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Return to School Practices for Pediatric Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Recipients During COVID-19 Pandemic.

Transplant Cell Ther 2021 Sep 17. Epub 2021 Sep 17.

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology/ BMT, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI; CIBMTR® (Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research), Milwaukee, WI.

While organizations such as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and American Academy of Pediatrics have published guidelines favoring resumption of in-person schooling during COVID-19 pandemic, there is no specific guidance on hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) recipients' safety of returning to school. We conducted a cross-sectional survey of pediatric HCT physician members of the Pediatric Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Consortium (PTCTC) practicing in the United States (US) to describe current return to school practices during the COVID-19 pandemic for HCT recipients. A total of 122 respondents (response rate 30. Read More

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September 2021

A review of the toxicology of oil in vertebrates: what we have learned following the oil spill.

J Toxicol Environ Health B Crit Rev 2021 Sep 19:1-40. Epub 2021 Sep 19.

Sea Mammal Research Unit, Scottish Oceans Institute, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, UK.

In the wake of the (DWH) oil spill, a number of government agencies, academic institutions, consultants, and nonprofit organizations conducted lab- and field-based research to understand the toxic effects of the oil. Lab testing was performed with a variety of fish, birds, turtles, and vertebrate cell lines (as well as invertebrates); field biologists conducted observations on fish, birds, turtles, and marine mammals; and epidemiologists carried out observational studies in humans. Eight years after the spill, scientists and resource managers held a workshop to summarize the similarities and differences in the effects of DWH oil on vertebrate taxa and to identify remaining gaps in our understanding of oil toxicity in wildlife and humans, building upon the cross-taxonomic synthesis initiated during the Natural Resource Damage Assessment. Read More

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September 2021

Response to the "Comments on 'Dorsal scapular nerve entrapment neuropathy managed by ultrasound-guided hydrodissection - a case report'".

J Ultrason 2021 Aug 9;21(86):e270. Epub 2021 Sep 9.

Musculoskeletal Radiology, The Royal Orthopedic Hospital, United Kingdom.

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Peripheral arterial response during haemodialysis - is two-dimensional speckle-tracking a useful arterial reactivity assessment tool?

J Ultrason 2021 Aug 9;21(86):e213-e218. Epub 2021 Sep 9.

Department of Internal Medicine and Transplantation Nephrology, 1st Chair of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Łódź, Poland.

2D speckle tracking is a method used in myocardial strain assessment. However, several studies have confirmed the suitability of its application in the assessment of arterial strain (a marker of arterial stiffness). The aims of our study were to evaluate whether 2D speckle tracking can assess the changes in carotid and femoral strain caused by fluid loss during haemodialysis, and to determine the direction and amount of these changes. Read More

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Antral follicle count and anti-Müllerian hormone level as predictors of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome undergoing controlled ovarian stimulation.

J Ultrason 2021 Aug 9;21(86):e200-e205. Epub 2021 Sep 9.

Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Holy Family Hospital, Pakistan.

To compare the rate of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome in women with and without polycystic ovarian syndrome, and to determine the cut-off for the antral follicle count and the anti-Müllerian hormone level predictive of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome in both groups. This was a prospective cohort study conducted in women aged 20-35 years who were undergoing controlled ovarian stimulation. The women were divided into those with polycystic ovarian syndrome and the controls on the basis of the Rotterdam criteria. Read More

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The Rapid Implementation of a Psychological Support Model for Frontline Healthcare Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Case Study and Process Evaluation.

Front Psychiatry 2021 3;12:713251. Epub 2021 Sep 3.

Division of Psychology, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for psychological support initiatives directed toward frontline healthcare workers, which can be rapidly and sustainably implemented during an infectious disease outbreak. The current case study presents a comprehensive model of psychological support that was implemented at an intensive care unit (ICU) during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The psychological support model aimed at promoting a resilient stress reaction among frontline staff by protecting physical, social, and psychological resources. Read More

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September 2021

Patient Safety Culture in 2 Public Hospitals in Vietnam: A Mixed Method Study.

J Nurs Care Qual 2021 Sep 17. Epub 2021 Sep 17.

Hanoi Department of Health, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam (Dr H. T. N. Tran); Hanoi University of Public Health, North Tu Liem, Hanoi, Vietnam (Mr Pham and Dr Bui); Saint Paul Hospital, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam (Ms H. L. Tran and Dr H. D. Nguyen); and Phuc Tho Hospital, PhucTho, Hanoi, Vietnam (Dr T. M. Nguyen).

Background: Patient safety culture is an important measure in assessing the quality of care. There is a growing need to establish a patient safety culture in hospitals. This study explored the perception of health professionals on patient safety culture in 2 public hospitals in Hanoi, Vietnam. Read More

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September 2021

Implementation of social needs screening in primary care: a qualitative study using the health equity implementation framework.

BMC Health Serv Res 2021 Sep 17;21(1):975. Epub 2021 Sep 17.

Department of Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.

Background: Screening in primary care for unmet individual social needs (e.g., housing instability, food insecurity, unemployment, social isolation) is critical to addressing their deleterious effects on patients' health outcomes. Read More

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September 2021

Physiological Response in a Specialist Paramedic During Helicopter Winch Rescue in Remote Wilderness and Extreme Heat.

J Spec Oper Med 2021 ;21(3):41-44

Tasks performed by search and rescue (SAR) teams can be physically demanding. SAR organizations are faced with mounting challenges due to increased participation in recreation in remote locations and more frequent extreme weather. We sought to describe the physiological response and the methods for data collection during helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) winch rescue from remote wilderness in extreme heat. Read More

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September 2021

Evaluation of the Humoral Response to Adeno-Associated Virus-Based Gene Therapy Modalities Using Total Antibody Assays.

AAPS J 2021 Sep 16;23(6):108. Epub 2021 Sep 16.

Johnson & Johnson, Spring House, Pennsylvania, USA.

The number of viral vector-based gene therapies (GTx) continues to grow with two products (Zolgensma® and Luxturna®) approved in the USA as of March 2021. To date, the most commonly used vectors are adeno-associated virus-based (AAV). The pre-existing humoral immunity against AAV (anti-AAV antibodies) has been well described and is expected as a consequence of prior AAV exposure. Read More

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September 2021

Opportunities and Challenges of Telehealth in Disease Management during COVID-19 Pandemic: A Scoping Review.

Appl Clin Inform 2021 Aug 15;12(4):864-876. Epub 2021 Sep 15.

Department of Health Information Technology, Faculty of Para-Medicine, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

Objective:  The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is an unexpected universal problem that has changed health care access across the world. Telehealth is an effective solution for health care delivery during disasters and public health emergencies. This study was conducted to summarize the opportunities and challenges of using telehealth in health care delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

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Comprehensive support for families with parental cancer (Family-SCOUT), evaluation of a complex intervention: study protocol for a non-randomized controlled trial.

Trials 2021 Sep 15;22(1):622. Epub 2021 Sep 15.

Department of Hematology, Oncology, Hemostaseology and Stem Cell Transplantation, Faculty of Medicine, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany.

Background: Families with minor children affected by parental cancer are at risk of considerable emotional and organizational stress that can severely burden all family members. So far, there has been a lack of comprehensive support services for affected families. The aim of this project is to implement and evaluate a complex psychosocial intervention for these families by providing advice, information, and care on an emotional, psycho-social, and communicative level during and after the cancer experience and across healthcare sectors. Read More

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September 2021

Developing trauma resilient communities through community capacity-building.

BMC Public Health 2021 Sep 16;21(1):1681. Epub 2021 Sep 16.

Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA.

Background: Trauma is a significant public health issue, negatively impacting a range of health outcomes. Providers and administrators in public mental health systems recognize the widespread experience of trauma, as well as their limited ability to address trauma within their communities. In response, the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health funded nine regionally based community partnerships to build capacity to address trauma. Read More

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September 2021

The Role of Intersectoral Action in Response to COVID-19: A Qualitative Study of the Roles of Academia and the Private Sector in Colombia.

Int J Health Policy Manag 2021 Aug 30. Epub 2021 Aug 30.

School of Management, University of Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia.

Background: The integration of health services with other sectors is hypothesised to support adaptation of health systems in response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This study identified barriers and enablers associated with intersectoral coordination at an early stage of the pandemic. The study focused on the roles played by the academic and private sector in different areas of public health planning and delivery concerning COVID-19 in Colombia. Read More

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Healthcare Leadership in the COVID-19 Pandemic: From Innovative Preparation to Evolutionary Transformation.

J Healthc Leadersh 2021 7;13:199-207. Epub 2021 Sep 7.

Department of Anesthesiology, West Virginia University Medicine, Morgantown, WV, USA.

Purpose: In pandemics, centralized healthcare leadership is a critical requirement. The objective of this study was to analyze the early development, operation, and effectiveness of a COVID-19 organizational leadership team and transformation of healthcare services at West Virginia University Hospitals and Health System (WVUHS). The analysis focused on how Kotter's Leading Change eight-stage paradigm could contribute to an understanding of the determinants of successful organizational change in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

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September 2021

PREparedness, REsponse and SySTemic transformation (PRE-RE-SyST): a model for disability-inclusive pandemic responses and systemic disparities reduction derived from a scoping review and thematic analysis.

Int J Equity Health 2021 09 14;20(1):204. Epub 2021 Sep 14.

School of Health Sciences, Departments of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, and Sociology, Oakland University, Rochester, MI, USA.

Background: People with disabilities (PwD) have been facing multiple health, social, and economic disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic, stemming from structural disparities experienced for long time. This paper aims to present the PREparedness, RESponse and SySTemic transformation (PRE-RE-SyST): a model for a disability-inclusive pandemic responses and systematic disparities reduction.

Methods: Scoping review with a thematic analysis was conducted on the literature published up to mid-September 2020, equating to the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

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September 2021

Collaboration in a time of crisis: Adapting a telementoring ECHO for addiction leaders during COVID-19.

Subst Abus 2021 Sep 14:1-4. Epub 2021 Sep 14.

Section of Addiction Medicine, Department of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA.

Substance use disorder (SUD) organizations are often siloed, with little integration across specialty addictions treatment, primary care and hospitals, harm reduction, policy, and advocacy. COVID-19 introduced a pressing need for collaboration and leadership, given a fast-changing, high-stakes environment; widespread anxiety; and lack of guidance. This research letter describes our approach to convening and supporting leaders across the US state of Oregon's SUD continuum during the pandemic. Read More

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September 2021

How workplace support for the COVID-19 pandemic and personality traits affect changes in employees' affective commitment to the organization and job-related well-being.

Hum Resour Manage 2021 Jul 20. Epub 2021 Jul 20.

Department of Management and Organization School of Business and Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam The Netherlands.

How do organizational responses to environmental disruptions affect employees' job-related well-being? As the COVID-19 pandemic has led to new ways of working, increased health concerns, and added responsibilities, employees are facing important challenges in doing their work that can affect their job-related well-being. This study aims to understand how different types of work support (i.e. Read More

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Learning from disease registries during a pandemic: Moving toward an international federation of patient registries.

Clin Dermatol 2021 May-Jun;39(3):467-478. Epub 2021 Apr 6.

St John's Institute of Dermatology, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London, London, UK.

High-quality dermatology patient registries often require considerable time to develop and produce meaningful data. Development time is influenced by registry complexity and regulatory hurdles that vary significantly nationally and institutionally. The rapid emergence of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) global pandemic has challenged health services in an unprecedented manner. Read More

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COVID-19-The American Perspective.

Clin Dermatol 2021 May-Jun;39(3):424-429. Epub 2021 Feb 2.

Department of Dermatology, Georgetown University School of Medicine and MedStar Health, Washington, DC, USA. Electronic address:

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is a recent, ongoing global infection that has affected more than 200 countries worldwide, with the United States having the highest per capita infection rate. Professional organizations, accrediting bodies, licensing boards, and government agencies have been important partners to academic institutions and the health care system during this pandemic response. We review the American perspective of the impact of COVID-19 on dermatology. Read More

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February 2021

Expanding video consultation services at pace and scale in Scotland during the Covid-19 pandemic: A national mixed-method case study.

J Med Internet Res 2021 Aug 6. Epub 2021 Aug 6.

Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, Radcliffe Primary Care, Oxford, GB.

Background: Scotland-a country of 5.5 million people-has a rugged geography with many outlying islands, creating access challenges for many citizens. The government has long sought to mitigate these through a range of measures including an ambitious technology-enabled care (TEC) program. Read More

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Functional Organization of Frontoparietal Cortex in the Marmoset Investigated with Awake Resting-State fMRI.

Cereb Cortex 2021 Sep 13. Epub 2021 Sep 13.

Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping, Robarts Research Institute, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 5B7, Canada.

Frontoparietal networks contribute to complex cognitive functions in humans and macaques, such as working memory, attention, task-switching, response suppression, grasping, reaching, and eye movement control. However, there has been no comprehensive examination of the functional organization of frontoparietal networks using functional magnetic resonance imaging in the New World common marmoset monkey (Callithrix jacchus), which is now widely recognized as a powerful nonhuman primate experimental animal. In this study, we employed hierarchical clustering of interareal blood oxygen level-dependent signals to investigate the hypothesis that the organization of the frontoparietal cortex in the marmoset follows the organizational principles of the macaque frontoparietal system. Read More

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September 2021

Applying an Equity Lens to Characterizing the Process and Reasons for an Adaptation to an Evidenced-based Practice.

Implement Res Pract 2021 Jan-Dec;2. Epub 2021 May 26.

The Mongan Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.

Background: Adaptations to evidence-based practices (EBPs) are common but can impact implementation and patient outcomes. In our prior research, providers in routine care made a fidelity-inconsistent adaptation to an EBP that improved health outcomes in people with serious mental illness (SMI). The purpose of this study was to characterize the process and reasons for the adaptation using a framework for reporting adaptations and modifications to EBPs, with a focus on equity. Read More

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Load Monitoring Practice in Elite Women Association Football.

Front Sports Act Living 2021 27;3:715122. Epub 2021 Aug 27.

Faculty of Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

The description of current load monitoring practices may serve to highlight developmental needs for both the training ground, academia and related industries. While previous studies described these practices in elite men's football, no study has provided an overview of load monitoring practices in elite women's football. Given the clear organizational differences (i. Read More

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Developing a rapid evidence response to COVID-19: The collaborative approach of Saskatchewan, Canada.

Learn Health Syst 2021 Jun 22:e10280. Epub 2021 Jun 22.

Department of Community Health and Epidemiology University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon Saskatchewan Canada.

Introduction: The COVID-19 Evidence Support Team (CEST) was a provincial initiative that combined the support of policymakers, researchers, and clinical practitioners to initiate a new learning health cycle (LHS) in response to the pandemic. The primary aim of CEST was to produce and sustain the best available COVID-19 evidence to facilitate decision-making in Saskatchewan, Canada. To achieve this objective, four provincial organizations partnered to establish a single, data-driven system. Read More

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Implementation of Assistive Technologies and Robotics in Long-Term Care Facilities: A Three-Stage Assessment Based on Acceptance, Ethics, and Emotions.

Front Psychol 2021 26;12:694297. Epub 2021 Aug 26.

SRH University of Applied Sciences, Fuerth, Germany.

Assistive technologies including assistive robots (AT/AR) appear to be a promising response to the increasing prevalence of older adults in need of care. An increasing number of long-term care facilities (LTCFs) try to implement AT/AR in order to create a stimulating environment for aging well and to reduce workload for professional care staff. The implementation of new technologies in an organization may lead to noticeable cultural changes in terms of social interactions and care practices associated with positive or negative emotions for the employees. Read More

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Leadership in a time of crisis: Lessons learned from a pandemic.

Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol 2021 Oct 17;35(3):405-414. Epub 2020 Nov 17.

Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, University of Bern, Freiburgstrasse, CH-3010, Bern, Switzerland. Electronic address:

The current COVID-19 pandemic is testing political leaders and healthcare systems worldwide, exposing deficits in crisis communication, leadership, preparedness and flexibility. Extraordinary situations abound, with global supply chains suddenly failing, media communicating contradictory information, and politics playing an increasingly bigger role in shaping each country's response to the crisis. The pandemic threatens not just our health but also our economy, liberty, and privacy. Read More

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October 2021

Economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare facilities and systems: International perspectives.

Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol 2021 Oct 17;35(3):293-306. Epub 2020 Nov 17.

Department of Anesthesiology, LSU Health Shreveport, 1501 Kings Highway, Shreveport, LA 71103, USA. Electronic address:

International hospitals and healthcare facilities are facing catastrophic financial challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Hospital Association estimates a financial impact of $202.6 billion in lost revenue for America's hospitals and healthcare systems, or an average of $50. Read More

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October 2021

Symptoms of disturbed eating behavior risk: Gender and study factors in a cross-sectional study of two Norwegian medical schools.

Eat Behav 2021 Sep 9;43:101565. Epub 2021 Sep 9.

Unit of Research, Innovation and Teaching, Clinic of Mental Health, St. Olav University Hospital of Trondheim, Trondheim, Norway. Electronic address:

Background: Studies about medical student's stress associated with disturbed eating behavior are scarce.

Objectives: To study the explanatory role of curricular factors and distress in disturbed eating behavior among medical students and whether this varies according to gender, study stage, curriculum model, study stress and mental distress.

Methods: The cross-sectional sample surveyed consisted of Norwegian medical students at two faculties with different curricular models (traditional and integrated). Read More

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September 2021

Depressive symptoms and professional satisfaction in Greek nursing personnel in the realm of European financial crisis.

Appl Nurs Res 2021 Aug 11:151486. Epub 2021 Aug 11.

University of West Attica, Department of Nursing, Athens, Greece.

Background: The ongoing economic crisis in Europe, including Greece, has been linked with increased psychiatric morbidity and financial rewards reduction, both related to job dissatisfaction.

Aim: We explored among Greek nursing personnel the degree of satisfaction from wages, and associations with depressive symptoms and total professional satisfaction. Also, associations with socio-demographic, educational and employment variables were explored. Read More

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