Major fall in urgent skin cancer referrals during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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The SARS-CoV-2 cornovirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has significantly affected referrals of new suspected cancers from primary care to specialist services in the National Health Service (NHS) across the UK.  Amongst […]

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Recovery, Restoration and Risk: A Cross Sectional Survey of the Impact of COVID-19 on General Practitioners in the First UK City to Lockdown.

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Background The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted General Practitioners (GPs) immensely. Work patterns have changed, risk stratification has been proposed and clinicians’ mental health have been adversely affected. The COVID-19 prevalence […]

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Clinical and serological profile of asymptomatic and non-severe symptomatic COVID-19 cases: Lessons from primary care in Latin America.

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Chile, presents one of the highest incidences of Covid-19 infection in the world. Primary care can play a key role in early detection and contention of the disease. There is […]

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Requests from primary care for chest X-ray and CA125 measurements during the COVID-19 emergency: An observational study.

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During the first 3 months of 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic developed, it was noticed that requests from primary care for investigations were decreasing, including those that form part of […]

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Exploring the illness experiences amongst families living with 2019 coronavirus disease in Ghana: Three case reports.

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The 2019 corona virus disease (COVID-19) has wreaked havoc on countries, communities and households. Its effect on individuals and their families, although enormous, has not been adequately explored. We thus […]

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Family medicine internship support during the COVID-19 pandemic in Cape Town, South Africa – A narrative report.

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The health-service redesign that came with the preparation for the surge of COVID-19 had a potential of disrupting the Family Medicine internship programme like it did to many other health […]

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What items should be included in an early warning score for remote assessment of suspected COVID-19? qualitative and Delphi study.

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To develop items for an early warning score (RECAP: REmote COVID-19 Assessment in Primary Care) for patients with suspected COVID-19 who need escalation to next level of care.The study was […]

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Effects of the SARS-CoV2-Lockdown on Pediatric Care in the Rhine-Main Area.

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The effects of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic and lockdown on pediatric diseases and care are not well characterized in Germany.To investigate the effects of the […]

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Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and susceptibility to COVID-19.

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To identify whether active use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) increases susceptibility to developing suspected or confirmed COVID-19 compared to the use of other common analgesics.We performed a propensity score-matched […]

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Migrant Workers’ Needs and Perceptions While Lodged in a Shelter Home in India During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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India is combating a large-scale migrant crisis in many states during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The objective of this study was to identify migrant workers needs and perceptions […]

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The Cape Town International Convention Centre from the inside: The family physicians’ view of the ‛Hospital of Hope’.

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This short report captures the week-by-week reflections of a group of family physicians who joined the clinical and operational management teams tasked with providing the in-patient service of an 862-bed […]

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Re-organising primary health care to respond to the Coronavirus epidemic in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Cape Town is currently one of the hotspots for COVID-19 on the African continent. The Metropolitan Health Services have re-organised their primary health care (PHC) services to tackle the epidemic […]

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“At home, with care”: Lessons from New York City Home-based Primary Care practices managing COVID-19.

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COVID-19 required rapid innovation throughout the health care system. Home-based primary care (HBPC) practices faced unique challenges maintaining services for medically complex older populations for whom they needed to adapt […]

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Access considerations for a COVID-19 vaccine for South Africa.

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The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a defining point in human history, having far-reaching effects on all aspects of human life. In the race to find a vaccine, governments need […]

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Death and Grieving for Family Caregivers of Loved Ones With Life-Limiting Illnesses in the Era of COVID-19: Considerations for Case Managers.

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Family caregivers of a loved one with a life-limiting or terminal illness are often overwhelmed by, and underprepared for, their responsibilities. They often need help from family members and friends […]

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Availability of personal protective equipment and diagnostic and treatment facilities for healthcare workers involved in COVID-19 care: A cross-sectional study in Brazil, Colombia, and Ecuador.

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Many affected counties have had experienced a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. We aimed to investigate the needs of healthcare professionals and the […]

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Incidence of COVID-19 in patients with rheumatic disease: is prior health education more important than shielding advice during the pandemic?

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The COVID-19 pandemic has led to major changes in clinical practice on a global scale in order to protect patients. This includes the identification of vulnerable patients who should “shield” […]

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Changes in Primary Care Visits in the 24 Weeks After COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Orders Relative to the Comparable Time Period in 2019 in Metropolitan Chicago and Northern Illinois.

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In this brief report, we characterize pediatric primary care service utilization in metropolitan Chicago over the first 24 weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic response in relation to the comparable time period […]

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[Colon cancer screening in times of COVID-19].

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The coronavirus pandemic has a lasting influence on the healthcare landscape particularly in Germany, even though this crisis has currently been effectively managed. Patient visits to primary care physicians as […]

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Factors Associated with COVID-Related Mortality: the Case of Texas.

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Texas ranks 2nd in the count of COVID cases. Pre-existing disparities in healthcare may be intersecting with COVID-19 outcomes.To explore the relationship between county-level race/ethnic composition and COVID-19 mortality in […]

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COVID-19 Transmission in a Psychiatric Long-Term Care Rehabilitation Facility: An Observational Study.

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To report the clinical characteristics and transmission rate of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in a community inpatient long-term care psychiatric rehabilitation facility designed for persons with serious mental illness to […]

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Prevalence of Coronavirus Antibody Among First Responders in Lubbock, Texas.

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The ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has a major impact on first responders. Scarce personal protective equipment (PPE) has forced them to conserve and reuse some of their PPE. The […]

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Sero-epidemiological study of SARS-CoV-2 infection among healthcare personnel in a healthcare department.

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Estimate IgG antibody prevalence against SARS-CoV-2 in healthcare personnel (HCP) of a healthcare department (HD).Prevalence study. The presence of IgG antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 was determined in HCP of the HD. […]

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Health care for undocumented immigrants during the early phase of the Covid-19 pandemic in Lombardy, Italy.

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Despite concern on impact of COVID-19 pandemic on undocumented immigrants, quantitative evidence on the issue is scant. We analyse socioeconomic and heath conditions of 1,590 undocumented immigrants in Milan, Lombardy, […]

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