Association of pediatric asthma risk with familial factors and air pollution

1. Exposure to particulate matter less than 2.5 um in diameter was identified as an environmental risk factor for pediatric asthma. 2. Family related risk...

Contact tracing and physical distancing projected to significantly reduce SARS-CoV-2 infections in Canada

1. A computerized model predicted that 64.6% of Canadians will be infected with SARS-CoV-2 without any interventions. 2. With enhanced case detection and contact tracing,...

Presence of rheumatic and musculoskeletal comorbidities were not associated with significant alterations in COVID-19...

1. There were no significant differences in symptom duration, length of hospital stay, and chest X-ray score between patients hospitalized for COVID-19 pneumonia with...

Anemia associated with increased risk of developing Crohn’s disease, but not ulcerative colitis

1. Anemia increased the risk of development of Crohn’s disease, inversely to hemoglobin concentration 2. Anemia was not associated with an increased risk of ulcerative...

Healthcare workers at higher risk of COVID-19 compared to the general population

1. Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies was generally low in healthcare workers but higher than the general population. 2. Loss of taste or smell was...

Association between Aspirin and other NSAIDs with depression, anxiety, and stress-related disorders following a...

1. Aspirin use before diagnosis of primary malignancy is associated with decreased risk of developing depression, anxiety and stress-related disorders post-diagnosis.  2. Use of Non-aspirin...

SARS-CoV-2 is associated with higher incidence of Kawasaki disease in children

1. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection increases the rate of Kawasaki disease in children. 2. Individuals with severe Kawasaki disease were more likely...

Intravitreal bevacizumab injections effective for treating central serous chorioretinopathy

1. Intravitreal bevacizumab injections for central serous chorioretinopathy show long-term outcomes of complete remission in 90% of patients, 2. Thick choroids and serous retinal detachment...

High volume injections not found to be an effective treatment for chronic Achilles tendinopathy

1. High volume fluid injections are not effective for treatment of chronic Achilles tendinopathy, including for pain and activity levels, in the intermediate-term. Evidence Rating...

Vaginal Lactoferrin administration decreases oxidative stress in the amniotic fluid of pregnant women

1. Administration of vaginal lactoferrin 4 hours before amniocentesis decreased markers of oxidative stress. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) While reactive oxygen species (ROS) are a...
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