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  • [Bioethics guide on scarce medical resource allocation in Mexico]. [Journal Article]
    Salud Publica Mex. 2020 Jul 02 [Online ahead of print]Medina-Arellano MJ, Palacios-González C, Santos-Preciado JI
  • The bioethical inquiry about allocating fairly scarce health resources is not new, all countries around the world that were seriously afflicted by SARS-CoV-2 have issued triage guidelines in order to address the dilemmas raised by the pandemic. There is no question about the need to create bioethical guidelines, since its creation provides a degree of certainty that fair and ethical decisions are…
  • Cervical self-sampling yields useful cytology. [Journal Article]
    BJOG. 2020 Jul 01 [Online ahead of print]Denton KJ
  • Effective Cervical screening involves a complex sequence of interactions between women, clinical staff and systems. Even in well organised screening programmes, achieving high population coverage is challenging. The transition to using Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) testing as the primary screening modality, rather than cytology, has introduced the possibility of using a self-collected sample for th…
  • Risk prediction in acute medical care: the potassium story. [Journal Article]
    Acute Med. 2019; 18(1):2-3.Fløjstrup M, Brabrand M
  • The increased demand for secondary healthcare services has led to overflow in emergency departments and acute medical units throughout the world. And, as all patients therefore cannot be seen at once, most departments have introduced triage by experienced nurses at arrival. Triage is meant to predict time to be seen by a qualified healthcare professional and not - necessarily - to predict outcome.
  • Sweet syndrome with pulmonary involvement in a patient with myelodysplastic syndrome. [Journal Article]
    Dermatol Online J. 2020 Mar 15; 26(3)Mizes A, Khosravi H, … Patton T
  • We report a patient with Sweet syndrome involving the pulmonary system in the context of myelodysplastic syndrome. Although Sweet syndrome may involve a variety of organ systems, the pulmonary system is rarely affected and can result in poor clinical outcomes, including acute respiratory distress syndrome. Both cutaneous and pulmonary symptoms respond well to systemic corticosteroid therapy and e…
  • [The importance of triage in dental trauma. De differences between the hospital and dental practice]. [Journal Article]
    Ned Tijdschr Tandheelkd. 2020 May; 127(5):302-308.Dubois L, Helmers R, Braun AK
  • In dental trauma, the first thought is often: 'Where is that tooth?' And, of course, it is certainly true that fast repositioning is beneficial for the prognosis of the tooth. Nevertheless, it is extremely important to focus on the condition of the patient before focussing on the treatment. A structured approach is mandatory for optimal diagnosis and treatment. This includes possible concomitant …
  • Gastrointestinal Malignancies and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence-Based Triage to Surgery. [Review]
    J Gastrointest Surg. 2020 Jun 30 [Online ahead of print]Fligor SC, Wang S, … Callery MP
  • CONCLUSIONS: Moderate evidence suggests that delayed resection of colorectal cancer worsens survival; the impact of time to surgery on gastric and pancreatic cancer outcomes is uncertain. Early resection of gastrointestinal malignancies provides the best chance for curative therapy. During the COVID-19 pandemic, prioritization of procedures should account for available evidence on time to surgery and oncologic outcomes.
  • Surgical Practice in the Shadow of COVID-19 Outbreak. [Review]
    Arch Bone Jt Surg. 2020 Apr; 8(Suppl1):256-261.Abdi R, Shojaeian R, … Sheikh S
  • CONCLUSIONS: COVID-19 pandemic is a dynamic challenge for health system to save the healthcare staff and equipment resources by timely decisions. Healthcare workers are at the higher risk of contamination by COVID-19 especially in early phase of epidemic when the protection is sub-optimal.
  • COVID-19 and Dentistry: Prevention in Dental Practice, a Literature Review. [Review]
    Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Jun 26; 17(12)Villani FA, Aiuto R, … Re D
  • SARS-CoV-2 is a member of the family of coronaviruses. The first cases were recorded in Wuhan, China, between December 2019 and January 2020. Italy is one of the most affected countries in Europe. COVID-19 is a new challenge in modern dentistry. New guidelines are required in dental clinics to avoid contagion caused by cross-infections. A narrative review was performed using both primary sources,…
  • Agents and Robots for Collaborating and Supporting Physicians in Healthcare Scenarios. [Journal Article]
    J Biomed Inform. 2020 Jun 27 [Online ahead of print]Lanza F, Seidita V, Chella A
  • Monitoring patients through robotics telehealth systems is an interesting scenario where patients' conditions, and their environment, are dynamic and unknown variables. We propose to improve telehealth systems' features to include the ability to serve patients with their needs, operating as human caregivers. The objective is to support the independent living of patients at home without losing the…
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