Month: June 2022

Exploration of the Impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 on People Living With HIV in Kerman, Iran: A Qualitative Study by Zahra Jaafari

We explored the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on people living with HIV (PLWH) in Kerman, Iran. A convenience sample of 18 PLWH from a voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) center (August-October 2020) were invited to participate in face-to-face interviews. Inductive content analysis was performed with MAXQDA software. Six themes were identified:…

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Interleukin-6 blocking therapy for COVID-19: From immune pathogenesis to clinical outcomes by Fan Xiao

As a newly emerged infectious disease, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has caused millions of deaths, resulting in a global health challenge. Currently, several vaccines have been approved with significant benefits against disease transmission. However, effective therapies are still needed for the clinical management of infected COVID-19 patients. Available evidence has indicated elevated levels of…

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Recommendations on SARS-CoV-2 vaccination in adult patients with rheumatic diseases by Min Shen

Vaccination against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been promoted all over the world and has become an important measure to control the pandemic. Patients with rheumatic diseases are at high risk of 2019-nCoV severe infection, hence are the target population with high priority for vaccination. In 2021, under the leadership of the Chinese Rheumatology Association,…

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Mental Health amid COVID-19 Pandemic: Appropriate Coping Strategies by Israel Oluwasegun Ayenigbara

COVID-19 is a global public health crisis, and is turning to be a major mental health problem. This review provides a broad overview of mental health situations during COVID-19 pandemic in Africa and globally, while some preventive methods to improve mental health conditions during the pandemic were provided. In the Africa context, various government authorities…

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Comparison of Patients Diagnosed with First Episode Psychosis in the Psychiatry Clinic in the 1-Year Period before and after the COVID-19 Pandemic by Şeyma Sehlikoğlu

CONCLUSIONS: There are a limited number of studies comparing first-episode psychosis (FEP) patients in the PR and PS periods. This is the first study conducted in Turkey on this subject. The present study may contribute to the literature by examining the impact of the pandemic process on the epidemiology of psychiatric diseases.

Anxiety and Treatment Adherence among Glaucoma Patients during COVID-19 Pandemic and Earthquakes in Croatia by Dina Lešin Gaćina

CONCLUSION: Considerable proportion of patients with glaucoma have shown non-adherence to treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic. Anxiety severity was associated with lower adherence, thus indirectly influencing therapeutics outcomes. Special consideration should be given to the strategies promoting mental health and interventions focusing on treatment adherence in glaucoma patients in a time of emergencies.