Articles de l'Tag: 2020

  • Communiqué

    The use of Smartphones to monitor the deconfinement of Covid-19 in France

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    The use of Smartphones to monitor the deconfinement of Covid-19 in France

    Communiqué of the French National Academy of Medicine

    April 22, 2020

     

    Strict containment has helped to curb the Covid-19 outbreak in France. The progressive deconfinement must be followed with great care to detect a possible resurgence, while continuing the indispensable barrier measures.…

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    To masks, citizen!

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    To masks, citizen!

    Press release from the National Academy of Medicine

    April 22, 2020

     

    Three months after the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic on the national territory, in the absence of  vaccine and effective medication against SARS-CoV-2, the only way to fight it is to prevent the person-to-person virus transmission.…

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    Covid-19, containment and addictions

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    Covid-19, containment and addictions

    Press release from the National Academy of Medicine

    April 20, 2020

     

    In this time of lengthy containment, loneliness, sense of isolation, boredom or idleness nurture addictive behaviours and worsen tobacco dependence of vulnerable people on tobacco, alcohol, other drugs, screens, games of money and chance.…

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    Ageism and Intergenerational Tensions in the Covid-19 Period

     

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    Ageism and Intergenerational Tensions in the Covid-19 Period

    Press release from the National Academy of Medicine

    April 18, 2020

     

    In France, the average age of patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 is 61 years: one third of patients are over 65 years, 25% are between 65 and 74 years  and 8% are over 75 years old.…

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  • Éditorial

    Le transhumanisme : du rêve au cauchemar

    Transhumanism: From dream to nightmare

    Accès sur le site Science Direct : ttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.banm.2020.02.008

    Accès sur le site EM Consulte

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    Covid-19 and Psychiatry

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    Covid-19 and Psychiatry

     Press release of the French National Academy of Medicine

     April 17, 2020

     

    The consequences of the Covid-19 epidemic on the mentally ill and psychiatric care are major and alarming. In particular, it should be pointed out:

     

    – the particular fragility of these patients, linked to the frequency of the associated organic deficits and the difficulty making them observe the barrier gestures or to resort to the care required by their state of health on account of the inhibition due to their pathology and treatments;

    – the difficult application of room confinement measures in the case of hospitalized mental patients when the prevention of contagion requires it;

    – the significant risk of disruption of follow-up and care, and therefore of relapse, in mentally ill patients under outpatient care due to reduced access to consultations, and its consequences on their state of health and on their family and friends;

    – the risk of nosocomial transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in psychiatric institutions as in all health care institutions.…

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    Emerging from the Covid-19 outbreak: For a methodology of deconfinement that respects the Human being

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    Emerging from the Covid-19 outbreak

    For a methodology of deconfinement that respects the Human being

    Press release from the National Academy of Medicine

    April 15, 2020

    In a previous press release[1], the Academy has already drawn attention to the need for a number of adjustments in the implementation of containment measures in special institutions for the most dependent elderly people.…

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    COVID-19 and Child and Youth Psychiatry

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    COVID-19 and Child and Youth Psychiatry

    Press release from the National Academy of Medicine

    April 15, 2020

     

    The COVID-19 epidemic takes on a particular aspect in children and adolescents, with low morbidity and mortality rates in this age group and the possibility of hidden transmission of the infection in the population.…

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    A blind spot in the Covid-19 epidemic: nosocomial transmission to healthcare workers

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    A blind spot in the Covid-19 epidemic:

    nosocomial transmission to healthcare workers

    Press release from the National Academy of Medicine

    April 14, 2020

     

    More and more hospitals are reporting healthcare worker (HCW) infections in the departments treating Covid-19 patients, but also outbreaks of transmission in hospital wards that do not normally receive infected patients.…

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    Oncology and COVID-19

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    Oncology and COVID-19

    Press release from the National Academy of Medicine

    April 12, 2020

     

     

    Cancer patients are at increased risk of developing a severe, even lethal, form of Sars CoV-2 infection [1]. In the current situation of health crisis, they must be offered rapid treatment, but adapted to the epidemiological context.…

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    For the opening of Covid-19 hotels

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    For the opening of Covid-19 hotels

    Press release from the National Academy of Medicine

    April 10, 2020

     

    The Covid-19 epidemic, which killed more than 10,000 people in France in 10 weeks, has not yet reached a stabilized plateau phase after three weeks of containment.…

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    Covid-19 and surgical activities

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    Covid-19 and surgical activities

    Press release from the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Surgery

    April 9, 2020

     

    The Covid-19 pandemic has been exerting a very strong pressure on the public and private hospital system in recent weeks.…

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    Anti-SARS-CoV-2 hyperimmune immunoglobulins, an urgent strategic choice

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    Anti-SARS-CoV-2 hyperimmune immunoglobulins, an urgent strategic choice

    Press release from the National Academy of Medicine

    April 8, 2020

     

    No antiviral therapy has yet been clearly demonstrated to be effective in the treatment of COVID-19. Spontaneous improvement in most patients reflects the protective immune response, particularly related to neutralizing antibodies.…

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    Covid-19, domestic accidents of older adults

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    Covid-19, domestic accidents of older adults

    Press release from the National Academy of Medicine

    April 8, 2020

     

    Domestic accidents are responsible for 20,000 deaths a year in France, two-thirds of which concern people over 75. In this period of confinement, increased attention is essential to limit their number and consequences.…

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    Covid-19, containment and accidents in children’s domestic life

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    Covid-19, containment and accidents in children’s domestic life

    Press release from the National Academy of Medicine

    April 8, 2020

     

    Accidents in the child’s domestic life occur at home or in its immediate surroundings (garden, yard, garage). They occur in 84% of cases in children before the age of one year, 75% between one and two years old, still very frequent (more than 50%) up to the age of 5 years and decrease in the older children in favour of outside accidents (school, sport).…

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