Only half of states have guidelines for a ventilator shortage, researchers report

Only 26 states have publicly available guidelines for the allocation of ventilators in a public health emergency, including the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, the guidelines vary widely from state to state. Researchers at Rush University Medical Center published these findings recently in JAMA Network Open after conducting a systematic evaluation of all publicly available guidelines for […]

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Predicted albumin-creatinine ratio useful for CKD screening

Predicted albumin-creatinine ratio (ACR) calculated from urine protein-creatinine ratio (PCR) or urine dipstick protein may be useful for chronic kidney disease (CKD) screening, staging, and prognosis, according to research published online July 14 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Keiichi Sumida, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, and […]

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Electronic surveillance in couple relationships

Impaired intimacy, satisfaction, and infidelity in a romantic relationship can fuel Interpersonal Electronic Surveillance (IES). IES may become the preferred method for resolving relationship issues, rather than direct communication, further reducing trust and intimacy, according to the peer-reviewed journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. Online surveillance in relationships is a common phenomenon. Lead author Katherine […]

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