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Pulse Oximetry, Racial Bias and Statistical Bias (2022)

Published by <p>In late November of 2021, the British Health Minister, Sajid Javid, published an article pointing out that pulse oximeters tend to be inaccurate in patients with dark skin pigmentation, attracting immediate and widespread attention around the world. The Minister remarked that “technologies are created and developed by people, and so bias, however inadvertent, can be […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Physical Activity and Perceived Health in People With Parkinson Disease During the First Wave of Covid-19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Study From Sweden (2021)

Published by <p>The purpose of the study was to determine if there was an effect on physical activity and perceived health of community dwelling individuals with PD during the initial wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The study was completed by researchers and participants in the area of Stockholm Sweden in June and July of 2020. During this […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Occupational Therapy During COVID-19-Related Critical Illness: A Case Report (2021)

Published by <p>Jeffrey is a 74 y.o., white, cisgender man who works as a middle school science teacher in Los Angeles. He has a big family and loves to spend time with his wife, children, five grandchildren, and hiking. He presented the emergency department after 5 days of worsening fatigue, fever, shortness of breath, and low peripheral […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Negotiating Time and Space When Working From Home: Experiences During COVID-19 (2021)

Published by <p>An anonymous online survey was deployed from April 27th to June 11th, 2020. Two free-response questions were used to elicit comments on personal experiences of working from home: “What positive benefits have you experienced due to working at home?” and “Please share any additional information regarding your experience with working at home.” A total of […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

The Immunopathogenesis of Neuroinvasive Lesions of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in COVID-19 Patients (2021)

Published by <p>Researchers continue to learn more about COVID-19 and the potential long-term consequences on the body. The blood-brain barrier (BBB) and blood cerebral-spinal fluid (CFS) barriers protect the CNS. However, some viruses can find a way through these protective systems and cause disease within the brain with viral-induced neuronal damage or causing inflammatory or immune pathologies. […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Swallowing Function After Severe COVID-19: Early Videofluoroscopic Findings (2021)

Published by <p>40% of patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) experience post-extubation dysphagia regardless of their diagnosis. For those patients who have severe COVID-19, their lungs are severely injured by ARDS. Speech-language pathologists need to evaluate these patients with COVID-19 within the intensive care unit specifically because they have high risks for dysphagia. Before this study, […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Delirium and Encephalopathy in Severe COVID-19: A Cohort Analysis of ICU Patients (2020)

Published by <p>Doctors continue to learn more about the physical and neurological effects of COVID-19. Patients treated for ARDs because of COVID-19 in the intensive care unit (ICU) have a significant risk of developing delirium and neurological symptoms. This study initially included 150 patients within an ICU. However, ten patients were excluded because they remained under medication […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Voice Therapy in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Guidelines for Clinical Practice (2020)

Published by <p>During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a growing population of people needing voice therapy services. People with severe COVID-19 cases of the disease may have vocal impairments related to invasive extended periods of mechanical ventilation. People with mild COVID-19 cases can still develop mild to moderate dysphonia. Since COVID-19 is a respiratory syndrome, extra […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Improving Outcomes for Hospitalized Patients Pre-and Post-COVID-19 (2020)

Published by <p>Whether it’s planned or unexpected, a hospitalization can often cause patients to be anxious with all the unknown procedures and treatments involved with the care and the medical professional involved. When a patient cannot communicate effectively with family members or caregivers, this can amplify fear, stress, and anxiety. Patients are three times more likely to […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Speech-Language Pathology Guidance for Tracheostomy During the COVID-19 Pandemic: An International Multidisciplinary Perspective (2020)

Published by <p>Patients with tracheostomy increase the exposure risks for speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and other frontline healthcare providers because of the direct contact with the mucosal surface, secretions, and aerosols. The reflexes of sneezing and coughing should be assumed grossly intact for awake patients, which increases the frequency of aerosolization during procedures. Many hospital procedures can cause […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>