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Hepatic Disorders and Sars Cov 2 Infection: Clinical-Functional Correlations
SARS-CoV-2 infection and the subsequent development of the COVID-19 pandemic, as is known,
particularly affected certain segments of the population, respectively a series of systems and
organs such as the lungs, kidneys, liver, heart and brain, which were identified as priority organs.
Liver diseases are considered a particular risk factor for the high mortality caused by the COVID-19
pandemic. In addition, liver damage, which previously coexisted with a chronic pathology, was
demonstrated in a substantial proportion of patients with SARS-COV-2 infection, respectively
COVID-19 disease, especially in those with severe clinical symptoms. Also added are antiviral drugs,
immunosuppressive drugs after liver transplantation, pre-existing liver diseases and chronic liver
diseases such as .....
Coronavirus Disease-2019 During Postpartum Period: A Case Report
Introduction: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a global emergency affecting a majority of
countries all over the world. Burkina Faso recorded its first confirmed case during the postpartum period.
This study aimed at reporting experiences related to COVID-19 case management in a postpartum period.
The case: The patient was a 26-years old woman in her 5th pregnancy, 4th childbirth with no medical
history. She was referred by the Regional Hospital Center of Dori (located 300 kilometers from the Capital
Ouagadougou) for a kidney failure that appeared 21 days after a cesarean section. The clinical examination
and preliminary laboratory results after admission to the Yalgado Ouedraogo Teaching Hospital (YOTH)
highlighted a poor general condition, an Acute Respiratory Distress S.....
A New Facet of Telemedicine Revealed by the Pandemic
As the whole world suffered through the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, a new way of doing things emerged - telemedicine. Previously reluctant physicians quickly learned how to use laptops and mobile phones to hold voice or video calls with their patients. Patients who were desperate to be seen by a doctor accepted the limitations of a remote teleconference call with their physicians. But such a type of telemedicine, the real-time video or voice-conferencing were not new. These technologies have been available since the early
2000s with prototypes going as far back as the 20th century.
New Psychological Safety Regulation in Australia is Forcing Organizational Leaders to Address Demand for Improved Mental Health Initiatives in Workplaces
Psychological safety regulations introduced in Australia in 2023 Emphasize Organisations must proactively accommodate mental health issues and introduce policy and programs. Anxiety, which is the most commonly experienced mental health condition, remains a gap in Occupational Health and Safety and Human Resource research and practice. It can affect productivity. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and Human Resource Managers (HRM) are often held accountable for Health, Safety and wellbeing programs and are increasingly interested in ways to improve in the area of mental health. A study outlining how anxiety impacts productivity, the efficacy of wellbeing programs to deal with mental health and wellbeing, and perspective of OHS and HRM to be able to deal with the challenge was conducted du.....
Toward Green and Inclusive Growth: Case of the Republic of Moldova
The pandemic COVID-19 crisis caused the biggest decline of the Moldovan economy in the last 20 years. In 2020 GDP decreased by 8.4%, with the most affected sectors being agriculture,
food industry, HoReCa, tourism and transport. On top of that, unfavorable climate conditions
have led to a significant decrease (-27.2%) in agricultural production. Unfortunately, through
2020 and most of 2021, the Moldovan government has not been able to provide an integrated
response system to the multiple challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis. The economic
and social response package was quite modest. Mainly, VAT reductions were offered for the
HORECA sector-at first by 5 percentage points, then by additional 9% (from 1st October
2021). As a result, the support to both businesses and individuals am.....
Digitization of Corruption Through Authorization Management-Why Disinformation Is Harmful to Science and Constitutes Violence
When one value system is used to interpret the happenings of another value system, there is a problem
of definition. The research delves into the scientific basis of disinformation. With the intention to deceive, and the damages to human security, the research defines disinformation as terrorist behaviors and violence, and adopts the wording corruption from a value-orientated structure in description of a structurally designed crime. With the fundamentalism of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the right to health, the research delves into the dual-track price system in mainland China and its implications to medical resource inequality in the regional setting, and its potential impacts on the global public health institutions. It is demonstrated that disinformation can provide .....
Body Image of Adolescents During the COVID-19 Pandemic at a Private School in Fortaleza–CE
Abstract: The present study aims to investigate the perception of body image in the period of the
COVID-19 pandemic of adolescent students.
Methods: Using a cross-sectional, quantitative, descriptive and analytical study as a methodological
approach. For data collection, the Body Image Questionnaire (BSQ) and the socioeconomic questionnaire
(PENSE) were used. The sample of this research consisted of 67 students from a private school in
Fortaleza-CE, high school students, aged between fifteen and eighteen years. Data were tabulated and
analyzed using the Microsoft Excel program.
Result: 38(56.71%) subjects were free from body dissatisfaction, 12(17.91%) had mild dissatisfaction,
8(11.94%) had moderate dissatisfaction, while 9(13.43%) had severe dissatisfaction. In the different
A Perspective on the Emergence of Antimicrobial Resistance During COVID-19 Pandemic
As microorganisms accumulate genetic changes in their susceptibility to currently available antimicrobial
drugs over time, they eventually cease to respond to them, which makes diseases more difficult to treat
and increases the risk of infection spreading to other people. This phenomenon is known as Antimicrobial
Resistance (AMR). Around 7 million people die each year due to AMR globally, and if immediate action
is not taken to stop the spread of drug-resistant microbes, this figure is predicted to rise to 10 million
by the year 2050. Around 70 percent of hospital admissions and 80 to 100 percent of COVID-19-related
emergency room stays involve the usage of antibiotics, which adds to the burden of AMR globally. This
article offers insight into the underlying causes of AMR during the.....
Impact of COVID-19 Surges on Emergency Department and Yelp Review Scores at a Community Health System
The COVID-19 pandemic has posed an unprecedented challenge to healthcare systems
worldwide, and EDs have been at the forefront of this challenge [1,2]. EDs have had to adapt
rapidly to the changing circumstances and increased demand for their services while ensuring
the safety of their patients and staff . This study provides valuable insights into the impact of
the pandemic on EDs and patient experiences, and we believe that its findings have significant
implications for the future of EDs and healthcare systems more broadly. The study showed
that during surging months, a decrease in ED visits and an increase in ED admission rates
were observed. Online rating platforms such as Yelp can offer patients & their family to rate the
hospitals on a scale of one to five stars and write .....
Older People’s Hopes During the Outbreak of the Covid-19 Pandemic
Hopes are protective and have significant health benefits. Little is known about the hopes of older people
during the COVID-19 pandemic. The present study explores the hopes of older people during the first
wave of COVID-19 qualitatively and quantitatively.
Participants were recruited from a nationwide sample of older Jewish Israelis (N=507). Hopes were
measured using a single open-ended question about the participants’ hopes for the future. Responses
were compared between age groups (60-69,70+) using chi-square tests and classified into types, number
of hopes, and to whom the hopes concerned.
10 main categories of hope were identified, the most frequent one being returning to normal. Most
participants reported a single hope; others mentioned two or more. P.....
COVID-19 and the Future of UK Telemedicine and eHealth
Adoption of telemedicine in the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK has been slow.
There are probably many reasons for this. One of the reasons is the acceptability of this
service provision by healthcare workers and the patients. On one hand doctors and nurses
tend to be risk averse and any treatment model that appears to pose a risk to the patient
will be resisted. On the other hand, patients may find value in the traditional face-to-face
meeting with their doctor or nurse. However, the greatest barrier to telemedicine in the NHS
has been the system’s complexity. The system is so complex that introducing change is a major
challenge. There have been some spectacular failures of government introduced change in the
NHS at huge costs to the taxpayer. COVID-19 has drastically re.....
SARS-CoV-2-Induced Kawasaki-Like Multisystem Hyperinflammatory Syndrome with an atypical course in Adolescent
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which affects
both children and adults. Although most cases of COVID-19 in children have a mild course, sometimes
the disease is severe. Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is a rare complication
of COVID-19, characterized by pronounced cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and skin-mucosal signs
and symptoms that, in particular, may meet the criteria for atypical or typical Kawasaki disease (KD).
This article represents a clinical case of a 13-year-old boy with an atypical course of SARS-CoV-2-
Induced Kawasaki-Like Multisystem Hyperinflammatory Syndrome, who was treated with intravenous
immunoglobulin, Gluc corticosteroids, and aspirin. Equally, it presents a thorough description .....
Post-Pandemic Telehealth Services Assessment: What will we do from now on?
Distance consultations and other services concerning the population’s health care require
a detailed analysis of civil society, health professional entities and national governments after
facing the COVID-19 pandemic. The literature on monitoring and evaluating telehealth and
digital health actions has shown multiple experiences of assessing the maturity of these
services in health systems at the local and national levels [1-3]. To assess the current state of
telehealth and digital health services in health systems, it will be necessary to fill in the gaps
of the lack of definition of the terminology , revisit service typologies despite the efforts
already undertaken , find items in common and what will be the core to evaluate emerging
tools and services.
Health and Hygiene Certification Programs in Tourism Recovery
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on 14 September 2022 that the end
of the COVID-19 pandemic was in sight, based on weekly declining numbers of new deaths
reported . However, they also warned that there is still a risk of more variants, deaths,
disruption, and uncertainty, so governments must continue with policies to save lives, protect
health systems, and avoid social and economic disruption
Comparison of Different Sampling Methods for Diagnosis of COVID-19
A total of 49 COVID-19 positive cases were included and 17 out of them were selected randomly and
monitored after 5 days to compare the availability of the virus based on Ct values of the genes (N and
ORF1ab) in nasopharyngeal swabs, saliva and throat swabs. This study states that the best place to collect
samples for COVID-19 diagnosis is the nasopharyngeal but saliva can be used in the diagnosis within the
first 5 days in people who suffer from health problems that prevent taking a nasopharyngeal swab.
Dry Blood Spots for Monitoring SARS-Cov-2 Igg Antibody Titres-a Pilot Study
Background: Activating the specific immune system by vaccination against COVID-19 is crucial to strive
against this pandemic. Constant and efficient monitoring of IgG antibody titres is valuable for evaluating
immunizations. However, serum or plasma samples, commonly used in follow-up active immunizations,
require a visit to the doctor´s office to be handled as a biohazard and need cold chain transportation and
Methods: In contrast, dry blood spots can be self-collected and represent a minimal biohazard potential,
even if they contain human pathogenic viruses. Blood sampling was performed on 12 volunteers (8
females) for six months after vaccination. Whole blood drops from a finger pulp were applied on filter
paper cards or collected in a Microvette for serum samples. Ana.....
COVID-19 Reinfection without Vaccination Vs. with Vaccine: They are not Differentiated by Biological Factors, but by Psycho-Social Variables
Background: The clinical-epidemiological differences and their importance regarding public health
between cases of COVID-19 reinfection without vaccination and cases of COVID-19 reinfection with 1, 2
or 3 doses of vaccine are not known.
Objectives: To compare the clinical-epidemiological characteristics of the cases of COVID-19 reinfection
without vaccination with the cases of COVID-19 reinfection with 1, 2 or 3 doses of vaccine, to assess
whether there are differences in health utility applicable to clinical work in general medicine.
Methodology: An observational, longitudinal and prospective study of COVID-19 re-infections was
conducted from March 1, 2020, to July 1, 2022, in a general medicine office in Toledo, Spain.
Result: Eight cases of COVID-19 reinfection without vaccinati.....