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M-A: Prevalence of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder in health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

20 Apr, 2021 | 06:00h | UTC

Prevalence of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder in health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic: A systematic review and meta-analysis – PLOS One

 


Ten scientific reasons in support of airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2

18 Apr, 2021 | 21:51h | UTC

Ten scientific reasons in support of airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 – The Lancet

Commentary: Recognising that coronavirus is predominantly spread through air would save lives, argues new assessment – University of Oxford

Animated Videos: Aerosols and making spaces safe – University of Oxford

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Indoor Air Changes and Potential Implications for SARS-CoV-2 Transmission

18 Apr, 2021 | 21:49h | UTC

Indoor Air Changes and Potential Implications for SARS-CoV-2 Transmission – JAMA

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


A guideline to limit indoor airborne transmission of COVID-19

18 Apr, 2021 | 21:47h | UTC

A guideline to limit indoor airborne transmission of COVID-19 – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

 


Study: Double masking improves protection from Covid-19 mostly by eliminating any gaps or poor-fitting areas of a mask

18 Apr, 2021 | 21:37h | UTC

Fitted Filtration Efficiency of Double Masking During the COVID-19 Pandemic – JAMA Internal Medicine

Commentaries: Fit matters most when double masking to protect yourself from COVID-19 – University of North Carolina Health Care AND Check your fit on that double mask if you want it to work against Covid, study says – CNN

 


Editorial: Covid-19 has redefined airborne transmission

16 Apr, 2021 | 06:26h | UTC

Covid-19 has redefined airborne transmission – The BMJ

Commentaries: Future attempts to reduce Covid-19 spread should focus on tackling airborne transmission – News Medical AND Open the windows to curb COVID spread: experts – MedicalXpress

Related: CDC Updated Guidance: “It is possible for people to be infected through contact with contaminated surfaces or objects, but the risk is generally considered to be low” (CDC Guidance and more) AND Deep Cleaning Isn’t a Victimless Crime – The Atlantic

 


Study shows U.S. women nurses are at increased risk of death by suicide compared to physicians and the general population

15 Apr, 2021 | 06:23h | UTC

Association of US Nurse and Physician Occupation With Risk of Suicide – JAMA Psychiatry (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Rate of Suicide Among Women Nurses Compared With Women in the General Population Before the COVID-19 Global Pandemic – JAMA Psychiatry

Author Interview: Suicide Risk Among US Nurses and Physicians

Commentary: Suicide among female nurses is double that of the general female population – University of Michigan

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Systematic review: Excessive nurse work hours is associated with increased adverse patient outcomes

15 Apr, 2021 | 06:19h | UTC

Relationships between comprehensive characteristics of nurse work schedules and adverse patient outcomes: A systematic literature review – Journal of Clinical Nursing (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Relationships between comprehensive characteristics of nurse work schedules and adverse patient outcomes: a systematic literature review. – PSNet

 


M-A: Effectiveness of treatments for acute and subacute mechanical non-specific low back pain

14 Apr, 2021 | 01:39h | UTC

Effectiveness of treatments for acute and subacute mechanical non-specific low back pain: a systematic review with network meta-analysis – British Journal of Sports Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


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

13 Apr, 2021 | 05:23h | UTC

They Tested Negative for Covid. Still, They Have Long Covid Symptoms. – Kaiser Health News

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


NICE Guideline: Assessment and Management of Chronic Pain in Over 16s

8 Apr, 2021 | 08:54h | UTC

Chronic pain (primary and secondary) in over 16s: assessment of all chronic pain and management of chronic primary pain – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

News release: NICE recommends range of effective treatments for people with chronic primary pain and calls on healthcare professionals to recognise and treat a person’s pain as valid and unique to them

 


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

8 Apr, 2021 | 09:14h | UTC

6-month neurological and psychiatric outcomes in 236 379 survivors of COVID-19: a retrospective cohort study using electronic health records – The Lancet Psychiatry

Commentaries: 1 in 3 Covid-19 patients are diagnosed with a neuropsychiatric condition in the next six months, large study finds – STAT AND A longer look at COVID-19 and neuropsychiatric outcomes – The Lancet Psychiatry AND Largest study to date suggests link between COVID-19 infection and subsequent mental health and neurological conditions – The Lancet AND Covid-19: One in three has neurological or psychiatric condition diagnosed after covid infection, study finds – The BMJ AND One in three survivors of severe Covid diagnosed with mental health condition – The Guardian AND Covid-19 linked to depression and dementia, study suggests – BBC AND Expert reaction to observational study looking at neurological and psychiatric outcomes 6 months after COVID-19 – Science Media Centre AND 1 in 3 COVID Survivors Struggle With Mental Health Issues Months Later – HealthDay

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


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

8 Apr, 2021 | 09:12h | UTC

One in ten have long-term effects 8 months following mild COVID-19 – Karolinska Institutet

Original study: Symptoms and Functional Impairment Assessed 8 Months After Mild COVID-19 Among Health Care Workers – JAMA

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


CDC Updated Guidance: “It is possible for people to be infected through contact with contaminated surfaces or objects, but the risk is generally considered to be low”

7 Apr, 2021 | 02:00h | UTC

Science Brief: SARS-CoV-2 and Surface (Fomite) Transmission for Indoor Community Environments – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Related: Catching COVID from surfaces is very unlikely. So perhaps we can ease up on the disinfecting – The Conversation AND Coronavirus is in the air — there’s too much focus on surfaces – Nature AND COVID-19 rarely spreads through surfaces. So why are we still deep cleaning? – Nature

 


Long Covid Implications for the workplace

6 Apr, 2021 | 01:15h | UTC

Long Covid Implications for the workplace – Occupational Medicine

 


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

2 Apr, 2021 | 09:31h | UTC

Long Covid: More than a million affected in February, survey suggests – BBC

Report: Prevalence of ongoing symptoms following coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the UK: 1 April 2021 – Office for National Statistics

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Why indoor spaces are still prime COVID hotspots

31 Mar, 2021 | 03:35h | UTC

Why indoor spaces are still prime COVID hotspots – Nature

 


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

28 Mar, 2021 | 22:49h | UTC

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

Linked Opinion: The stigma is real for people living with long covid – The BMJ Opinion

 


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

28 Mar, 2021 | 22:48h | UTC

Persistent neurologic symptoms and cognitive dysfunction in non‐hospitalized Covid‐19 “long haulers” – Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology

Commentary: 85% of COVID-19 long-haulers have multiple brain-related symptoms – LiveScience AND ‘Brain fog’ and other neurologic symptoms can last for months after Covid – NBC News AND Neurologic Symptoms Persistent for Many COVID-19 ‘Long-Haulers’ – Health Day

 


Review | Post-acute COVID-19 syndrome

23 Mar, 2021 | 02:26h | UTC

Post-acute COVID-19 syndrome – Nature Medicine

News Release: Study underscores need for multidisciplinary care for COVID-19 long-haulers – Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

 


Why Opening Windows Is a Key to Reopening Schools

18 Mar, 2021 | 09:02h | UTC

Why Opening Windows Is a Key to Reopening Schools – The New York Times (free registration may be required)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Assessing risk for healthcare workers during the covid-19 pandemic

16 Mar, 2021 | 02:25h | UTC

Assessing risk for healthcare workers during the covid-19 pandemic – The BMJ

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


More than half of COVID-19 patients report depressive symptoms months later, study finds

16 Mar, 2021 | 02:11h | UTC

More Than Half of COVID-19 Patients Report Depressive Symptoms Months Later, Study Finds – Psychiatric News Alert

Original study: Association of Acute Symptoms of COVID-19 and Symptoms of Depression in Adults – JAMA Network Open

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Study: Healthcare settings did not increase the risk for Covid-19 infection among health care workers in the US. Exposure outside the workplace was the strongest risk factor for SARSCoV2 seropositivity

14 Mar, 2021 | 20:41h | UTC

Risk Factors Associated With SARS-CoV-2 Seropositivity Among US Health Care Personnel – JAMA Network Open

Commentaries: Healthcare settings do not increase risk for Covid-19 infection spread – University of Maryland School of Medicine AND Did Healthcare Workers Catch Covid In Or Outside The Hospital? – MedicalResearch.com AND Community Covid-19 Risk Higher Than Workplace Risk for Health Care Personnel – Physician’s Weekly

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Clinical Decisions | Doctor, How Long Should I Isolate?

11 Mar, 2021 | 08:21h | UTC

Doctor, How Long Should I Isolate? – New England Journal of Medicine

 


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