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COVID-19 and regional differences in the timeliness of hip-fracture surgery: an interrupted time-series analysis.

PeerJ 2021 31;9:e12046. Epub 2021 Aug 31.

Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.

Background: It is of great importance to examine the impact of the healthcare reorganization adopted to confront the COVID-19 pandemic on the quality of care provided to non-COVID-19 patients. The aim of this study is to assess the impact of the COVID-19 national lockdown (March 9, 2020) on the quality of care provided to patients with hip fracture (HF) in Piedmont and Emilia-Romagna, two large regions of northern Italy severely hit by the pandemic.

Methods: We calculated the percentage of HF patients undergoing surgery within 2 days of hospital admission. Read More

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The Persistence of Slowed Time Experience During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Two Longitudinal Studies in France.

Front Psychol 2021 1;12:721716. Epub 2021 Sep 1.

Université Clermont Auvergne, CNRS, LAPSCO, Clermont-Ferrand, France.

The home confinement imposed on people to fight the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted the flow of time by disrupting daily life, making them feel that time was passing slowly. The aim of this longitudinal study was to evaluate the evolution over time of this subjective experience of time and its significant predictors (boredom, decreased happiness, life rhythm, and sleep quality). Twso samples of French participants were followed up: the first for several weeks during the first lockdown (April 2020) and then 1year later (April 2021; Study 1), and the second during the first lockdown (April 2020) and then 6months (November 2020) and 1year later (April 2021; Study 2). Read More

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September 2021

Biomedical graduate student experiences during the COVID-19 university closure.

PLoS One 2021 16;16(9):e0256687. Epub 2021 Sep 16.

The Office of Biomedical Research Education and Training, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America.

COVID-19-associated university closures moved classes online and interrupted ongoing research in universities throughout the US. In Vanderbilt University, first year biomedical sciences PhD students were in the middle of their spring semester coursework and in the process of identifying a thesis research lab, while senior students who had already completed the first year were at various stages of their graduate training and were working on their thesis research projects. To learn how the university closure and resulting interruptions impacted our students' learning and well-being, we administered two surveys, one to the first year students and the other to the senior students. Read More

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September 2021

Diabetes During the Fasting Month of Ramadan: Is Telemedicine as Efficient as Conventional Follow-Up? Results from a Moroccan Comparative Study.

Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes 2021 8;14:3959-3964. Epub 2021 Sep 8.

Department of Endocrinology Diabetology Metabolic Disease and Nutrition, Mohammed VI University of Health Sciences (UM6SS), Casablanca, Morocco.

Aim: During the COVID-19 pandemic, access to health care was affected by the lockdown period. To overcome this situation, telemedicine is an alternative to conventional follow-up for patients with diabetes during the fasting month of Ramadan. The aim of this study is to compare the effectiveness of telemedicine consultation of diabetic patients during Ramadan compared with conventional follow-up. Read More

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September 2021

Impact of COVID-19 on Timing of Hip-Fracture Surgeries: An Interrupted Time-Series Analysis of the Pre/Post-Quarantine Period in Northern Italy.

Int J Health Policy Manag 2021 Sep 1. Epub 2021 Sep 1.

Department of Public Health Sciences and Paediatrics, Università di Torino, Torino, Italy.

Background: To assess whether the imposition of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) national quarantine (March 10, 2020) resulted in a shift in the proportion of patients operated for hip fracture on the day of admission, the following day and two days after admission in the region of Piedmont, northern Italy.

Methods: Interrupted time-series analysis (ITSA) comparing hospitalization rate and timing of hip-fracture surgeries between pre- and post-quarantine period. The same data observed in Piedmont the year before were included as a control time series with no "intervention" (quarantine) in the middle of the observation period. Read More

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September 2021

Non-pharmacological measures implemented in the setting of long-term care facilities to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infections and their consequences: a rapid review.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2021 09 15;9:CD015085. Epub 2021 Sep 15.

Institute for Medical Information Processing, Biometry and Epidemiology (IBE), Chair of Public Health and Health Services Research, LMU Munich, Munich, Germany.

Background: Starting in late 2019, COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, spread around the world. Long-term care facilities are at particularly high risk of outbreaks, and the burden of morbidity and mortality is very high among residents living in these facilities.

Objectives: To assess the effects of non-pharmacological measures implemented in long-term care facilities to prevent or reduce the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 infection among residents, staff, and visitors. Read More

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September 2021

Gonadorelins adherence in prostate cancer: A time-series analysis of England's national prescriptions during the COVID-19 pandemic (from Jan 2019 to Oct 2020).

BJUI Compass 2021 Aug 19. Epub 2021 Aug 19.

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust Southampton UK.

Objective: To examine the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on gonadorelin analogue prescription for community patients in England.

Materials And Methods: We included data from all primary-care patients who had relevant prescriptions dispensed in the community in England. Descriptive statistics and interrupted time series analysis over 22 months (15 months before and 7 months after lockdown) was evaluated. Read More

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Acute Impact of the Coronavirus Disease Outbreak on Behavioral Patterns and Emotional States of Pediatric Psychiatric Patients and Caregivers in Daegu, South Korea.

Psychiatry Investig 2021 Sep 14. Epub 2021 Sep 14.

Department of Psychiatry, Yeungnam University Medical Center, Daegu, Republic of Korea.

Objective: This study aimed to investigate the changes in interpersonal relationships, behavioral patterns, and emotional states of children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders and their caregivers immediately after the coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak in Daegu, South Korea.

Methods: A total of 147 patients and 147 caregivers participated in the Survey for Outing and Time Usage for Child, Adolescent, and Parents and the COVID-19 Visual Analog Scale for Emotion. We classified the patients and their caregivers into the internalizing disorder (ID) and externalizing disorder (ED) groups and compared the changes. Read More

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September 2021

A Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic Pivot: Development of the American Board of Anesthesiology's Virtual APPLIED Examination.

Anesth Analg 2021 Sep 13. Epub 2021 Sep 13.

From the The American Board of Anesthesiology, Raleigh, North Carolina.

In 2020, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic interrupted the administration of the APPLIED Examination, the final part of the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) staged examination system for initial certification. In response, the ABA developed, piloted, and implemented an Internet-based "virtual" form of the examination to allow administration of both components of the APPLIED Exam (Standardized Oral Examination and Objective Structured Clinical Examination) when it was impractical and unsafe for candidates and examiners to travel and have in-person interactions. This article describes the development of the ABA virtual APPLIED Examination, including its rationale, examination format, technology infrastructure, candidate communication, and examiner training. Read More

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September 2021

Healthcare Resource Use in Patients with Immune-Mediated Conditions Treated with Targeted Immunomodulators During COVID-19 Pandemic: A Retrospective Claims Analysis.

Adv Ther 2021 Sep 13. Epub 2021 Sep 13.

Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Introduction: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on routine medical care may result in altered healthcare resource use in patients with immune-mediated conditions. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of treatment interruptions in patients with and without COVID-19 infections who were treated with targeted immunomodulators (TIMs) in the USA.

Methods: Data from the IBM MarketScan Research Databases were analyzed in patients with immune-mediated conditions from January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2020. Read More

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September 2021

Changes in preterm birth and caesarean deliveries in the United States during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 2021 Sep 13. Epub 2021 Sep 13.

Program in Public Health, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA, USA.

Background: Preliminary studies suggest that the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and associated social, economic and clinical disruptions have affected pregnancy decision-making and outcomes. Whilst a few US-based studies have examined regional changes in birth outcomes during the pandemic's first months, much remains unknown of how the pandemic impacted perinatal health indicators at the national-level throughout 2020, including during the 'second wave' of infections that occurred later in the year.

Objectives: To describe changes in monthly rates of perinatal health indicators during the 2020 pandemic for the entire US. Read More

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September 2021

Injury burdens and care delivery in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic in Kigali, Rwanda: A prospective interrupted cross-sectional study.

Afr J Emerg Med 2021 Sep 1. Epub 2021 Sep 1.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School, Providence, RI, USA.

Introduction: Injuries cause significant burdens in sub-Saharan Africa. In Rwanda, national regulations to reduce COVID-19 altered population mobility and resource allocations. This study evaluated epidemiological trends and care among injured patients preceding and during the COVID-19 pandemic at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Kigali (CHUK) in Kigali, Rwanda. Read More

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September 2021

Impacts of COVID-19 on the usage of public bicycle share in London.

Transp Res Part A Policy Pract 2021 Aug 18;150:140-155. Epub 2021 Jun 18.

School of Transportation, Southeast University, China.

The COVID-19 pandemic led to the adoption of many unprecedented measures to slow down the spread of the virus. Such measures have greatly impacted the entire transportation system and individuals' travel behaviors. This paper evaluates the impacts of COVID-19 related policies, including the lockdown and the first lockdown ease on the usage of public bicycle share in London using interrupted time series approach. Read More

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Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on emergency department substance use screens and overdose presentations.

Am J Emerg Med 2021 Aug 26;50:472-476. Epub 2021 Aug 26.

MedStar Health Research Institute, Hyattsville, MD, USA.

Background: The COVID-19 pandemic can exacerbate underlying substance use disorder and has impacted this vulnerable population in a variety of ways. There are limited data regarding how this pandemic has impacted emergency department (ED) patient presentations.

Methods: We extracted data on ED visits from the electronic health record (EHR) of a large healthcare system in the Washington, DC/Baltimore, MD metropolitan area. Read More

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Unexpected benefit of COVID-19 hospital restrictions: Reduction in patients isolating with multidrug resistant organisms after restrictions were lifted.

Infect Dis Health 2021 Aug 18. Epub 2021 Aug 18.

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, 300 Herston Rd, Herston, Brisbane, QLD 4006, Australia; The University of Queensland, School of Public Health, Brisbane, QLD 4006, Australia; Queensland University of Technology, School of Nursing, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, QLD 4059, Australia. Electronic address:

Background: During the COVID-19 pandemic, measures to prevent microorganism transmission were implemented across hospitals, including wearing compulsory surgical masks, minimising non-urgent procedures and restricting visitors. Previously, concerns have been raised that MRO-associated deaths could rise during a future pandemic through superimposed bacterial infections, inappropriate antibiotic use and reduced focus on preventing MRO infections.

Methods: In the state of Queensland, Australia with a population of 5 million, only a short first wave of coronavirus cases occurred and restrictions were quickly scaled back. Read More

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Vaccine hesitancy among people with multiple sclerosis.

Mult Scler Relat Disord 2021 Sep 2;56:103236. Epub 2021 Sep 2.

Department of Neurology, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4, Ireland; School of Medicine, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Background: The current severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic has raised awareness of vaccine hesitancy. Specific reasons for vaccine hesitancy among people with multiple sclerosis (pwMS) have not been fully described. Notably, pwMS may experience higher morbidity from vaccine-preventable diseases such as influenza, pneumococcal disease, and human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated warts and malignancies. Read More

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September 2021

Association Between Pandemic Coronavirus Disease 2019 Public Health Measures and Reduction in Critical Care Utilization Across ICUs in Alberta, Canada.

Crit Care Med 2021 Sep 8. Epub 2021 Sep 8.

Department of Critical Care Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, AB, Canada. Critical Care Strategic Clinical Network, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, AB, Canada. Department of Critical Care Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, and Alberta Health Services, Calgary, AB, Canada. O'Brien Institute for Public Health, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada. Strategic Clinical Networks, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, AB, Canada. Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada.

Objectives: The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has disrupted critical care services across the world. In anticipation of surges in the need for critical care services, governments implemented "lockdown" measures to preserve and create added critical care capacity. Herein, we describe the impact of lockdown measures on the utilization of critical care services and patient outcomes compared with nonlockdown epochs in a large integrated health region. Read More

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September 2021

General methodological aspects in the Brazilian National Survey on Child Nutrition (ENANI-2019): a population-based household survey.

Cad Saude Publica 2021 30;37(8):e00300020. Epub 2021 Aug 30.

Instituto de Nutrição Josué de Castro, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

This article aims to present general methodological aspects of the Brazilian National Survey on Child Nutrition (ENANI-2019), from the conception of the study design to details of the data collection. This is a household-based population survey with a sample calculated at 15,000 households to identify children under five years of age, conducted in 123 municipalities in Brazil's 26 states and the Federal District. ENANI-2019 includes data on breastfeeding and dietary intake; anthropometric nutritional status of all children and their biological mothers; and nutritional status concerning the following micronutrients: iron (hemoglobin and ferritin), zinc, selenium, and vitamins A, B1, B6, B12, D, E, and folic acid of children from 6 to 59 months of age. Read More

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September 2021

Teaching Telemedicine in the COVID-19 Era: a National Survey of Internal Medicine Clerkship Directors.

J Gen Intern Med 2021 Sep 7. Epub 2021 Sep 7.

Department of Internal Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA.

Background: Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine (TM) experiences in undergraduate medical education were uncommon. When students' clinical experiences were interrupted due to the pandemic, TM education provided opportunities for students to participate in clinical care while adhering to social distancing guidelines.

Objective: To assess the prevalence of TM experiences in the internal medicine (IM) core clerkship experience prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, during interruption in clinical clerkships, and following the return to in-person activities at US medical schools. Read More

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September 2021

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Sexually Transmitted Infections surveillance data: incidence drop or artefact?

BMC Public Health 2021 09 7;21(1):1637. Epub 2021 Sep 7.

Centre of epidemiological studies on sexually transmitted infections and AIDS of Catalonia (CEEISCAT). Department of Health. Generalitat of Catalonia, Badalona, Spain.

Background: Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) were increasing in Europe, and Spain and Catalonia were not an exception. Catalonia has been one of the regions with the highest number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in Spain. The objective of this study was to estimate the magnitude of the decline, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in the number of STI confirmed cases in Catalonia during the lockdown and de-escalation phases. Read More

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September 2021

Impact of emergency remote teaching on nursing students' engagement, social presence, and satisfaction during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nurs Forum 2021 Sep 7. Epub 2021 Sep 7.

Department of Fundamentals and Administration, College of Nursing, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman.

Background: The COVID-19 pandemic interrupted face-to-face education and forced universities into an emergency remote teaching curriculum. Studies show that students' engagement, social presence, and satisfaction are critical factors for optimal online teaching.

Purpose: Therefore, in this study, we sought to understand how the sudden transition to emergency remote teaching impacted nursing students' engagement and social presence, as well as how it affected their satisfaction with online courses in a middle-eastern public university. Read More

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September 2021

Impact of SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) Pandemic On Patients with Lysosomal Storage Disorders and Restoration Of Services: Experience from a specialist centre.

Intern Med J 2021 Sep 6. Epub 2021 Sep 6.

Lysosomal Disorders Unit, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, Pond Street, London, NW3 2QG.

Aims: To evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the lysosomal disorders unit (LSDU) at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (RFL), a highly specialised national service for diagnosis and management of adults with lysosomal storage disorders (LSD).

Methods: Review of home care enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) and emergency care, and Covid-19 shielding categories as per UK government guidance. New clinical pathways developed to manage patients safely during the pandemic; staff wellbeing initiatives described. Read More

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September 2021

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on undergraduate and graduate dental courses in Brazil.

Work 2021 Aug 30. Epub 2021 Aug 30.

School of Dentistry, Department of Clinical and Preventive Dentistry, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil.

Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has raised challenges in adapting to teaching and learning methods in dental education.

Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the academic activities of undergraduate (UDG) and graduate (GD) dental students in Brazil. Additionally, students' perceptions and attitudes toward teaching activities during this period were analyzed. Read More

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Attitudes of patients with a rheumatic disease on drug use in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Adv Rheumatol 2021 09 3;61(1):55. Epub 2021 Sep 3.

Division of Rheumatology, Uludağ University Faculty of Medicine (Uludağ Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Romatoloji Bilim Dalı), Görükle, Nilüfer, Bursa, 16059, Turkey.

Background: Anti-rheumatic drugs can increase the predisposition to infection, and patients may be unaware of continuing their treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Objective: This study aimed to assess whether patients maintain their treatment for rheumatic conditions during the pandemic period and determine the factors responsible for discontinuation.

Methods: Patients were randomly selected from the prospectively collected database of our tertiary referral center. Read More

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September 2021

[Routine immunization 2020 in Chile during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic].

Rev Chilena Infectol 2021 06;38(3):355-361

Departamento de Inmunizaciones, Ministerio de Salud de Chile, Chile.

In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended that vaccination not be interrupted as long as countries could safely maintain this service in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. WHO also warned about the risk of interruption of programmatic vaccination that generates an increase in the number of people susceptible to infections that are sought to be prevented with the use of vaccines and, therefore, an increase in the probability of disease outbreak. Along with increased morbidity and mortality in risk groups, vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks would put additional demand on the health system already burdened by COVID-19. Read More

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Self-collection and pooling of samples as resources-saving strategies for RT-PCR-based SARS-CoV-2 surveillance, the example of travelers in French Polynesia.

PLoS One 2021 2;16(9):e0256877. Epub 2021 Sep 2.

Institut Louis Malardé, Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia.

In French Polynesia, the first case of SARS-CoV-2 infection was detected on March 10th, 2020, in a resident returning from France. Between March 28th and July 14th, international air traffic was interrupted and local transmission of SARS-CoV-2 was brought under control, with only 62 cases recorded. The main challenge for reopening the air border without requiring travelers to quarantine on arrival was to limit the risk of re-introducing SARS-CoV-2. Read More

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September 2021

Singapore's COVID-19 "circuit breaker" interventions: A description of individual-level adoptions of precautionary behaviours.

Ann Acad Med Singap 2021 08;50(8):613-618

Health Services and Outcomes Research, National Healthcare Group, Singapore.

Introduction: Effectiveness of COVID-19 control interventions relies significantly on behavioural modifications of its population. Differing adoption rates impacts subsequent COVID-19 control. Hence, positive and sustained behavioural modification is essential for disease control. Read More

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Research interrupted: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on multiple sclerosis research in the field of rehabilitation and quality of life.

Mult Scler J Exp Transl Clin 2021 Jul-Sep;7(3):20552173211038030. Epub 2021 Aug 26.

Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Labrador, Canada.

Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has likely had a negative impact on rehabilitation and quality of life (QoL) research in multiple sclerosis (MS).

Method: We explored perceived barriers to research among 87 researchers, representing 18 countries, both prior to and since COVID-19.

Results: A Wilcoxon signed-rank test found that significantly more researchers reported experiencing barriers to research since the onset of the pandemic compared to pre-COVID-19 (p < . Read More

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Disruption in essential health services in Mexico during COVID-19: an interrupted time series analysis of health information system data.

BMJ Glob Health 2021 09;6(9)

Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Introduction: The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted health systems around the world. The objectives of this study are to estimate the overall effect of the pandemic on essential health service use and outcomes in Mexico, describe observed and predicted trends in services over 24 months, and to estimate the number of visits lost through December 2020.

Methods: We used health information system data for January 2019 to December 2020 from the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), which provides health services for more than half of Mexico's population-65 million people. Read More

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September 2021

Stronger connectivity and higher extraversion protect against stress-related deterioration of cognitive functions.

Sci Rep 2021 08 31;11(1):17452. Epub 2021 Aug 31.

The Center for Systemic Risk Analysis, Faculty of "Artes Liberales", University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland.

Here we attempted to define the relationship between: EEG activity, personality and coping during lockdown. We were in a unique situation since the COVID-19 outbreak interrupted our independent longitudinal study. We already collected a significant amount of data before lockdown. Read More

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