Article Category: Public Health
The novel coronavirus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). It was first detected in December 2019. As of April 8, the date fo publication of the this article, approximately 1.3 million cases have been reported worldwide. This includes approximately 330,000 in the United States. Since this is an eveolving epidemiological condition then the information information is updated continously
Overfed but undernourished: recognizing nutritional inadequacies/ deficiencies in patients with overweight or obesity
Since women of reproductive age are candidates for bariatric surgery, concerns arise regarding the potential impact on future pregnancy.
Ther is predictave relationship between Bariatric Surgery in Women of Childbearing Age, Timing Between an Operation, Birth and Associated Perinatal Complications. Females should plan getting pregnat when nutrtoinal status and weigh stable no sooner than 18 months after weight loss surgery.
Pregnancy outcome following bariatric surgery is quite common. Weight loss surgical procedures result is excellent long term weight loss. Ther are risks associated with early pregnancy after weight loss surgery.
Zinc ions are involved in many different cellular processes and have proven crucial for the proper folding and activity of various cellular enzymes and transcription factors.
Increasing the intracellular Zn2+ concentration with zinc-ionophores like pyrithione (PT) can efficiently impair the replication of a variety of RNA viruses, including poliovirus and influenza virus. For some viruses this effect has been attributed to interference with viral polyprotein processing.zinc_Coronavirus
Isolation of cases and contact tracing is used to control outbreaks of infectious diseases. This has been used for COVID-19. Whether this strategy will achieve control depends on characteristics of both the pathogen and the response.Feasibility of controlling COVID-19 outbreaks by isolation of cases and contacts.
Hydroxychloroquine & Azithromycin
Hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin have been tried in one small series of patients exposed to COVID-19 with mixed results. Given the potential sideffect of the medications, we should wait until medical professionals make the recommendation.
How the virus travels between the animal hosts and humans. There are many pathways that cross the barrier between species resulting in the tranmission of disease.
Phsycial Isolation and inactivity are not the same. It appears that the only effective tool we have agains Coronavirus is risk reduction. As a result we have all been advised to minimize social contact and in some cases stay home. We can, and should keep some level activity.
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