Public Health

Reports of high-impact public health and policy studies by medical professionals

Association between well-being and compliance with COVID-19 preventive measures by healthcare professionals

1. Healthcare providers were found to have higher compliance with COVID-19 preventative measures and had more positive attitudes towards their well-being compared to non...

Convalescent plasma does not improve survival in patients hospitalized with COVID-19

1. A similar proportion of patients died within 28 days of randomization in both groups (high-titre convalescent plasma vs. usual care). 2. Allocation to convalescent...

Study outlines trends in pediatric toxic ingestions during the COVID-19 pandemic

1. In this national study of poison control center reports, there was an absolute decrease in reported pediatric ingestions during the first year of...

Carriers of genetic variants of inherited cardiomyopathies and arrhythmias associated with unexplained sudden cardiac...

1. In this study of White and African American adults who had unexplained sudden cardiac death, nearly 20% of individuals had pathogenic or likely...

Randomized trial of plant-derived vaccine for COVID-19

1. A plant-derived, virus-like particle displays the SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoprotein and appears to be a promising candidate for a vaccine. 2. Adverse outcomes were mild-to-moderate,...

Greater nurse staffing may improve patient outcomes and reduce costs

1. There were lower 30-day mortality rates two years after implementation of the nursing ratio policy compared to baseline. 2. The reduction in length of...

Very preterm birth or very low birth weight associated with lower intelligence among young...

1. Intelligence Quotient (IQ) was significantly lower among adults born very preterm or with very low birth weight compared to adults born at term. 2....

Critically ill COVID-19 patients in Africa may have worse outcomes compared to global rates...

1. In-hospital mortality within 30 days of admission for COVID-19 was 48% (vs. global mortality 31.5%). 2. Increased age, underlying comorbidities and delay in admission...

Increase in overdose-associated cardiac arrests during the COVID-19 pandemic

1. Overdose-associated cardiac arrests during the COVID-19 pandemic increased to 98.3% above baseline in May 2020, before declining to 21.4% above baseline in December. 2....

Online modules for pediatricians on human papillomavirus communication strategies linked to increased HPV...

1. Online training for pediatricians on human papillomavirus (HPV) communication strategies is associated with an increase in rates of HPV vaccination, reducing missed opportunities...

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