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Trials ; 21(1): 827, 2020 Oct 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33008479

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OBJECTIVES: We aimed to test our hypothesis that additional administration of traditional Japanese (Kampo) medicine, kakkonto (kakkon-to: KT) and shosaikotokakikyosekko (sho-saiko-to-ka-kikyo-sekko: SSKKS), is more effective in relieving symptoms and preventing the onset of severe infection in mild-to-moderate COVID-19 patients compared to those treated only with conventional treatment. TRIAL DESIGN: The study is designed as a multi-center, interventional, parallel-group, randomized (1:1 ratio), investigator-sponsored, two-arm study. PARTICIPANTS: Patients and inpatients will be recruited from 8 Japanese academic and non-academic hospitals. The inclusion and exclusion criteria are as follows: Inclusion criteria: 1. Diagnosed as positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) 2. Clinical stages of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 3. Symptomatic 4. ≥ 20 years of age 5. Male or female 6. Ability to communicate in Japanese 7. Outpatients and inpatients 8. Provided informed consent Exclusion criteria: 1. Difficulty in providing informed consent due to dementia, psychosis, or psychiatric symptoms 2. Allergic to Kampo or Western medicines used in this study 3. Pregnant and lactating 4. Unable to follow up 5. Participating in another clinical trial or interventional study 6. Hypokalemic or taking oral furosemide or steroids 7. Determined unsuitable for this study by the physician INTERVENTION AND COMPARATOR: Patients in the control group will receive conventional treatment with antipyretics, painkillers, or antitussives for symptoms that occurred after they contracted the SARS-CoV-2 infection. Patients in the Kampo group will receive 2.5 g of KT (TJ-1@TSUMURA and Co.) and 2.5 g of SSKKS (TJ-109@TSUMURA and Co.) 3 times a day, orally, for 14 days in addition to the conventional treatment as mentioned above. MAIN OUTCOMES: The number of days till at least one of the symptoms (fever, cough, sputum, malaise, shortness of breath) improves in the first 14 days of treatment. To assess the cough, sputum, malaise, and shortness of breath, a numeric rating scale will be used to define improvement in terms of a 2-point decrease in the number of days from the start of treatment for at least 2 days. Fever will be defined as an improvement when the temperature is less than 37 °C. RANDOMIZATION: Patients are randomized (1:1 ratio) to each group using the minimization method, with balancing of the arms with severity of disease stage and patient age (< 65, 65 to < 75, or ≥ 75 years). Computer-generated random numbers will be used for the minimization method. BLINDING (MASKING): Open-label with no blinding NUMBERS TO BE RANDOMIZED (SAMPLE SIZE): The main research hypothesis of this study is that the combination of Kampo medicine and conventional treatment will significantly improve the patients' symptoms (fever, fatigue, cough, sputum, and shortness of breath) during the first 14 days of treatment as compared with conventional treatment alone. Concerning the analysis of the primary endpoint, the duration of time before improvement of at least one of the common cold-like symptoms (fever, malaise, cough, sputum, and shortness of breath) will be estimated using the Kaplan-Meier method, and the survival curves will be compared between groups using the log-rank test. Assuming this method of analysis and based on previous studies reporting the efficacy of Kampo medicine for COVID-19 and H1N1 influenza patients, the median survival time in the Kampo medicine group is estimated as 3 days; this time will be 1.5 times longer in the control group. Assuming a one-sided significance level of 5%, a power of 70%, and an allocation ratio of 1:1, the required sample size is calculated as 126 cases. To compensate for a loss in follow-up, we plan to include 150 cases in both groups (Kampo group = 75, control group = 75). TRIAL STATUS: Protocol version 1.2 as of August 20, 2020 Recruitment start (expected): October 1, 2020 Recruitment finish (expected): October 31, 2023 TRIAL REGISTRATION: Japan Registry of Clinical Trials (jRCT) jRCTs021200020 . Registered on August 25, 2020 FULL PROTOCOL: The full protocol is attached as an additional file and is accessible from the Trials website (Additional file 1). In the interest of expediting the dissemination of this material, the familiar formatting has been eliminated; this Letter serves as a summary of the key elements of the full protocol.


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Antivirais/uso terapêutico , Betacoronavirus/efeitos dos fármacos , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/uso terapêutico , Medicina Kampo , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Antivirais/efeitos adversos , Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Quimioterapia Combinada , Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/efeitos adversos , Feminino , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno , Humanos , Japão , Masculino , Estudos Multicêntricos como Assunto , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Fatores de Tempo , Resultado do Tratamento
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Can J Surg ; 63(5): E393-E394, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33009900

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SUMMARY: The impact of waiting for surgery on the mental health of patients usually receives little attention. Because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the waits for elective surgery have been lengthening, potentially inducing or exacerbating mental health burdens. Provinces' health systems need to provide better support to assess not only patients' physical health, but also their mental health, and provide them with timely access to care based on need. A stepped care approach is needed to mitigate negative mental health effects associated with prolonged waits for elective operations. To provide the best care possible, we need to recognize and address both the physical and mental health problems of our waiting patients.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Procedimentos Cirúrgicos Eletivos/psicologia , Controle de Infecções/normas , Saúde Mental , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Cuidados Pré-Operatórios/métodos , Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Canadá/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/transmissão , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Procedimentos Cirúrgicos Eletivos/normas , Acesso aos Serviços de Saúde/normas , Humanos , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/transmissão , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Fatores de Tempo , Tempo para o Tratamento , Listas de Espera
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Colomb Med (Cali) ; 51(2): e4266, 2020 Jun 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33012884

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Background: The best scientific evidence is required to design effective Non-pharmaceutical interventions to help policymakers to contain COVID-19. Aim: To describe which Non-pharmaceutical interventions used different countries and a when they use them. It also explores how Non-pharmaceutical interventions impact the number of cases, the mortality, and the capacity of health systems. Methods: We consulted eight web pages of transnational organizations, 17 of international media, 99 of government institutions in the 19 countries included, and besides, we included nine studies (out of 34 identified) that met inclusion criteria. Result: Some countries are focused on establishing travel restrictions, isolation of identified cases, and high-risk people. Others have a combination of mandatory quarantine and other drastic social distancing measures. The timing to implement the interventions varied from the first fifteen days after detecting the first case to more than 30 days. The effectiveness of isolated non-pharmaceutical interventions may be limited, but combined interventions have shown to be effective in reducing the transmissibility of the disease, the collapse of health care services, and mortality. When the number of new cases has been controlled, it is necessary to maintain social distancing measures, self-isolation, and contact tracing for several months. The policy decision-making in this time should be aimed to optimize the opportunities of saving lives, reducing the collapse of health services, and minimizing the economic and social impact over the general population, but principally over the most vulnerable. The timing of implementing and lifting interventions could have a substantial effect on those objectives.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Política de Saúde , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Formulação de Políticas , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/mortalidade , Assistência à Saúde/organização & administração , Humanos , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/mortalidade , Quarentena , Isolamento Social , Fatores de Tempo
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Biomed Res Int ; 2020: 2854186, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33015160

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Objectives: To evaluate the role of short-term low-dose glucocorticoids in mild COVID-19 patients. Methods: We conducted a retrospective, cross-sectional, single-center study in Kunming, China. A total of 33 mild COVID-19 cases were divided into two treatment groups (with and without glucocorticoids, methylprednisolone, were used in this setting), and the absolute value of peripheral blood lymphocyte count; CD3+, CD4+, and CD8+ T cell counts; and the time to achieve negative transformation of a nucleic acid pharyngeal swab were recorded. Peripheral blood lymphocyte and T cell counts were compared between the treatment group and 25 healthy individuals. At the point of time when there was a 50% accumulation conversion rate (positive to negative nucleic acid on pharyngeal swab), and the nucleic acid turned negative in half of the patients in two groups, the peripheral blood lymphocyte and T cell counts were compared between treatment groups. Results: The mean cumulative time for the 50% negative conversion rate of the nucleic acid in the pharyngeal swab was 17.7 ± 5.1 days and 13.9 ± 5.4 days in the glucocorticoid group and the nonglucocorticoid group, respectively. The absolute peripheral blood lymphocyte count and the T cell subset count in the glucocorticoid group were lower than those in the nonglucocorticoid group. When the nucleic acid turned negative in half of the patients, the absolute value of peripheral blood lymphocyte count and CD4+ T cells of the glucocorticoid group and the nonglucocorticoid group was not significantly different; the CD3+ and CD8+ T cells in the glucocorticoid group were lower than those in the nonglucocorticoid group. The absolute peripheral blood lymphocyte count, CD3+ T cells, and CD4+ T cells in the glucocorticoid group were lower than those of the healthy group during the whole disease period, and CD8+ T cells returned to normal at 19-21 days of the disease period. There was no significant difference between the nonglucocorticoid group and the healthy group for absolute peripheral blood lymphocyte and CD8+ T cells; moreover, CD3+ T cells and CD4+ T cells were lower in the nonglucocorticoid group than those in the healthy group from the day of admission to the 18th day and returned to normal at the period of 19-21 days. The absolute peripheral lymphocyte count (P = 0.048, effect size d = 0.727) and T cell subset count (CD3: P = 0.042, effect size d = 0.655; CD4: P < 0.01, effect size d = 0.599; and CD8: P = 0.034, effect size d = 0.550) in the nonglucocorticoid group were higher than those in the glucocorticoid group, and the difference between the groups was statistically significant. Conclusions: This study found that the use of short-term, low-dose glucocorticoids does not negatively influence the clinical outcome, without affecting the final clearance of viral nucleic acid in mild COVID-19 patients.


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Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Glucocorticoides/administração & dosagem , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Adolescente , Adulto , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Criança , China/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Humanos , Contagem de Linfócitos , Masculino , Metilprednisolona/administração & dosagem , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Subpopulações de Linfócitos T/imunologia , Fatores de Tempo , Resultado do Tratamento , Adulto Jovem
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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33036132

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The continued spread of COVID-19 suggests a significant possibility of reimposing the lockdowns and stricter social distancing similar to the early phase of pandemic control. We present a dynamic model to quantify the impact of isolation for the contagion curves. The model is calibrated to the COVID-19 outbreak in Spain to study the effects of the isolation enforcement following the declaration of the state of alarm (14 March 2020). The simulations indicate that both the timing and the intensity of the isolation enforcement are crucial for the COVID-19 spread. For example, a 4-day earlier intervention for social distancing would have reduced the number of COVID-19 infected people by 67%. The model also informs us that the isolation enforcement does not delay the peak day of the epidemic but slows down its end. When relaxing social distancing, a reduction of the contagion probability (with the generalization of preventive actions, such as face mask wearing and hands sanitizing) is needed to overcome the effect of a rise in the number of interpersonal encounters. We report a threshold level for the contagion pace to avoid a second COVID-19 outbreak in Spain.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Surtos de Doenças/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Quarentena , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Humanos , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Espanha/epidemiologia , Fatores de Tempo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4952, 2020 10 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33009368

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We present the Danish Disease Trajectory Browser (DTB), a tool for exploring almost 25 years of data from the Danish National Patient Register. In the dataset comprising 7.2 million patients and 122 million admissions, users can identify diagnosis pairs with statistically significant directionality and combine them to linear disease trajectories. Users can search for one or more disease codes (ICD-10 classification) and explore disease progression patterns via an array of functionalities. For example, a set of linear trajectories can be merged into a disease trajectory network displaying the entire multimorbidity spectrum of a disease in a single connected graph. Using data from the Danish Register for Causes of Death mortality is also included. The tool is disease-agnostic across both rare and common diseases and is showcased by exploring multimorbidity in Down syndrome (ICD-10 code Q90) and hypertension (ICD-10 code I10). Finally, we show how search results can be customized and exported from the browser in a format of choice (i.e. JSON, PNG, JPEG and CSV).


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Progressão da Doença , Software , Algoritmos , Dinamarca , Humanos , Fatores de Tempo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4939, 2020 10 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33009390

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Acoustic communication is enabled by the evolution of specialised hearing and sound producing organs. In this study, we performed a large-scale macroevolutionary study to understand how both hearing and sound production evolved and affected diversification in the insect order Orthoptera, which includes many familiar singing insects, such as crickets, katydids, and grasshoppers. Using phylogenomic data, we firmly establish phylogenetic relationships among the major lineages and divergence time estimates within Orthoptera, as well as the lineage-specific and dynamic patterns of evolution for hearing and sound producing organs. In the suborder Ensifera, we infer that forewing-based stridulation and tibial tympanal ears co-evolved, but in the suborder Caelifera, abdominal tympanal ears first evolved in a non-sexual context, and later co-opted for sexual signalling when sound producing organs evolved. However, we find little evidence that the evolution of hearing and sound producing organs increased diversification rates in those lineages with known acoustic communication.


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Acústica , Evolução Biológica , Gafanhotos/classificação , Gafanhotos/genética , Filogenia , Vocalização Animal , Animais , Teorema de Bayes , Genoma Mitocondrial , Gafanhotos/anatomia & histologia , Audição/fisiologia , Modelos Biológicos , Som , Fatores de Tempo , Transcriptoma/genética
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G Ital Nefrol ; 37(5)2020 Oct 05.
Artigo em Italiano | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33026203

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We report the case of a 93-year-old woman on haemodialysis treatment for more than 30 months and with multiple comorbidities who recovered from a Covid-19 infection without any significant clinical problems. The patient has shown a delay in viral clearance with swab test negativization (confirmed) after 33 days; after testing positive again, she has resulted persistently negative, (confirmed after 49 days). After the first negative swab, IgG and IgM antibodies have been found; these have remained persistently positive after a month. As well as highlighting an unexpected resilience in an extremely fragile context, the analysis of this case draws attention to patients' management and, potentially, to the need to arrange dialysis treatments in isolation for some time after their "laboratory recovery".


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Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Diálise Renal , Sobreviventes , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Anticorpos Antivirais/sangue , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Calcitriol/uso terapêutico , Técnicas de Laboratório Clínico , Comorbidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Quimioterapia Combinada , Feminino , Heparina/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Hidroxicloroquina/uso terapêutico , Imunoglobulina G/sangue , Imunoglobulina M/sangue , Nasofaringe/virologia , Inibidores da Agregação de Plaquetas/uso terapêutico , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Fatores de Tempo
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(41): e22197, 2020 Oct 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33031262

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OBJECTIVE: This meta-analysis aimed to review the available evidence and evaluate the necessity of immediate coronary angiography (CAG) to obtain positive outcomes for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients without ST segment elevation. DATA SOURCES: Web of Science, PubMed, Embase, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure, Wanfang, and SinoMed databases. STUDY SELECTION: We included observational and case-control studies of outcomes among individuals without ST segment elevation experiencing OHCA who had immediate, delayed, or no CAG. DATA EXTRACTION: We extracted study details, as well as patient characteristics and outcomes. DATA SYNTHESIS: Six studies (n = 2665) investigating mortality until discharge demonstrated a significant increase in survival benefit with early CAG (odds ratio [OR] = 1.78; 95%CI = 1.51-2.11; I = 81%; P < .0001). Seven studies (n = 2909) showed a significant preservation of neurological functions with early CAG at discharge (OR = 1.66; 95%CI = 1.37-2.02; P < .00001). Four studies (n = 1357) investigating survival outcomes with middle-term follow-up revealed no significant benefit with early CAG (OR = 1.21; 95%CI = 0.93-1.57; I = 66%; P = .15). CONCLUSIONS: Our meta-analysis demonstrates that there may be significant benefits in performing immediate CAG on patients who experience OHCA without ST segment elevation.


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Angiografia Coronária , Parada Cardíaca Extra-Hospitalar/diagnóstico por imagem , Humanos , Parada Cardíaca Extra-Hospitalar/mortalidade , Taxa de Sobrevida , Fatores de Tempo
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(41): e22482, 2020 Oct 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33031280

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RATIONALE: Acute pancreatitis (AP) is one of the most common diseases of gastroenterological emergency with a highly variable clinical course and the incidence being on the rise in recent years. Posttraumatic diaphragmatic hernia is an uncommon disease and may manifest immediately or several years after the incident. Delayed presentation of traumatic diaphragmatic hernia associated with AP is relatively rare. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 26-year-old male with history of left chest knife injury 10 years ago, had AP due to delayed traumatic diaphragmatic hernia 5 days after Dragon Boat Race. DIAGNOSES: Thoracoabdominal computerized tomography detected left diaphragmatic hernia with pancreatic head displacement. Emergency surgery confirmed the diagnosis. INTERVENTIONS: Emergency surgery to reduce and repair the hernia. OUTCOMES: The patient was discharged from the hospital on the sixth postoperative day and no recurrence of pancreatitis during follow-up. LESSONS: For patients without obvious etiology of AP, clinicians should be highly vigilant and inquire the history in detail. For patients with trauma, the relevant examination should be improved, and the pancreatitis caused by traumatic diaphragmatic hernia should be treated with emergency operation immediately.


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Hérnia Diafragmática Traumática/complicações , Pancreatite/etiologia , Doença Aguda , Adulto , Hérnia Diafragmática Traumática/diagnóstico por imagem , Hérnia Diafragmática Traumática/cirurgia , Humanos , Masculino , Fatores de Tempo , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X , Ferimentos Perfurantes/complicações
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JAMA ; 324(14): 1429-1438, 2020 10 13.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33048153

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Importance: The prevalence of leading risk factors for morbidity and mortality in the US significantly varies across regions, states, and neighborhoods, but the extent these differences are associated with a person's place of residence vs the characteristics of the people who live in different places remains unclear. Objective: To estimate the degree to which geographic differences in leading risk factors are associated with a person's place of residence by comparing trends in health outcomes among individuals who moved to different areas or did not move. Design, Setting, and Participants: This retrospective cohort study estimated the association between the differences in the prevalence of uncontrolled chronic conditions across movers' destination and origin zip codes and changes in individuals' likelihood of uncontrolled chronic conditions after moving, adjusting for person-specific fixed effects, the duration of time since the move, and secular trends among movers and those who did not move. Electronic health records from the Veterans Health Administration were analyzed. The primary analysis included 5 342 207 individuals with at least 1 Veterans Health Administration outpatient encounter between 2008 and 2018 who moved zip codes exactly once or never moved. Exposures: The difference in the prevalence of uncontrolled chronic conditions between a person's origin zip code and destination zip code (excluding the individual mover's outcomes). Main Outcomes and Measures: Prevalence of uncontrolled blood pressure (systolic blood pressure level >140 mm Hg or diastolic blood pressure level >90 mm Hg), uncontrolled diabetes (hemoglobin A1c level >8%), obesity (body mass index >30), and depressive symptoms (2-item Patient Health Questionnaire score ≥2) per quarter-year during the 3 years before and the 3 years after individuals moved. Results: The study population included 5 342 207 individuals (mean age, 57.6 [SD, 17.4] years, 93.9% men, 72.5% White individuals, and 12.7% Black individuals), of whom 1 095 608 moved exactly once and 4 246 599 never moved during the study period. Among the movers, the change after moving in the prevalence of uncontrolled blood pressure was 27.5% (95% CI, 23.8%-31.3%) of the between-area difference in the prevalence of uncontrolled blood pressure. Similarly, the change after moving in the prevalence of uncontrolled diabetes was 5.0% (95% CI, 2.7%-7.2%) of the between-area difference in the prevalence of uncontrolled diabetes; the change after moving in the prevalence of obesity was 3.1% (95% CI, 2.0%-4.2%) of the between-area difference in the prevalence of obesity; and the change after moving in the prevalence of depressive symptoms was 15.2% (95% CI, 13.1%-17.2%) of the between-area difference in the prevalence of depressive symptoms. Conclusions and Relevance: In this retrospective cohort study of individuals receiving care at Veterans Health Administration facilities, geographic differences in prevalence were associated with a substantial percentage of the change in individuals' likelihood of poor blood pressure control or depressive symptoms, and a smaller percentage of the change in individuals' likelihood of poor diabetes control and obesity. Further research is needed to understand the source of these associations with a person's place of residence.


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Transtorno Depressivo/epidemiologia , Diabetes Mellitus/epidemiologia , Migração Humana/estatística & dados numéricos , Hipertensão/epidemiologia , Obesidade/epidemiologia , Características de Residência/estatística & dados numéricos , Doença Crônica/epidemiologia , Doença Crônica/etnologia , Transtorno Depressivo/etnologia , Diabetes Mellitus/etnologia , Registros Eletrônicos de Saúde/estatística & dados numéricos , Feminino , Geografia Médica , Migração Humana/tendências , Humanos , Hipertensão/etnologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Obesidade/etnologia , Prevalência , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Fatores de Tempo , Incerteza , Estados Unidos/epidemiologia , Estados Unidos/etnologia , Serviços de Saúde para Veteranos Militares/estatística & dados numéricos
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JAMA ; 324(14): 1419-1428, 2020 10 13.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33048155

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Importance: Coagulopathy may deter physicians from performing a lumbar puncture. Objective: To determine the risk of spinal hematoma after lumbar puncture in patients with and without coagulopathy. Design, Setting, and Participants: Danish nationwide, population-based cohort study using medical registries to identify persons who underwent lumbar puncture and had cerebrospinal fluid analysis (January 1, 2008-December 31, 2018; followed up through October 30, 2019). Coagulopathy was defined as platelets lower than 150 × 109/L, international normalized ratio (INR) greater than 1.4, or activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) longer than 39 seconds. Exposures: Coagulopathy at the time of lumbar puncture. Main Outcomes and Measures: Thirty-day risk of spinal hematoma. Risks were provided as numbers and percentages with 95% CIs. Secondary analyses included risks of traumatic lumbar puncture (>300 × 106 erythrocytes/L after excluding patients diagnosed with subarachnoid hemorrhage). Adjusted hazard rate ratios (HRs) were computed using Cox regression models. Results: A total of 83 711 individual lumbar punctures were identified among 64 730 persons (51% female; median age, 43 years [interquartile range, 22-62 years]) at the time of the procedure. Thrombocytopenia was present in 7875 patients (9%), high INR levels in 1393 (2%), and prolonged APTT in 2604 (3%). Follow-up was complete for more than 99% of the study participants. Overall, spinal hematoma occurred within 30 days for 99 of 49 526 patients (0.20%; 95% CI, 0.16%-0.24%) without coagulopathy vs 24 of 10 371 patients (0.23%; 95% CI, 0.15%-0.34%) with coagulopathy. Independent risk factors for spinal hematoma were male sex (adjusted hazard ratio [HR], 1.72; 95% CI, 1.15-2.56), those aged 41 through 60 years (adjusted HR, 1.96; 95% CI, 1.01-3.81) and those aged 61 through 80 years (adjusted HR, 2.20; 95% CI, 1.12-4.33). Risks did not increase significantly according to overall severity of coagulopathy, in subgroup analyses of severity of coagulopathy by pediatric specialty or medical indication (infection, neurological condition, and hematological malignancy), nor by cumulative number of procedures. Traumatic lumbar punctures occurred more frequently among patients with INR levels of 1.5 to 2.0 (36.8%; 95% CI, 33.3%-40.4%), 2.1 to 2.5 (43.7%; 95% CI, 35.8%-51.8%), and 2.6 to 3.0 (41.9% 95% CI 30.5-53.9) vs those with normal INR (28.2%; 95% CI, 27.7%-28.75%). Traumatic spinal tap occurred more often in patients with an APTT of 40 to 60 seconds (26.3%; 95% CI, 24.2%-28.5%) vs those with normal APTT (21.3%; 95% CI, 20.6%-21.9%) yielding a risk difference of 5.1% (95% CI, 2.9%-7.2%). Conclusions and Relevance: In this Danish cohort study, risk of spinal hematoma following lumbar puncture was 0.20% among patients without coagulopathy and 0.23% among those with coagulopathy. Although these findings may inform decision-making about lumbar puncture by describing rates in this sample, the observed rates may reflect bias due to physicians selecting relatively low-risk patients for lumbar puncture.


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Transtornos da Coagulação Sanguínea/complicações , Hematoma/etiologia , Doenças da Coluna Vertebral/etiologia , Punção Espinal/efeitos adversos , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Transtornos da Coagulação Sanguínea/sangue , Líquido Cefalorraquidiano/química , Criança , Estudos de Coortes , Dinamarca/epidemiologia , Feminino , Humanos , Coeficiente Internacional Normatizado , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Tempo de Tromboplastina Parcial , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , Sistema de Registros/estatística & dados numéricos , Fatores de Risco , Punção Espinal/estatística & dados numéricos , Trombocitopenia/epidemiologia , Fatores de Tempo , Adulto Jovem
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Am Surg ; 86(9): 1062-1066, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33049165

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BACKGROUND: Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have overtaken warfarin as the preferred anticoagulants for stroke prevention with atrial fibrillation and for treatment of venous thromboembolism. Despite the increased prevalence of DOACs, literature studying their impact on trauma patients with intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) remains limited. Most DOAC reversal agents have only been recently available, and concerns for worse outcomes with DOACs among this population remain. This study aims to assess the outcomes of patients with traumatic ICH taking DOACs compared with those taking warfarin. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients with traumatic ICH over a 5-year period was conducted. Demographics, injury severity, medication, and outcome data were collected for each patient. Patients taking warfarin and DOACs were compared. RESULTS: 736 patients had traumatic ICH over the study period, 75 of which were on either DOACs (25 patients) or warfarin (50 patients). The median age of the anticoagulated patients was 78 years; 52% were female, and 91% presented secondary to a fall. DOACs were reversed at close to half the rate of warfarin (40% vs 77%; P = .032). Despite this, the 2 groups had similar rates of worsening examination, need for operative intervention, and in-hospital mortality. In the follow-up, fewer patients taking DOACs had died at 6-months postinjury compared with those taking warfarin (8% vs 30%; P = .041). DISCUSSION: Despite DOACs being reversed at nearly half the rate of warfarin, patients presenting with traumatic ICH on warfarin had higher 6-month mortality suggesting a potential survival advantage for DOACs over warfarin in this population.


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Fibrilação Atrial/tratamento farmacológico , Hemorragia Intracraniana Traumática/complicações , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/prevenção & controle , Varfarina/administração & dosagem , Administração Oral , Idoso , Anticoagulantes/administração & dosagem , Fibrilação Atrial/complicações , Coagulação Sanguínea/efeitos dos fármacos , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Hemorragia Intracraniana Traumática/sangue , Hemorragia Intracraniana Traumática/mortalidade , Masculino , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/etiologia , Taxa de Sobrevida/tendências , Fatores de Tempo , Estados Unidos/epidemiologia
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 5012, 2020 10 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33024096

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Understanding changes in human mobility in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic is crucial for assessing the impacts of travel restrictions designed to reduce disease spread. Here, relying on data from mainland China, we investigate the spatio-temporal characteristics of human mobility between 1st January and 1st March 2020, and discuss their public health implications. An outbound travel surge from Wuhan before travel restrictions were implemented was also observed across China due to the Lunar New Year, indicating that holiday travel may have played a larger role in mobility changes compared to impending travel restrictions. Holiday travel also shifted healthcare pressure related to COVID-19 towards locations with lower healthcare capacity. Network analyses showed no sign of major changes in the transportation network after Lunar New Year. Changes observed were temporary and did not lead to structural reorganisation of the transportation network during the study period.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Viagem/tendências , Betacoronavirus , China/epidemiologia , Assistência à Saúde , Férias e Feriados , Humanos , Densidade Demográfica , Saúde Pública , Fatores de Tempo , Transportes
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Mol Cell ; 80(1): 127-139.e6, 2020 10 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33007253

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Human spliceosomes contain numerous proteins absent in yeast, whose functions remain largely unknown. Here we report a 3D cryo-EM structure of the human spliceosomal C complex at 3.4 Å core resolution and 4.5-5.7 Å at its periphery, and aided by protein crosslinking we determine its molecular architecture. Our structure provides additional insights into the spliceosome's architecture between the catalytic steps of splicing, and how proteins aid formation of the spliceosome's catalytically active RNP (ribonucleoprotein) conformation. It reveals the spatial organization of the metazoan-specific proteins PPWD1, WDR70, FRG1, and CIR1 in human C complexes, indicating they stabilize functionally important protein domains and RNA structures rearranged/repositioned during the Bact to C transition. Structural comparisons with human Bact, C∗, and P complexes reveal an intricate cascade of RNP rearrangements during splicing catalysis, with intermediate RNP conformations not found in yeast, and additionally elucidate the structural basis for the sequential recruitment of metazoan-specific spliceosomal proteins.


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Fatores de Processamento de RNA/química , Fatores de Processamento de RNA/metabolismo , Spliceossomos/metabolismo , Animais , Catálise , Células HeLa , Humanos , Íntrons/genética , Modelos Moleculares , Complexos Multiproteicos/metabolismo , Complexos Multiproteicos/ultraestrutura , Ligação Proteica , Estabilidade Proteica , RNA/química , RNA/metabolismo , Ribonucleoproteínas/metabolismo , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Especificidade da Espécie , Fatores de Tempo
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Acta Med Indones ; 52(3): 283-289, 2020 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33020339

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a new infectious disease that spreads very rapidly and therefore, WHO has declared it as a global pandemic disease. The main clinical symptoms found in COVID-19 patients are cough and fever; however, in some cases, diarrhea can be one of the early symptoms. The present case report describes a patient who came with a complaint of diarrhea without fever and she was later confirmed to be positive for COVID-19 during hospitalization. The presence of unspecified initial symptoms calls for greater vigilance from health workers in establishing diagnosis patients with COVID-19.


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Betacoronavirus/genética , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Diarreia/etiologia , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , RNA Viral/análise , Idoso , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Diarreia/diagnóstico , Feminino , Humanos , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Fatores de Tempo
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