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J Infect Dev Ctries ; 14(9): 994-1000, 2020 09 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33031087

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Mozambique is located on the East Coast of Africa and was one of the last countries affected by COVID-19. The first case was reported on 22 March 2020 and since then the cases have increased gradually as they have in other countries worldwide. Environmental and population characteristics have been analyzed worldwide to understand their possible association with COVID-19. This article seeks to highlight the evolution and the possible contribution of risk factors for COVID-19 severity according to the available data in Mozambique. The available data highlight that COVID-19 severity can be magnified mainly by hypertension, obesity, cancer, asthma, HIV/SIDA and malnutrition conditions, and buffered by age (youthful population). Due to COVID-19 epidemic evolution, particularly in Cabo Delgado, there is the need to increase laboratory diagnosis capacity and monitor compliance of preventive measures. Particular attention should be given to Cabo Delgado, including its isolation from other provinces, to overcome local transmission and the spread of SARS-CoV-2.


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Poluição do Ar/efeitos adversos , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/etiologia , Pneumonia Viral/etiologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Feminino , Humanos , Lactente , Recém-Nascido , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Moçambique/epidemiologia , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Prognóstico , Fatores de Proteção , Fatores de Risco , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Adulto Jovem
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PLoS One ; 15(9): e0239698, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32970764

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OBJECTIVES: Loneliness is a significant public health issue. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in lockdown measures limiting social contact. The UK public are worried about the impact of these measures on mental health outcomes. Understanding the prevalence and predictors of loneliness at this time is a priority issue for research. METHOD: The study employed a cross-sectional online survey design. Baseline data collected between March 23rd and April 24th 2020 from UK adults in the COVID-19 Psychological Wellbeing Study were analysed (N = 1964, 18-87 years, M = 37.11, SD = 12.86, 70% female). Logistic regression analysis examined the influence of sociodemographic, social, health and COVID-19 specific factors on loneliness. RESULTS: The prevalence of loneliness was 27% (530/1964). Risk factors for loneliness were younger age group (OR: 4.67-5.31), being separated or divorced (OR: 2.29), scores meeting clinical criteria for depression (OR: 1.74), greater emotion regulation difficulties (OR: 1.04), and poor quality sleep due to the COVID-19 crisis (OR: 1.30). Higher levels of social support (OR: 0.92), being married/co-habiting (OR: 0.35) and living with a greater number of adults (OR: 0.87) were protective factors. CONCLUSIONS: Rates of loneliness during the initial phase of lockdown were high. Risk factors were not specific to the COVID-19 crisis. Findings suggest that supportive interventions to reduce loneliness should prioritise younger people and those with mental health symptoms. Improving emotion regulation and sleep quality, and increasing social support may be optimal initial targets to reduce the impact of COVID-19 regulations on mental health outcomes.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/psicologia , Solidão , Pneumonia Viral/psicologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Ansiedade/epidemiologia , Betacoronavirus , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Prevalência , Fatores de Proteção , Fatores de Risco , Apoio Social , Reino Unido , Adulto Jovem
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(36): e21851, 2020 Sep 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32899013

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The association between tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α-308G/A, -238G/A, -863C/A, -1031T/C, and -857C/T) polymorphism and either chronic (CP) or aggressive (AgP) periodontitis susceptibility was conflicting. This meta-analysis aimed to quantitatively estimate the association.A total of 52 studies involving 5519 patients and 7260 controls were identified through a search of multiple electronic databases. Odds ratios (ORs) and their 95% confidence intervals using allele, homozygous, heterozygous, dominant, and recessive genetic models were computed to assess the strength of the association.The TNF-α-308G/A polymorphism was significantly associated with decreased risks of CP (GG vs AA: OR = 0.353, P < .001; GG+GA vs AA: OR = 0.480, P < .001) and AgP (G vs A: OR = 0.651, P < .001; GG vs AA: OR = 0.306, P < .001; GG+GA vs AA: OR = 0.384, P < .001) in Asians. There were no associations between TNF-α-238G/A, -863C/A, -1031T/C, -857C/T polymorphism and susceptibility to AgP. No associations were also found between CP susceptibility and TNF-α-238G/A, -857C/T polymorphism.These findings supported that TNF-α-308G/A polymorphism might be the protective factors of CP and AgP in Asians, and TNF-α-238G/A, -863C/A, -1031T/C, -857C/T polymorphism is not linked to AgP susceptibility.


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Predisposição Genética para Doença , Periodontite/genética , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/genética , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Humanos , Estudos Observacionais como Assunto , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Fatores de Proteção , Fatores de Risco
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Lancet ; 396(10254): 854-866, 2020 09 19.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32910907

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Asthma is a complex disease that often starts in childhood. Genomic and environmental factors as well as aberrant immune maturation early in life can contribute to the onset of disease, with great disparity over time and geographical regions. Epidemiological studies have scrutinised environmental exposures and attempted to translate these exposures into prevention strategies. Some approaches for patients with asthma have been successful (eg, smoking ban, the Finnish Asthma Programme), and primary prevention of wheeze in pre-school children (age 0-5 years) by the supplementation of vitamin D or fish oil, or both, to pregnant women seems promising. Several recent prevention initiatives are based on strong asthma-protective environmental microbial exposures associated with traditional rural lifestyles. Preclinical studies with various bacterial lysates, bacterial and dietary metabolites, or helminthic compounds have yielded promising results that await translation into clinical practice. Given the immense societal and individual burden of asthma, there is an urgent need to further develop novel strategies to eradicate the disease.


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Asma/epidemiologia , Asma/prevenção & controle , Prevenção Primária/métodos , Asma/dietoterapia , Asma/imunologia , Pré-Escolar , Suplementos Nutricionais/provisão & distribução , Exposição Ambiental/efeitos adversos , Feminino , Finlândia/epidemiologia , Óleos de Peixe/administração & dosagem , Óleos de Peixe/provisão & distribução , Humanos , Lactente , Recém-Nascido , Masculino , Gravidez , Prevalência , Fatores de Proteção , Fatores de Risco , Prevenção do Hábito de Fumar/métodos , Vitamina D/administração & dosagem , Vitamina D/provisão & distribução
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Trials ; 21(1): 809, 2020 Sep 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32993779

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BACKGROUND: Early reports indicate that COVID-19 may require intensive care unit (ICU) admission in 5-26% and overall mortality can rise to 11% of the recognised cases, particularly affecting the elderly. There is a lack of evidence-based targeted pharmacological therapy for its prevention and treatment. We aim to compare the effects of a World Health Organization recommendation-based education and a personalised complex preventive lifestyle intervention package (based on the same WHO recommendation) on the outcomes of the COVID-19. METHODS: PROACTIVE-19 is a pragmatic, randomised controlled clinical trial with adaptive "sample size re-estimation" design. Hungarian population over the age of 60 years without confirmed COVID-19 will be approached to participate in a telephone health assessment and lifestyle counselling voluntarily. Volunteers will be randomised into two groups: (A) general health education and (B) personalised health education. Participants will go through questioning and recommendation in 5 fields: (1) mental health, (2) smoking habits, (3) physical activity, (4) dietary habits, and (5) alcohol consumption. Both groups A and B will receive the same line of questioning to assess habits concerning these topics. Assessment will be done weekly during the first month, every second week in the second month, then monthly. The composite primary endpoint will include the rate of ICU admission, hospital admission (longer than 48 h), and mortality in COVID-19-positive cases. The estimated sample size is 3788 subjects per study arm. The planned duration of the follow-up is a minimum of 1 year. DISCUSSION: These interventions may boost the body's cardiovascular and pulmonary reserve capacities, leading to improved resistance against the damage caused by COVID-19. Consequently, lifestyle changes can reduce the incidence of life-threatening conditions and attenuate the detrimental effects of the pandemic seriously affecting the older population. TRIAL REGISTRATION: The study has been approved by the Scientific and Research Ethics Committee of the Hungarian Medical Research Council (IV/2428- 2 /2020/EKU) and has been registered at clinicaltrials.gov ( NCT04321928 ) on 25 March 2020.


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Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Educação em Saúde , Conhecimentos, Atitudes e Prática em Saúde , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Comportamento de Redução do Risco , Ensaios Clínicos Adaptados como Assunto , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Consumo de Bebidas Alcoólicas/efeitos adversos , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/mortalidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Exercício Físico , Comportamento Alimentar , Feminino , Nível de Saúde , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno , Humanos , Hungria , Masculino , Saúde Mental , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/mortalidade , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Ensaios Clínicos Pragmáticos como Assunto , Fatores de Proteção , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco , Fumar/efeitos adversos
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Cent Eur J Public Health ; 28(3): 208-218, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32997477

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OBJECTIVES: Fruit and vegetable intake has been reported as one of the significant protective factors against the development of cardiovascular diseases (CVD). This study aimed to assess the possible preventive effect of fruit and vegetable consumption on developing CVD. METHODS: A total of 398 participants (205 cases and 193 controls) referred for elective coronary angiography with clinical suspicion of coronary artery disease to Prince Hamza Hospital in Amman were enrolled in this case-control study. Dietary data were collected separately from each patient using interview-based food frequency questionnaire. RESULTS: The findings of the present study revealed that a total consumption of 3 servings of vegetable per day decreased significantly the risk of CVD to about 54% (OR = 0.46, 95% CI: 0.22-0.97, p = 0.033). Consumption of banana was found to reduce the risk of CVD to about 44% and 62% when consuming 1-2 and 3-6 servings/week, respectively, with p-value for trend 0.004. For the vegetables, the consumption of grape leaves and stuffed vegetables in general was significantly associated with lower risk of CVD. Increasing cauliflower consumption of 1-2 servings per week decreased CVD risk to about 37% (OR = 0.63, 95% CI: 0.38-0.98). Consuming up to 3-6 servings per week of mixed vegetables (OR = 0.10, 95% CI: 0.01-0.83) and onion (OR = 0.42, 95% CI: 0.22-0.80) revealed an inverse association with CVD development. CONCLUSIONS: Adding to the present evidence, consumption of some fruits and vegetables could be considered as preventive factor against developing CVD. However, the association of consuming vegetables with preventing CVD was higher than the fruit consumption.


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Doenças Cardiovasculares/prevenção & controle , Dieta/estatística & dados numéricos , Frutas , Verduras , Doenças Cardiovasculares/epidemiologia , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Humanos , Jordânia/epidemiologia , Fatores de Proteção
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Ann Rheum Dis ; 79(11): 1393-1399, 2020 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32769150

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OBJECTIVES: To describe patients with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases (AIRD) who had COVID-19 disease; to compare patients who required hospital admission with those who did not and assess risk factors for hospital admission related to COVID-19. METHODS: An observational longitudinal study was conducted during the pandemic peak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (1 March 2020 to 24 April). All patients attended at the rheumatology outpatient clinic of a tertiary hospital in Madrid, Spain with a medical diagnosis of AIRD and with symptomatic COVID-19 were included. The main outcome was hospital admission related to COVID-19. The covariates were sociodemographic, clinical and treatments. We ran a multivariable logistic regression model to assess risk factors for the hospital admission. RESULTS: The study population included 123 patients with AIRD and COVID-19. Of these, 54 patients required hospital admission related to COVID-19. The mean age on admission was 69.7 (15.7) years, and the median time from onset of symptoms to hospital admission was 5 (3-10) days. The median length of stay was 9 (6-14) days. A total of 12 patients died (22%) during admission. Compared with outpatients, the factors independently associated with hospital admission were older age (OR: 1.08; p=0.00) and autoimmune systemic condition (vs chronic inflammatory arthritis) (OR: 3.55; p=0.01). No statistically significant findings for exposure to disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs were found in the final model. CONCLUSION: Our results suggest that age and having a systemic autoimmune condition increased the risk of hospital admission, whereas disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs were not associated with hospital admission.


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Doenças Autoimunes/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Hospitalização/estatística & dados numéricos , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , Doenças Reumáticas/epidemiologia , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Assistência Ambulatorial , Antirreumáticos/uso terapêutico , Artrite Reumatoide/tratamento farmacológico , Artrite Reumatoide/epidemiologia , Doenças Autoimunes/tratamento farmacológico , Betacoronavirus , Diabetes Mellitus/epidemiologia , Feminino , Glucocorticoides/uso terapêutico , Cardiopatias/epidemiologia , Humanos , Hipertensão/epidemiologia , Tempo de Internação/estatística & dados numéricos , Estudos Longitudinais , Pneumopatias/epidemiologia , Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico/tratamento farmacológico , Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico/epidemiologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Doença Mista do Tecido Conjuntivo/tratamento farmacológico , Doença Mista do Tecido Conjuntivo/epidemiologia , Análise Multivariada , Pandemias , Polimialgia Reumática/tratamento farmacológico , Polimialgia Reumática/epidemiologia , Fatores de Proteção , Doenças Reumáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Fatores de Risco , Fatores Sexuais , Síndrome de Sjogren/tratamento farmacológico , Síndrome de Sjogren/epidemiologia , Espanha/epidemiologia , Espondiloartropatias/tratamento farmacológico , Espondiloartropatias/epidemiologia , Inibidores do Fator de Necrose Tumoral/uso terapêutico
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Am J Geriatr Psychiatry ; 28(10): 1030-1039, 2020 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32753338

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OBJECTIVE: To examine the psychological distress and the associated predictor factors of the 2019 corona-virus disease (COVID-19) on survivors in the early convalescence in Shenzhen. METHOD: A survey questionnaire consisting of post-traumatic stress disorder self-rating scale (PTSD-SS), self-rating depression scale (SDS), and self-rating anxiety scale (SAS) was presented to COVID-19 survivors still in quarantine. Scores of each scale and subscale were dependent variables in the Mann-Whitney test and stepwise regression analysis. RESULTS: A total of 126 subjects were included in the study, the mean scores of PTSD-SS, SDS, and SAS were 45.5 ± 18.9, 47.3 ± 13.1, and 43.2 ± 10.2, respectively, meanwhile, 9 (31.0%), 28 (22.2%), and 48 (38.1%) of the survivors met the cut-score for clinical significant symptoms of stress response, anxiety, and depression, respectively. Infected family members, and postinfection physical discomforts were significantly associated with scores on all three scales. Social support, retirement, and being female had significant associations with the PTSD-SS score. The survivors aged 60 or above experienced less severe stress response symptoms, fewer emotional symptoms of depression, and fewer anxiety symptoms than younger survivors. CONCLUSION: The occurrence rate of psychological distress among the COVID-19 survivors in early convalescence was high, highlighting the need for all COVID-19 survivors to be screened for psychological distress regularly for timely intervention. The predictors indicated by the current study may help to identify those at high-risk. Besides, the results indicated the older survivors suffered less emotional reactivity and fewer stress response symptoms from infectious diseases than the younger ones.


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Ansiedade/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/psicologia , Depressão/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/psicologia , Aposentadoria/estatística & dados numéricos , Apoio Social , Transtornos de Estresse Pós-Traumáticos/epidemiologia , Estresse Psicológico/epidemiologia , Sobreviventes/estatística & dados numéricos , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Ansiedade/psicologia , Betacoronavirus , China/epidemiologia , Convalescença , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/fisiopatologia , Depressão/psicologia , Emprego/estatística & dados numéricos , Família , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/fisiopatologia , Fatores de Proteção , Angústia Psicológica , Fatores de Risco , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Fatores Sexuais , Transtornos de Estresse Pós-Traumáticos/psicologia , Estresse Psicológico/psicologia , Sobreviventes/psicologia
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Isr Med Assoc J ; 8(22): 435-438, 2020 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32812718

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BACKGROUND: The 2019 severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic continued into 2020, and the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) associated death toll increased. OBJECTIVES: To analyze COVID-19 death rates in European countries or regions to determine whether there was a significant association between bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination policy and lower rates of COVID-19 related deaths. METHODS: Certain Northern European countries or regions had low death rates regardless of BCG policy. The authors assumed the consumption of foods containing salmiak (NH4Cl) was a common and peculiar cause of the reduced COVID-19 related death rates in these countries, because NH4Cl is a known lysosomotropic agent, which has been indicated to inhibit or prevent SARS-CoV infection. To check the possible effectiveness of salmiak consumption against COVID-19 related death, the authors used a linear regression model with the death rate as the dependent variable and BCG-policy and salmiak consumption score as independent variables. RESULTS: Using least squares regression and a robust standard error algorithm, the authors found a significant effect exerted by the independent variables (P < 0.0005 for BCG and P = 0.001 for salmiak). Salmiak score alone was significant (P = 0.016) when using least squares regression with robust error algorithm. CONCLUSIONS: The results seem to confirm an association between BCG-positive vaccination policy and salmiak consumption, and lower death rates from COVID-19. Implementing BCG vaccination policy and fortification of foods with salmiak (NH4Cl) may have a significant impact on the control of SARS-CoV epidemic.


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Cloreto de Amônio , Vacina BCG , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Aromatizantes , Alimentos Fortificados , Política de Saúde , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Infecções por Coronavirus/mortalidade , Europa (Continente)/epidemiologia , Humanos , Modelos Lineares , Pneumonia Viral/mortalidade , Fatores de Proteção
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0237960, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32822413

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BACKGROUND: In addition to the lack of COVID-19 diagnostic tests for the whole Spanish population, the current strategy is to identify the disease early to limit contagion in the community. AIM: To determine clinical factors of a poor prognosis in patients with COVID-19 infection. DESIGN AND SETTING: Descriptive, observational, retrospective study in three primary healthcare centres with an assigned population of 100,000. METHOD: Examination of the medical records of patients with COVID-19 infections confirmed by polymerase chain reaction. Logistic multivariate regression models adjusted for age and sex were constructed to analyse independent predictive factors associated with death, ICU admission and hospitalization. RESULTS: We included 322 patients (mean age 56.7 years, 50% female, 115 (35.7%) aged ≥ 65 years): 123 (38.2) were health workers (doctors, nurses, auxiliaries). Predictors of ICU admission or death were greater age (OR = 1.05; 95%CI = 1.03 to 1.07), male sex (OR = 2.94; 95%CI = 1.55 to 5.82), autoimmune disease (OR = 2.82; 95%CI = 1.00 to 7.84), bilateral pulmonary infiltrates (OR = 2.86; 95%CI = 1.41 to 6.13), elevated lactate-dehydrogenase (OR = 2.85; 95%CI = 1.28 to 6.90), elevated D-dimer (OR = 2.85; 95%CI = 1.22 to 6.98) and elevated C-reactive protein (OR = 2.38; 95%CI = 1.22 to 4.68). Myalgia or arthralgia (OR = 0.31; 95%CI = 0.12 to 0.70) was protective factor against ICU admission and death. Predictors of hospitalization were chills (OR = 5.66; 95%CI = 1.68 to 23.49), fever (OR = 3.33; 95%CI = 1.89 to 5.96), dyspnoea (OR = 2.92; 95%CI = 1.62 to 5.42), depression (OR = 6.06; 95%CI = 1.54 to 40.42), lymphopenia (OR = 3.48; 95%CI = 1.67 to 7.40) and elevated C-reactive protein (OR = 3.27; 95%CI = 1.59 to 7.18). Anosmia (OR = 0.42; 95%CI = 0.19 to 0.90) was the only significant protective factor for hospitalization after adjusting for age and sex. CONCLUSION: Determining the clinical, biological and radiological characteristics of patients with suspected COVID-19 infection will be key to early treatment and isolation and the tracing of contacts.


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Betacoronavirus/genética , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Infecções por Coronavirus/mortalidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Feminino , Hospitalização , Humanos , Unidades de Terapia Intensiva , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mortalidade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/mortalidade , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase , Prognóstico , Fatores de Proteção , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Fatores Sexuais , Espanha/epidemiologia , Adulto Jovem
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1252: 195-197, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32816282

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Pregnancy and lactation represent the most effective protective elements against breast cancer; counter-intuitively breast cancer incidence shows a small but noticeable increase up to 5 years after delivery. The cumulative effect is however favourable and women show a reduction in breast cancer risk which is proportional to the total duration of lactation and to the number of full-term pregnancies.


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Neoplasias da Mama/etiologia , Neoplasias da Mama/prevenção & controle , Lactação , Gravidez , Fatores de Proteção , Aleitamento Materno , Feminino , Humanos , Fatores de Risco
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J Affect Disord ; 277: 75-84, 2020 12 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32799107

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BACKGROUND: Mental health of the population during COVID-19 quarantine could be at risk. Previous studies in short quarantines, found mood-related and anxiety symptomatology. Here we aimed to characterize the subtypes of psychological distress associated with quarantine, assess its prevalence, explore risk/protective factors, and possible mechanisms. METHODS: Online cross-sectional data (n = 4408) was collected during the Argentine quarantine, between 1st-17th April 2020 along a small replication study (n = 644). Psychological distress clusters were determined using latent profile analysis on a wide-range of symptoms using the complete Brief-Symptom Inventory-53. Multinomial and Elastic-net regression were performed to identify risk/protective factors among trait-measures (Personality and Resilience) and state-measures (COVID-19 related fear and coping-skills). RESULTS: Three latent-classes defined by symptom severity level were identified. The majority of individuals were classified in the mild (40.9%) and severe classes (41.0%). Participants reported elevated symptoms of Phobic-Anxiety (41.3%), Anxiety (31.8%), Depression (27.5%), General-Distress (27.1%), Obsession-Compulsion (25.1%) and Hostility (13.7%). Logistic-regressions analyses mainly revealed that women, young individuals, having a previous psychiatric diagnosis or trauma, having high levels of trait-neuroticism and COVID-related fear, were those at greater risk of psychological distress. In contrast, adults, being married, exercising, having upper-class income, having high levels of trait-resilience and coping-skills, were the most protected. Mediation analysis, showed that state-measures mediated the association between trait-measures and class-membership. CONCLUSIONS: Quarantine was associated intense psychological distress. Attention should be given to COVID-19-related fear and coping-skills as they act as potential mediators in emotional suffering during quarantine.


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Ansiedade/psicologia , Depressão/psicologia , Angústia Psicológica , Quarentena/psicologia , Adaptação Psicológica , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Argentina , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus , Estudos Transversais , Exercício Físico/psicologia , Medo/psicologia , Feminino , Humanos , Renda , Análise de Classes Latentes , Masculino , Estado Civil , Transtornos Mentais/psicologia , Saúde Mental , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neuroticismo , Pandemias , Personalidade , Pneumonia Viral , Fatores de Proteção , Trauma Psicológico/psicologia , Resiliência Psicológica , Fatores de Risco , Estresse Psicológico/psicologia , Adulto Jovem
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Transplantation ; 104(8): 1695-1702, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32732849

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BACKGROUND: Reports about prognosis of adults receiving small pediatric-donor kidneys (PDK) as compared to those receiving elder pediatric or adult donor kidneys (ADKs) are controversial. This study aimed to examine the outcomes of adults receiving small PDK and possible prognostic factors. METHODS: The records of adults who received kidneys from donors < 10 years old at our center from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2018 were reviewed. RESULTS: A total of 121 adults were small PDK recipients. Twenty-three patients received 29 biopsies or nephrectomy between 6 and 896 days posttransplantation days. Seven patients (30.4%) had pediatric donor glomerulopathy (PDG), which developed from 113 to 615 days posttransplantation. The incidence of proteinuria and hematuria was significantly higher in the PDG group. The characteristic pathological finding in PDG was irregular lamination and splintering of the glomerular basement membrane (GBM). Donor age, donor weight, and donor kidney volume were significantly less in PDG cases compared with the non-PDG cases. For the risk factors of PDG, increasing urinary RBC count during follow-up was an independent predictor, while increasing donor age and body weight were protective factors. PDG was not a significant risk factor for Scr increasing of PDKs. CONCLUSIONS: PDG is a potential cause of abnormal urinalysis in adults receiving small PDKs. The pathological characteristic change of PDG is splitting and lamination of GBM. Persistent hematuria after transplantation in recipients of PDK is a predictor of PDG development.


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Glomerulonefrite/patologia , Hematúria/epidemiologia , Transplante de Rim/efeitos adversos , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/epidemiologia , Proteinúria/epidemiologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Aloenxertos/anatomia & histologia , Aloenxertos/patologia , Biópsia , Peso Corporal , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Feminino , Seguimentos , Membrana Basal Glomerular/patologia , Sobrevivência de Enxerto , Hematúria/etiologia , Hematúria/patologia , Hematúria/urina , Humanos , Lactente , Falência Renal Crônica/cirurgia , Transplante de Rim/métodos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Tamanho do Órgão , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/etiologia , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/patologia , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/urina , Prognóstico , Fatores de Proteção , Proteinúria/etiologia , Proteinúria/patologia , Proteinúria/urina , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Doadores de Tecidos , Resultado do Tratamento , Adulto Jovem
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Stroke Vasc Neurol ; 5(3): 302-307, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32817272

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Coronavirus pandemic is the most important public health event in the world currently. Patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in a critical state are at risk of progressing rapidly into many serve complications; they require a high level of care from ICU nurses. How to avoid the virus to infect health care worker is also a critical issue. Based on the summarized experience of Chinese health workers, literature review and clinical practice, this article introduced donning and doffing of personal protective equipment (PPE) protocol and some keypoints of nursing critical care in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): caring of patients requiring intubation and ventilation, venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention, caring of patients on ECMO, caring for patients requiring enteral nutrition, psychological support and nursing management of COVID-19 ICU. This article introduced a useful protocol of donning and doffing personal protective equipment to protect health care workers, and provided key points for the ICU nurses how to take care of COVID-19 patients.


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Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/enfermagem , Enfermagem de Cuidados Críticos , Controle de Infecções , Transmissão de Doença Infecciosa do Paciente para o Profissional/prevenção & controle , Unidades de Terapia Intensiva , Exposição Ocupacional/prevenção & controle , Equipamento de Proteção Individual , Pneumonia Viral/enfermagem , Padrões de Prática em Enfermagem , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/transmissão , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Interações Hospedeiro-Parasita , Humanos , Saúde do Trabalhador , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/transmissão , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Fatores de Proteção , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco , Virulência
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0237329, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32822365

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BACKGROUND: Although the suicide rate in China has decreased over the past 20 years, there have been reports that the younger age group has been experiencing an increased incidence of completed suicide. Given that undergraduate groups are at higher risks of suicidality, it is important to monitor and screen for risk factors for suicidal ideation and behaviors to ensure their well-being. OBJECTIVE: To examine the risk and protective factors contributing to suicidality among undergraduate college students in seven provinces in China. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study involving 13,387 college students from seven universities in Ningxia, Shandong, Shanghai, Jilin, Qinghai, Shaanxi, and Xinjiang. Data were collected using self-report questionnaires. RESULTS: Higher scores in the psychological strain, depression, anxiety, stress, and psychache (psychological risk factors for suicidality) and lower scores in self-esteem and purpose in life (psychological protective factors against suicidality) were associated with increased suicidality among undergraduate students in China. Demographic factors which were associated with higher risks of suicidality were female gender, younger age, bad academic results, were an only child, non-participation in school associations, and had an urban household registration. Perceived good health was protective against suicidality. CONCLUSIONS: Knowing the common risk and protective factors for suicidality among Chinese undergraduate students is useful in developing interventions targeted at this population and to guide public health policies on suicide in China.


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Autoimagem , Estudantes/psicologia , Ideação Suicida , Suicídio/prevenção & controle , Ansiedade/complicações , Ansiedade/epidemiologia , Ansiedade/psicologia , China/epidemiologia , Estudos Transversais , Depressão/complicações , Depressão/epidemiologia , Depressão/psicologia , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Fatores de Proteção , Fatores de Risco , Autorrelato/estatística & dados numéricos , Estresse Psicológico/complicações , Estresse Psicológico/epidemiologia , Estresse Psicológico/psicologia , Estudantes/estatística & dados numéricos , Suicídio/psicologia , Suicídio/estatística & dados numéricos , Inquéritos e Questionários , Universidades/estatística & dados numéricos , Adulto Jovem
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Indian J Med Res ; 151(5): 459-467, 2020 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32611916

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Background & objectives: Healthcare workers (HCWs) are at an elevated risk of contracting COVID-19. While intense occupational exposure associated with aerosol-generating procedures underlines the necessity of using personal protective equipment (PPE) by HCWs, high-transmission efficiency of the causative agent [severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)] could also lead to infections beyond such settings. Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), a repurposed antimalarial drug, was empirically recommended as prophylaxis by the National COVID-19 Task Force in India to cover such added risk. Against this background, the current investigation was carried out to identify the factors associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection among HCWs in the country. Methods: A case-control design was adopted and participants were randomly drawn from the countrywide COVID-19 testing data portal maintained by the ICMR. The test results and contact details of HCWs, diagnosed as positive (cases) or negative (controls) for SARS-CoV-2 using real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR), were available from this database. A 20-item brief-questionnaire elicited information on place of work, procedures conducted and use of PPE. Results: Compared to controls, cases were slightly older (34.7 vs. 33.5 yr) and had more males (58 vs. 50%). In multivariate analyses, HCWs performing endotracheal intubation had higher odds of being SARS-CoV-2 infected [adjusted odds ratio (AOR): 4.33, 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.16-16.07]. Consumption of four or more maintenance doses of HCQ was associated with a significant decline in the odds of getting infected (AOR: 0.44; 95% CI: 0.22-0.88); a dose-response relationship existed between frequency of exposure to HCQ and such reductions (χ[2] for trend=48.88; P <0.001). In addition, the use of PPE was independently associated with the reduction in odds of getting infected with SARS-CoV-2. Interpretations & conclusions: Until results of clinical trials for HCQ prophylaxis become available, this study provides actionable information for policymakers to protect HCWs at the forefront of COVID-19 response. The public health message of sustained intake of HCQ prophylaxis as well as appropriate PPE use need to be considered in conjunction with risk homoeostasis operating at individual levels.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/transmissão , Pessoal de Saúde , Transmissão de Doença Infecciosa do Paciente para o Profissional/prevenção & controle , Exposição Ocupacional , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/transmissão , Adolescente , Adulto , Antimaláricos/uso terapêutico , Betacoronavirus , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Feminino , Humanos , Hidroxicloroquina/uso terapêutico , Índia/epidemiologia , Intubação Intratraqueal/estatística & dados numéricos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Exposição Ocupacional/prevenção & controle , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Equipamento de Proteção Individual/estatística & dados numéricos , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Fatores de Proteção , Fatores de Risco , Inquéritos e Questionários , Adulto Jovem
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