Impacts of COVID-19 on Orthopaedic Surgery Residency/Spine Trainee Application Trends
The COVID-19 pandemic has had widespread impact across medical educational sectors, including cancellations and delays of board exams, interruptions in clinical rotations and electives, altered processes for away rotations, and conversion to virtual interviews. These changes, combined with applicant and program uncertainty, may affect the 2021 residency application cycle for competitive fields such as orthopaedic surgery. In consideration of spine trainees and the spine fellow application pipeline, the current study aims to evaluate for deviations in trends found in applications to an orthopaedic surgery residency program from the 2021 cycle compared to six years prior.
Clinical Characteristics and Perioperative Complication Profiles of COVID-19–Positive Patients Undergoing Hip Fracture Surgery
The cited study aimed to understand whether COVID-19 positivity was associated with an increased risk of adverse events after geriatric hip fracture surgery. After matching and controlling for confounding variables, the team of Yale researchers determined that COVID-19–positive hip fracture patients had increased odds of multiple postoperative adverse events. The authors concluded that clinicians caring for patients with geriatric hip fractures should be mindful of increased perioperative adverse events associated with COVID-19 positivity in caring for these patients during the ongoing global pandemic.
Maintaining Perspective: Lee Rubin, MD, Reflects on the Pandemic
Lee E. Rubin, MD, is an associate professor and division chief of Adult Reconstruction with the Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation as well as chief of the Total Joint Replacement Program at Yale New Haven Hospital. He offers an inside look, not only to what physicians and surgeons have experienced during the pandemic, but what he has done personally to keep focused and prioritize mental health.
UPDATED- 4-1: Yale Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation to Open Urgent Care Clinic During COVID-19 Pandemic
An urgent care clinic is being opened at the Yale Physicians Building to help Yale New Haven Hospital's Emergency Department with patients who need musculoskeletal care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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
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
Connecticut DPH Extends COVID Testing Partnership with Yale Pathology Labs Through June 2023
The state of Connecticut Department of Public Health recently extended its agreement with Yale Pathology Labs to provide COVID testing on the New Haven Green and perform Whole Genome Sequencing testing on positive COVID samples to help inform lineage and variants in our region.
Association of Distress Due to Systemic Racism and Racial Disparities With Psychopathology and Suicidal Ideation Among US Veterans During the COVID-19 Pandemic
A team of Yale Psychiatry researchers analyzed data from a national sample of US veterans to examine the prevalence of perceived systemic racism and racial disparities in COVID-19–related health outcomes and the association of racism-related distress with internalizing and externalizing psychopathology and suicidal ideation during the pandemic.Source: The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry