Pediatric family-centered rounds (FCRs) have been shown to have benefits in staff satisfaction, teaching, and rounding efficiency, but no systematic review has been conducted to explicitly examine the humanistic impact […]
Tracking government spending on immunization: The joint reporting forms, national health accounts, comprehensive multi-year plans and co-financing data.
Coverage rates for immunization have dropped in lower income countries during the COVID-19 pandemic, raising concerns regarding potential outbreaks and premature death. In order to re-invigorate immunization service delivery, sufficient […]
Usability, inclusivity, and content evaluation of COVID-19 contact tracing apps in the United States.
We evaluated the usability of mobile COVID-19 contact tracing apps, especially for individuals with barriers to communication and limited digital literacy skills.We searched the Apple App Store, Google Play, peer-reviewed […]
The Pandemic’s Secondary Statistics.
Although accurate secondary statistics may never be known, the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly been a major contributor to several health care issues: social isolation/loneliness, behavioral sequelae (anxiety, drug overdoses, and […]
Differential impact of non-pharmaceutical public health interventions on COVID-19 epidemics in the United States.
The widespread pandemic of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) poses an unprecedented global health crisis. In the United States (US), different state governments have adopted various combinations of non-pharmaceutical public […]
Seroprevalence of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in Iquitos, Peru in July and August, 2020: a population-based study.
Detection of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies among people at risk of infection is crucial for understanding both the past transmission of COVID-19 and vulnerability of the population to continuing transmission and, when […]
Malignancy is a risk factor for higher COVID-19 severity:A meta-analysis.
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been an almost global pandemic with significant public health impacts. The increasing prevalence of malignancy has become a leading cause of human […]
Comparing machine learning algorithms for predicting ICU admission and mortality in COVID-19.
As predicting the trajectory of COVID-19 is challenging, machine learning models could assist physicians in identifying high-risk individuals. This study compares the performance of 18 machine learning algorithms for predicting […]
Impact of the COVID-19 Lockdown on the Arrhythmic Burden of Patients with Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators.
In Italy, a nationwide full lockdown was declared between March and May 2020 to hinder the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The potential individual health effects of long-term isolation […]
Point-of-care lung ultrasound in COVID-19 patients: inter- and intra-observer agreement in a prospective observational study.
With an urgent need for bedside imaging of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), this study’s main goal was to assess inter- and intraobserver agreement in lung ultrasound (LUS) of COVID-19 patients. […]