Heart Transplant Outcomes Similar With COVID-19–Positive Donors
Patients who receive hearts from COVID-19–positive donors will likely have short-term outcomes similar to those who receive hearts from COVID-19–negative donors, a retrospective analyses in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests.Source: Medscape
Will Long COVID Research Provide Answers for Poorly Understood Diseases Like ME/CFS?
ME/CFS (myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome) is a highly disabling, severe condition that has been largely overlooked and even questioned as an illness by physicians and biomedical researchers for decades. But now, scientists including Yale's Akiko Iwasaki and Harlan Krumholz are finding parallels between post-infection long COVID and ME/CFS.
‘Prime and Spike’ Nasal Vaccine Strategy Helps Combat COVID
The new “prime” and “spike” approach may help prevent breakthrough infections of vaccinated individuals by bolstering immune response within the mucosal lining of the respiratory tract, which are the first cells attacked by COVID-19.Source: YaleNews
Treating Expecting Mothers with Sotrovimab for COVID-19
The 'PRESTO' research study highlights that the monoclonal antibody Sotrovimab for COVID-19 was safe, well-tolerated, and had good clinical outcomes in a cohort of pregnant women at Yale, amidst the BA.1 Omicron-predominant era.Source: Contagion
With YNHHS Innovation Award, CHATogether Aims to Help Adolescents, Families
Compassionate Home, Action Together (CHATogether) Family Intervention was recently named among the 2022 hospital innovation track recipients of the Yale New Haven Health (YNHHS) Innovation Awards. Hospital innovation track submissions were selected for their potential to immediately offer positive impact to health system workflows and were reviewed by system experts across clinical, IT and finance domains.
What parents need to know about long COVID in children
Most people who get COVID-19 fully recover, but some go on to develop long COVID. We spoke to Dr. Carlos Oliveira, a specialist in pediatric infectious diseases at the Yale School of Medicine, to get answers to many parents' most common questions.Source: UNICEF Parenting
Polimanti Receives NIMH Grant To Study Internalizing Disorders, COVID-19
Renato Polimanti, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, has received a 3-year grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to evaluate the association of internalizing disorders with the risk, onset, and vulnerability of COVID-19.
New research highlights the effectiveness of immunizations in preventing severe COVID-19 outcomes
A research collaboration between Yale New Haven Hospital and Harvard found that states with high vaccination rates were successful in eliminating excess mortality due to COVID-19.Source: Yale Daily News
Impact of Cannabis Use, Substance Use Disorders, and Psychiatric Diagnoses on COVID-19 Outcomes: A Retrospective Cohort Study
COVID-19 patients with substance use disorders had greater likelihood of requiring critical interventions, such as ICU admission and ventilatory support. Substance use disorders and psychiatric diagnoses were also associated with a longer duration of hospitalization and greater number of hospital admissions.Source: The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Yale doctor on how rollout of new COVID-19 boosters will look
New COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are rolling out sooner than most expected, after Labor Day. Both Pfizer and Moderna have now applied for emergency use authorization and the government is expected to act fast. Yale Medicine Physician Arjun Venkatesh explains how the new booster will protect against both the BA.4 and BA.5 strains of the omicron variant.Source: News 8 WTNH.COM