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Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Friday, May 29, 2020

Parents Facing Higher Levels of Stress During Pandemic
Pandemic-related stress also disproportionately impacting communities of color
Thursday, May 28, 2020

AAOS: QR Codes on Children's Casts May Be Useful for Care Info
In many cases, scanning the code keeps patients from needing to contact the treating physician
Thursday, May 28, 2020

9.5 Percent Uninsured in U.S. From January Through June 2019
Overall, 13.7 percent of adults aged 18 to 64, 4.4 percent of children aged 0 to 17 were uninsured
Thursday, May 28, 2020

Parents Struggling to Provide for Families During Pandemic
Hardships greatest for low-income, Hispanic, and black parents
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Only One in Four U.S. Hospitals With ICUs Have Tele-ICU Services
Wide regional variation seen for availability of telehealth outpatient visits, tele-ICU services
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

USPSTF: Little Evidence Interventions Prevent Illicit Drug Use in Youth
Current evidence inadequate for assessing balance of benefits, harms of interventions among youth
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Three Trajectories of Picky Eating Identified in Children
Membership in high picky-eating trajectory tied to higher child emotional lability, lower emotional regulation
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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Friday, May 22, 2020

U.S. Offers $1.2 Billion to Drug Company for COVID-19 Vaccine Research
Deal will fund phase 3 clinical trial in the United States this summer with about 30,000 volunteers
Friday, May 22, 2020

U.S. Government Seeks Deal With Private Industry to Boost Supply of Medical Equipment
Agreement would ensure country has adequate supplies of protective gear, medical equipment, medicine, vaccines
Friday, May 22, 2020

CDC: COVID-19 Not Spread Easily From Contaminated Surfaces
Updated information from the agency also outlines what is not considered to pose a high risk for infection
Friday, May 22, 2020

Weight in Adolescence Tied to Early-Onset Type 2 Diabetes
Higher risk for type 2 diabetes during young adult years tied to body mass index during adolescence
Friday, May 22, 2020

Cardiac Decompensation Seen in Children Following COVID-19
Cardiac decompensation occurred in conjunction with multisystem inflammatory syndrome in some children
Friday, May 22, 2020

No SARS-CoV-2 ID'd in Asymptomatic Pregnant Women in Los Angeles
Among 80 asymptomatic pregnant women admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, none tested positive
Friday, May 22, 2020

CDC: Live Poultry Linked to Salmonella Cases in 28 States
17 hospitalizations reported, but no deaths reported; children younger than 5 account for one-third of ill people
Thursday, May 21, 2020

CDC Says Test All Newborns of Mothers With Confirmed, Suspected COVID-19
Newborns should be tested 24 hours after birth and, if the test is negative, be retested the next day
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Musculoskeletal Malformations Up With Fluconazole in Pregnancy
But no increase seen in conotruncal malformations, oral clefts with use of oral fluconazole in first trimester
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Decrease Seen in Child Vaccination Coverage During COVID-19
Up-to-date status for all recommended vaccines down to 49.7 percent among children aged 5 months
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Some Children With COVID-19 Require Admission, PICU Care
Elevated CRP, procalcitonin, pro-BNP, platelet count -- but not obesity, asthma -- linked to PICU admission
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Spending on Primary Care Continues to Lag in the U.S.
Authors say increasing investment in primary care could slow future health care spending growth
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

28 Million-Plus Surgeries Could Be Canceled Due to COVID-19
About 45 weeks needed to clear surgery backlog if countries up surgical volume by 20 percent later
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Factors ID'd for Positive SARS-CoV-2 Test Result in Primary Care
Sociodemographic risk factors include male sex, deprivation, population density, ethnicity, obesity
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Social Distancing Policies Reduced COVID-19 Growth Rate
Policies reduced daily COVID-19 growth rate by 5.4 and 6.8 percent after one to five, six to 10 days
Monday, May 18, 2020

Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine Appears Safe, Triggers Immune Response
Findings from early-stage trial that started in March and included eight healthy people receiving two doses
Monday, May 18, 2020

No Improvements Seen in Meeting AAP Vitamin D Intake Guidelines
Nonbreastfeeding infants more likely to meet the guidelines than breastfeeding infants
Monday, May 18, 2020

Cough May Not Appear in Young Children With COVID-19
Digestive tract infection appears common in children hospitalized with COVID-19 in China
Monday, May 18, 2020

Most Physicians Have Seen False-Negative COVID-19 Test Results
One in 10 physicians worldwide report seeing at least one case of COVID-19 reinfection
Monday, May 18, 2020

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Friday, May 15, 2020

NIH: Large-Scale Testing of Some COVID-19 Vaccines Could Start in July
About a dozen potential vaccines worldwide are in the initial stages of, or set to begin, testing in people
Friday, May 15, 2020

Distracted Driving Laws Tied to Fewer Teen Crash Fatalities
Texting, handheld phone bans tied to fewer motor vehicle crash deaths involving drivers aged 16 to 19
Friday, May 15, 2020

Kawasaki-Like Disease Incidence Up After Start of SARS-CoV-2
Children diagnosed after start of SARS-CoV-2 were older, had higher rate of cardiac involvement
Thursday, May 14, 2020

Doctors Should Watch for Pediatric Inflammatory Syndrome With COVID-19
Epidemiologists are developing a definition of the syndrome that could be released this week
Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Plan in Place to Up Production of Prefilled Syringes for Future COVID-19 Vaccine
Project Jumpstart aims to produce 100 million prefilled syringes by the end of 2020 and more than 500 million in 2021
Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Severe Illness Reported in Some Children With COVID-19
83 percent of children admitted to 46 participating PICUs had significant preexisting comorbidities
Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Pediatric Vaccine Ordering Has Decreased During COVID-19
Decrease seen in VFC-funded APIC-recommended childhood vaccines after national emergency declaration
Tuesday, May 12, 2020

2007 to 2016 Saw Increase in Peds ED Visits for Mental Health
Visits for deliberate self-harm increased by 329 percent; substance use disorder visits jumped 159 percent
Monday, May 11, 2020

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Friday, May 8, 2020

Symptomatic COVID-19 Infection Fatality Rate 1.3 Percent in U.S.
County-specific infection fatality rates for symptomatic cases varied from 0.5 to 3.6 percent
Friday, May 8, 2020

FDA Slashes Number of Approved Chinese Makers of N95 Masks
Cut comes after officials found that many imported N95 masks did not meet U.S. standards
Friday, May 8, 2020

Asthma, COPD Medication Adherence Up During Pandemic
Authors say increased adherence may reflect patient concern about controlling primary respiratory illness
Friday, May 8, 2020

Doubt Cast on Notion That New Strain of COVID-19 Is More Infectious
Former FDA head says research 'doesn't prove that this new strain is in fact more infectious'
Thursday, May 7, 2020

Link Found Between Body Size in Childhood, Later Life Disease
Larger genetically predicted body size in childhood link to later CAD, T2DM due to large adult body size
Thursday, May 7, 2020

Health Care Workers at Risk From Mental Burden of COVID-19
Prevalence of anxiety symptoms higher for health care workers/young spending more time on outbreak
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Human Trials of Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine Begin in U.S.
If effective, vaccine could be available for emergency use in the United States as early as September
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

New Coronavirus Strain More Contagious, Scientists Say
New strain spreads faster and may make people susceptible to a second COVID-19 infection
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

USPSTF Recommends Hep B Screening for Those at Increased Risk
Screening for HBV has moderate net benefit in adolescents, adults at increased risk for infection
Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Variation Seen in COVID-19 Tests, Hospitalization, Deaths Across NYC
Highest number of patients with COVID-19 who were hospitalized and number of deaths was in the Bronx
Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Recommendations Made for PPE Use by HCPs in COVID-19 Care
Guidelines address mask, glove, face shield use in conventional, contingency, crisis capacity settings
Monday, May 4, 2020


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