Batya Swift Yasgur, MA, LSW
Substance abuse boosts COVID hospitalization, death risk, even after vaccination
October 15, 2021
Investigators found about twice as many individuals with an SUD had a breakthrough COVID-19 infection as their counterparts without an SUD.
High rates of work-related trauma, PTSD in intern physicians
June 22, 2021
About 10% of participants screened positive for PTSD by the end of the internship year, compared with a 12-month PTSD prevalence of 3.6% in the general population.
Child suicides drive Colorado hospital to declare state of emergency
June 4, 2021
"I've been in pediatrics for two decades and have never seen anything like this before," said Dr. David Brumbaugh.
Encephalopathy common, often lethal in hospitalized patients with COVID-19
March 29, 2021
Toxic metabolic encephalopathy was associated with a 24% higher risk of in-hospital death.
Stroke may be the first symptom of COVID-19 in younger patients
October 6, 2020
Nearly half of patients under the age of 50 were asymptomatic at the time of stroke onset.
Mental illness tied to increased mortality in COVID-19
October 2, 2020
“Pay attention and potentially address/treat a prior psychiatric diagnosis if a patient is hospitalized for COVID-19,” said Dr. Luming Li.
Nerve damage linked to prone positioning in COVID-19
October 2, 2020
If patients are in a specific position for multiple hours a day, coupled with the neurotoxic effects of the SARS-CoV-2 virus itself, they may be exposed to a unique type of nerve injury.
Worry over family, friends the main driver of COVID-19 stress
September 14, 2020
"We were a little surprised to see that people were more concerned about others than about themselves," said Dr. Ran Barzilay.
COVID-19: New guidance to stem mental health crisis in frontline HCPs
September 10, 2020
“Support needs to be deployed in multiple dimensions ... and include training in resilience, stress reduction, emotional awareness, and self-care strategies,” said Dr. Rachel Schwartz.
COVID-19 at home: What does optimal care look like?
August 31, 2020
Most attention has focused on the sickest patients, leaving less severe cases to fall through the cracks.