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Convalescent Plasma In Covid-19, Ranjit S. Banwait, Joshua K. Salabei, Troy J. Fishman, Uma G. Iyer 2020 UCF/HCA

Convalescent Plasma In Covid-19, Ranjit S. Banwait, Joshua K. Salabei, Troy J. Fishman, Uma G. Iyer

HCA Healthcare Journal of Medicine

The recent pandemic of SARS-CoV-2, which causes novel coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), has had devastating impact on a global and national scale. In order to overcome this outbreak it is imperative we find treatments that are safe and effective. To date, no definitive treatment is available that can curtail the spread of this viral syndrome. Convalescent plasma (CP) is one such option that has repeatedly served as an important tool in treatment of various bacterial and viral infections, especially in the setting of no specific antimicrobial or vaccination against an infectious disease. Herein, we review the history of CP, prior ...


Resolving Tensions Between Disability Rights Law And Covid-19 Mask Policies, Elizabeth Pendo, Robert Gatter, Seema Mohapatra 2020 Saint Louis University School of Law

Resolving Tensions Between Disability Rights Law And Covid-19 Mask Policies, Elizabeth Pendo, Robert Gatter, Seema Mohapatra

All Faculty Scholarship

As states reopen, an increasing number of state and local officials are requiring people to wear face masks while out of the home. Grocery stores, retail outlets, restaurants and other businesses are also announcing their own mask policies, which may differ from public policies. Public health measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus such as wearing masks have the potential to greatly benefit millions of Americans with disabilities, who are particularly vulnerable to the impact of COVID-19. But certain disabilities may make it difficult or inadvisable to wear a mask.

Mask-wearing has become a political flashpoint, putting people with ...


Protocol For Places Of Worship: Appendix F, County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health 2020 Western Michigan University

Protocol For Places Of Worship: Appendix F, County Of Los Angeles Department Of Public Health

Pandemic Response and Religion in the USA: Law and Public Policy

No abstract provided.


Guidance For Gatherings: Faith-Based Communities, Places Of Worship, And Ceremonies, Minnesota Department of Health 2020 Western Michigan University

Guidance For Gatherings: Faith-Based Communities, Places Of Worship, And Ceremonies, Minnesota Department Of Health

Pandemic Response and Religion in the USA: Law and Public Policy

No abstract provided.


Considerations For Events And Gatherings, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2020 Western Michigan University

Considerations For Events And Gatherings, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

Pandemic Response and Religion in the USA: Law and Public Policy

No abstract provided.


Checklist For Communities Of Faith, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2020 Western Michigan University

Checklist For Communities Of Faith, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

Pandemic Response and Religion in the USA: Health

No abstract provided.


Cerebrovascular Events In Covid-19 Patients, Ajay Kumar Mishra, Kamal Kant Sahu, Anu Anna George, Jennifer B. Sargent, Amos Lal 2020 St. Vincent Hospital

Cerebrovascular Events In Covid-19 Patients, Ajay Kumar Mishra, Kamal Kant Sahu, Anu Anna George, Jennifer B. Sargent, Amos Lal

COVID-19 Publications by UMMS Authors

Neurological manifestations in patients with COVID-19 are more frequently being reported. Cerebrovascular events have been reported in around 3% of patients. In this review we summarize the published literature on cerebrovascular events in patients with COVID-19 as available on the PubMed database. So far, 3 studies have reported cerebrovascular events. Cerebrovascular events were identified on screening patients with decreased consciousness or in the presence of focal neurological deficits. These events were common in elderly, critically ill patients and in patients with prior cardio-cerebrovascular comorbidities. The diagnosis of cerebrovascular events was confirmed with computed tomography of the brain in most studies ...


Current Concepts Imaging In Covid-19 And The Challenges For Low And Middle Income Countries, Jeffrey B. Mendel, Justine T. Lee, David Rosman 2020 Partners in Health, Boston, MA, USA

Current Concepts Imaging In Covid-19 And The Challenges For Low And Middle Income Countries, Jeffrey B. Mendel, Justine T. Lee, David Rosman

Journal of Global Radiology

With nearly 3,800,000 cases and 270,000 deaths reported worldwide, COVID-19 is a global pandemic unlike any we have seen in our lifetimes (1). As early as 1995, the WHO was warning of a global infectious disease crisis, citing 30 new infectious diseases emerging in the past 20 years, loss of antibiotic effectiveness, low rates of immunization, poverty, and inadequate investment in public health contributing to the more than 17 million people dying each year from infectious diseases, principally in Low and Middle Income countries (LMIC) (2). Unlike previous infectious diseases, at the time of this writing over ...


Immediate And Long-Term Consequences Of Covid-19 Infections For The Development Of Neurological Disease, Michael T. Heneka, Douglas T. Golenbock, Eicke Latz, Dave Morgan, Robert H. Brown Jr. 2020 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Immediate And Long-Term Consequences Of Covid-19 Infections For The Development Of Neurological Disease, Michael T. Heneka, Douglas T. Golenbock, Eicke Latz, Dave Morgan, Robert H. Brown Jr.

COVID-19 Publications by UMMS Authors

Increasing evidence suggests that infection with Sars-CoV-2 causes neurological deficits in a substantial proportion of affected patients. While these symptoms arise acutely during the course of infection, less is known about the possible long-term consequences for the brain. Severely affected COVID-19 cases experience high levels of proinflammatory cytokines and acute respiratory dysfunction and often require assisted ventilation. All these factors have been suggested to cause cognitive decline. Pathogenetically, this may result from direct negative effects of the immune reaction, acceleration or aggravation of pre-existing cognitive deficits, or de novo induction of a neurodegenerative disease. This article summarizes the current understanding ...


Thelma's Legacy, Cara E. Kilgallen 2020 Sacred Heart University

Thelma's Legacy, Cara E. Kilgallen

Community Reflections

Last week, while the world erupted in powerful protests, my dear godmother took her final breath, and her story matters. Thelma's obituary, written by Sacred Heart University faculty member Cara Kilgallen.


Perspectives Of A Graduating College Student, Kristin Anonymous 2020 Sacred Heart University

Perspectives Of A Graduating College Student, Kristin Anonymous

Community Reflections

My personal thoughts/ reflections about this time and its impact as a graduating college student.


Remembering Covid-19, Ellis Badger 2020 Sacred Heart University

Remembering Covid-19, Ellis Badger

Community Reflections

I have recently started working as an Occupational Therapist for Wellpath Recovery Solutions at Bridgewater State Hospital, a maximum security, forensics hospital, including working in the Covid 19 Unit.

Outside of work, I am able to spend a lot of time with my family, exercising, and woodworking. I keep in close contact with my classmates and we are always there for support through these tough times.


Giving Back To Our Communities During Covid-19 Pandemic, Kylie Roberts 2020 Sacred Heart University

Giving Back To Our Communities During Covid-19 Pandemic, Kylie Roberts

Community Reflections

My first year in the SHU physical therapy program was unfortunately brought to a halt and transitioned online earlier this year due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Sadly, this pandemic has affected my family and me in more ways than school moving to online courses. My grandmother Gloria passed away due to COVID-19 in mid-April.


Seroprevalence, Biochemical Investigation And Risk Factor Assessment For Hbv & Hcv Infection In Hospital Based Patients Of Islamabad, Pakistan, Narmeen Adnan Rana, Bushra Munir, Nazeer Hussain, Nazia Imtiaz, Muhammad Asif Gondal Dr., Fahed Parvaiz Dr. 2020 COMSATS University Islamabad

Seroprevalence, Biochemical Investigation And Risk Factor Assessment For Hbv & Hcv Infection In Hospital Based Patients Of Islamabad, Pakistan, Narmeen Adnan Rana, Bushra Munir, Nazeer Hussain, Nazia Imtiaz, Muhammad Asif Gondal Dr., Fahed Parvaiz Dr.

Journal of Bioresource Management

Viral hepatitis poses a serious threat to mankind. Hepatitis B and C Virus are blood borne pathogens that affect millions of individually globally. This study was conducted on a hospital-based population in Islamabad, Pakistan over a period of 4 months, utilizing ELISA as the diagnostic technique which suggested a higher seroprevalence rate for both HBV and HCV i.e. 2.07% and 8.24% respectively. A correlational analysis of the biochemical parameters of these individuals with HBV and HCV infection was carried out and the results indicated a positive correlation of HBV with Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP), HCV with Total Bilirubin ...


Early Covid-19 Interventions Failed To Replicate St. Louis Vs. Philadelphia Outcomes In The United States, Aliea M. Jalali, Brent M. Peterson, Thushara Galbadage 2020 Biola University

Early Covid-19 Interventions Failed To Replicate St. Louis Vs. Philadelphia Outcomes In The United States, Aliea M. Jalali, Brent M. Peterson, Thushara Galbadage

Faculty Articles & Research

The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has elicited an abrupt pause in the United States in multiple sectors of commerce and social activity. As the US faces this health crisis, the magnitude, and rigor of their initial public health response was unprecedented. As a response, the entire nation shutdown at the state-level for the duration of approximately one to three months. These public health interventions, however, were not arbitrarily decided, but rather, implemented as a result of evidence-based practices. These practices were a result of lessons learned during the 1918 influenza pandemic and the city-level non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) taken across ...


Potential Role Of Platelets In Covid‐19: Implications For Thrombosis, Milka Koupenova 2020 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Potential Role Of Platelets In Covid‐19: Implications For Thrombosis, Milka Koupenova

COVID-19 Publications by UMMS Authors

For the past 150 years, platelets have been recognized as the major blood component that mediates hemostasis and thrombosis. In more recent years, however, we have come to appreciate that platelets also perform profound immune functions during infection with various pathogens. We now recognize that platelets can also mediate a response to various RNA viruses such as influenza and that many viral infections, including the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS‐CoV‐2), can affect platelet count. Thrombocytopenia and increased coagulation have been independently associated with increased mortality. This article provides a perspective on the potential roles of platelets ...


Coronavirus Food Assistance Program For Livestock Producers, Bradley Lubben 2020 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program For Livestock Producers, Bradley Lubben

Extension Farm and Ranch Management

United States Congress and the President have approved multiple phases of COVID-19 assistance to date including the $2.3 trillion CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act passed in March that provides financial support for agricultural producers as a small part of the overall relief.

While agricultural producers and agribusinesses are eligible for two programs administered through the Small Business Administration, including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs), the primary support for agriculture is coming from USDA through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). The CARES Act provided $9.5 billion directly to the ...


Covid-19 Guidance For Places Of Worship And Providers Of Religious Services, JB Pritzker, Ngozi O. Ezike 2020 State of Illinois

Covid-19 Guidance For Places Of Worship And Providers Of Religious Services, Jb Pritzker, Ngozi O. Ezike

Pandemic Response and Religion in the USA: Law and Public Policy

No abstract provided.


Community And Faith-Based Organizations: Plan, Prepare, And Respond, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2020 Western Michigan University

Community And Faith-Based Organizations: Plan, Prepare, And Respond, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

Pandemic Response and Religion in the USA: Law and Public Policy

No abstract provided.


Faqs For Administrators And Leaders At Community- And Faith-Based Organizations, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2020 Western Michigan University

Faqs For Administrators And Leaders At Community- And Faith-Based Organizations, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

Pandemic Response and Religion in the USA: Health

No abstract provided.


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