The First Modified Delphi Consensus Statement for Resuming Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery in the COVID-19 Times2 Aug, 2020An article talking about Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery during COVID-19 pandemic.
The purpose of this study was to achieve consensus amongst a global panel of expert bariatric surgeons on various aspects of resuming Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery (BMS) during the Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. A modified Delphi consensus-building protocol was used to build consensus amongst 44 globally recognised bariatric surgeons. The experts were asked to either agree or disagree ...
Nature publishes an article talking about COVID-19 and cardiovascular disease.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by a strain of coronavirus known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has become a global pandemic that has affected the lives of billions of individuals. Extensive studies have revealed that SARS-CoV-2 shares many biological features with SARS-CoV, the zoonotic virus that caused the 2002 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome, includ...
Managing COVID-19 in Surgical Systems
Annals of Surgery published this paper about surgical systems.As COVID-19 spreads quickly from Europe and Asia to the rest of the world, hospitals are rapidly becoming hot zones for treatment and transmission of this disease in settings with rising community transmission. Health care workers are increasingly contracting this illness, decreasing the human resources available to care for a population in crisis.
British Journal of Surgery publishes an article talking about how surgeons adapt to new normal.
An optimized workflow is mandatory to restore surgical care to the population in the ‘new‐normal’ of COVID‐19 pandemic1-3. Our hospital was the largest tertiary centre in Beijing that continued to provide full‐ranged surgical care from January 26 through April 29. We have received 99 809 surgical outpatients and 4376 emergencies, and 5378 surgeries have been performed. We herein introduce our mo...
WHO Director-General's opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 - 23 July 2020
Good morning, good afternoon and good evening.
More than 15 million cases of COVID-19 have now been reported to WHO, and almost 620 thousand deaths.
Although all countries have been affected, we continue to see intense transmission in a relatively small group of countries.
Almost 10 million cases, or two-thirds of all cases globally, are from 10 countries, and almost half of all cas...
Download: Resuming Elective Orthopaedic Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemicfrom The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
COVID-19: Africa needs unprecedented attention to strengthen community health systems
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Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR ) for the protection of surgeons during operative tasks: a user perspective assessment19 Jul, 2020Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR ) for the protection of surgeons during operative tasks: a user perspective assessment
British Journal of Surgery publishes an article talking about air purifying respirators for surgeons protection.The unfolding COVID‐19 pandemic has challenged surgical care where aerosol‐generating operations may expose the surgical team1-3. Optimization of theatre airflow management and the application of smoke evacuation devices have been recommended and some...
Audio Interview: Covid-19 Vaccine DevelopmentList of authors.
Eric J. Rubin, M.D., Ph.D.,
Lindsey R. Baden, M.D.,
and Stephen Morrissey, Ph.D.
New England Journal of Medicine publishes an interview where the editors discuss a phase 1 study of a candidate vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 and outline what needs to happen next.
The continuing spread of SARS-CoV-2 remains a Public Health Emergency of International Concer...
Machine learning for COVID-19—asking the right questionsComments about machine learning for COVID-19—asking the right questions are published in Lancet.
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Potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria in low-income and middle-income countries: a modelling study | Lancet14 Jul, 2020Potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria in low-income and middle-income countries: a modelling studySummary Background COVID-19 has the potential to cause substantial disruptions to health services, due to cases overburdening the health system or response measures limiting usual programmatic activities. We aimed to quantify the extent to which disruptions to services for HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria in low-income and middle-income countries wi...
Loss of speech or movement has become listed as serious COVID-19 symptom in the new update of WHO.
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