 for screening to detect major depression: updated systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis – The BMJ

See calculator: PHQ-9 (Patient Health Questionnaire-9)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


WHO Consensus: A clinical case definition of post COVID-19 condition (Long Covid).

8 Oct, 2021 | 10:45h | UTC

A clinical case definition of post COVID-19 condition by a Delphi consensus, 6 October 2021 – World Health Organization

Related:

Characterizing long COVID: a living systematic review.

Long Covid – The illness narratives.

New guidelines to help doctors manage long COVID patients published.

M-A: More than 50 long-term effects of COVID-19. (several articles on the subject)

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Opinion | Covid-19 keeps delivering lessons about health care worker burnout. Will we learn them?

8 Oct, 2021 | 10:18h | UTC

Covid-19 keeps delivering lessons about health care worker burnout. Will we learn them? – STAT

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


The Dutch Multidisciplinary Occupational Health Guideline to Enhance Work Participation Among Low Back Pain and Lumbosacral Radicular Syndrome Patients.

7 Oct, 2021 | 10:18h | UTC

The Dutch Multidisciplinary Occupational Health Guideline to Enhance Work Participation Among Low Back Pain and Lumbosacral Radicular Syndrome Patients – Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation

 


Opinion | Why Are Americans Still—Still!—Wearing Cloth Masks?

6 Oct, 2021 | 10:04h | UTC

Why Are Americans Still—Still!—Wearing Cloth Masks? – The Atlantic

Related:

Evidence shows that, yes, masks prevent COVID-19 – and surgical masks are the way to go.

Face masks for COVID pass their largest test yet – “A rigorous study finds that surgical masks are highly protective, but cloth masks fall short”.

[Preprint] Largest study of masks yet details their importance in fighting Covid-19.

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


ACOEM Guidance Statement: Prevention of occupational heat-related illnesses.

6 Oct, 2021 | 09:59h | UTC

Prevention of Occupational Heat-Related Illnesses – Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

 


Systematic Review: Is exercise an effective therapy to treat long-lasting low back pain?

3 Oct, 2021 | 22:32h | UTC

Summary: Is exercise an effective therapy to treat long-lasting low back pain? – Cochrane Library

Original Study: Exercise therapy for chronic low back pain – Cochrane Library

 

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Over a third of COVID-19 patients diagnosed with at least one long-COVID symptom.

30 Sep, 2021 | 10:25h | UTC

News release: Over a third of COVID-19 patients diagnosed with at least one long-COVID symptom – University of Oxford

Original study: Incidence, co-occurrence, and evolution of long-COVID features: A 6-month retrospective cohort study of 273,618 survivors of COVID-19 – PLOS Medicine

Commentaries:

Two studies tie long COVID-19 to severe initial illness – CIDRAP

Covid: 37% of people have symptoms six months after infection – The Guardian

Long Covid is a bigger problem than we thought – CNN

Expert reaction to study looking at incidence and co-occurrence of long COVID symptoms following COVID-19 infection and also after influenza – Science Media Centre

 


WHO/ILO: Almost 2 million people die from work-related causes each year.

19 Sep, 2021 | 23:39h | UTC

News release: WHO/ILO: Almost 2 million people die from work-related causes each year – World Health Organization

Report: WHO/ILO joint estimates of the work-related burden of disease and injury, 2000-2016: global monitoring report – World Health Organization

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


[Preprint] Largest study of masks yet details their importance in fighting Covid-19.

3 Sep, 2021 | 10:30h | UTC

Largest study of masks yet details their importance in fighting Covid-19 – NBC News

Original study: The Impact of Community Masking on COVID-19: A Cluster-Randomized Trial in Bangladesh – Innovations for Poverty Action

See also: A Study In Bangladesh Tripled The Rate Of Mask-Wearing. Can It Help In The U.S.? – NPR

 

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(thread from the author – click for more)

 


RCT: A single-session of pain management skills intervention was noninferior to 8 sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy in adults with chronic low back pain.

24 Aug, 2021 | 08:39h | UTC

Comparison of a Single-Session Pain Management Skills Intervention With a Single-Session Health Education Intervention and 8 Sessions of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Adults With Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Network Open

Commentaries:

Single two-hour session of pain management skills could offer as much benefit as longer-course of CBT – News Medical

New approach effectively relieves chronic low back pain – Stanford Medicine

 

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[Preprint] SARS-CoV-2 aerosol transmission in schools: theoretical effectiveness of different interventions – “Combined interventions (i.e., natural ventilation, masks, and HEPA filtration) were the most effective (≥ 30-fold decrease)”.

22 Aug, 2021 | 23:50h | UTC

SARS-CoV-2 aerosol transmission in schools: the effectiveness of different interventions – medRxiv

Related: The right way to protect our children and return to in-person learning – CNN

 

Commentaries on Twitter

 


Survey: Workplace mistreatment reported frequently by emergency medicine residents.

22 Aug, 2021 | 22:18h | UTC

Workplace Mistreatment Reported Frequently by Emergency Medicine Residents – HealthDay

Original study: Prevalence of Discrimination, Abuse, and Harassment in Emergency Medicine Residency Training in the US – JAMA Network Open

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


U.S. Study: Nearly half of surveyed female surgeons experienced major pregnancy complications.

18 Aug, 2021 | 08:42h | UTC

News release: Nearly half of surveyed female surgeons experienced major pregnancy complications – Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Original study: Incidence of Infertility and Pregnancy Complications in US Female Surgeons – JAMA Surgery

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Dementia risk in former professional footballers is related to player position and career length.

18 Aug, 2021 | 08:39h | UTC

News release: Dementia risk in former professional footballers is related to player position and career length – University of Glasgow

Original study: Association of Field Position and Career Length With Risk of Neurodegenerative Disease in Male Former Professional Soccer Players – JAMA Neurology

Commentaries:

Dementia risk greatest for defenders, says new research – BBC

Soccer (football) given the risk of brain damage, is heading the ball really necessary? – MedicalResearch

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Professional rugby may be associated with changes in brain structure.

18 Aug, 2021 | 08:38h | UTC

News release: Professional rugby may be associated with changes in brain structure

Original study: White matter abnormalities in active elite adult rugby players – Brain Communications

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


We studied how to reduce airborne COVID spread in hospitals. Here’s what we learnt.

17 Aug, 2021 | 09:09h | UTC

We studied how to reduce airborne COVID spread in hospitals. Here’s what we learnt – The Conversation

Related:

Report: Improved ventilation essential to safe use of buildings and public spaces, say leading engineers.

WHO: Roadmap to improve and ensure good indoor ventilation in the context of COVID-19

CDC releases new ventilation guidelines for indoor environments to reduce Covid-19 risk

Guidance: Using Ventilation and filtration to reduce aerosol transmission of COVID-19 in long-term care homes

 


Cohort study: Long-term night shift work is associated with the risk of atrial fibrillation and coronary heart disease.

13 Aug, 2021 | 08:56h | UTC

Long-term night shift work is associated with the risk of atrial fibrillation and coronary heart disease – European Heart Journal

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


M-A: More than 50 long-term effects of COVID-19.

11 Aug, 2021 | 08:47h | UTC

More than 50 long-term effects of COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Scientific Reports

Related:

Illness duration and symptom profile in symptomatic school-aged children tested for SARS-CoV-2 – “Only 25 (1.8%) of 1379 children experienced symptoms for at least 56 days.”

Cohort study: Risk factors for long covid in previously hospitalized children.

Viewpoint: The road to addressing Long Covid.

Review: Long covid—mechanisms, risk factors, and management.

Review: Symptoms, complications and management of long COVID.

Long Covid: fatigue, post-exertional malaise, and cognitive dysfunction are the most common symptoms, according to an international survey.

Studies elucidate poorly understood long COVID.

Long-term Symptoms After SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Children and Adolescents – “This study found a low prevalence of symptoms compatible with long COVID in a randomly selected cohort of children assessed 6 months after serologic testing”.

Long Covid: 39% of patients report persistent symptoms more than seven months after diagnosis of COVID-19 in an outpatient setting.

[Preprint] Long Covid: Persistent symptoms following SARS-CoV-2 infection in a random community sample of 508,707 people.

Long COVID or post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC): An overview of biological factors that may contribute to persistent symptoms.

Long Covid: Half of young adults with COVID-19 have persistent symptoms 6 months after, study finds.

[Preprint] Long Covid: Third of people infected have long term symptoms.

Opinion | Causation or confounding: why controls are critical for characterizing long COVID – “Many of the self-reported symptoms, such as intermittent headaches or tiredness, are nonspecific and prevalent in the general population”.

Almost 25% of COVID-19 patients develop long-lasting symptoms, according to a new report.

Perspective | The four most urgent questions about long COVID.

Systematic review: Frequency, signs and symptoms, and criteria adopted for long COVID-19.

Report: 376,000 people in UK have had long Covid symptoms for at least a year.

Systematic review of 45 studies including 9751 participants, most of which were hospitalized, found 73% had at least 1 persistent symptom for weeks after Covid-19.

COVID Morbidity – The emerging burden of long COVID is significant, and needs to be considered when evaluating the risk vs. benefit of pandemic measures.

One year after hospital discharge due to SARS-CoV-2 Infection, the prevalence of long-term cough, chest pain, dyspnea, and fatigue was 2.5%, 6.5%, 23.3%, and 61.2%, respectively

Population-based cohort study: Non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients have low-risk of serious long-term effects, but visits to general practitioners and outpatient hospital visits are increased.

One third of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 have lung changes after a year

Long Covid: Largest post-acute COVID-19 study to date examined the health outcomes in more than 73,000 people who’d had COVID-19 and were not hospitalized

Study shows low incidence of post-acute COVID-19 symptoms (“Long Covid”) in children after mild disease

Perspective | They Tested Negative for Covid. Still, They Have Long Covid Symptoms.

Large study finds 1 in 3 Covid-19 survivors have subsequent mental health and neurological conditions

Cohort study: One in ten have long-term effects 8 months following mild COVID-19

Long Covid Implications for the workplace

Long Covid in the UK – More than a million affected in February, survey suggests

Covid-19: Middle aged women face greater risk of debilitating long term symptoms

Persistent neurologic symptoms and cognitive dysfunction in non‐hospitalized Covid‐19 “long haulers”

Opinion | We need to start thinking more critically — and speaking more cautiously — about long Covid

Review | Post-acute COVID-19 syndrome

Long Covid | Four-month clinical status of a cohort of patients after hospitalization for COVID-19

Perspective | Long Covid isn’t as unique as we thought

Attributes and predictors of long COVID

WHO Report: Preparing for Long COVID 2021

Long Covid: Sequelae in adults at 6 Months after COVID-19 infection

How many people get ‘long COVID’ – and who is most at risk?

Long Covid: Respiratory and psychophysical sequelae among patients with COVID-19 four months after hospital discharge

Managing the long term effects of covid-19: summary of NICE, SIGN, and RCGP rapid guideline

Patients, clinicians seek answers to the mystery of ‘Long COVID’

Long Covid: 6-month consequences of COVID-19 in patients discharged from hospital

[Preprint] Characterizing Long COVID in an International Cohort: 7 Months of Symptoms and Their Impact

NICE Guideline: Managing the long-term effects of COVID-19

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Study: Patients who have recovered from COVID-19 may have persistent cognitive symptoms.

30 Jul, 2021 | 12:03h | UTC

Cognitive deficits in people who have recovered from COVID-19 – EClinicalMedicine

 

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Self-reported memory problems 8 months after COVID-19 infection.

30 Jul, 2021 | 12:02h | UTC

Self-reported Memory Problems 8 Months After COVID-19 Infection – JAMA Network Open

Commentary: Post-acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Subjective Memory Problems – JAMA Network Open

 

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M-A: Global prevalence of turnover intention among intensive care nurses – “27% of the intensive care nurses had the intention to leave worldwide”.

29 Jul, 2021 | 11:07h | UTC

Global prevalence of turnover intention among intensive care nurses: A meta-analysis – Nursing in Critical Care (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Systematic review and meta-analysis of depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation among Ph.D. students.

28 Jul, 2021 | 09:54h | UTC

Systematic review and meta-analysis of depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation among Ph.D. students – Science Reports

 

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