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Changes in the utilisation of acute hospital care in Ireland during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020

"Background: During the COVID-19 pandemic, reduced and delayed presentations for non-COVID-19 disease were reduced and postponed, affecting population health and health services. The aim of this report is to identify and characterize shifts in acute hospital healthcare utilization in Ireland during the first wave of COVID-19 to inform healthcare system planning and recovery. Discussion: Although long-term health consequences of delayed and missed care will only become apparent over time, recovery planning must begin immediately. Strong public health and health system responses are needed in the short-run, backlogs in care must be addressed, and population health implications of COVID-19 and related limitations, particularly in relation to mental health and alcohol, must be addressed in the short run. COVID-19, long-term, illustrates health system ineffectiveness and responding to future pandemics, as well as responding to emerging pandemics.

Source link: https://europepmc.org/article/PPR/PPR503788


Hospitalisation rate and mortality among people with and without diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic year 2020.

"Most studies indicate reduced health care use among people with diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic. " This may be due to restricted medical services or people who are avoiding health care because of their fear of being infected with COVID-19 in health care facilities. During the COVID-2019 pandemic year, we wanted to investigate hospitalization and mortality in people with and without diabetes in Germany. In addition, we found a significant rise in mortality and hospitalization among people without diabetes among minor amputation patients without diabetes among those without diabetes, while all-cause hospitalization and hospitalization due to CHD and AMI decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic year 2020. Concerning diabetes care, the rise of hospitalizations as a result of amputation in diabetics with a simultaneous decrease in DFS deserves special attention. ".

Source link: https://europepmc.org/article/MED/35674859


Experiences of personal protective equipment by Australian healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020: A cross-sectional study.

"The aim of this report was to record Australian frontline healthcare workers' experiences with personal protective gear during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. " This was a cross-sectional study based on an online survey of five domains: demographics; self-assessment of COVID risk; PPE access; PPE recruitment and optimism; and fear. Key findings indicated a lack of PPE education, calls for fit testing, insufficient PPE, reuse or extended use of PPE; confusion regarding changes regarding PPE versus workplace bullying regarding PPE. An absence of in-person workplace PPE training was linked to reduced competence in using PPE and a greater risk of workplace bullying possibly indicating workplace culture differences, which could be attributed to workplace culture. PPE availability, and education related to workplace bullying can have negative physical and psychological implications on a female dominant workforce vital to company as normal operations and pandemic response.

Source link: https://europepmc.org/article/MED/35671287


SNAPSHOT USA 2020: A second coordinated national camera trap survey of the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Managing wildlife populations in the face of global change requires regular reports on the abundance and distribution of wild animals in their habitat, but finding them on a sustainable scale has been difficult. " We've got the facts from Snapshot USA 2020, the second annual national mammal survey of the United States of America, here we summarize the results from Snapshot USA 2020, a second annual national mammal survey of the United States of America. Spatial differences across arrays reflected more variation in the relative abundance of all 38 species modeled over years than temporal change over years, although there are signs of significant site-level differences among years for several species. Temporal results reveal how species invest their time and can be used to study species interactions, including between humans and wildlife.

Source link: https://europepmc.org/article/MED/35661139


State-wide genomic epidemiology investigations of COVID-19 in healthcare workers in 2020 Victoria, Australia: Qualitative thematic analysis to provide insights for future pandemic preparedness.

"Background COVID-19 has impacted many healthcare professionals around the world. " Methods Genome sequencing was performed in Victoria, Australia, on all COVID-19 cases. Several health clinics in the state rely on genomic and epidemiologic findings to determine the source of HCW infections. Between March and October 2020, approximately 1,240 HCW COVID-19 infection cases were reported; 765 were excluded here, according to hospital investigations. Multiple introductions of COVID-19 into facilities were more common than single introductions, according to a Genomic analysis. All HCWs and patients in a HCF should be evaluated together, as well as high rates of sequencing coverage for all cases in the population. HCW safety in future pandemics can be enhanced by devices for integrated genomic epidemiological studies in healthcare settings. Funding The Victorian Government, the National Health and Medical Research Council Australia, and the Medical Research Future Fund are among the Medical Research Future Funding agencies funding the Victorian Government, the National Health and Medical Research Council Australia and the Medical Research Future Funding.

Source link: https://europepmc.org/article/MED/35677391


State-wide genomic epidemiology investigations of COVID-19 in healthcare workers in 2020 Victoria, Australia: Qualitative thematic analysis to provide insights for future pandemic preparedness

"Summary Background COVID-19 has affected many healthcare workers around the world. To determine HCW transmission dynamics and make recommendations to optimize healthcare systems' readiness for future outbreaks, we conducted state-wide SARS-CoV-2 genomic epidemiological studies to determine HCW transmission characteristics and make recommendations to improve healthcare systems' readiness for future outbreaks. Methods Genome sequencing was carried out in Victoria, Australia, on all COVID-19 cases. Several healthcare facilities in the state rely on genomic and epidemiologic data to determine the source of HCW infections. About 1,240 HCW COVID-19 infection cases were reported between March-October 2020, and 765 have been reported; hospital investigations were requested. Multiple introductions of COVID-19 into facilities were more common than single introductions, according to a genome study. HCW safety in future pandemics will be enhanced by tools for integrated genomic epidemiological studies in healthcare settings. Funding For The Victorian Government, the National Health and Medical Research Council Australia, and the Medical Research Future Funding The Victorian Government, the National Health and Medical Research Council Australia, and the Medical Research Future Fund" are among the funds that have been allocated to the Victorian Government, the National Health and Medical Research Council Australia's Medical Research Future Funding The Medical Research Future Funding The Victorian Government, the National Health and Medical Research Council Australia's Medical Research Future Funding "Research Future Funding" is a non-.

Source link: https://europepmc.org/article/MED/PMC9168175


Veterinary surgeons', veterinary nurses' and owners' experiences of feline telemedicine consultations during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.

"The aim of this cross-sectional research was to investigate veterinary and cat owner experiences of telemedicine consultations during the pandemic. " Methods Two questionnaires, one aimed at veterinarians and one at cat owners, were released in September 2020. Questions investigated the type of consultation carried out remotely, the perceived advantages and disadvantages of telemedicine, and the role of telemedicine in the future of veterinary medicine. Most respondents agreed that telemedicine consultations should continue to be offered. Conclusion With increasing pet ownership and practice workload, telemedicine may play a vital role in the future of veterinary medicine. ".

Source link: https://europepmc.org/article/MED/35661164


Excess mortality associated with the COVID-19 pandemic in Latvia: a population-level analysis of all-cause and noncommunicable disease deaths in 2020.

"Background Age-standardised noncommunicable disease mortality and the percentage of the elderly population in Latvia is high, with public health and health care services underfunded. " Methods from the National Causes of Death Database from 2015 to 2020 used generalised additive modeling and joinpoint regression analysis to estimate time series and cause-specific weekly mortality from COVID-19, circulatory diseases, malignant neoplasms, diabetes mellitus, and chronic lower respiratory diseases. Between weeks 14 and 52 of 2020, a total of 3111 excess deaths were estimated in Latvia, resulting in 163. 77 excess deaths per 100,000 people. During was significantly underestimated, during excess mortality during was much higher than reported COVID-19-related deaths, implying that COVID-19-related mortality was significantly higher than estimated COVID-19-related deaths. "Increasing mortality from circulatory diseases leads to a negative cumulative effect of COVID-19 exposure and reduced access to healthcare facilities for NCD patients. ".

Source link: https://europepmc.org/article/MED/35659648


Respiratory pandemic preparedness learnings from the June 2020 COVID-19 outbreak at San Quentin California State Prison.

"Purpose This paper aims to analyze the COVID-19 outbreak in San Quentin, California State Prison, in June 2020, and to explain why San Quentin was so vulnerable to uncontrolled transmission. " Designed/methodology/approach Since its inception, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated carceral health risks, including that nearly half of state prisons reported COVID-19 infection rates that were four to five times higher than those in the state's general population. Therefore, addressing the public health and inequities of carceral environments in the midst of a respiratory pandemic necessitates assessing the myriad factors that influenced them. We reported findings and findings from environmental risk assessments carried out during visits to San Quentin California State Prison in this series.

Source link: https://europepmc.org/article/MED/35678718

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