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IOP Conference Series Earth and Environmental Science ; 1118(1):012034, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2188011

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, Riau Province experienced an increase in fish consumption as an effort to improve the immune system in preventing the transmission of COVID-19. The increase in fish consumption is in line with the increase in the production of snakehead fish commodity fisheries in Riau Province. However, research on the nutritional content of snakehead fish from Riau waters has not been reported. So, this study aimed to characterize the snakehead fish meat's amino acid and mineral profiles. Snakehead fish was obtained from Bengkuang Lake, Riau Province then analyzed physically (fish freshness detection, morphometrics, and fish body proportions) and chemically (proximate, amino acids, and minerals). The results showed that the snakehead fish meat obtained from Riau waters was in fresh condition with a body length of 30.33 cm and a body weight of 252 g, which was dominated by the proportion of the body part of the meat of 37.38%. Based on chemical characteristics, snakehead fish meat contained 16.99% protein and 1.96% ash. Snakehead fish meat also had dominant amino acids, namely leucine 0.539% and glutamic acid 1.446%. Furthermore, snakehead fish meat minerals were dominated by Fe 6.217% and Zn 2.235%. The presence of amino acids leucine, glutamic acid, and Fe and Zn minerals play an important role in the wound healing process and immune system.

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Particuology ; 2022.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-2182172

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A wide range of polymer-based drug delivery systems have been reported for the treatment of various diseases. However, the dosing regimen of many drugs, such as stimulator of interferon genes agonists, programmed cell death protein-1 antibodies, and coronavirus disease 2019 vaccines, consists of repeated intratumoral or intramuscular injections. These repeated administrations may lead to poor adherence, thus resulting in compromised therapeutic outcomes and increased financial burden. Here, we developed a multidose drug delivery platform by engineering polylactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) with different molecular weights into self-healing single-cavity microcapsules (SSM). This approach showed a flexible collocation strategy to achieve customized pulsatile drug release and was fully degradable with good safety. Notably, this single-injection delivery system contains only PLGA, holding great promise for clinical translation. © 2022 Chinese Society of Particuology and Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences

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Wounds UK ; 18(4):37-40, 2022.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-2170153

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A mobile application for wound care (Minuteful) was trailed over a seven-month period in an acute inpatient setting in Northwest England. During the trial an increase in the availability of wound photography was noted (+37%), a reduction in inappropriate tissue viability nurse reviews (-10%) and the identification of mis-reported pressure ulcers (n=65). Challenges noted during the implementation included initial software compatibility issues with the tablets available on the wards and poor staff engagement. Overall, this initial trial indicates the potential safety, economic and service efficiency improvements that may be possible via implementation of mobile application technology in wound care. Further robust studies are needed to explore the initial findings of this trial in greater depth. Copyright © 2022, OmniaMed Communications Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Altex ; 37(4):U2, 2020.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-2170062
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Annals of Burns & Fire Disasters ; 35(4):347-347, 2022.
Article in English | Academic Search Complete | ID: covidwho-2167298

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The article presents the discussion on forced interruption due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Topics include scientific program included sessions related to burn local treatment, burn general and surgical care, enzymatic debridement for burn wounds, scars and reconstruction;and MBC's educational activities despite the current worldwide international climate of crisis and still uncertain situation.

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Wounds International ; 13(4):62-63, 2022.
Article in English | CINAHL | ID: covidwho-2167178
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The Latin Americanist ; 66(4):461-462, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2157109
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J Wound Care ; 31(Sup12):S22-s28, 2022.
Article in English | PubMed | ID: covidwho-2155824

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OBJECTIVE: During the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic, to prevent the transmission of the virus, the use of personal protection products and equipment were recommended by international and national organisations. The need to use it more frequently and for a long time can damage the skin of health professionals. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence and factors associated with skin lesions in health professionals resulting from the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). METHOD: This was a cross-sectional exploratory study through an online questionnaire. The first part of the questionnaire collected socio-labour characterisation data and the second part related to exposure factors. The variables were analysed according to the prevalence and the odds ratio (OR), within a 95% confidence interval (CI). RESULTS: Of the 398 participants who met the inclusion criteria, 65.3% were self-diagnosed with skin lesions: 37.3% with pressure injury, 25.8% with contact/allergic dermatitis and 2.7% with acne. Regarding the use of PPE, of the 240 professionals who reported using an N95 mask, 80.4% developed injuries, 70.4% of which related to a work regime of >6 hours per day (OR: 2.08, 95% CI: 1.79-2.42). CONCLUSION: The results of this study showed a significant prevalence of skin lesions in health professionals. Among exposure factors, the N95 mask and goggles stand out. Longer or more frequent exposure time to personal protective products and equipment proved to be important factors to be considered.

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Sociologia & Antropologia ; 11:151-155, 2021.
Article in Portuguese | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2154430

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Escrito no início do primeiro ano da pandemia, em abril de 2020, o artigo relembra a pesquisa precursora de Oracy Nogueira que fez da doença um tema sociológico. Vozes de Campos do Jordão: experiencias sociais e psíquicas do tuberculoso pulmonar no Estado de São Paulo, re-editado pela Fiocruz em 2009, resulta de dissertação de mestrado defendida em 1945 na Escola Livre de Sociologia e Política de São Paulo. Nogueira busca, para além das causas orgânicas, as representações, os significados e estereótipos atribuídos ã doença que informavam a conduta social segregadora. Do diagnóstico à almejada cura, passando pelo isolamento dos doentes em estação de cura, o estudo desvenda a experiência da doença sob os pontos de vista sociológico e psicológico. O conceito de estigma, mais tarde cunhado por Erving Goffman para dar conta desse tipo de construção da distáncia social transpira no estudo de Nogueira.Alternate :Written at the beginning of the covid-19 pandemics, in April 2020, the article recalls the innovative research by Oracy Nogueira that developed a sociological approach to the subject of illness. Voices from Campos do Jordao: social and psychic experiences of pulmonary tuberculosis in the State of São Paulo, re-edited by Fiocruz in 2009, results from his master's thesis, defended in 1945 at the Free School of Sociology and Politics of São Paulo. Beyond the organic causes, Nogueira seeks the representations, meanings and stereotypes attributed to the disease that informed a segregating social conduct. From diagnosis to the desired cure, through the experience of isolation in a healing clinic, the study unveils the sociological and psychological dimensios of the disease. The concept of stigma, later coined by Erving Goffman to account for this type of social distance, insinuates itself in the approach proposed by Nogueira.

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Journal of Autoethnography ; 3(4):576-583, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2154393

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The mind of a woman in labor is unparalleled in both strength and vulnerability. In this personal essay, I recount how I harnessed my memories about my mother and grief over her recent passing to cope with the isolation and pain of my labor and delivery on June 2, 2020—what became known as Blackout Tuesday—during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a first-time mother, being dropped off at the hospital while in pre-labor and walking through the double doors alone triggered the memories of entering the intensive care unit at the hospital where my mother died—the last time I had been in a hospital. It was a reminder that some spaces have room only for one. With my memory as my companion and labor support until my husband and I were permitted to be reunited hours after both testing negative for the virus, I navigate the meaning and purpose of pain as I push closer to giving life. This essay emerged during my first year of motherhood, out of my grapple with giving life while healing from my mother’s death, to gradually unveil my long-sought proverbial bend in the road.

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The Canadian Yearbook of International Law ; 59:517-557, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2150906

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Statements Made on the Introduction of Legislation / Déclarations sur l’introduction de la législation United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act / Loi sur la Déclaration des Nations Unies sur les droits des peuples autochtones Canada-United Kingdom Trade Continuity Agreement Implementation Act / Loi de mise en œuvre de l’Accord de continuité commerciale Canada–Royaume-Uni Statements in Response to Questions / Déclarations en réponse aux questions environment / environnement Biodiversity / Biodiversité Climate Change / Changement climatique Energy / Énergie foreign affairs / affaires étrangères Iran Israel / Israël Myanmar Russia / Russie Taiwan / Taïwan Ukraine United States / États-Unis health / santé COVID-19 human rights / droits de la personne Anti-Semitism / Antisémitisme Canadians Abroad / Canadiens à l’étranger China / Chine Ethiopia / Éthiopie Hong Kong Sri Lanka humanitarian intervention and aid / aide et intervention humanitaire Ethiopia / Éthiopie Palestine migration Immigration Refugees / Réfugiés trade and economy / commerce et économie Aerospace / Aérospatiale Agriculture Arms Trafficking / Trafic d’armes Electric Vehicle Tax Credit / Crédit d’impôt pour l’achat de véhicules électriques Foreign Workers / Travailleurs étrangers Investment / Investissements Newcomers / Nouveaux arrivants Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) / Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques (OCDE) Pipelines / Oléoducs Security / Sécurité Softwood Lumber / Bois d’œuvre résineux Supply Management / Gestion de l’offre Taxation / Fiscalité Tourism / Tourisme Trade Agreements / Accords commerciaux Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) / Accord économique et commercial global entre le Canada et l’Union européenne (AÉCG) Agreement between Canada, the United States of America and the United Mexican States (CUSMA) / Accord entre le Canada, les États-Unis d’Amérique et les États-Unis mexicains (ACÉUM) Trade in Weapons / Ventes d’armes Vaccines / Vaccins Women in Business / Femmes entrepreneures World Trade Organization / Organisation mondiale du commerce Statements Made on the Introduction of Legislation / Déclarations sur l’introduction de la législation bill c-15: united nations declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples act / loi c-15: loi sur la déclaration des nations unies sur les droits des peuples autochtones 1 L’hon. The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 2 is an international human rights instrument that affirms the rights that constitute the minimum standards for the survival, dignity and well-being of indigenous peoples. The bill makes a number of important statements in the preamble by acknowledging the importance of the Declaration as a framework for reconciliation, healing and peace;recognizing inherent rights;acknowledging the importance of respecting treaties and agreements;and emphasizing the need to take diversity across and among indigenous peoples into account in implementing the legislation. By requiring the Government of Canada to, first, take measures to align federal law with the Declaration in clause 5;second, to develop an action plan in consultation and co-operation with indigenous peoples in clause 6;and third, to report to Parliament annually on progress in clause 7, Bill C-15 proposes a clear pathway to stronger, more resilient relationships between the government and indigenous peoples.

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TDR: The Drama Review (Cambridge University Press) ; 66(4):37-55, 2022.
Article in English | Academic Search Complete | ID: covidwho-2147962

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Enforced restriction of movement and social distancing regulations during the pandemic pushed a Nigerian-based church with global membership to innovate liveness without co-presence. The church purportedly transcended time-space limits in miracle performances during their Distance Is Not a Barrier digital sessions. [ FROM AUTHOR]

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International Journal of Molecular Sciences ; 23(23):14959, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2163435

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Pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic progressive lung disease that steadily leads to lung architecture disruption and respiratory failure. The development of pulmonary fibrosis is mostly the result of previous acute lung inflammation, caused by a wide variety of etiological factors, not resolved over time and causing the deposition of fibrotic tissue in the lungs. Despite a long history of study and good coverage of the problem in the scientific literature, the effective therapeutic approaches for pulmonary fibrosis treatment are currently lacking. Thus, the study of the molecular mechanisms underlying the transition from acute lung inflammation to pulmonary fibrosis, and the search for new molecular markers and promising therapeutic targets to prevent pulmonary fibrosis development, remain highly relevant tasks. This review focuses on the etiology, pathogenesis, morphological characteristics and outcomes of acute lung inflammation as a precursor of pulmonary fibrosis;the pathomorphological changes in the lungs during fibrosis development;the known molecular mechanisms and key players of the signaling pathways mediating acute lung inflammation and pulmonary fibrosis, as well as the characteristics of the most common in vivo models of these processes. Moreover, the prognostic markers of acute lung injury severity and pulmonary fibrosis development as well as approved and potential therapeutic approaches suppressing the transition from acute lung inflammation to fibrosis are discussed.

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Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies ; 34(1/2):73-96, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2124619

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Can visual interaction with artwork prompt healing? Can the brain recover from traumatic experiences and help heal the whole body? Since the 1940s, art therapists have claimed that the production of art can help heal past traumas. Similarly, occupational therapists have employed techniques from arts and crafts since the end of World War II to retrain soldiers helping them recover from the trauma of war. The global Covid-19 pandemic has caused health-related and psychological problems-isolation, increased anxiety, and fear-for people of all ages, with the rates of such traumas affecting children tripling over the past two years. According to the Nebraska-based quilting company, Accuquilt, during the first six months of pandemic isolation in 2020, sales more than doubled as new customers showed a desire to participate in arts and crafts from home. This essay explores various approaches to the arts to determine how art may restore dignity and health following traumatic experiences.

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Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice ; 29:100583, 2022.
Article in English | ScienceDirect | ID: covidwho-2122903

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As healthcare workers, we are used to putting others first. But how can we effectively care for our patients if our own mental and physical health is suffering? Plagued by long and irregular work shifts, short staffing and inadequate equipment and supplies, increased documentation and administrative demands resulting in less time to provide direct care to patients, continuous exposure to disease and human suffering, and poor work-life balance, we face a myriad of stressors on a daily basis. Stressors that directly affect our mental, physical, and spiritual health, can spill over into our personal lives, and put us at risk for professional burnout. These issues have been further exacerbated by the COVID pandemic. Earlier this year, the Surgeon General declared addressing burnout among healthcare workers to be a national priority1. In the midst of this crisis, it is increasingly imperative that we invest more in our own self-care. There is a growing body of research that supports how spending time interacting with, and connecting to, nature can elicit profound healing and may be just the prescription we need.

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Journal of Applied Communication Research ; 50:S3-S9, 2022.
Article in English | Web of Science | ID: covidwho-2121667

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Embodied transnationalism is characterized by intimate experiences of human-made political borders that define, limit, and restrict flows of the "Other." In the Quarantined Across Borders collection, contributors from immigrant and diasporic backgrounds address the material and discursive differences in how they experience the pandemic in terms of a public health crisis and public policy response that intersects racialized gender, class, citizenship status, and profession.

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Pharmacological Research - Modern Chinese Medicine ; : 100199, 2022.
Article in English | ScienceDirect | ID: covidwho-2120389

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Background The COVID-19 pandemic is a serious challenge to human medicines. Modern medicine (MM) has been excellent in identifying the virus, sequencing its mutants, and monitoring the pandemic progress. However, due to lack of effective antivirals in the first two years of the pandemic, MM treated COVID-19 mainly by conventional supportive care with limited efficacy. In China, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been actively participating the control of COVID-19, and the combination of TCM and conventional supportive care has shown better efficacies than the conventional care alone. Purpose: Clinical studies have shown that TCM treats COVID-19 through a holistic action, such as repairing organ injuries, anti-inflammation, immunoregulation and antiviral activities, etc. However, it is not clear how TCM is able to achieve these effects, and the scientific interpretation of TCM theories is lacking. This review aims to elucidate the scientific basis underlying TCM theories in the context of host-pathogen interaction and provide a working model for TCM in treating infectious diseases. Procedure: This review focuses on the essential components of host-pathogen interaction and performs an in-depth analysis of current literatures, including TCM theories and clinical studies as well as the most recent findings of tolerance (self-healing) mechanism in biomedical sciences. Conclusion: TCM treats COVID-19 through a holistic regulation of host responses, particularly by promoting patients’ self-healing power and balancing immune responses. Compared to the pathogen-centered MM, the host-centered TCM doesn't require specific antivirals and has less side-effects and drug resistance. This review provides a scientific insight into the mechanism of TCM and sheds a light on the prospective integration of TCM and MM for future challenges.

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The Oriental Anthropologist ; 22(2):313-335, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2119005

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Research questions: Why have Zimbabweans relied on home remedies during COVID-19? What are some of these remedies? How are they used? How are they received by the people comparative to medical and scientific approaches? Purpose of the study and methods used: Using narratives from below obtained from repeated conversations with 10 people as well as extensive social media observation spanning a year, this article explores Zimbabweans’ use of home remedies during COVID-19. Findings: It finds that home remedies (the most fashionable being steaming and Zumbani tea) are used simultaneously with western medicines. This is amid a hopeless health system, a ravaging and incurable pandemic, growing distrust of western institutions and vaccines, and the need to be mobile in daily livelihood activities performed in a distressed economy. These home practices are criticized by people demanding respect for the severity of COVID-19 who reproof “unscientific” grassroots practices, conversations, and conspiracies on the pandemic. Nevertheless, equally observable are daily testimonies of victory, healing, and hope. Conclusion: The study concludes that home remedies are used in Zimbabwe as a form of agency to respond to the uncertainty brought by COVID-19.

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Adv Sci (Weinh) ; 9(32): e2203898, 2022 Nov.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2118630

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Mucus is a self-healing gel that lubricates the moist epithelium and provides protection against viruses by binding to viruses smaller than the gel's mesh size and removing them from the mucosal surface by active mucus turnover. As the primary nonaqueous components of mucus (≈0.2%-5%, wt/v), mucins are critical to this function because the dense arrangement of mucin glycans allows multivalence of binding. Following nature's example, bovine submaxillary mucins (BSMs) are assembled into "mucus-like" gels (5%, wt/v) by dynamic covalent crosslinking reactions. The gels exhibit transient liquefaction under high shear strain and immediate self-healing behavior. This study shows that these material properties are essential to provide lubricity. The gels efficiently reduce human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and genital herpes virus type 2 (HSV-2) infectivity for various types of cells. In contrast, simple mucin solutions, which lack the structural makeup, inhibit HIV-1 significantly less and do not inhibit HSV-2. Mechanistically, the prophylaxis of HIV-1 infection by BSM gels is found to be that the gels trap HIV-1 by binding to the envelope glycoprotein gp120 and suppress cytokine production during viral exposure. Therefore, the authors believe the gels are promising for further development as personal lubricants that can limit viral transmission.


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HIV-1 , Animals , Cattle , Humans , HIV-1/metabolism , Herpesvirus 2, Human/metabolism , Mucins/metabolism , Gels , Mucus/metabolism
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Peace building through women's health: Psychoanalytic, sociopsychological, and community perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict ; : 199-220, 2021.
Article in English | APA PsycInfo | ID: covidwho-2090639

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Peace Building through Health (PtH) should be in decline. What with increasing attacks on health professionals, only made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic, and significant challenges to humanitarian aid in general over the past two decades, one would expect that fewer health professionals would be willing to put themselves in harm's way. And with more refugees in the world today than at any time since World War II, it would not be surprising if fewer health professionals proved willing to persist in a practice akin to banging their heads against a brick wall. But the reality is that health professionals will continue to respond to a moral calling to do this work even if some consider it quixotic or useless, let alone unnecessarily dangerous. For those of us health professionals who will at least try to mitigate the impact of conflicts and the humanitarian crises that emerge from them, the aim of this chapter is to outline recent challenges and opportunities in the PtH field, with a specific focus on the Israeli Palestinian conflict. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)

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