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1. Feasibility of Ultra-Rapid Exome Sequencing in Critically Ill Infants and Children With Suspected Monogenic Conditions in the Australian Public Health Care System. (Abstract)

Feasibility of Ultra-Rapid Exome Sequencing in Critically Ill Infants and Children With Suspected Monogenic Conditions in the Australian Public Health Care System. Widespread adoption of rapid genomic testing in pediatric critical care requires robust clinical and laboratory pathways that provide equitable and consistent service across health care systems.To prospectively evaluate the performance of a multicenter network for ultra-rapid genomic diagnosis in a public health care (...) were initiated in 12 patients (11%), treatment was redirected toward palliative care in 14 patients (13%), and surveillance for specific complications was initiated in 19 patients (18%).This study suggests feasibility of ultra-rapid genomic testing in critically ill pediatric patients with suspected monogenic conditions in the Australian public health care system. However, further research is needed to understand the clinical value of such testing, and the generalizability of the findings to other

2020 JAMA

2. Thrombectomy for Stroke in the Public Health Care System of Brazil. (Abstract)

Thrombectomy for Stroke in the Public Health Care System of Brazil. Randomized trials involving patients with stroke have established that outcomes are improved with the use of thrombectomy for large-vessel occlusion. These trials were performed in high-resource countries and have had limited effects on medical practice in low- and middle-income countries.We studied the safety and efficacy of thrombectomy in the public health system of Brazil. In 12 public hospitals, patients with a proximal (...) , signifying an absence of or minor neurologic deficit, was 35.1% in the thrombectomy group and 20.0% in the control group (difference, 15.1 percentage points; 95% CI, 2.6 to 27.6). Asymptomatic intracranial hemorrhage occurred in 51.4% of the patients in the thrombectomy group and 24.5% of those in the control group; symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage occurred in 4.5% of the patients in each group.In this randomized trial conducted in the public health care system of Brazil, endovascular treatment within

2020 NEJM

3. Considerations for school-related public health measures in the context of COVID-19

Considerations for school-related public health measures in the context of COVID-19 Considerations for school-related public health measures in the context of COVID-19 WHO Regional websites / / Considerations for school-related public health measures in the context of COVID-19 WHO Team WHO Global Reference numbers WHO Reference Number: WHO/2019-nCoV/Adjusting_PH_measures/Schools/2020.1 Copyright CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO © 2020

2020 WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

4. Considerations in adjusting public health and social measures in the context of COVID-19

Considerations in adjusting public health and social measures in the context of COVID-19 Considerations in adjusting public health and social measures in the context of COVID-19: interim guidance WHO Regional websites / / Considerations in adjusting public health and social measures in the context of COVID-19: interim guidance Overview This document is intended for national authorities and decision makers in countries that have introduced large scale public health and social measures. It offers (...) guidance for adjusting public health and social measures, while managing the risk of a resurgence of cases. - (Uploaded 10 May 2020) - (Uploaded 10 May 2020) - (Uploaded 13 May 2020) - (Uploaded 14 May 2020) WHO Team WHO Global Number of pages 4 Reference numbers WHO Reference Number: WHO/2019-nCoV/Adjusting_PH_measures/2020.1 Copyright CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO © 2020

2020 WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

5. Considerations for public health and social measures in the workplace in the context of COVID-19

Considerations for public health and social measures in the workplace in the context of COVID-19 Considerations for public health and social measures in the workplace in the context of COVID-19 WHO Regional websites / / Considerations for public health and social measures in the workplace in the context of COVID-19 WHO Team WHO Global Reference numbers WHO Reference Number: WHO/2019-nCoV/Adjusting_PH_measures/Workplaces/2020.1 Copyright CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO © 2020

2020 WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

6. Health economics: a guide for public health teams

Health economics: a guide for public health teams Health economics: a guide for public health teams - GOV.UK GOV.UK uses cookies which are essential for the site to work. We also use non-essential cookies to help us improve government digital services. Any data collected is anonymised. By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Accept cookies You’ve accepted all cookies. You can at any time. Hide Search Guidance Health economics: a guide for public health teams Resources (...) to help local commissioners achieve value for money by estimating the return on investment (ROI) and cost-effectiveness of public health programmes. Published 14 May 2017 Last updated 11 October 2019 — From: Contents Public Health England ( The discusses the difficulty in estimating . The Framework offers a transparent and evidence based approach to making the most of the available resources in a local authority. Another resource that helps you think across multiple public health topic areas at once

2020 Public Health England

7. Conducting in-action and after-action reviews of the public health response to COVID-19

Conducting in-action and after-action reviews of the public health response to COVID-19 Conducting in-action and after-action reviews of the public health response to COVID-19 Global Navigation Other sites: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control An agency of the European Union Main Navigation Secondary Navigation Search Search Search Search Conducting in-action and after-action reviews of the public health response to COVID-19 Conducting in-action and after-action reviews (...) of the public health response to COVID-19 Technical report 4 Jun 2020 Cite: Conducting in-action and after-action reviews of the public health response to COVID-19. Stockholm: ECDC; 2020. The unprecedented events of the COVID-19 pandemic have placed enormous strain on the health and economic systems of countries worldwide. In roughly 20 EU/EEA countries, it appears that physical distancing measures have had an impact and that the initial wave of transmission has started to decline. Given that the COVID-19

2020 European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control - Technical Guidance

8. Database of public health guidance on COVID-19

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2020 Health Information and Quality Authority

9. Possible benefits of providing safe supply of substances to people who use drugs during public health emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic

Possible benefits of providing safe supply of substances to people who use drugs during public health emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic Possible benefits of providing safe supply of substances to people who use drugs during public health emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic | The Ontario HIV Treatment Network The Ontario HIV Treatment Network Possible benefits of providing safe supply of substances to people who use drugs during public health emergencies such as the COVID-19 (...) pandemic Possible benefits of providing safe supply of substances to people who use drugs during public health emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic , , , , , Questions What are possible benefits of providing a safe supply of substances to people who use drugs during public health emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic? Key take-home messages Safe supply is an approach that focuses on saving lives by prescribing pharmaceutical grade substances such as opioids and stimulants to individuals

2020 Ontario HIV Treatment Network

10. Fangcang shelter hospitals: a novel concept for responding to public health emergencies. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Fangcang shelter hospitals: a novel concept for responding to public health emergencies. Fangcang shelter hospitals are a novel public health concept. They were implemented for the first time in China in February, 2020, to tackle the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. The Fangcang shelter hospitals in China were large-scale, temporary hospitals, rapidly built by converting existing public venues, such as stadiums and exhibition centres, into health-care facilities. They served (...) engagement). Fangcang shelter hospitals could be powerful components of national responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as future epidemics and public health emergencies.Copyright © 2020 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

2020 Lancet

11. Association of Public Health Interventions With the Epidemiology of the COVID-19 Outbreak in Wuhan, China. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Association of Public Health Interventions With the Epidemiology of the COVID-19 Outbreak in Wuhan, China. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has become a pandemic, and it is unknown whether a combination of public health interventions can improve control of the outbreak.To evaluate the association of public health interventions with the epidemiological features of the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan by 5 periods according to key events and interventions.In this cohort study, individual-level data (...) on 32 583 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases reported between December 8, 2019, and March 8, 2020, were extracted from the municipal Notifiable Disease Report System, including patients' age, sex, residential location, occupation, and severity classification.Nonpharmaceutical public health interventions including cordons sanitaire, traffic restriction, social distancing, home confinement, centralized quarantine, and universal symptom survey.Rates of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 infections (defined

2020 JAMA

12. Pain Management Best Practices from Multispecialty Organizations during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Public Health Crises

Pain Management Best Practices from Multispecialty Organizations during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Public Health Crises Pain Management Best Practices from Multispecialty Organizations during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Public Health Crises | Pain Medicine | Oxford Academic ') We use cookies to enhance your experience on our website.By continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Navbar Search Filter Mobile Microsite Search (...) Term search filter search input Article Navigation Close mobile search navigation Article Navigation Article Contents Article Navigation Accepted manuscript Pain Management Best Practices from Multispecialty Organizations during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Public Health Crises Steven P Cohen, MD COL (ret) Professor of Anesthesiology, Neurology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Chief of Pain Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Professor of Anesthesiology and Physical Medicine

2020 American Academy of Pain Medicine

13. Opioid agonist treatment and risk of mortality during opioid overdose public health emergency: population based retrospective cohort study. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Opioid agonist treatment and risk of mortality during opioid overdose public health emergency: population based retrospective cohort study. To compare the risk of mortality among people with opioid use disorder on and off opioid agonist treatment (OAT) in a setting with a high prevalence of illicitly manufactured fentanyl and other potent synthetic opioids in the illicit drug supply.Population based retrospective cohort study.Individual level linkage of five health administrative datasets

2020 BMJ

14. Interim guidance: public health management of cases and contacts associated with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the community

Interim guidance: public health management of cases and contacts associated with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the community Interim Guidance: Public Health Management of cases and contacts associated with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the community March 10, 2020 CONTEXT The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has adapted the interim guidance from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) for Regional Health Authorities (RHA) for public health management of human illness (...) of ill arriving or departing international travellers who are suspected of having COVID-19, with the Quarantine Officer notifying local public health authorities. Version: March 10, 2020 1 THE PATHOGEN Coronaviruses have been identified as human pathogens since the 1960s. To date, seven coronaviruses have been shown to infect humans, including COVID-19 ii . Common coronaviruses include OC-43, HKU1, 229E, NL63; these cause illness ranging from common colds to severe respiratory illnesses. Other

2020 CPG Infobase

15. Alcohol licensing: a guide for public health teams

Alcohol licensing: a guide for public health teams Alcohol licensing: a guide for public health teams - GOV.UK GOV.UK uses cookies to make the site simpler. Accept cookies You’ve accepted all cookies. You can at any time. Hide Search Guidance Alcohol licensing: a guide for public health teams Public health teams make sure that licensing policy and applications consider the health and wellbeing of local communities. Published 8 March 2017 Last updated 16 May 2019 — From: Contents This guidance (...) , formally known as the Analytical Support Package, brings together nationally available data and materials with local authority information to support local authorities in accessing and using a range of databases and tools. Local teams are able to input their own data and create interactive maps and reports to help them in their existing role as a responsible authority. Licensing and public health Under the , a number of public bodies known as responsible authorities must be fully notified

2020 Public Health England

16. Gastrointestinal infections: guidance for public health management

Gastrointestinal infections: guidance for public health management Gastrointestinal infections: guidance for public health management - GOV.UK Tell us whether you accept cookies We use about how you use GOV.UK. We use this information to make the website work as well as possible and improve government services. Accept all cookies You’ve accepted all cookies. You can at any time. Hide Search The UK has left the EU Guidance Gastrointestinal infections: guidance for public health management (...) Guidance to help professionals in public health and environmental health departments to minimise the risk of transmission of gastrointestinal infections. Published 31 January 2020 From: Documents Ref: PHE publications gateway number: GW-1020 If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email . Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. Details This guidance

2020 Public Health England

17. Teaching Information Literacy Skills to Public Health Staff: A Rapid Review

Teaching Information Literacy Skills to Public Health Staff: A Rapid Review Teaching Information Literacy Skills to Public Health Staff A Rapid Review Region of Peel – Public Health Office of the Medical Officer of Health September 16, 2019 Please use the following citation when referencing this document: Region of Peel-Public Health. Teaching information literacy skills to public health staff: A rapid review. Mississauga, ON: Region of Peel – Public Health; 2019. Table of Contents KEY MESSAGES (...) 27 1 Key Messages 1. Both face-to-face and online teaching strategies formats equally increase information literacy (IL) skills. 2. Blended formats do not increase IL skills more than single formats. 3. Students did not express a clear preference for one teaching format. 4. Teaching formats for IL can be adapted to organizational need and context. 2 M Executive Summary Question What are effective strategies for teaching information seeking skills to public health staff? Issue and Context Evidence

2020 Peel Health Library

18. Structure of Public Health

Structure of Public Health 1 Structure of public health: A literature review August 21, 2019 2 Please use the following citation when referencing this document: Region of Peel – Public Health. Structure of public health: A literature review. Mississauga, ON: Region of Peel – Public Health; 2019. 3 1 Issue & Context The 2019 provincial budget proposed substantive changes to the public health sector in Ontario. 1 These include: • Establishing 10 regional public health entities and 10 new regional (...) boards of health (BOHs) with one common governance model by 2020-2021. • Adjusting the provincial-municipal cost-sharing of public health programs. • Streamlining the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (Public Health Ontario) to enable greater flexibility with respect to non-critical standards based on community priorities. 1 Currently there are 35 local public health units in Ontario operating under different governance models (e.g., autonomous, regional/municipal, semi-autonomous

2020 Peel Health Library

19. Yield of a Public Health Screening of Children for Islet Autoantibodies in Bavaria, Germany. (Abstract)

Yield of a Public Health Screening of Children for Islet Autoantibodies in Bavaria, Germany. Public health screening for type 1 diabetes in its presymptomatic stages may reduce disease severity and burden on a population level.To determine the prevalence of presymptomatic type 1 diabetes in children participating in a public health screening program for islet autoantibodies and the risk for progression to clinical diabetes.Screening for islet autoantibodies was offered to children aged 1.75 (...) type 1 diabetes, defined by 2 or more islet autoantibodies, with categorization into stages 1 (normoglycemia), 2 (dysglycemia), or 3 (clinical) type 1 diabetes. Secondary outcomes were the frequency of diabetic ketoacidosis and parental psychological stress, assessed by the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (range, 0-27; higher scores indicate worse depression; ≤4 indicates no to minimal depression; >20 indicates severe depression).Of 90 632 children screened (median [interquartile range {IQR}] age

2020 JAMA

20. Community-centred public health: taking a whole system approach

Community-centred public health: taking a whole system approach Community-centred public health: taking a whole system approach - GOV.UK Tell us whether you accept cookies We use about how you use GOV.UK. We use this information to make the website work as well as possible and improve government services. Accept all cookies You’ve accepted all cookies. You can at any time. Hide Search Guidance Community-centred public health: taking a whole system approach Resources to enable local systems (...) to implement and embed community-centred approaches to health and wellbeing at scale. Published 14 January 2020 From: Documents Ref: PHE publications gateway reference: GW-892 If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email . Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. Details Public Health England (PHE) has conducted research into current practice on whole system

2020 Public Health England