Nasra Idilbi, Mohanad Dokhi, Helena Malka-Zeevi, Sarit Rashkovits
BACKGROUND: Reporting a near-miss event has been associated with better patient safety culture. PURPOSE: To examine the relationship between patient safety culture and nurses' intention to report a near-miss event during COVID-19, and factors predicting that intention. METHODS: This mixed-methods study was conducted in a tertiary medical center during the fourth COVID-19 waves in 2020-2021 among 199 nurses working in COVID-19-dedicated departments...
March 22, 2023: Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Luca Bernasconi, Peter Neyer, Michael Oberle, Bettina Schmid, Eileen Martin, Hans Fankhauser, Sebastian Haubitz, Angelika Hammerer-Lercher
OBJECTIVES: Laboratory testing for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has played an important role in the effort to prevent and contain local outbreaks. The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic accuracy of a new fully automated SARS-CoV-2 laboratory-based antigen assay (CoV2Ag) and to explore the efficiency of a diagnostic algorithm combining antigen and conventional high-throughput molecular assays to address potential future challenges of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic...
March 22, 2023: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
Doug Campos-Outcalt
Although COVID-19 vaccination remains at the forefront, ACIP has offered guidance on MMR, pneumococcal, influenza, and travel vaccines. Here's a round-up.
March 2023: Journal of Family Practice
Hilary L DeShong, Courtney K Mason, Kren Kelley, Sharon M Nelson, Chandler McDaniel
Objective: The current study evaluated frequency of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) and associated maladaptive traits between three time periods: pre-pandemic, early pandemic, and later pandemic. Participants: Two college student samples (n = 362; n = 337) were collected via two online studies. Method: Participants completed measures assessing maladaptive borderline personality traits, engagement in NSSI over the past month, and reasons for and types of NSSI engaged in across the lifetime...
March 22, 2023: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
Soledad Andrea San Martín, María Teresa Muñoz-Quezada
INTRODUCTION: Globally, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected people's mental health care. This study aims to describe mental health care in the first semester of the COVID-19 pandemic of the year 2020 compared to the first semester of the year 2019 in the public health establishments of the commune of Chillán, Chile. METHODS: A descriptive ecological study. The treated cases were analyzed in aggregate, considering the pandemic, amount of admissions, the reason for consultation, sex, and age for the years 2019 and 2020...
March 22, 2023: Medwave
Martie P Thompson, Jennifer Schroeder Tyson, Adam Hege, Christopher Seitz
Objective: This study's purpose was to determine if COVID-related stress predicted suicide risk among college students and if this risk was attenuated by higher levels of social and psychological resources. Participants: The sample included 65,142 college students who participated in the National College Health Assessment survey in Spring 2021. Methods: SPSS PROCESS was used to test the association between COVID-related stress and suicide risk while controlling for demographic covariates and to determine the potential stress-buffering roles of social connectedness, resiliency, and psychological well-being...
March 22, 2023: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
Vivienne C Bachelet
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March 21, 2023: Medwave
Lucero Sangster-Carrasco, Romario Paz-Temoche, Julia Coronado-Arroyo, Marcio Concepción-Zavaleta, Pela Roseboom, Luis Concepción-Urteaga, Francisca Zavaleta-Gutiérrez
Lipschütz ulcer is a non-sexually transmitted genital lesion of unknown etiology, which presents as a painful vulvar ulcer. Lipschütz ulcers have been described in most continents. This is the first case reported in Peru and South America. We present the case of a 33-year-old female patient with a Lipschütz ulcer after being vaccinated with the second dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. She reported having had only one sexual partner in her lifetime. Laboratory results were negative for herpes simplex 2, Cytomegalovirus, Toxoplasma gondii, Epstein-Barr virus, and syphilis...
March 10, 2023: Medwave
Kefan Yang, John C Chaput
The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, exposed a pressing need for new public health tools for pathogen detection, disease diagnosis, and viral genotyping. REVEALR (RNA-encoded viral nucleic acid analyte reporter) is an isothermal DNAzyme-based point-of-care diagnostic that functions with a detection limit of ∼10 copies/μL when coupled with a preamplification step and can be utilized for viral genotyping of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern through base pair mismatch recognition in a competitive binding format...
March 22, 2023: ACS Synthetic Biology
Ying Xu, Qing-Xiang Zheng, Xiu-Min Jiang, Sheng-Bin Guo, Yu-Lan Kang, Yu-Ping Lin, Gui-Hua Liu
BACKGROUND: Fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic, front-line nurses were under unprecedented psychological pressure. Therefore, it is necessary to promptly evaluate the psychological status of nurses during the COVID-19 epidemic period. AIM: To investigate nurses' mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to test the mediating role of social support and psychological resilience between coping and mental health. DESIGN: This was a descriptive, cross-sectional survey which used a structural equation model...
March 22, 2023: Nursing Open
Pete Schmidt, Kristin Narayan, Yong Li, Chengzi I Kaku, Michael E Brown, Elizabeth Champney, James C Geoghegan, Maximiliano Vásquez, Eric M Krauland, Thomas Yockachonis, Shuangyi Bai, Bronwyn M Gunn, Anthony Cammarata, Christopher M Rubino, Paul Ambrose, Laura M Walker
Multiple studies of vaccinated and convalescent cohorts have demonstrated that serum neutralizing antibody (nAb) titers correlate with protection against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). However, the induction of multiple layers of immunity after severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) exposure has complicated the establishment of nAbs as a mechanistic correlate of protection (CoP) and hindered the definition of a protective nAb threshold. Here, we show that a half-life-extended monoclonal antibody (adintrevimab) provides about 50% protection against symptomatic COVID-19 in SARS-CoV-2-naïve adults at serum nAb titers on the order of 1:30...
March 22, 2023: Science Translational Medicine
Alexandre Infanti, Vladan Starcevic, Adriano Schimmenti, Yasser Khazaal, Laurent Karila, Alessandro Giardina, Maèva Flayelle, Seyedeh Boshra Hedayatzadeh Razavi, Stéphanie Baggio, Claus Vögele, Joël Billieux
BACKGROUND: Cyberchondria is characterized by repeated and compulsive online searches for health information, resulting in increased health anxiety and distress. It has been conceptualized as a multi-dimensional construct fueled by both anxiety and compulsivity-related factors and described as a "transdiagnostic compulsive behavioral syndrome" which is associated with health anxiety, problematic internet use and obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Cyberchondria is not included in the ICD-11 or the DSM-5, and its defining features, etiological mechanisms and assessment continue to be debated...
March 9, 2023: JMIR Formative Research
Laura Kananen, Xu Hong, Martin Annetorp, Jonathan K L Mak, Juulia Jylhävä, Maria Eriksdotter, Sara Hägg, Dorota Religa
OBJECTIVE: To analyse if the health progression of geriatric Covid-19 survivors three months after an acute Covid-19 infection was worse than in other geriatric patients. Specifically, we wanted to see if we could see distinct health profiles in the flow of re-admitted Covid-19 patients compared to re-admitted non-Covid-19 controls. DESIGN: Matched cohort study. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Electronic medical records of geriatric patients hospitalised in geriatric clinics in Stockholm, Sweden, between March 2020 and January 2022...
2023: PloS One
Paul Nachtwey, Eva Walther
COVID-19 was a harsh reminder that diseases are an aspect of human existence and mortality. It was also a live experiment in the formation and alteration of disease-related attitudes. Not only are these attitudes relevant to an individual's self-protective behavior, but they also seem to be associated with social and political attitudes more broadly. One of these attitudes is Social Darwinism, which holds that a pandemic benefits society by enabling nature "to weed out the weak". In two countries (N = 300, N = 533), we introduce and provide evidence for the reliability, validity, and usefulness of the Disease-Related Social Darwinism (DRSD) Short Scale measuring this concept...
2023: PloS One
Xue Luo, Xu Huang
Female college students are more likely to have a strong stress response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which seriously affects their health and merits greater attention. The present study is a randomized controlled trial carried out during the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of this study was to explore whether a yoga intervention could have a positive impact on balance and flexibility and be the primary form of home exercise for female college students in China. Forty female college students were randomly selected for the study...
2023: PloS One
Shantanu Dutta, Ashok Kumar, Pushpesh Pant, Caolan Walsh, Moumita Dutta
During the pandemic era, COVID-related disclosure has become quite critical for shareholders and other market participants to understand the uncertainties and challenges associated with a firm's operation. However, there is no well-grounded and systematic measure to gauge the intensity of COVID-related disclosure and its plausible impact. Therefore, this study develops and validates various COVID-related disclosure measures. More specifically, using a sample of publicly listed U.S. firms and applying natural language processing (NLP) on 10-K reports, we have developed two types of COVID dictionaries (or COVID-related disclosure measurement tools): (a) overall COVID dictionary (count of all COVID-related words/phrases) and (b) contextual COVID-dictionary (count of COVID related words/phrases preceded or followed by positive, negative tones, or financial constraints words)...
2023: PloS One
Gregorius Abanit Asa, Nelsensius Klau Fauk, Melkianus Ratu, Elsa Dent, Paul Russell Ward
COVID-19 has rapidly impacted societies on a global scale, with older people among the most affected. To care for older people living in their own homes, female family caregivers play a pivotal role. The current study aimed to explore the actions of female family caregivers and the challenges they faced in taking care of older people living at homes during the COVID-19 pandemic in Belu district, Indonesia. This qualitative study involved twenty female family caregivers, who were recruited using a combination of purposive and snowball sampling techniques...
2023: PloS One
Laura Joyner, Tom Buchanan, Orkun Yetkili
The spread of false and misleading information on social media is largely dependent on human action. Understanding the factors that lead social media users to amplify (or indeed intervene in) the spread of this content is an ongoing challenge. Prior research suggests that users are not only more likely to interact with misinformation that supports their ideology or their political beliefs, they may also feel it is more acceptable to spread. However, less is known about the influence of newer, issue-specific beliefs...
2023: PloS One
Brian E McGarry, Ashvin D Gandhi, Michael L Barnett
BACKGROUND: Despite widespread adoption of surveillance testing for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) among staff members in skilled nursing facilities, evidence is limited regarding its relationship with outcomes among facility residents. METHODS: Using data obtained from 2020 to 2022, we performed a retrospective cohort study of testing for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) among staff members in 13,424 skilled nursing facilities during three pandemic periods: before vaccine approval, before the B...
March 23, 2023: New England Journal of Medicine
Rong-Rong Zhang, Zheng-Jian Wang, Yi-Long Zhu, Wei Tang, Chao Zhou, Suo-Qun Zhao, Mei Wu, Tao Ming, Yong-Qiang Deng, Qi Chen, Ning-Yi Jin, Qing Ye, Xiao Li, Cheng-Feng Qin
The re-emerging mpox (formerly monkeypox) virus (MPXV), a member of Orthopoxvirus genus together with variola virus (VARV) and vaccinia virus (VACV), has led to public health emergency of international concern since July, 2022. Inspired by the unprecedent success of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) mRNA vaccines, the development of a safe and effective mRNA vaccine against MPXV is of high priority. Based on our established lipid nanoparticle (LNP)-encapsulated mRNA vaccine platform, we rationally constructed and prepared a panel of multicomponent MPXV vaccine candidates encoding different combinations of viral antigens including M1R, E8L, A29L, A35R and B6R...
March 22, 2023: Emerging Microbes & Infections
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