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We live in unprecedented how to get baclofen without a doctor times. But what makes them without parallel is not the current pandemic crisis nor the continued problems facing minorities in our institutions. Rather, it’s that for the first time, the problems of accessibility, rights and freedoms how to get baclofen without a doctor are now invading privileged spaces. There can be no ‘getting back to normal’, because ‘normal’ only ever benefited the white, Western, patriarchal, abled and cis ideals. For many, the world is not suddenly on fire.

€¦IntroductionMinecraft is how to get baclofen without a doctor a computer game with no specific goals to accomplish. The gameworld consists of three-dimensional (3D) cubes and objects which the player (Steve) can mine and build into infinitely complex (and logically impossible) structures. Steve sometimes encounters other characters (‘mobs’), such as how to get baclofen without a doctor animals and hostile creatures. He can ‘spawn’ and destroy them. While it looks like a harmless game of logical construction, it conveys some worryingly delusive ideas about the real world.

The difference between real and imagined structures is at the heart of the age-old debate how to get baclofen without a doctor around categorising mental disorders.Classification in mental health has had various forms throughout history. Mack and colleagues set out a history of psychiatric classification beginning in 2600 BC with Egyptian references to melancholia and hysteria. Through the how to get baclofen without a doctor Ancient Greeks with Hippocrates’ phrenitis, mania, melancholia, epilepsy, hysteria and Scythian disease. Through the Renaissance period. Through to 19th-century psychiatry featuring Pinel (known as the first psychiatrist), Kraepelin (known for observational classification) and Freud (known for classifying neurosis and psychosis).1Although the history of psychiatric classification identifies some common trends such as the labels ‘melancholia’ and ‘hysteria’ which have survived millennia, the label ‘depression’ is relatively new.

The earliest how to get baclofen without a doctor usage noted by Snaith is from 1899. €˜in simple pathological depression…the patient exhibits a growing indifference to his former pursuits…’.2 Snaith noted that early 20th-century psychiatrists like Adolf Meyer hoped that ‘depression’ would come to encompass a broad category under which descriptions of subtypes would emerge. This did how to get baclofen without a doctor not happen until the middle of the 20th century. With the publication of the sixth International Classification of Diseases (ICD) in 1948 and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) in 1952 and their subsequent revisions, the latter half of the 20th century has seen depression subtype labels proliferate. In their study of the social determinants of diagnostic labels in depression, McPherson and Armstrong illustrate how the codification of depression subtypes in the latter half of the 20th century has been shaped by the evolving context of psychiatry, including power struggles within the profession, a move to community care and the development of psychopharmacology.3During this period, McPherson and Armstrong describe how subsequent versions of the DSM served as battlegrounds for professional disputes and philosophical quarrels around categorisation of mental disorders.

DSM I and DSM II have been described as products of an American Psychiatric Association dominated by psychoanalytic psychiatrists.4 DSM III and DSM III-R have been described as a radical rejection of psychoanalytic thinking, a ‘neo-Kraepelinian revolution’, a reference to the observational descriptive techniques of 19th-century psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin who classified mental disorders into two broad how to get baclofen without a doctor categories. €˜dementia praecox’ and ‘manic-depression’.5 DSM III was seen by some as a turning point in the use of the medical model of mental illness, through provision of specific inclusion and exclusion criteria, and use of field trials and a multiaxial system.6 These latter technocratic additions to psychiatric labelling served to engender a much closer alignment between psychiatry, science and medicine.The codification of mental disorders in manuals has been described by Thomas Schacht as intrinsic to the relationship between science and politics and the way in which psychiatrists gain significant social power by aligning themselves to science.7 His argument drew on Szasz, who saw the mental health establishment as a therapeutic state. Zimbardo, who described psychiatric how to get baclofen without a doctor care as a controlling force. And Foucault, who described the categorisation of the mentally ill as a force for isolating ‘the other’. Diagnostic critique has been further developed through a cultural relativist lens in that what Western psychiatrists classify as a depression is constructed differently in other cultures.8 Considering these limitations, some critics have gone so far as to argue that psychiatric diagnostic systems should be abolished.9Yet architects of DSM manuals have worked hard to ensure the technology of classification is regarded as genuine scientific activity with sound roots in philosophy of science.

In their philosophical defence of DSM IV, Allen Frances and colleagues address their critics under the headings ‘nominalism vs realism’, ‘empiricism vs rationalism’ and ‘categorical vs dimensional’.10 The implication is that there are opposing stances in which a choice must be made or a middle ground forged by those reasonable enough to recognise the how to get baclofen without a doctor need for pragmatism in the service of clinical utility. The nominalism–realism debate is illustrated using as metaphor three different stances a cricket umpire might take on calling strikes and balls. The discussion sets out two how to get baclofen without a doctor of these as extreme views. €˜at one extreme…those who take a reductionistically realistic view of the world’ versus ‘the solipsistic nominalists…might content that nothing exists’. Szasz, who is characterised as holding particularly extreme views, is named as an archetypal solipsist.

There is implied to be a degree of arrogance associated with this view in the illustrative how to get baclofen without a doctor example in which the umpire states ‘there are no balls and there are no strikes until I call them’. Frances therefore sets up a means of grouping two kinds of people as philosophical extremists who can be dismissed, while avoiding addressing the philosophical problems they pose.Frances provides little if any justification for the middle ground stance, ‘There are balls and there are strikes and I call them as I see them’, other than to focus on its clinical utility and the lack of clinical utility in the alternatives ‘naïve realism’ and ‘heuristically barren solipsism’. The natural conclusion the reader is invited to reach is that a middle ground of a heuristic concept is naturally right because it is not extreme and is naturally useful clinically, without specifying in what way this stance is coherent, resolves the two alternatives, and in what way a heuristic construct that is not ‘real’ can be subject to scientific testing.Similarly, in discussing the ‘categorical vs dimensional’, Frances promotes the how to get baclofen without a doctor ‘prototype approach’. Those holding opposing views are labelled as ‘dualists’ or ‘dichotomisers’. The prototypical approach is again put forward as a clinically useful middle ground.

Illustrations are how to get baclofen without a doctor drawn from natural science. €˜a triangle and a square are never the same’, inciting the reader to consider science as value-free. The prototypical approach emerges as a natural solution, yet how to get baclofen without a doctor the authors do not address how a diagnostic prototype resolves the issues posed by the two alternatives, nor how a prototype can be subjected to natural science methods.The argument presented here is not a defence of solipsism or dualism. Rather it aims to illustrate that if for pragmatic purposes clinicians and policymakers choose to gloss over the philosophical flaws in classification practices, it is then risky to move beyond the heuristic and apply natural science methods to these constructs adding multiple layers of technocratic subclassification. Doing so is more like playing Minecraft than cricket.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline for depression is taken as an example of the philosophical errors that can follow from playing Minecraft with unsound heuristic devices, how to get baclofen without a doctor specifically subcategories of persistent forms of depression. As well as serving a clinical purpose, diagnosis in medicine is a way of allocating resources for insurance companies and constructing clinical guidelines, which in turn determine rationing within the National Health Service. The consequences for how to get baclofen without a doctor recipients of healthcare are therefore significant. Clinical utility is arguably not being served at all and patients are left at risk of poor-quality care.Heterogeneity of persistent depressionAndrea Jobst and colleagues note that ‘because of their chronic clinical course, approximately 40% of CD [chronic depression] patients also fulfil criteria for TRD [treatment resistant depression]…usually defined by the number of non-successful biological treatments’.11 This position is reflected in the DSM VAmerican Psychiatric Association (2013), the European Psychiatric Association (EPA) guidance and the ICD-11(World Health Organisation, 2018), which all use a ‘persistent’ depression category, acknowledging a loosely defined mixed group of long-term, difficult-to-treat depressive conditions, often associated with dysthymia and comorbid common mental disorders, various personality traits and psychosocial disability.In contrast, the NICE 2018 draft guideline separates treatments into those for ‘new episodes’ of depression. €˜further-line’ treatment of depression (equivalent to TRD), CD and ‘depression with co-morbidities’.

The latter how to get baclofen without a doctor is subdivided into treatments for ‘complex depression’ and ‘psychotic depression’. These categories and subcategories introduce an unfortunate sense of certainty as though these labels represent real things. An analysis follows of how these definitions play out in terms of grouping of randomised how to get baclofen without a doctor controlled trials in the NICE evidence review. Specifically, the analysis reveals the overlap between populations in trials which have been separated into discrete categories, revealing significant limitations to the utility of the category labels.The NICE definition of CD requires trial samples to meet the criteria for major depressive disorder (MDD) for 2 years. Dysthymia and double depression (MDD superimposed on dysthymia) were included.

If 75% of the trial population met these criteria, the trial was reviewed in the CD how to get baclofen without a doctor category.12 The definition of TRD (or ‘further-line treatments’) required that the trial sample had demonstrated a ‘limited response to previous treatment’ and randomised to the further-line treatment at this point. If 80% of the trial participants met these criteria, it was reviewed in the TRD category.13 Complex depression was defined as ‘depression co-existing with personality disorder’. To be classed as complex, how to get baclofen without a doctor 51% of trial participants had to have personality disorder (PD).14It is immediately clear from these definitions that there is a potential problem with attempting to categorise trial populations into just one of these categories. These populations are likely to overlap, whether or not a trial protocol sets out to explicitly record all of this information. The analysis below will illustrate this using examples from within the NICE review.Cataloguing complexity in trial populationsWithin the category of further-line treatments (TRD), 64 trials were reviewed.

Comparisons within these trials were further how to get baclofen without a doctor subcategorised into ‘dose escalation strategies’, ‘augmentation strategies’ and ‘switching strategies’. In drilling down by way of illustration, this analysis considers the 51 trials in the augmentation strategy evidence review. Of these, two were classified by the reviewers as also fulfilling the criteria for CD but were not analysed in the CD category (Study IDs. Fonagy 2015 and how to get baclofen without a doctor Kocsis 200915). About half of the trials (23/51) did not report the mean duration of episode, meaning that it is not possible to know what percentage of participants also met the criteria for CD.

Of trials that did report how to get baclofen without a doctor episode duration, 17 reported a mean duration longer than 24 months. While the standard deviations varied in size or were unreported, the mean indicates a good likelihood that a significant proportion of the participants across these 51 trials met the criteria for CD.Details of baseline employment, trauma history, suicidality, physical comorbidity, axis I comorbidity and PD (all clinical indicators of complexity, severity and chronicity) were not collated by NICE. For the present analysis, all 51 publications were examined and data compiled concerning clinical complexity in the trial populations. Only 14 of 51 trials report how to get baclofen without a doctor employment data. Of those that do, unemployment ranges from 12% to 56% across trial samples.

None of how to get baclofen without a doctor the trials report trauma history. About half of the trials (26/51) excluded people who were considered a suicide risk. The others did not.A large proportion of trials (30/51) did not provide any data on axis 1 comorbidity. Of these, 18 did how to get baclofen without a doctor not exclude any diagnoses, while 12 excluded some (but not all) disorders. The most common diagnoses excluded were psychotic disorders, substance or alcohol abuse, and bipolar disorder (excluded in 26, 25 and 23 trials, respectively).

Only 7 how to get baclofen without a doctor of 51 trials clearly stated that all axis 1 diagnoses were excluded. This leaves only 13 studies providing any data about comorbidity. Of these, 9 gave partial data on one or two conditions, while 4 reported either the mean number of disorders (range 1.96–2.9) or the percentage of participants (range 68.1–96.7) with any comorbid diagnosis (Nierenberg 2003a, Nierenberg 2006, Watkins 2011a, Town 201715).The majority of trials (46/51) did not report the prevalence of PD. Many stated PD as an exclusion criterion how to get baclofen without a doctor but without defining a threshold for exclusion. For example, PD could be excluded if it ‘impacted’ the depression, if it was ‘significant’, ‘severe’ or ‘persistent’.

Some excluded certain PDs (such as antisocial or borderline) and not others but without reporting the prevalence of how to get baclofen without a doctor those not excluded. In the five trials where prevalence was clear, prevalence ranged from 0% (Ravindran 2008a15), where all PDs were excluded, to 87.5% of the sample (Town 201715). Two studies reported the mean number of PDs. 2.0 (Nierenberg 2003a) and 0.85 (Watkins 2011a15).The majority of trials (43/51) did not report the prevalence of how to get baclofen without a doctor physical illness. Many stated illness as an exclusion criterion, but the definitions and thresholds were vague and could be interpreted in different ways.

For example, illness could be excluded if it was ‘unstable’, ‘serious’, ‘significant’, ‘relevant’, or would ‘contraindicate’ or ‘impact’ the how to get baclofen without a doctor medication. Of the eight trials reporting information about physical health, there was a wide variation. Four reported prevalence varying from 7.6% having a disability (Eisendrath 201615) to 90.9% having an illness or disability (Town 201715). Four used how to get baclofen without a doctor scales of physical health. Two indicating mild problems (Nierenberg 2006, Lavretsky 201115) and two indicating moderately high levels of illness (Thase 2007, Fang 201015).The NICE review also divided trial populations into a dichotomy of ‘more severe’ and ‘less severe’ on the grounds that this would be a clinically useful classification for general practitioners.

NICE applied a bespoke methodology for creating this dichotomy, abandoning validated measure thresholds in order first to generate two ‘homogeneous’ groups to ‘facilitate analysis’, and second to create an algorithm to ‘read across’ different measures (such as the Beck Depression Inventory, the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRSD) and the Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale).16 Examining trials how to get baclofen without a doctor which use more than one of these measures reveals problems in the algorithm. Of the 51 trials, there are 6 instances in which the study population falls into NICE’s more severe category according to one measure and into the less severe category according to another. In four of these trials, NICE chose the less severe category (Souza 2016, Watkins 2011a, Fonagy 2015, Town 201715). The other two trials were how to get baclofen without a doctor designated more severe (Barbee 2011, Dunner 200715). Only 17 of 51 trials reported two or more depression scale measures, leaving much unknown about whether other study populations could count as both more severe and less severe.Absence of knowledge or knowledge of absence?.

A key philosophical error how to get baclofen without a doctor in science is to confuse an absence of knowledge with knowledge of absence. It is likely that some of the study populations deemed lacking in complexity or severity could actually have high degrees of complexity and/or severity. Data to demonstrate this may either fall foul of a guideline committee decision to prioritise certain information over other conflicting information (as in the severity algorithm). The information may be non-existent how to get baclofen without a doctor as it was not collected. It may be somewhere in the publication pipeline.

Or it may be sitting in a database with a research team how to get baclofen without a doctor that has run out of funds for supplementary analyses. Wherever those data are or are not, their absence from published articles does not define the phenomenology of depression for the patients who took part. As a case in point, data from the Fonagy 2015 trial presented at conferences but not published reveal that PD prevalence data would place the trial well within the NICE complex depression category, and that the sample had high levels of past trauma and physical condition comorbidity. The trial also meets the guideline criteria for CD according to the guideline’s own appendices.17 Reported axis how to get baclofen without a doctor 1 comorbidity was high (75.2% had anxiety disorder, 18.6% had substance abuse disorder, 13.2% had eating disorder).18 The mean depression scores at baseline were 36.5 on the Beck Depression Inventory and 20.1 on the HRSD (severe and very severe, respectively, according to published cut-off scores). NICE categorised this population as less severe TRD, not CD and not complex.Notes1.

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515–9.2. R. P. Snaith (1987), “The Concepts of Mild Depression,” British Journal of Psychiatry 150, no. 3.

387.3. Susan McPherson and David Armstrong (2006), “Social Determinants of Diagnostic Labels in Depression,” Social Science &. Medicine 62, no. 1. 52–7.4.

Gerald N. Grob (1991), “Origins of DSM-I. A Study in Appearance and Reality,” The American Journal of Psychiatry. 421–31.5. Wilson M.

Compton and Samuel B. Guze (1995), “The Neo-Kraepelinian Revolution in Psychiatric Diagnosis,” European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience 245, no. 4. 198–9.6. Gerald L.

Klerman (1984), “A Debate on DSM-III. The Advantages of DSM-III,” The American Journal of Psychiatry. 539–42.7. Thomas E. Schacht (1985), “DSM-III and the Politics of Truth,” American Psychologist.

513–5.8. Daniel F. Hartner and Kari L. Theurer (2018), “Psychiatry Should Not Seek Mechanisms of Disorder,” Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 38, no. 4.

189–204.9. Sami Timimi (2014), “No More Psychiatric Labels. Why Formal Psychiatric Diagnostic Systems Should Be Abolished,” Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology 14, no. 3. 208–15.10.

Allen Frances et al. (1994), “DSM-IV Meets Philosophy,” The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. A Forum for Bioethics and Philosophy of Medicine 19, no. 3. 207–18.11.

Andrea Jobst et al. (2016), “European Psychiatric Association Guidance on Psychotherapy in Chronic Depression Across Europe,” European Psychiatry 33. 20.12. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2018), Depression in Adults. Treatment and Management.

Draft for Consultation, https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/gid-cgwave0725/documents/full-guideline-updated, 507.13. Ibid., 351–62.14. Ibid., 597.15. Note that in order to refer to specific trials reviewed in the guideline, rather than the full citation, the Study IDs from column A in appendix J5 have been used. See www.nice.org.uk/guidance/gid-cgwave0725/documents/addendum-appendix-9 for details and full references.16.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2018), Depression in Adults. Treatment and Management. Second Consultation on Draft Guideline – Stakeholder Comments Table, https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/gid-cgwave0725/documents/consultation-comments-and-responses-2, 420–1.17. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2018), Depression in Adults, appendix J5.18. Peter Fonagy et al.

(2015), “Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial of Long-Term Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy for Treatment-Resistant Depression. The Tavistock Adult Depression Study (TADS),” World Psychiatry 14, no. 3. 312–21.19. American Psychological Association (2018), Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Depression in Children, Adolescents, and Young, Middle-aged, and Older Adults.

Draft.20. Jacqui Thornton (2018), “Depression in Adults. Campaigners and Doctors Demand Full Revision of NICE Guidance,” BMJ 361. K2681..

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The human connectionWhen writing this primary survey under the cloud of baclofen controlled substance COVID-19, it is encouraging to see so many excellent papers being submitted to EMJ knowing that many of these have been written and re written in a time of adversity and the greatest challenge our specialty has faced. This issue has papers that cover the wide range of emergency medicine all of which are informative and interesting, but, for me the most moving and poignant paper of all is ‘The View from Here’ written by Landry and Ouchi in Boston. They describe how one doctor used her phone to make baclofen controlled substance a brief video which allowed an elderly dying patient to say a last few precious words of love to his family who could not be with him because of the virus. She then sent the video to his family.

It was, in her own words ‘a desire to provide connection in a deeply difficult time and to preserve the patient’s final conscious moments, she didn’t want these intensely emotional moments and thoughts to belong only to her, she wanted to offer them to his loved ones baclofen controlled substance as well’. This doctor’s empathy and deep compassion for this dying man and his family epitomises true humanity and the great privilege we have as clinicians sharing such moments in our patients’ lives. The silver lining of this cruel virus is that it has brought to the fore the very best in healthcare staff where there have been countless examples of extraordinary acts of human kindness that have helped lighten the burden and sadness that is COVID-19. Many of us have been touched personally by tragedy and sadness during this time and we have been encouraged and inspired by the compassion baclofen controlled substance and fortitude demonstrated by our colleagues.

We can be confident that our specialty irrespective of future challenges will be underpinned by kindness and the human connection. Do read this paper, it is humbling, but also reassuring in times baclofen controlled substance of such anxiety and upheaval. Most of all, it is an important human account for posterity.Under triaging the older patientUnder triage in the older patient is an ongoing concern, as major trauma in older patients is on the increase it is worrying that serious injury might not always be recognised in this group. Hoyle and colleagues in the baclofen controlled substance UK undertook a retrospective review of the Trauma Audit&.

Research Network (TARN) data of a 3 month period from 2014 to investigate this concern. Their findings give some substance to these concerns as they found mortality higher in older patients despite a lower median ISS. Older patients were significantly less likely to have the attention of a consultant first attender or trauma team and similar trends were also seen on subgroup analysis by mechanism of injury or number of injured body baclofen controlled substance areas. While more recent interventions and awareness focusing on the older patient in the ED may have improved initial assessment there is little room for complacency, older patients deserve the same urgency as younger patients.

Do read this paper even if this has not been your experience the findings are a reminder of the need for equitable care.Two other papers among the many worthy of mention in this issue baclofen controlled substance relate to common presentations in the ED, Headache and Colles’fracture.Editors’s choiceHeadache, a common presentations in the ED can be a high risk consultation. Many physicians use an IV fluid bolus as part of a cocktail of treatments for patients presenting with headaches even though the benefit of this treatment is less than clear. Zitek and colleagues undertook a randomised single -blinded clinical trial on patients from the age of 10 years to 65 years who presented to baclofen controlled substance a single ED in Nevada USA to determine if an IV fluid bolus would help reduce pain or improve other outcomes for those with a benign headache. All patients received Prochlorperazine and Diphenhydramine and they were randomised to receive either 20 mL/kg up to 1000 ML of normal saline (the fluid bolus group) or 5 mL (the control group).

Perhaps, surprisingly, the patients that received the fluid bolus for their headache had similar improvement in their pain and other outcomes as those who did not. So it seems fluid is not the cure.Fixing broken bonesIn the UK, Colles’ fractures baclofen controlled substance account for nearly one sixth of all fractures presenting to the ED. Learning how to manipulate a Colles’ fracture usually under a haematoma block is a rite of passage for most trainees but we rarely get to hear how these patients fare afterwards or how effective our management has been. It was interesting therefore to baclofen controlled substance read a paper by Malik and colleagues in this issue.

In response to a local audit that suggested a high proportion of these injuries often need surgical fixation, they conducted a multicentre observational study in 16 Emergency departments in February and March 2019 of all patients who underwent manipulation of a Colles’ fracture in the ED. Of the 328 patients who presented with a distal radius fracture during the study period, 83 underwent fracture manipulation and were eligible for the study. Of these 83 cases baclofen controlled substance 41% required surgical fixation. Younger patients were more likely to have surgical fixation but the ED anaesthetic used did not affect the subsequent need for surgery in this sample.

The authors suggest these findings merit further research particularly in terms of rationalising repeat procedures.The first confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the UK were baclofen controlled substance recorded on the 29 January 2020. 3 days later, the UK government declared a level 4 incident, allowing for an extraordinary increase in powers and control. Similar severe measures baclofen controlled substance happened all around the world. The first UK death happened 6 days after the first recorded cases and many tens of thousands of deaths rapidly followed.

EDs around the world underwent rapid reconfiguration as national strategies moved from containment to mitigation. The Emergency Medicine Journal has led the way in quickly and usefully reporting these baclofen controlled substance changes with the ‘Reports from the Front’ series.1 The overarching aim of these reconfigurations was to increase capacity for an expected surge in seriously ill patients and to provide a safe working environment for patients and staff. Staff rotas were rewritten, allocating staff to acute areas and increasing senior presence. It proved impossible to predict how many staff would be off sick or need to self-isolate, and many of us were blindsided by the apparent vindictiveness of the virus to older men, diabetics and those baclofen controlled substance from a non-white background.

Processes and protocols had to be all modified to answer the question ‘what if this patient has suspected COVID-19?. €™. Simple working arrangements suddenly became more complex and routine clinical tasks became much more effortful.Many hospitals gave welcome extra space to the emergency medicine service. Quick rebuilding jobs were carried out to increase the amount of space where potentially infectious cases could be seen.

Many changes have been implemented very quickly, and the normal safeguards to ensure they work as intended may be missing. In these cases, it is important to evaluate the changes carefully and adapt where necessary. Some changes may have been harmful, and it is important we are alert to how these might affect our patients.Inpatient capacity improved dramatically, so that many hospitals regularly had extraordinarily better bed states. This was due to a combination of fewer ‘medically fit’ patients remaining in hospital, acceptance of different admission and discharge thresholds, improvements in pathways within hospitals and reductions in elective surgery.

This illustrates that delayed transfers of care and the resulting exit block is not an insoluble problem and can be fixed where there is a political, financial, managerial and clinical will. Patient flow improved, and many EDs are less crowded as result of all these changes.Our community and inpatient colleagues underwent a paradigm shift in providing care by video conference. Our departments were confronted by the full spectrum of disease severity that the COVID-19 can cause. Initially large proportions of other patients stayed away from our EDs in March and April.

Some of this will have been serious cases, but a lot more will have been the lower acuity presentations that previously congested our departments. There are multiple, complicated reasons why this happened, some of this will have been from the obvious result of lockdown. Understanding this will keep health service researchers and policy makers busy for a while, but this has been the most extraordinary behavioural intervention of our generation, and it would be a wasted opportunity not to analyse this properly.2 As we move from a pandemic to an endemic state, delivery of care must also change to ensure this—and similar diseases—can be managed safely, alongside regular emergency care, within our departments and wider healthcare systems. Past reorganisations and reform of healthcare delivery have put increased pressure on EDs as they are perceived to be ‘safe places’ by the public and other parts of the system and become the default option for all healthcare needs.

This has contributed to unsustainable overcrowding and corridor care in EDs.3 We must learn from this response and make changes to our future operations. As we progress beyond the peak of this outbreak, we must act now to ensure patient safety is never jeopardised again through poor infection control, design, physical crowding, inadequate staff protection and corridor care.It is also important that the public, who pay for and use these services, are meaningfully consulted as to how EDs need to change. However, EDs should return to their original core purpose. The rapid assessment and emergency stabilisation of seriously ill and injured patients.

They can no longer be used to pick up the pieces where community, ‘out of hours’ or specialist care has struggled, or chosen not, to cope. Our colleagues in primary care must be able to safely offer face-to-face consultations and physical examination.As some form of order (and our patients) return, there is a need to consider how things must change in the future. The COVID-19 is likely to circulate for the immediate future, and this will influence how EDs operate. The Royal College of Emergency Medicine, along with a number of other emergency medicine professional bodies around the world, has published a position statement, ‘COVID-19.

Resetting Emergency Department Care’.4–6 The position statement makes a series of radical recommendations about how ED care needs to change, and these have gained support from regulators (see box 1).Box 1 Royal College of Emergency Medicine recommendations for resetting emergency careImproved infection control,Reducing crowding and improving safety.Patients under the care of specialist teams.Physical ED redesign.Using COVID-19 testing for best care.Metrics to support reduced crowding.Improved infection control means that our departments need to be cleaner and bigger, staff need to be provided with appropriate levels of Personal Protective Equipmentand staff need to be trained how to minimise nosocomial infections. The need for social distancing means that we need to establish maximum occupancy thresholds for each area of our department, and this may mean the end of the traditional waiting room as we know it. The link between high inpatient bed capacity and poor infection control is well accepted, and our inpatient areas need to not exceed capacity.There is a moral imperative to ensure our EDs never become crowded again. If we are crowded, we cannot protect patients and staff.

Crowding has long been associated with avoidable mortality, and COVID-19 reinforces and multiplies this risk. It is important to consolidate alternative routes of access for lower acuity patients while maintaining access for those who need the services of EDs and hospitals. Some crowding can be reduced by better integration of community, ambulance and hospital information systems. Experience from Denmark and the Netherlands has shown that primary care and advice lines can have an effective role in providing alternative services and that this can reduce ED attendances.7 8 Lower acuity patients should be offered responsive alternatives to ED care.

In England, there is a programme to develop ‘same day emergency care’ that aims to offer definitive care without hospital admission. This would both ensure the best possible outcomes and lower nosocomial infection risk for patients and staff. The response of the public in complying with the social isolation imposed by lockdown has been impressive and effective. The pandemic has driven use of NHS 111 and other advice lines in a way that had previously not been realised.

Ambulance services have focused heavily on prioritisation and need for conveyance. Primary care and other services have undergone a paradigm shift in how consultations are conducted, and community work is undertaken. There has been a welcome transformation in the way that many specialties have delivered care to their most vulnerable patients to minimise their risk of nosocomial infection by increasing the use of telemedicine and remote consultations. Major changes have been made to the way patients are cared for throughout the system to effectively respond to the pandemic.

Some of these changes are welcome such as increased use of virtual fracture clinics and remote clinics, telemedicine and careful consideration around the value of hospital admissions for very elderly patients and improved end-of-life care. Our role as emergency physicians will have to change as we focus on shortening the length of stay for our patients and reducing overall occupancy. This might involve restricting some areas of practice.Patients with complicated healthcare problems under the care of specialist teams pose particular challenges for emergency care in the pandemic. There need to be realistic and accessible alternative pathways of care so that an immunocompromised patient is not exposed to an avoidable risk of nosocomial infection by waiting in a crowded ED.Many departments are simply not built in a way that promotes good infection prevention control and patient flow.

Some EDs need to be rebuilt with more siderooms.Testing for COVID-19 should not impede patient flow, particularly while turnaround times are long and testing capacity is limited. Until turnaround times improve, hospitals will need to provide cohort areas where patients can wait for test results after their evaluation in the ED.Metrics and performance measures should support reduced crowding. A number of countries have used time based targets for several years, notably the 4-hour access standard in the UK and the National Emergency Access Target in Australia.9–12 Now is the time to introduce metrics that reduce crowding. The Royal College of Emergency Medicine has proposed that this includes a maximum occupancy and a marker for infection control.Many of these actions require action from senior leaders, both inside and outside hospitals.

Our political leaders need to have honest conversations with the public about the limitations of what can be offered in an ED.The College welcomes signs of recovery from the first wave of the pandemic but cautions that we are at the beginning of a long period of necessary transformation. Failing to appreciate this minimises the significant prepandemic problems in urgent and emergency care. There is also a concerning risk that subsequent waves may coincide with a seasonal influenza epidemic, creating more pressure. There will be a ‘nosocomial dividend’ from implementing these recommendations, with reduced infections to staff and patients and improved safety and quality of care, not just from COVID-19 but measles, norovirus and influenza.It is imperative that these recommendations are implemented right through the urgent and emergency care pathway.

The end result would be that our patients are cared for in a safer, less crowded EDs. We cannot treat ill and injured people in an environment that does not allow adequate social distancing..

The human connectionWhen writing this primary survey under the cloud of COVID-19, it is encouraging to see so many excellent papers being submitted to EMJ knowing that many of these have been written and re written in a time of adversity and the greatest challenge our specialty how to get baclofen without a doctor has faced. This issue has papers that cover the wide range of emergency medicine all of which are informative and interesting, but, for me the most moving and poignant paper of all is ‘The View from Here’ written by Landry and Ouchi in Boston. They describe how one doctor used her phone to make a brief video which allowed an elderly dying patient to say a last few precious words of love to how to get baclofen without a doctor his family who could not be with him because of the virus. She then sent the video to his family. It was, in her how to get baclofen without a doctor own words ‘a desire to provide connection in a deeply difficult time and to preserve the patient’s final conscious moments, she didn’t want these intensely emotional moments and thoughts to belong only to her, she wanted to offer them to his loved ones as well’.

This doctor’s empathy and deep compassion for this dying man and his family epitomises true humanity and the great privilege we have as clinicians sharing such moments in our patients’ lives. The silver lining of this cruel virus is that it has brought to the fore the very best in healthcare staff where there have been countless examples of extraordinary acts of human kindness that have helped lighten the burden and sadness that is COVID-19. Many of how to get baclofen without a doctor us have been touched personally by tragedy and sadness during this time and we have been encouraged and inspired by the compassion and fortitude demonstrated by our colleagues. We can be confident that our specialty irrespective of future challenges will be underpinned by kindness and the human connection. Do read how to get baclofen without a doctor this paper, it is humbling, but also reassuring in times of such anxiety and upheaval.

Most of all, it is an important human account for posterity.Under triaging the older patientUnder triage in the older patient is an ongoing concern, as major trauma in older patients is on the increase it is worrying that serious injury might not always be recognised in this group. Hoyle and colleagues in the UK how to get baclofen without a doctor undertook a retrospective review of the Trauma Audit&. Research Network (TARN) data of a 3 month period from 2014 to investigate this concern. Their findings give some substance to these concerns as they found mortality higher in older patients despite a lower median ISS. Older patients were significantly less likely to have the attention of a consultant first attender or trauma team and similar trends how to get baclofen without a doctor were also seen on subgroup analysis by mechanism of injury or number of injured body areas.

While more recent interventions and awareness focusing on the older patient in the ED may have improved initial assessment there is little room for complacency, older patients deserve the same urgency as younger patients. Do read this paper even if how to get baclofen without a doctor this has not been your experience the findings are a reminder of the need for equitable care.Two other papers among the many worthy of mention in this issue relate to common presentations in the ED, Headache and Colles’fracture.Editors’s choiceHeadache, a common presentations in the ED can be a high risk consultation. Many physicians use an IV fluid bolus as part of a cocktail of treatments for patients presenting with headaches even though the benefit of this treatment is less than clear. Zitek and colleagues undertook a randomised single -blinded clinical trial on patients from the age of 10 years to 65 years who presented to a how to get baclofen without a doctor single ED in Nevada USA to determine if an IV fluid bolus would help reduce pain or improve other outcomes for those with a benign headache. All patients received Prochlorperazine and Diphenhydramine and they were randomised to receive either 20 mL/kg up to 1000 ML of normal saline (the fluid bolus group) or 5 mL (the control group).

Perhaps, surprisingly, the patients that received the fluid bolus for their headache had similar improvement in their pain and other outcomes as those who did not. So it seems fluid is not the cure.Fixing broken bonesIn the UK, Colles’ fractures account for nearly one sixth of all fractures presenting to how to get baclofen without a doctor the ED. Learning how to manipulate a Colles’ fracture usually under a haematoma block is a rite of passage for most trainees but we rarely get to hear how these patients fare afterwards or how effective our management has been. It was interesting therefore to read a paper by Malik how to get baclofen without a doctor and colleagues in this issue. In response to a local audit that suggested a high proportion of these injuries often need surgical fixation, they conducted a multicentre observational study in 16 Emergency departments in February and March 2019 of all patients who underwent manipulation of a Colles’ fracture in the ED.

Of the 328 patients who presented with a distal radius fracture during the study period, 83 underwent fracture manipulation and were eligible for the study. Of these 83 cases 41% required surgical fixation how to get baclofen without a doctor. Younger patients were more likely to have surgical fixation but the ED anaesthetic used did not affect the subsequent need for surgery in this sample. The authors suggest how to get baclofen without a doctor these findings merit further research particularly in terms of rationalising repeat procedures.The first confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the UK were recorded on the 29 January 2020. 3 days later, the UK government declared a level 4 incident, allowing for an extraordinary increase in powers and control.

Similar severe measures happened all around how to get baclofen without a doctor the world. The first UK death happened 6 days after the first recorded cases and many tens of thousands of deaths rapidly followed. EDs around the world underwent rapid reconfiguration as national strategies moved from containment to mitigation. The Emergency Medicine Journal has led the way in quickly and usefully reporting these changes with the ‘Reports from the Front’ series.1 The overarching aim of these reconfigurations was to increase capacity for how to get baclofen without a doctor an expected surge in seriously ill patients and to provide a safe working environment for patients and staff. Staff rotas were rewritten, allocating staff to acute areas and increasing senior presence.

It proved impossible to predict how many staff would be off sick or how to get baclofen without a doctor need to self-isolate, and many of us were blindsided by the apparent vindictiveness of the virus to older men, diabetics and those from a non-white background. Processes and protocols had to be all modified to answer the question ‘what if this patient has suspected COVID-19?. €™. Simple working arrangements suddenly became more complex and routine clinical tasks became much more effortful.Many hospitals gave welcome extra space to the emergency medicine service. Quick rebuilding jobs were carried out to increase the amount of space where potentially infectious cases could be seen.

Many changes have been implemented very quickly, and the normal safeguards to ensure they work as intended may be missing. In these cases, it is important to evaluate the changes carefully and adapt where necessary. Some changes may have been harmful, and it is important we are alert to how these might affect our patients.Inpatient capacity improved dramatically, so that many hospitals regularly had extraordinarily better bed states. This was due to a combination of fewer ‘medically fit’ patients remaining in hospital, acceptance of different admission and discharge thresholds, improvements in pathways within hospitals and reductions in elective surgery. This illustrates that delayed transfers of care and the resulting exit block is not an insoluble problem and can be fixed where there is a political, financial, managerial and clinical will.

Patient flow improved, and many EDs are less crowded as result of all these changes.Our community and inpatient colleagues underwent a paradigm shift in providing care by video conference. Our departments were confronted by the full spectrum of disease severity that the COVID-19 can cause. Initially large proportions of other patients stayed away from our EDs in March and April. Some of this will have been serious cases, but a lot more will have been the lower acuity presentations that previously congested our departments. There are multiple, complicated reasons why this happened, some of this will have been from the obvious result of lockdown.

Understanding this will keep health service researchers and policy makers busy for a while, but this has been the most extraordinary behavioural intervention of our generation, and it would be a wasted opportunity not to analyse this properly.2 As we move from a pandemic to an endemic state, delivery of care must also change to ensure this—and similar diseases—can be managed safely, alongside regular emergency care, within our departments and wider healthcare systems. Past reorganisations and reform of healthcare delivery have put increased pressure on EDs as they are perceived to be ‘safe places’ by the public and other parts of the system and become the default option for all healthcare needs. This has contributed to unsustainable overcrowding and corridor care in EDs.3 We must learn from this response and make changes to our future operations. As we progress beyond the peak of this outbreak, we must act now to ensure patient safety is never jeopardised again through poor infection control, design, physical crowding, inadequate staff protection and corridor care.It is also important that the public, who pay for and use these services, are meaningfully consulted as to how EDs need to change. However, EDs should return to their original core purpose.

The rapid assessment and emergency stabilisation of seriously ill and injured patients. They can no longer be used to pick up the pieces where community, ‘out of hours’ or specialist care has struggled, or chosen not, to cope. Our colleagues in primary care must be able to safely offer face-to-face consultations and physical examination.As some form of order (and our patients) return, there is a need to consider how things must change in the future. The COVID-19 is likely to circulate for the immediate future, and this will influence how EDs operate. The Royal College of Emergency Medicine, along with a number of other emergency medicine professional bodies around the world, has published a position statement, ‘COVID-19.

Resetting Emergency Department Care’.4–6 The position statement makes a series of radical recommendations about how ED care needs to change, and these have gained support from regulators (see box 1).Box 1 Royal College of Emergency Medicine recommendations for resetting emergency careImproved infection control,Reducing crowding and improving safety.Patients under the care of specialist teams.Physical ED redesign.Using COVID-19 testing for best care.Metrics to support reduced crowding.Improved infection control means that our departments need to be cleaner and bigger, staff need to be provided with appropriate levels of Personal Protective Equipmentand staff need to be trained how to minimise nosocomial infections. The need for social distancing means that we need to establish maximum occupancy thresholds for each area of our department, and this may mean the end of the traditional waiting room as we know it. The link between high inpatient bed capacity and poor infection control is well accepted, and our inpatient areas need to not exceed capacity.There is a moral imperative to ensure our EDs never become crowded again. If we are crowded, we cannot protect patients and staff. Crowding has long been associated with avoidable mortality, and COVID-19 reinforces and multiplies this risk.

It is important to consolidate alternative routes of access for lower acuity patients while maintaining access for those who need the services of EDs and hospitals. Some crowding can be reduced by better integration of community, ambulance and hospital information systems. Experience from Denmark and the Netherlands has shown that primary care and advice lines can have an effective role in providing alternative services and that this can reduce ED attendances.7 8 Lower acuity patients should be offered responsive alternatives to ED care. In England, there is a programme to develop ‘same day emergency care’ that aims to offer definitive care without hospital admission. This would both ensure the best possible outcomes and lower nosocomial infection risk for patients and staff.

The response of the public in complying with the social isolation imposed by lockdown has been impressive and effective. The pandemic has driven use of NHS 111 and other advice lines in a way that had previously not been realised. Ambulance services have focused heavily on prioritisation and need for conveyance. Primary care and other services have undergone a paradigm shift in how consultations are conducted, and community work is undertaken. There has been a welcome transformation in the way that many specialties have delivered care to their most vulnerable patients to minimise their risk of nosocomial infection by increasing the use of telemedicine and remote consultations.

Major changes have been made to the way patients are cared for throughout the system to effectively respond to the pandemic. Some of these changes are welcome such as increased use of virtual fracture clinics and remote clinics, telemedicine and careful consideration around the value of hospital admissions for very elderly patients and improved end-of-life care. Our role as emergency physicians will have to change as we focus on shortening the length of stay for our patients and reducing overall occupancy. This might involve restricting some areas of practice.Patients with complicated healthcare problems under the care of specialist teams pose particular challenges for emergency care in the pandemic. There need to be realistic and accessible alternative pathways of care so that an immunocompromised patient is not exposed to an avoidable risk of nosocomial infection by waiting in a crowded ED.Many departments are simply not built in a way that promotes good infection prevention control and patient flow.

Some EDs need to be rebuilt with more siderooms.Testing for COVID-19 should not impede patient flow, particularly while turnaround times are long and testing capacity is limited. Until turnaround times improve, hospitals will need to provide cohort areas where patients can wait for test results after their evaluation in the ED.Metrics and performance measures should support reduced crowding. A number of countries have used time based targets for several years, notably the 4-hour access standard in the UK and the National Emergency Access Target in Australia.9–12 Now is the time to introduce metrics that reduce crowding. The Royal College of Emergency Medicine has proposed that this includes a maximum occupancy and a marker for infection control.Many of these actions require action from senior leaders, both inside and outside hospitals. Our political leaders need to have honest conversations with the public about the limitations of what can be offered in an ED.The College welcomes signs of recovery from the first wave of the pandemic but cautions that we are at the beginning of a long period of necessary transformation.

Failing to appreciate this minimises the significant prepandemic problems in urgent and emergency care. There is also a concerning risk that subsequent waves may coincide with a seasonal influenza epidemic, creating more pressure. There will be a ‘nosocomial dividend’ from implementing these recommendations, with reduced infections to staff and patients and improved safety and quality of care, not just from COVID-19 but measles, norovirus and influenza.It is imperative that these recommendations are implemented right through the urgent and emergency care pathway. The end result would be that our patients are cared for in a safer, less crowded EDs. We cannot treat ill and injured people in an environment that does not allow adequate social distancing..

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R.A. Schachar reports best place to buy baclofen being employed by Pfizer. No other potential conflict of interest relevant to this letter was reported. This letter was published on August 19, 2020, best place to buy baclofen at NEJM.org.5 References1. Jackson LA, Anderson EJ, Rouphael NG, et al.

An mRNA vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 — preliminary best place to buy baclofen report. N Engl J Med. DOI. 10.1056/NEJMoa2022483.Free Full TextGoogle Scholar2. Su Y, Romeu-Bonilla E, Anagnostou A, Fitz-Patrick D, Hearl W, Heiland T.

Safety and long-term immunological effects of CryJ2-LAMP plasmid vaccine in Japanese red cedar atopic subjects. A phase I study. Hum Vaccin Immunother 2017;13:2804-2813.3. Niezold T, Storcksdieck Genannt Bonsmann M, Maaske A, et al. DNA vaccines encoding DEC205-targeted antigens.

Immunity or tolerance?. Immunology 2015;145:519-533.4. Scheiblhofer S, Thalhamer J, Weiss R. DNA and mRNA vaccination against allergies. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2018;29:679-688.5.

Barouch DH, Kunstman J, Glowczwskie J, et al. Viral escape from dominant simian immunodeficiency virus epitope-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes in DNA-vaccinated rhesus monkeys. J Virol 2003;77:7367-7375.To the Editor Jackson et al. Report the successful results of a trial of the mRNA-1273 vaccine, which induced an impressive IgG antibody response. However, Jackson and colleagues, as well as Heaton,1 in her editorial corresponding to the article, did not comment on IgA.

IgA is a crucial first-line defense in mucosal tissues, and we wonder whether there was any increase in SARS-CoV-2–specific IgA. The role of vaccine-induced IgA is under discussion for parenteral vaccination against rotavirus.2 Since SARS-CoV-2 primarily infiltrates mucosal tissue, SARS-CoV-2–specific IgA may be necessary for full protection. Moreover, the lack of IgA may cause unprotected spread of SARS-CoV-2 from nasal mucosal tissue. Chumakov and colleagues discussed the use of oral polio vaccine to ameliorate or prevent Covid-19.3 In both nasal and intestinal cells, Sungnak et al. Detected angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), which is crucial for binding of SARS-CoV-2, and transmembrane serine protease 2 (TMPRSS2), which is crucial for uptake of the virus.4 Thus, the intestinal and nasal mucosa are ideal targets for SARS-CoV-2 and for vaccination to trigger IgA responses.

Studies of an oral vaccine containing attenuated SARS-CoV-2 to stimulate an early protective systemic immune response by the highly effective gut-associated immune system are warranted. Juergen R. Schaefer, M.D.Yulia Sharkova, M.D.Tanja Nickolaus, M.D.University Clinic Marburg, Marburg, Germany [email protected] No potential conflict of interest relevant to this letter was reported. This letter was published on August 19, 2020, at NEJM.org.4 References1. Heaton PM.

The Covid-19 vaccine-development multiverse. N Engl J Med. DOI. 10.1056/NEJMe2025111.Free Full TextGoogle Scholar2. Bines JE, Kotloff KL.

Next-generation rotavirus vaccines. Important progress but work still to be done. Lancet Infect Dis 2020;20:762-764.3. Chumakov K, Benn CS, Aaby P, Kottilil S, Gallo R. Can existing live vaccines prevent COVID-19?.

Science 2020;368:1187-1188.4. Sungnak W, Huang N, Bécavin C, et al. SARS-CoV-2 entry factors are highly expressed in nasal epithelial cells together with innate immune genes. Nat Med 2020;26:681-687.Response The authors reply. We agree with Schachar and Schachar that the interim findings of the phase 1 trial of the mRNA-1273 vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 are promising.

These findings provided support for the initiation of the phase 2 and 3 trials that are under way. This vaccine is a lipid nanoparticle–encapsidated, nonreplicating, nucleoside-modified mRNA–based vaccine that, after entering the cell cytoplasm, results in rapid, transient expression of the vaccine antigen.1 The question regarding the duration of immunity is important, and the phase 1 and 2 trials are designed to follow participants for 1 year after the second vaccination and to obtain samples to characterize humoral and cellular immunologic responses. The phase 3 trial is designed to follow participants for 2 years in order to allow assessment of the durability of protective immunity during that interval. In reply to Schaefer and colleagues. IgA and IgM responses are exploratory immunologic end points in the phase 1 trial, and reporting of these findings is planned as part of the reporting of the final results.

The role of monomeric IgA induced by parenteral vaccines is unknown, and monomeric IgA is unlikely to reach the mucosal compartment in substantial quantities. Mucosal delivery of vaccine would be needed to reliably induce secretory IgA localized in mucosal tissues. In a study of SARS-CoV-2 infection and the use of mRNA-1273 in nonhuman primates, intramuscular administration of the vaccine protected the animals against upper- and lower-airway challenge with SARS-CoV-2, and S-specific IgG and IgA were detected in bronchoalveolar-lavage fluid after the challenge.2 Although these findings may suggest that antibody responses correlate with protection, as noted by Corbett et al.,2 further evaluations, including passive-transfer studies and challenge studies of lower, subprotective vaccine doses in nonhuman primates, are warranted to further elucidate antibody specificities or functions that correlate with protection. Lisa A. Jackson, M.D., M.P.H.Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA [email protected]Paul C.

Roberts, Ph.D.Barney S. Graham, M.D., Ph.D.National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, MD Since publication of their article, the authors report no further potential conflict of interest. This letter was published on August 19, 2020, at NEJM.org.2 References1. Bahl K, Senn JJ, Yuzhakov O, et al. Preclinical and clinical demonstration of immunogenicity by mRNA vaccines against H10N8 and H7N9 influenza viruses.

Mol Ther 2017;25:1316-1327.2. Corbett KS, Flynn B, Foulds KE, et al. Evaluation of the mRNA-1273 vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 in nonhuman primates. N Engl J Med. DOI.

10.1056/NEJMoa2024671.Free Full TextGoogle ScholarTrial Population Table 1. Table 1. Characteristics of the Participants in the mRNA-1273 Trial at Enrollment. The 45 enrolled participants received their first vaccination between March 16 and April 14, 2020 (Fig. S1).

Three participants did not receive the second vaccination, including one in the 25-μg group who had urticaria on both legs, with onset 5 days after the first vaccination, and two (one in the 25-μg group and one in the 250-μg group) who missed the second vaccination window owing to isolation for suspected Covid-19 while the test results, ultimately negative, were pending. All continued to attend scheduled trial visits. The demographic characteristics of participants at enrollment are provided in Table 1. Vaccine Safety No serious adverse events were noted, and no prespecified trial halting rules were met. As noted above, one participant in the 25-μg group was withdrawn because of an unsolicited adverse event, transient urticaria, judged to be related to the first vaccination.

Figure 1. Figure 1. Systemic and Local Adverse Events. The severity of solicited adverse events was graded as mild, moderate, or severe (see Table S1).After the first vaccination, solicited systemic adverse events were reported by 5 participants (33%) in the 25-μg group, 10 (67%) in the 100-μg group, and 8 (53%) in the 250-μg group. All were mild or moderate in severity (Figure 1 and Table S2).

Solicited systemic adverse events were more common after the second vaccination and occurred in 7 of 13 participants (54%) in the 25-μg group, all 15 in the 100-μg group, and all 14 in the 250-μg group, with 3 of those participants (21%) reporting one or more severe events. None of the participants had fever after the first vaccination. After the second vaccination, no participants in the 25-μg group, 6 (40%) in the 100-μg group, and 8 (57%) in the 250-μg group reported fever. One of the events (maximum temperature, 39.6°C) in the 250-μg group was graded severe. (Additional details regarding adverse events for that participant are provided in the Supplementary Appendix.) Local adverse events, when present, were nearly all mild or moderate, and pain at the injection site was common.

Across both vaccinations, solicited systemic and local adverse events that occurred in more than half the participants included fatigue, chills, headache, myalgia, and pain at the injection site. Evaluation of safety clinical laboratory values of grade 2 or higher and unsolicited adverse events revealed no patterns of concern (Supplementary Appendix and Table S3). SARS-CoV-2 Binding Antibody Responses Table 2. Table 2. Geometric Mean Humoral Immunogenicity Assay Responses to mRNA-1273 in Participants and in Convalescent Serum Specimens.

Figure 2. Figure 2. SARS-CoV-2 Antibody and Neutralization Responses. Shown are geometric mean reciprocal end-point enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) IgG titers to S-2P (Panel A) and receptor-binding domain (Panel B), PsVNA ID50 responses (Panel C), and live virus PRNT80 responses (Panel D). In Panel A and Panel B, boxes and horizontal bars denote interquartile range (IQR) and median area under the curve (AUC), respectively.

Whisker endpoints are equal to the maximum and minimum values below or above the median ±1.5 times the IQR. The convalescent serum panel includes specimens from 41 participants. Red dots indicate the 3 specimens that were also tested in the PRNT assay. The other 38 specimens were used to calculate summary statistics for the box plot in the convalescent serum panel. In Panel C, boxes and horizontal bars denote IQR and median ID50, respectively.

Whisker end points are equal to the maximum and minimum values below or above the median ±1.5 times the IQR. In the convalescent serum panel, red dots indicate the 3 specimens that were also tested in the PRNT assay. The other 38 specimens were used to calculate summary statistics for the box plot in the convalescent panel. In Panel D, boxes and horizontal bars denote IQR and median PRNT80, respectively. Whisker end points are equal to the maximum and minimum values below or above the median ±1.5 times the IQR.

The three convalescent serum specimens were also tested in ELISA and PsVNA assays. Because of the time-intensive nature of the PRNT assay, for this preliminary report, PRNT results were available only for the 25-μg and 100-μg dose groups.Binding antibody IgG geometric mean titers (GMTs) to S-2P increased rapidly after the first vaccination, with seroconversion in all participants by day 15 (Table 2 and Figure 2A). Dose-dependent responses to the first and second vaccinations were evident. Receptor-binding domain–specific antibody responses were similar in pattern and magnitude (Figure 2B). For both assays, the median magnitude of antibody responses after the first vaccination in the 100-μg and 250-μg dose groups was similar to the median magnitude in convalescent serum specimens, and in all dose groups the median magnitude after the second vaccination was in the upper quartile of values in the convalescent serum specimens.

The S-2P ELISA GMTs at day 57 (299,751 [95% confidence interval {CI}, 206,071 to 436,020] in the 25-μg group, 782,719 [95% CI, 619,310 to 989,244] in the 100-μg group, and 1,192,154 [95% CI, 924,878 to 1,536,669] in the 250-μg group) exceeded that in the convalescent serum specimens (142,140 [95% CI, 81,543 to 247,768]). SARS-CoV-2 Neutralization Responses No participant had detectable PsVNA responses before vaccination. After the first vaccination, PsVNA responses were detected in less than half the participants, and a dose effect was seen (50% inhibitory dilution [ID50]. Figure 2C, Fig. S8, and Table 2.

80% inhibitory dilution [ID80]. Fig. S2 and Table S6). However, after the second vaccination, PsVNA responses were identified in serum samples from all participants. The lowest responses were in the 25-μg dose group, with a geometric mean ID50 of 112.3 (95% CI, 71.2 to 177.1) at day 43.

The higher responses in the 100-μg and 250-μg groups were similar in magnitude (geometric mean ID50, 343.8 [95% CI, 261.2 to 452.7] and 332.2 [95% CI, 266.3 to 414.5], respectively, at day 43). These responses were similar to values in the upper half of the distribution of values for convalescent serum specimens. Before vaccination, no participant had detectable 80% live-virus neutralization at the highest serum concentration tested (1:8 dilution) in the PRNT assay. At day 43, wild-type virus–neutralizing activity capable of reducing SARS-CoV-2 infectivity by 80% or more (PRNT80) was detected in all participants, with geometric mean PRNT80 responses of 339.7 (95% CI, 184.0 to 627.1) in the 25-μg group and 654.3 (95% CI, 460.1 to 930.5) in the 100-μg group (Figure 2D). Neutralizing PRNT80 average responses were generally at or above the values of the three convalescent serum specimens tested in this assay.

Good agreement was noted within and between the values from binding assays for S-2P and receptor-binding domain and neutralizing activity measured by PsVNA and PRNT (Figs. S3 through S7), which provides orthogonal support for each assay in characterizing the humoral response induced by mRNA-1273. SARS-CoV-2 T-Cell Responses The 25-μg and 100-μg doses elicited CD4 T-cell responses (Figs. S9 and S10) that on stimulation by S-specific peptide pools were strongly biased toward expression of Th1 cytokines (tumor necrosis factor α >. Interleukin 2 >.

Interferon γ), with minimal type 2 helper T-cell (Th2) cytokine expression (interleukin 4 and interleukin 13). CD8 T-cell responses to S-2P were detected at low levels after the second vaccination in the 100-μg dose group (Fig. S11)..

Patients Figure how to get baclofen without a doctor 1. Figure 1. Enrollment and how to get baclofen without a doctor Randomization.

Of the 1107 patients who were assessed for eligibility, 1063 underwent randomization. 541 were assigned to the remdesivir group and how to get baclofen without a doctor 522 to the placebo group (Figure 1). Of those assigned to receive remdesivir, 531 patients (98.2%) received the treatment as assigned.

Forty-nine patients had remdesivir treatment discontinued before day 10 because of an adverse event or a serious adverse event other than death how to get baclofen without a doctor (36 patients) or because the patient withdrew consent (13). Of those assigned to receive placebo, 518 patients (99.2%) received placebo as assigned. Fifty-three patients discontinued placebo before day 10 because of an adverse event or a serious adverse event other than death (36 patients), because the patient withdrew consent how to get baclofen without a doctor (15), or because the patient was found to be ineligible for trial enrollment (2).

As of April 28, 2020, a total of 391 patients in the remdesivir group and 340 in the placebo group had completed the trial through day 29, recovered, or died. Eight patients who received remdesivir and 9 who received placebo terminated their participation in the trial before day how to get baclofen without a doctor 29. There were 132 patients in the remdesivir group and 169 in the placebo group who had not recovered and had not completed the day 29 follow-up visit.

The analysis population included 1059 patients for whom we how to get baclofen without a doctor have at least some postbaseline data available (538 in the remdesivir group and 521 in the placebo group). Four of the 1063 patients were not included in the primary analysis because no postbaseline data were available at the time of the database freeze. Table 1 how to get baclofen without a doctor.

Table 1. Demographic and Clinical Characteristics at Baseline. The mean age of patients how to get baclofen without a doctor was 58.9 years, and 64.3% were male (Table 1).

On the basis of the evolving epidemiology of Covid-19 during the trial, 79.8% of patients were enrolled at sites in North America, 15.3% in Europe, and 4.9% in Asia (Table S1). Overall, 53.2% of the patients were white, 20.6% were black, 12.6% were Asian, and 13.6% were designated as other or not reported how to get baclofen without a doctor. 249 (23.4%) were Hispanic or Latino.

Most patients had either one (27.0%) or two or more (52.1%) of the prespecified coexisting conditions at enrollment, most commonly hypertension (49.6%), obesity (37.0%), and type 2 diabetes how to get baclofen without a doctor mellitus (29.7%). The median number of days between symptom onset and randomization was 9 (interquartile range, 6 to 12). Nine hundred how to get baclofen without a doctor forty-three (88.7%) patients had severe disease at enrollment as defined in the Supplementary Appendix.

272 (25.6%) patients met category 7 criteria on the ordinal scale, 197 (18.5%) category 6, 421 (39.6%) category 5, and 127 (11.9%) category 4. There were 46 (4.3%) patients who had missing how to get baclofen without a doctor ordinal scale data at enrollment. No substantial imbalances in baseline characteristics were observed between the remdesivir group and the placebo group.

Primary Outcome how to get baclofen without a doctor Figure 2. Figure 2. Kaplan–Meier Estimates how to get baclofen without a doctor of Cumulative Recoveries.

Cumulative recovery estimates are shown in the overall population (Panel A), in patients with a baseline score of 4 on the ordinal scale (not receiving oxygen. Panel B), in those with a baseline score of 5 (receiving oxygen. Panel C), in those with a baseline score of 6 (receiving high-flow oxygen or noninvasive mechanical ventilation how to get baclofen without a doctor.

Panel D), and in those with a baseline score of 7 (receiving mechanical ventilation or ECMO. Panel E) how to get baclofen without a doctor. Table 2.

Table 2 how to get baclofen without a doctor. Outcomes Overall and According to Score on the Ordinal Scale in the Intention-to-Treat Population. Figure 3 how to get baclofen without a doctor.

Figure 3. Time to Recovery how to get baclofen without a doctor According to Subgroup. The widths of the confidence intervals have not been adjusted for multiplicity and therefore cannot be used to infer treatment effects.

Race and how to get baclofen without a doctor ethnic group were reported by the patients. Patients in the remdesivir group had a shorter time to recovery than patients in the placebo group (median, 11 days, as compared with 15 days. Rate ratio how to get baclofen without a doctor for recovery, 1.32.

95% confidence interval [CI], 1.12 to 1.55. P<0.001. 1059 patients (Figure how to get baclofen without a doctor 2 and Table 2).

Among patients with a baseline ordinal score of 5 (421 patients), the rate ratio for recovery was 1.47 (95% CI, 1.17 to 1.84). Among patients with a baseline score of 4 (127 patients) and how to get baclofen without a doctor those with a baseline score of 6 (197 patients), the rate ratio estimates for recovery were 1.38 (95% CI, 0.94 to 2.03) and 1.20 (95% CI, 0.79 to 1.81), respectively. For those receiving mechanical ventilation or ECMO at enrollment (baseline ordinal scores of 7.

272 patients), how to get baclofen without a doctor the rate ratio for recovery was 0.95 (95% CI, 0.64 to 1.42). A test of interaction of treatment with baseline score on the ordinal scale was not significant. An analysis adjusting for baseline ordinal score as a stratification variable was conducted to evaluate the overall effect (of the percentage of patients in each ordinal score category at baseline) on the primary how to get baclofen without a doctor outcome.

This adjusted analysis produced a similar treatment-effect estimate (rate ratio for recovery, 1.31. 95% CI, how to get baclofen without a doctor 1.12 to 1.54. 1017 patients).

Table S2 in the Supplementary Appendix shows how to get baclofen without a doctor results according to the baseline severity stratum of mild-to-moderate as compared with severe. Patients who underwent randomization during the first 10 days after the onset of symptoms had a rate ratio for recovery of 1.28 (95% CI, 1.05 to 1.57. 664 patients), whereas patients who underwent randomization more than 10 days after the onset of symptoms had a rate ratio for how to get baclofen without a doctor recovery of 1.38 (95% CI, 1.05 to 1.81.

380 patients) (Figure 3). Key Secondary Outcome The odds of improvement in the ordinal scale score were higher in the remdesivir group, as determined by a proportional odds model at the day 15 visit, than in the placebo group (odds ratio for improvement, 1.50. 95% CI, 1.18 to how to get baclofen without a doctor 1.91.

P=0.001. 844 patients) (Table 2 and Fig how to get baclofen without a doctor. S5).

Mortality was numerically lower in the remdesivir group than in the placebo group, but the difference was not significant (hazard ratio for death, 0.70 how to get baclofen without a doctor. 95% CI, 0.47 to 1.04. 1059 patients) how to get baclofen without a doctor.

The Kaplan–Meier estimates of mortality by 14 days were 7.1% and 11.9% in the remdesivir and placebo groups, respectively (Table 2). The Kaplan–Meier estimates of mortality by 28 days are not reported in this preliminary analysis, how to get baclofen without a doctor given the large number of patients that had yet to complete day 29 visits. An analysis with adjustment for baseline ordinal score as a stratification variable showed a hazard ratio for death of 0.74 (95% CI, 0.50 to 1.10).

Safety Outcomes Serious adverse events occurred in 114 patients (21.1%) in the remdesivir group and 141 patients (27.0%) in the placebo group how to get baclofen without a doctor (Table S3). 4 events (2 in each group) were judged by site investigators to be related to remdesivir or placebo. There were 28 serious respiratory failure how to get baclofen without a doctor adverse events in the remdesivir group (5.2% of patients) and 42 in the placebo group (8.0% of patients).

Acute respiratory failure, hypotension, viral pneumonia, and acute kidney injury were slightly more common among patients in the placebo group. No deaths were considered to be related to treatment how to get baclofen without a doctor assignment, as judged by the site investigators. Grade 3 or 4 adverse events occurred in 156 patients (28.8%) in the remdesivir group and in 172 in the placebo group (33.0%) (Table S4).

The most common adverse events in the remdesivir group were anemia or decreased hemoglobin (43 events [7.9%], as compared with 47 [9.0%] in the placebo group). Acute kidney injury, decreased estimated glomerular filtration rate or creatinine clearance, or increased blood how to get baclofen without a doctor creatinine (40 events [7.4%], as compared with 38 [7.3%]). Pyrexia (27 events [5.0%], as compared with 17 [3.3%]).

Hyperglycemia or increased blood glucose level (22 events how to get baclofen without a doctor [4.1%], as compared with 17 [3.3%]). And increased aminotransferase levels including alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, or both (22 events [4.1%], as compared with 31 [5.9%]). Otherwise, the incidence of adverse events was not found to be significantly different between the remdesivir group and the placebo group.Trial Design and Oversight The RECOVERY trial was designed to evaluate the effects of potential treatments in patients hospitalized with Covid-19 at 176 National Health Service organizations in the how to get baclofen without a doctor United Kingdom and was supported by the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network.

(Details regarding this trial are provided in the Supplementary Appendix, available with the full text of this article at NEJM.org.) The trial is being coordinated by the Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of Oxford, the trial sponsor. Although the randomization how to get baclofen without a doctor of patients to receive dexamethasone, hydroxychloroquine, or lopinavir–ritonavir has now been stopped, the trial continues randomization to groups receiving azithromycin, tocilizumab, or convalescent plasma. Hospitalized patients were eligible for the trial if they had clinically suspected or laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection and no medical history that might, in the opinion of the attending clinician, put patients at substantial risk if they were to participate in the trial.

Initially, recruitment was limited to patients who were at least 18 years of age, but the age limit was removed starting how to get baclofen without a doctor on May 9, 2020. Pregnant or breast-feeding women were eligible. Written informed consent was obtained from all the patients or from a how to get baclofen without a doctor legal representative if they were unable to provide consent.

The trial was conducted in accordance with the principles of the Good Clinical Practice guidelines of the International Conference on Harmonisation and was approved by the U.K. Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory how to get baclofen without a doctor Agency and the Cambridge East Research Ethics Committee. The protocol with its statistical analysis plan is available at NEJM.org and on the trial website at www.recoverytrial.net.

The initial version of the manuscript was drafted by the first and last authors, developed by the writing committee, and approved by all members of the trial steering committee. The funders had no role in the analysis of the how to get baclofen without a doctor data, in the preparation or approval of the manuscript, or in the decision to submit the manuscript for publication. The first and last members of the writing committee vouch for the completeness and accuracy of the data and for the fidelity of the trial to the protocol and statistical analysis plan.

Randomization We collected baseline data using a Web-based case-report form that included demographic data, the level of respiratory support, major coexisting illnesses, how to get baclofen without a doctor suitability of the trial treatment for a particular patient, and treatment availability at the trial site. Randomization was performed with the use of a Web-based system with concealment of the trial-group assignment. Eligible and consenting patients were assigned how to get baclofen without a doctor in a 2:1 ratio to receive either the usual standard of care alone or the usual standard of care plus oral or intravenous dexamethasone (at a dose of 6 mg once daily) for up to 10 days (or until hospital discharge if sooner) or to receive one of the other suitable and available treatments that were being evaluated in the trial.

For some patients, dexamethasone was unavailable at the hospital at the time of enrollment or was considered by the managing physician to be either definitely indicated or definitely contraindicated. These patients were excluded from how to get baclofen without a doctor entry in the randomized comparison between dexamethasone and usual care and hence were not included in this report. The randomly assigned treatment was prescribed by the treating clinician.

Patients and local members of the trial how to get baclofen without a doctor staff were aware of the assigned treatments. Procedures A single online follow-up form was to be completed when the patients were discharged or had died or at 28 days after randomization, whichever occurred first. Information was recorded regarding the patients’ adherence to the assigned treatment, receipt of other trial treatments, duration of admission, receipt of respiratory support (with duration and type), receipt of renal support, and vital status (including the cause of how to get baclofen without a doctor death).

In addition, we obtained routine health care and registry data, including information on vital status (with date and cause of death), discharge from the hospital, and respiratory and renal support therapy. Outcome Measures The primary outcome how to get baclofen without a doctor was all-cause mortality within 28 days after randomization. Further analyses were specified at 6 months.

Secondary outcomes were the time until discharge from the hospital and, among patients not receiving invasive mechanical ventilation at the time of randomization, subsequent receipt of invasive mechanical ventilation (including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) or death. Other prespecified clinical outcomes included cause-specific mortality, receipt of renal how to get baclofen without a doctor hemodialysis or hemofiltration, major cardiac arrhythmia (recorded in a subgroup), and receipt and duration of ventilation. Statistical Analysis As stated in the protocol, appropriate sample sizes could not be estimated when the trial was being planned at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

As the trial progressed, the trial steering committee, whose members were unaware of the how to get baclofen without a doctor results of the trial comparisons, determined that if 28-day mortality was 20%, then the enrollment of at least 2000 patients in the dexamethasone group and 4000 in the usual care group would provide a power of at least 90% at a two-sided P value of 0.01 to detect a clinically relevant proportional reduction of 20% (an absolute difference of 4 percentage points) between the two groups. Consequently, on June 8, 2020, the steering committee closed recruitment to the dexamethasone group, since enrollment had exceeded 2000 patients. For the primary outcome of 28-day mortality, the hazard ratio from Cox regression was used to estimate the how to get baclofen without a doctor mortality rate ratio.

Among the few patients (0.1%) who had not been followed for 28 days by the time of the data cutoff on July 6, 2020, data were censored either on that date or on day 29 if the patient had already been discharged. That is, in the absence of any information to the contrary, these patients were assumed to have survived for how to get baclofen without a doctor 28 days. Kaplan–Meier survival curves were constructed to show cumulative mortality over the 28-day period.

Cox regression was used to analyze the secondary outcome of hospital discharge within 28 days, with censoring of data how to get baclofen without a doctor on day 29 for patients who had died during hospitalization. For the prespecified composite secondary outcome of invasive mechanical ventilation or death within 28 days (among patients who were not receiving invasive mechanical ventilation at randomization), the precise date of invasive mechanical ventilation was not available, so a log-binomial regression model was used to estimate the risk ratio. Table 1 how to get baclofen without a doctor.

Table 1. Characteristics of the how to get baclofen without a doctor Patients at Baseline, According to Treatment Assignment and Level of Respiratory Support. Through the play of chance in the unstratified randomization, the mean age was 1.1 years older among patients in the dexamethasone group than among those in the usual care group (Table 1).

To account for this imbalance in an important prognostic factor, estimates of rate ratios were adjusted for the baseline age in three categories (<70 years, 70 to 79 years, and ≥80 years). This adjustment was not specified in the first version of the statistical how to get baclofen without a doctor analysis plan but was added once the imbalance in age became apparent. Results without age adjustment (corresponding to the first version of the analysis plan) are provided in the Supplementary Appendix.

Prespecified analyses of the primary outcome were performed in five subgroups, as defined by characteristics at how to get baclofen without a doctor randomization. Age, sex, level of respiratory support, days since symptom onset, and predicted 28-day mortality risk. (One further prespecified subgroup analysis regarding race will be conducted once the data collection has been completed.) In prespecified subgroups, we estimated rate ratios (or risk ratios in some analyses) and their confidence intervals using regression models that included an interaction term between the treatment assignment and the how to get baclofen without a doctor subgroup of interest.

Chi-square tests for linear trend across the subgroup-specific log estimates were then performed in accordance with the prespecified plan. All P values are how to get baclofen without a doctor two-sided and are shown without adjustment for multiple testing. All analyses were performed according to the intention-to-treat principle.

The full database is held by the trial team, which collected the data from trial sites and performed the analyses at the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford.To the Editor The positive antibody response to how to get baclofen without a doctor the messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine described by Jackson et al. (published online on July 14 at NEJM.org)1 is a hopeful step toward controlling the Covid-19 pandemic. However, this how to get baclofen without a doctor vaccine and other DNA and RNA vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 continuously stimulate cellular production of the target antigen.

A mechanism is required to be able to stop the antigen production after a period of time to avoid the possibility of eventual desensitization, as is seen with allergen immunotherapy.2-5 Without such a mechanism, a sustained lack of response may make SARS-CoV-2 infection a lot worse in the long run. It will how to get baclofen without a doctor be important to evaluate this potential before declaring that any DNA or RNA vaccine is safe and efficacious. Ronald A.

Schachar, M.D., Ph.D.University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX [email protected]Ira H. Schachar, M.D.Stanford how to get baclofen without a doctor University, Stanford, CA Dr. R.A.

Schachar reports being employed by Pfizer how to get baclofen without a doctor. No other potential conflict of interest relevant to this letter was reported. This letter was published on August how to get baclofen without a doctor 19, 2020, at NEJM.org.5 References1.

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Immunology 2015;145:519-533.4. Scheiblhofer S, Thalhamer J, Weiss R. DNA and mRNA vaccination against allergies.

Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2018;29:679-688.5. Barouch DH, Kunstman J, Glowczwskie J, et al. Viral escape from dominant simian immunodeficiency virus epitope-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes in DNA-vaccinated rhesus monkeys.

J Virol 2003;77:7367-7375.To the Editor Jackson et al. Report the successful results of a trial of the mRNA-1273 vaccine, which induced an impressive IgG antibody response. However, Jackson and colleagues, as well as Heaton,1 in her editorial corresponding to the article, did not comment on IgA.

IgA is a crucial first-line defense in mucosal tissues, and we wonder whether there was any increase in SARS-CoV-2–specific IgA. The role of vaccine-induced IgA is under discussion for parenteral vaccination against rotavirus.2 Since SARS-CoV-2 primarily infiltrates mucosal tissue, SARS-CoV-2–specific IgA may be necessary for full protection. Moreover, the lack of IgA may cause unprotected spread of SARS-CoV-2 from nasal mucosal tissue.

Chumakov and colleagues discussed the use of oral polio vaccine to ameliorate or prevent Covid-19.3 In both nasal and intestinal cells, Sungnak et al. Detected angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), which is crucial for binding of SARS-CoV-2, and transmembrane serine protease 2 (TMPRSS2), which is crucial for uptake of the virus.4 Thus, the intestinal and nasal mucosa are ideal targets for SARS-CoV-2 and for vaccination to trigger IgA responses. Studies of an oral vaccine containing attenuated SARS-CoV-2 to stimulate an early protective systemic immune response by the highly effective gut-associated immune system are warranted.

Juergen R. Schaefer, M.D.Yulia Sharkova, M.D.Tanja Nickolaus, M.D.University Clinic Marburg, Marburg, Germany [email protected] No potential conflict of interest relevant to this letter was reported. This letter was published on August 19, 2020, at NEJM.org.4 References1.

Heaton PM. The Covid-19 vaccine-development multiverse. N Engl J Med.

DOI. 10.1056/NEJMe2025111.Free Full TextGoogle Scholar2. Bines JE, Kotloff KL.

Next-generation rotavirus vaccines. Important progress but work still to be done. Lancet Infect Dis 2020;20:762-764.3.

Chumakov K, Benn CS, Aaby P, Kottilil S, Gallo R. Can existing live vaccines prevent COVID-19?. Science 2020;368:1187-1188.4.

Sungnak W, Huang N, Bécavin C, et al. SARS-CoV-2 entry factors are highly expressed in nasal epithelial cells together with innate immune genes. Nat Med 2020;26:681-687.Response The authors reply.

We agree with Schachar and Schachar that the interim findings of the phase 1 trial of the mRNA-1273 vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 are promising. These findings provided support for the initiation of the phase 2 and 3 trials that are under way. This vaccine is a lipid nanoparticle–encapsidated, nonreplicating, nucleoside-modified mRNA–based vaccine that, after entering the cell cytoplasm, results in rapid, transient expression of the vaccine antigen.1 The question regarding the duration of immunity is important, and the phase 1 and 2 trials are designed to follow participants for 1 year after the second vaccination and to obtain samples to characterize humoral and cellular immunologic responses.

The phase 3 trial is designed to follow participants for 2 years in order to allow assessment of the durability of protective immunity during that interval. In reply to Schaefer and colleagues. IgA and IgM responses are exploratory immunologic end points in the phase 1 trial, and reporting of these findings is planned as part of the reporting of the final results.

The role of monomeric IgA induced by parenteral vaccines is unknown, and monomeric IgA is unlikely to reach the mucosal compartment in substantial quantities. Mucosal delivery of vaccine would be needed to reliably induce secretory IgA localized in mucosal tissues. In a study of SARS-CoV-2 infection and the use of mRNA-1273 in nonhuman primates, intramuscular administration of the vaccine protected the animals against upper- and lower-airway challenge with SARS-CoV-2, and S-specific IgG and IgA were detected in bronchoalveolar-lavage fluid after the challenge.2 Although these findings may suggest that antibody responses correlate with protection, as noted by Corbett et al.,2 further evaluations, including passive-transfer studies and challenge studies of lower, subprotective vaccine doses in nonhuman primates, are warranted to further elucidate antibody specificities or functions that correlate with protection.

Lisa A. Jackson, M.D., M.P.H.Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA [email protected]Paul C. Roberts, Ph.D.Barney S.

Graham, M.D., Ph.D.National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, MD Since publication of their article, the authors report no further potential conflict of interest. This letter was published on August 19, 2020, at NEJM.org.2 References1. Bahl K, Senn JJ, Yuzhakov O, et al.

Preclinical and clinical demonstration of immunogenicity by mRNA vaccines against H10N8 and H7N9 influenza viruses. Mol Ther 2017;25:1316-1327.2. Corbett KS, Flynn B, Foulds KE, et al.

Evaluation of the mRNA-1273 vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 in nonhuman primates. N Engl J Med. DOI.

10.1056/NEJMoa2024671.Free Full TextGoogle ScholarTrial Population Table 1. Table 1. Characteristics of the Participants in the mRNA-1273 Trial at Enrollment.

The 45 enrolled participants received their first vaccination between March 16 and April 14, 2020 (Fig. S1). Three participants did not receive the second vaccination, including one in the 25-μg group who had urticaria on both legs, with onset 5 days after the first vaccination, and two (one in the 25-μg group and one in the 250-μg group) who missed the second vaccination window owing to isolation for suspected Covid-19 while the test results, ultimately negative, were pending.

All continued to attend scheduled trial visits. The demographic characteristics of participants at enrollment are provided in Table 1. Vaccine Safety No serious adverse events were noted, and no prespecified trial halting rules were met.

As noted above, one participant in the 25-μg group was withdrawn because of an unsolicited adverse event, transient urticaria, judged to be related to the first vaccination. Figure 1. Figure 1.

Systemic and Local Adverse Events. The severity of solicited adverse events was graded as mild, moderate, or severe (see Table S1).After the first vaccination, solicited systemic adverse events were reported by 5 participants (33%) in the 25-μg group, 10 (67%) in the 100-μg group, and 8 (53%) in the 250-μg group. All were mild or moderate in severity (Figure 1 and Table S2).

Solicited systemic adverse events were more common after the second vaccination and occurred in 7 of 13 participants (54%) in the 25-μg group, all 15 in the 100-μg group, and all 14 in the 250-μg group, with 3 of those participants (21%) reporting one or more severe events. None of the participants had fever after the first vaccination. After the second vaccination, no participants in the 25-μg group, 6 (40%) in the 100-μg group, and 8 (57%) in the 250-μg group reported fever.

One of the events (maximum temperature, 39.6°C) in the 250-μg group was graded severe. (Additional details regarding adverse events for that participant are provided in the Supplementary Appendix.) Local adverse events, when present, were nearly all mild or moderate, and pain at the injection site was common. Across both vaccinations, solicited systemic and local adverse events that occurred in more than half the participants included fatigue, chills, headache, myalgia, and pain at the injection site.

Evaluation of safety clinical laboratory values of grade 2 or higher and unsolicited adverse events revealed no patterns of concern (Supplementary Appendix and Table S3). SARS-CoV-2 Binding Antibody Responses Table 2. Table 2.

Geometric Mean Humoral Immunogenicity Assay Responses to mRNA-1273 in Participants and in Convalescent Serum Specimens. Figure 2. Figure 2.

SARS-CoV-2 Antibody and Neutralization Responses. Shown are geometric mean reciprocal end-point enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) IgG titers to S-2P (Panel A) and receptor-binding domain (Panel B), PsVNA ID50 responses (Panel C), and live virus PRNT80 responses (Panel D). In Panel A and Panel B, boxes and horizontal bars denote interquartile range (IQR) and median area under the curve (AUC), respectively.

Whisker endpoints are equal to the maximum and minimum values below or above the median ±1.5 times the IQR. The convalescent serum panel includes specimens from 41 participants. Red dots indicate the 3 specimens that were also tested in the PRNT assay.

The other 38 specimens were used to calculate summary statistics for the box plot in the convalescent serum panel. In Panel C, boxes and horizontal bars denote IQR and median ID50, respectively. Whisker end points are equal to the maximum and minimum values below or above the median ±1.5 times the IQR.

In the convalescent serum panel, red dots indicate the 3 specimens that were also tested in the PRNT assay. The other 38 specimens were used to calculate summary statistics for the box plot in the convalescent panel. In Panel D, boxes and horizontal bars denote IQR and median PRNT80, respectively.

Whisker end points are equal to the maximum and minimum values below or above the median ±1.5 times the IQR. The three convalescent serum specimens were also tested in ELISA and PsVNA assays. Because of the time-intensive nature of the PRNT assay, for this preliminary report, PRNT results were available only for the 25-μg and 100-μg dose groups.Binding antibody IgG geometric mean titers (GMTs) to S-2P increased rapidly after the first vaccination, with seroconversion in all participants by day 15 (Table 2 and Figure 2A).

Dose-dependent responses to the first and second vaccinations were evident. Receptor-binding domain–specific antibody responses were similar in pattern and magnitude (Figure 2B). For both assays, the median magnitude of antibody responses after the first vaccination in the 100-μg and 250-μg dose groups was similar to the median magnitude in convalescent serum specimens, and in all dose groups the median magnitude after the second vaccination was in the upper quartile of values in the convalescent serum specimens.

The S-2P ELISA GMTs at day 57 (299,751 [95% confidence interval {CI}, 206,071 to 436,020] in the 25-μg group, 782,719 [95% CI, 619,310 to 989,244] in the 100-μg group, and 1,192,154 [95% CI, 924,878 to 1,536,669] in the 250-μg group) exceeded that in the convalescent serum specimens (142,140 [95% CI, 81,543 to 247,768]). SARS-CoV-2 Neutralization Responses No participant had detectable PsVNA responses before vaccination. After the first vaccination, PsVNA responses were detected in less than half the participants, and a dose effect was seen (50% inhibitory dilution [ID50].

Figure 2C, Fig. S8, and Table 2. 80% inhibitory dilution [ID80].

Fig. S2 and Table S6). However, after the second vaccination, PsVNA responses were identified in serum samples from all participants.

The lowest responses were in the 25-μg dose group, with a geometric mean ID50 of 112.3 (95% CI, 71.2 to 177.1) at day 43. The higher responses in the 100-μg and 250-μg groups were similar in magnitude (geometric mean ID50, 343.8 [95% CI, 261.2 to 452.7] and 332.2 [95% CI, 266.3 to 414.5], respectively, at day 43). These responses were similar to values in the upper half of the distribution of values for convalescent serum specimens.

Before vaccination, no participant had detectable 80% live-virus neutralization at the highest serum concentration tested (1:8 dilution) in the PRNT assay. At day 43, wild-type virus–neutralizing activity capable of reducing SARS-CoV-2 infectivity by 80% or more (PRNT80) was detected in all participants, with geometric mean PRNT80 responses of 339.7 (95% CI, 184.0 to 627.1) in the 25-μg group and 654.3 (95% CI, 460.1 to 930.5) in the 100-μg group (Figure 2D). Neutralizing PRNT80 average responses were generally at or above the values of the three convalescent serum specimens tested in this assay.

Good agreement was noted within and between the values from binding assays for S-2P and receptor-binding domain and neutralizing activity measured by PsVNA and PRNT (Figs. S3 through S7), which provides orthogonal support for each assay in characterizing the humoral response induced by mRNA-1273. SARS-CoV-2 T-Cell Responses The 25-μg and 100-μg doses elicited CD4 T-cell responses (Figs.

S9 and S10) that on stimulation by S-specific peptide pools were strongly biased toward expression of Th1 cytokines (tumor necrosis factor α >. Interleukin 2 >. Interferon γ), with minimal type 2 helper T-cell (Th2) cytokine expression (interleukin 4 and interleukin 13).

CD8 T-cell responses to S-2P were detected at low levels after the second vaccination in the 100-μg dose group (Fig. S11)..

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Prenatal depression is linked to behavioural and developmental issues in children as well as an increased risk for depression as young adults. But how prenatal depression leads to these changes remains unclear. UCalgary researcher Dr. Catherine Lebel, PhD, is helping understand what may be happening in the developing brains of these children. The research team has shown that young children whose mothers experienced more numerous symptoms of depression in pregnancy have weakened connectivity in brain pathways involved in emotion.

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She holds the Canada Research Chair in Paediatric Neuroimaging. Lebel and her team studied 54 Calgary mothers and their children. They were enrolled from the ongoing, prospective study called the Alberta Pregnancy Outcomes and Nutrition study. Mothers answered a survey about their depression symptoms at several points during their pregnancy. Their children were followed after birth and undertook an MRI scan at the Alberta Children’s Hospital at around age four.

As well, the children’s behaviour was assessed within six months of their MRI scan. The team found a significant reduction in structural brain connectivity between the amygdala, a structure essential for emotional processing, and the frontal cortex. Weakened connectivity between the amygdala and frontal cortex is associated with disruptive behaviours and vulnerability to depression. The first author on the study, Dr. Rebecca Hay, MD, stresses the importance of recognition of depression and intervention in prenatal health.

€œThese results suggest complex associations between the prenatal environment and children’s brain development, and may help us to understand why children of depressed mothers are more vulnerable to depression themselves,” says Hay, a resident physician in paediatrics and recent Cumming School of Medicine graduate. The main clinical takeaway from this is to emphasize the importance of recognizing, treating prenatal depression and supporting mothers, both for better maternal outcomes and to help future child development. Rebecca Hay, the study's first author. Courtesy Rebecca Hay Current study looks at stress during pandemic Lebel and her research team are currently trying to understand how stress and mental health are affecting pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is examining how factors such as social supports might mitigate stress, and how this may influence pregnancy and birth outcomes.

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Jackie went on to study the disorder, the most common nonchromosomal genetic trait causing congenital heart disease, throughout her career, publishing baclofen vs robaxin her final paper on the topic in 2015 at the age of 86 years (3).After 2.5 years in Iowa, Jackie met with Dr. John Githens, who had just accepted the position of the first Chair of Pediatrics at the University of Kentucky. Although she was happy in Iowa, baclofen vs robaxin her department chairman was leaving, so Dr. Githens was able to convince her to come with him to Kentucky to build a pediatric cardiology program “from scratch.” Following her earlier passion for the underserved children in Appalachia, she joined the University of Kentucky in 1961.

She served the children baclofen vs robaxin of Kentucky for the next 53 years, first as Chief of Pediatric Cardiology and then as Chair of Pediatrics from 1974 to 1992. She was one of the first women to serve as pediatric departmental chair in the United States. Jackie retired at age 85 in 2014.Collective Impressions of ColleaguesJackie Noonan is best remembered for her passion for helping individuals with baclofen vs robaxin Noonan syndrome and their families in coping with its myriad issues. Aside from her own practice in Kentucky, she regularly attended family-run Noonan syndrome meetings, held every summer.

Bruce Gelb recalled baclofen vs robaxin meeting Jackie for the first time at the 2002 meeting in Towson, Maryland. €œI had never seen a physician as rock star before—every moment of the day, wherever she went, children with ‘her’ syndrome and their parents would crowd around her, eager just to be in her presence but also to receive her insights into their challenges.” Similarly, Amy Roberts, a geneticist who started attending those meetings in 2005 as a genetics trainee, recalled. €œThe parents hung on Jackie’s every word. Her deep interest in each baclofen vs robaxin child and her remarkable memory for the details of many of them she saw every few years left a big impression.

Although she was a pediatric cardiologist by training, she was at heart a pediatrician. She was baclofen vs robaxin as interested in each child’s growth or learning as she was in their cardiac history.” At those meetings, Jackie was infinitely patient, always sensible with her advice, and still eager to learn more from the families. When the physicians gathered in the evening after the day of clinic, at which each had met with 20 or so families, to review interesting cases, Jackie’s wisdom was manifest. At the final meeting that Jackie attended in Florida in 2014, the families and baclofen vs robaxin physicians joined to tribute for her more than 50-year sustained devotion to the well-being of individuals with Noonan syndrome.Professionally, Jackie was a trailblazer beyond just her seminal genetic trait discovery.

Although cardiovascular genetics is now well accepted as an area of focus within cardiology, that was most definitely not the case as Jackie embarked on her career. It is unclear if her discovery of Noonan syndrome kindled that interest or if some passion for genetics allowed her to see what other baclofen vs robaxin pediatric cardiologists were overlooking. In any case, she did much in her career to draw attention to the importance of disorders beyond Down and Turner syndromes that were related to congenital heart disease, teaching us much about the need to think about our patients holistically, not just their heart defects. That lesson has become increasingly important as we seek to improve outcomes among survivors of congenital baclofen vs robaxin heart disease.Jackie was notably active in the pediatric academic community.

Jane Newburger recalled meeting Jackie for the first time at the Cardiology Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics meeting, at which Jane was delivering her first-ever presentation. €œJackie was warm and encouraging to me and the other baclofen vs robaxin young cardiology fellows. She was deeply engaged in the abstract presentations, rising to the microphone often to comment on the strengths and weaknesses of the work. Indeed, she attended that meeting faithfully every year, always sitting in the front row.” Similarly, Roberta Williams remembered “the sight of Jackie Noonan and Jerry Liebman, buddies since training, sitting together at every American College of Cardiology meeting, getting up baclofen vs robaxin to make astute comments, showing the inextinguishable curiosity for emerging knowledge, challenging us to do the same.

It was the essence of what brings joy to our field. Curiosity, novelty, dynamic interaction, friendships.” Jackie achieved this notoriety at a time when women were few and far between in pediatric cardiology (e.g., in the class picture from her fellowship at Boston Children’s hospital, she was the only woman). As Jane Newburger observed, “Jackie will always be an exemplar in strength, integrity, and leadership for women in our field.”Finally, Jackie was known for her style and her baclofen vs robaxin passions. Jane Newburger recalled, “At social events where we gathered, Jackie’s enthusiasm and joie de vivre buoyed the spirits of all those around her—she loved life.” Amy Roberts, who accompanied Jackie to a Noonan syndrome family meeting in the Netherlands, recalled, “I learned of Jackie’s deep pride in being an aunt, her varied interests outside of medicine, her love of basketball, and her fierce self-reliance and independence.

Although she was nearly 80 years old at the baclofen vs robaxin time, we were not permitted to help carry her bags, and she was often the one walking the most briskly down the sidewalk. As dedicated as she was to her professional career, she was also a well-rounded person who loved her family and friends, her church, her garden, and Kentucky basketball. Big things baclofen vs robaxin come in small packages. That was Jackie.” Roberta Williams summed up the essence of Jackie.

€œHers was a joyous life of accomplishment, friendship, and deep meaning.”2020 American College of Cardiology FoundationAbstractBackground Centers from Europe and United baclofen vs robaxin States have reported an exceedingly high number of children with a severe inflammatory syndrome in the setting of COVID-19, which has been termed multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).Objectives This study aimed to analyze echocardiographic manifestations in MIS-C.Methods We retrospectively reviewed 28 MIS-C, 20 healthy controls and 20 classic Kawasaki disease (KD) patients. We reviewed echocardiographic parameters in acute phase of MIS-C and KD groups, and during subacute period in MIS-C group (interval. 5.2 ± 3 days).Results baclofen vs robaxin Only 1 case in MIS-C (4%) manifested coronary artery dilatation (z score=3.15) in acute phase, showing resolution during early follow up. Left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic function measured by deformation parameters, were worse in MIS-C compared to KD.

Moreover, MIS-C patients with myocardial baclofen vs robaxin injury (+) were more affected than myocardial injury (-) MIS-C with respect to all functional parameters. The strongest parameters to predict myocardial injury in MIS-C were global longitudinal strain (GLS), global circumferential strain (GCS), peak left atrial strain (LAS) and peak longitudinal strain of right ventricular free wall (RVFWLS) (Odds ratio. 1.45 (1.08-1.95), 1.39 (1.04-1.88), 0.84 (0.73-0.96), 1.59 (1.09-2.34) respectively). The preserved LVEF group baclofen vs robaxin in MIS-C showed diastolic dysfunction.

During subacute period, LVEF returned to normal (median. From 54% to 64%, p<0.001) but diastolic dysfunction persisted.Conclusions baclofen vs robaxin Unlike classic KD, coronary arteries may be spared in early MIS-C, however, myocardial injury is common. Even preserved EF patients showed subtle changes in myocardial deformation, suggesting subclinical myocardial injury. During an abbreviated follow-up, there was good recovery of systolic function but persistence of diastolic dysfunction and no coronary aneurysms.Condensed abstract Multisystem inflammatory syndrome baclofen vs robaxin in children (MIS-C) is an illness that resembles Kawasaki Disease (KD) or toxic shock, reported in children with a recent history of COVID-19 infection.

This study analyzed echocardiographic manifestations of this illness. In our cohort of 28 MIS-C patients, left ventricular systolic and baclofen vs robaxin diastolic function were worse than in classic KD. These functional parameters correlated with biomarkers of myocardial injury. However, coronary baclofen vs robaxin arteries were typically spared.

The strongest predictors of myocardial injury were global longitudinal strain, right ventricular strain, and left atrial strain. During subacute period, there was good recovery of systolic function, but diastolic dysfunction persisted..

Bruce D how to get baclofen without a doctor. Gelb, MDa, Jane W. Newburger, MD, MPHb, how to get baclofen without a doctor Amy E.

Roberts, MDb and Roberta G. Williams, MDc,∗ (RWilliams{at}chla.usc.edu)aThe Mindich Child how to get baclofen without a doctor Health and Development Institute, Departments of Pediatrics and Genetics &. Genomic Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New YorkbDepartment of Cardiology, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MassachusettscDepartment of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California↵∗Address for correspondence:Dr.

Roberta G how to get baclofen without a doctor. Williams, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, 4650 Sunset Boulevard, MS 34, Los Angeles, California 90027.Jaqueline A. Noonan, MD, passed how to get baclofen without a doctor away on July 23, 2020, at age 91 years.

Over those years, she led a fulfilling life in the care for children. She was born on October 28, 1928, in Burlington, Vermont, but how to get baclofen without a doctor moved to Hartford, Connecticut, at age 9 months. At age 5 years, she decided to become a doctor and had chosen the field of pediatrics at age 7 years.

She spent her youth in Connecticut, graduating from Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, with a degree in how to get baclofen without a doctor chemistry. She returned to Vermont to attend medical school, where she graduated in 1954 and went to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, for a rotating internship, her first time visiting the South. Following internship, she completed a residency in pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

(It was the practice of the day to become a “free agent” after internship year.) During her how to get baclofen without a doctor residency in Cincinnati, she saw many children from Appalachia who had “come over the hill” from Kentucky. She became committed to the people of Appalachia for their warmth and humanity and to the care of children with long-standing and unmet needs. It was there that she became interested how to get baclofen without a doctor in congenital heart defects during her pathology rotation and decided to pursue a career in pediatric cardiology.Jackie joined the pediatric cardiology fellowship program at Boston Children’s Hospital under Dr.

Alexander Nadas in 1956. During her how to get baclofen without a doctor fellowship, she published, with Dr. Nadas, “The hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

An analysis of 101 cases” in Pediatric Clinics how to get baclofen without a doctor of North America in 1958 (1). In her words, there was great demand for pediatric cardiologists as she finished her fellowship and accepted a position as the first pediatric cardiologist at the University of Iowa in 1959. While in how to get baclofen without a doctor Iowa, she noted a similarity between patients with pulmonary valve stenosis.

Short stature, webbed neck, low-set ears, and wide-spaced eyes. She presented her findings in a regional pediatrics meeting in 1963 and published them in 1968 (2). In 1971, how to get baclofen without a doctor the renowned geneticist Dr.

John Opitz decided that the condition should be called Noonan syndrome, as it has been deemed ever since. Jackie went on to study the disorder, the most common nonchromosomal genetic trait causing congenital heart disease, throughout her how to get baclofen without a doctor career, publishing her final paper on the topic in 2015 at the age of 86 years (3).After 2.5 years in Iowa, Jackie met with Dr. John Githens, who had just accepted the position of the first Chair of Pediatrics at the University of Kentucky.

Although she was happy in Iowa, her department chairman how to get baclofen without a doctor was leaving, so Dr. Githens was able to convince her to come with him to Kentucky to build a pediatric cardiology program “from scratch.” Following her earlier passion for the underserved children in Appalachia, she joined the University of Kentucky in 1961. She served the children of Kentucky for the next 53 years, first as Chief of Pediatric Cardiology and then as Chair of Pediatrics from 1974 to 1992 how to get baclofen without a doctor.

She was one of the first women to serve as pediatric departmental chair in the United States. Jackie retired at age 85 in 2014.Collective Impressions of ColleaguesJackie Noonan is best remembered for her passion for helping individuals how to get baclofen without a doctor with Noonan syndrome and their families in coping with its myriad issues. Aside from her own practice in Kentucky, she regularly attended family-run Noonan syndrome meetings, held every summer.

Bruce Gelb recalled meeting Jackie for the first time at the 2002 how to get baclofen without a doctor meeting in Towson, Maryland. €œI had never seen a physician as rock star before—every moment of the day, wherever she went, children with ‘her’ syndrome and their parents would crowd around her, eager just to be in her presence but also to receive her insights into their challenges.” Similarly, Amy Roberts, a geneticist who started attending those meetings in 2005 as a genetics trainee, recalled. €œThe parents hung on Jackie’s every word.

Her deep how to get baclofen without a doctor interest in each child and her remarkable memory for the details of many of them she saw every few years left a big impression. Although she was a pediatric cardiologist by training, she was at heart a pediatrician. She was as interested in each child’s growth or learning as she was in their cardiac history.” At those meetings, Jackie was infinitely patient, always sensible with her advice, and still eager to learn more from the how to get baclofen without a doctor families.

When the physicians gathered in the evening after the day of clinic, at which each had met with 20 or so families, to review interesting cases, Jackie’s wisdom was manifest. At the final meeting that Jackie attended in Florida in 2014, the families and physicians joined to tribute for her how to get baclofen without a doctor more than 50-year sustained devotion to the well-being of individuals with Noonan syndrome.Professionally, Jackie was a trailblazer beyond just her seminal genetic trait discovery. Although cardiovascular genetics is now well accepted as an area of focus within cardiology, that was most definitely not the case as Jackie embarked on her career.

It is unclear if her discovery of Noonan how to get baclofen without a doctor syndrome kindled that interest or if some passion for genetics allowed her to see what other pediatric cardiologists were overlooking. In any case, she did much in her career to draw attention to the importance of disorders beyond Down and Turner syndromes that were related to congenital heart disease, teaching us much about the need to think about our patients holistically, not just their heart defects. That lesson has become increasingly important as we seek to improve outcomes among how to get baclofen without a doctor survivors of congenital heart disease.Jackie was notably active in the pediatric academic community.

Jane Newburger recalled meeting Jackie for the first time at the Cardiology Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics meeting, at which Jane was delivering her first-ever presentation. €œJackie was warm how to get baclofen without a doctor and encouraging to me and the other young cardiology fellows. She was deeply engaged in the abstract presentations, rising to the microphone often to comment on the strengths and weaknesses of the work.

Indeed, she attended that meeting faithfully every year, always sitting in the front row.” Similarly, Roberta Williams remembered “the sight of Jackie Noonan and Jerry Liebman, buddies since training, sitting together at every American College of Cardiology meeting, getting up to make astute comments, showing the inextinguishable how to get baclofen without a doctor curiosity for emerging knowledge, challenging us to do the same. It was the essence of what brings joy to our field. Curiosity, novelty, dynamic interaction, friendships.” Jackie achieved this notoriety at a time when women were few and far between in pediatric cardiology (e.g., in the class picture from her fellowship at Boston Children’s hospital, she was the only woman).

As Jane Newburger observed, “Jackie will always be an exemplar in strength, integrity, and leadership for women in our field.”Finally, Jackie was known for her how to get baclofen without a doctor style and her passions. Jane Newburger recalled, “At social events where we gathered, Jackie’s enthusiasm and joie de vivre buoyed the spirits of all those around her—she loved life.” Amy Roberts, who accompanied Jackie to a Noonan syndrome family meeting in the Netherlands, recalled, “I learned of Jackie’s deep pride in being an aunt, her varied interests outside of medicine, her love of basketball, and her fierce self-reliance and independence. Although she was nearly 80 years old at the time, we were not permitted to help carry her how to get baclofen without a doctor bags, and she was often the one walking the most briskly down the sidewalk.

As dedicated as she was to her professional career, she was also a well-rounded person who loved her family and friends, her church, her garden, and Kentucky basketball. Big things how to get baclofen without a doctor come in small packages. That was Jackie.” Roberta Williams summed up the essence of Jackie.

€œHers was a joyous life of accomplishment, friendship, and deep meaning.”2020 American College of Cardiology FoundationAbstractBackground Centers from Europe and United States have reported an exceedingly high number of children with a severe inflammatory syndrome in the setting of COVID-19, which has been termed multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).Objectives This study aimed to analyze echocardiographic manifestations in MIS-C.Methods We retrospectively reviewed 28 MIS-C, 20 healthy controls and how to get baclofen without a doctor 20 classic Kawasaki disease (KD) patients. We reviewed echocardiographic parameters in acute phase of MIS-C and KD groups, and during subacute period in MIS-C group (interval. 5.2 ± 3 days).Results Only 1 case in MIS-C (4%) manifested coronary artery dilatation (z score=3.15) in acute phase, showing resolution how to get baclofen without a doctor during early follow up.

Left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic function measured by deformation parameters, were worse in MIS-C compared to KD. Moreover, MIS-C patients with myocardial injury (+) were more affected than myocardial injury (-) how to get baclofen without a doctor MIS-C with respect to all functional parameters. The strongest parameters to predict myocardial injury in MIS-C were global longitudinal strain (GLS), global circumferential strain (GCS), peak left atrial strain (LAS) and peak longitudinal strain of right ventricular free wall (RVFWLS) (Odds ratio.

1.45 (1.08-1.95), 1.39 (1.04-1.88), 0.84 (0.73-0.96), 1.59 (1.09-2.34) respectively). The preserved how to get baclofen without a doctor LVEF group in MIS-C showed diastolic dysfunction. During subacute period, LVEF returned to normal (median.

From 54% to 64%, p<0.001) but diastolic dysfunction persisted.Conclusions Unlike classic how to get baclofen without a doctor KD, coronary arteries may be spared in early MIS-C, however, myocardial injury is common. Even preserved EF patients showed subtle changes in myocardial deformation, suggesting subclinical myocardial injury. During an abbreviated follow-up, there was good recovery of systolic function but persistence of diastolic how to get baclofen without a doctor dysfunction and no coronary aneurysms.Condensed abstract Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is an illness that resembles Kawasaki Disease (KD) or toxic shock, reported in children with a recent history of COVID-19 infection.

This study analyzed echocardiographic manifestations of this illness. In our cohort of 28 MIS-C patients, left ventricular how to get baclofen without a doctor systolic and diastolic function were worse than in classic KD. These functional parameters correlated with biomarkers of myocardial injury.

However, coronary arteries how to get baclofen without a doctor were typically spared. The strongest predictors of myocardial injury were global longitudinal strain, right ventricular strain, and left atrial strain. During subacute period, there was good recovery of systolic function, but diastolic dysfunction persisted..

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SOBRE NOTICIAS EN ESPAÑOLNoticias en español es una baclofen and alcohol reddit sección de Kaiser Health News que contiene traducciones de artículos de gran interés para la comunidad hispanohablante, y contenido original enfocado en la población hispana que vive en los Estados Unidos. Use Nuestro Contenido Este contenido puede usarse de manera gratuita baclofen and alcohol reddit (detalles). Al menos la mitad de los votantes prefiere el enfoque de la atención médica del ex vicepresidente Joe Biden al del presidente Donald Trump, lo que sugiere que la preocupación por reducir los costos y manejar la pandemia podría influir en el resultado de esta elección, según revela una nueva encuesta. Los hallazgos, de la encuesta mensual de KFF, indican que los votantes no confían en las garantías del baclofen and alcohol reddit presidente de que protegerá a las personas con condiciones preexistentes de las compañías de seguros si la Corte Suprema anulara la Ley de Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio (ACA).Un mes antes de que el tribunal escuche los argumentos de los fiscales generales republicanos y la administración Trump a favor de revocar la ley, la encuesta muestra que el 79% del público no quiere que el Supremo cancele las protecciones de cobertura para los estadounidenses con afecciones preexistentes.

La mayoría de los republicanos, el 66%, dijo que no quiere que se anulen esas garantías.Además de dejar a unos 21 millones de estadounidenses sin seguro, revocar ACA podría permitir a las compañías de seguros cobrar más o negar cobertura a las personas porque tienen condiciones preexistentes, una práctica común antes que se estableciera la ley, y que un análisis del gobierno reveló en 2017 que podría afectar hasta a 133 millones de estadounidenses.Casi 6 de cada 10 personas dijeron que tenían un familiar con una condición preexistente o crónica, como diabetes, hipertensión, o cáncer, y aproximadamente la mitad dijo que les preocupa que un ser querido no pueda pagar la cobertura, o la pierda por completo, si se anulara la ley.La encuesta revela una preferencia sorprendente por Biden sobre Trump cuando se trata de proteger a las personas con condiciones preexistentes, un tema que el 94% de los votantes dijo que ayudaría a decidir por quién votar. Biden tiene baclofen and alcohol reddit una ventaja de 20 puntos. Un 56% prefiere su enfoque, contra un 36% para Trump.De hecho, el sondeo muestra una preferencia por Biden en todos los problemas de atención médica que se plantean, incluso entre los mayores de 65 años y en temas que Trump ha dicho que baclofen and alcohol reddit eran sus prioridades mientras estuviera en el cargo, lo que indica que los votantes no están satisfechos con el trabajo del presidente para reducir los costos de la atención médica, en particular. El apoyo a los esfuerzos de Trump para reducir el precio de los medicamentos recetados ha disminuido, y los votantes ahora prefieren el enfoque de Biden, del 50% al 43%.La mayoría de los votantes dijeron que prefieren el plan de Biden para lidiar con el brote de COVID-19, 55% a 39%, y para desarrollar y distribuir una vacuna para COVID, 51% a 42%.

Trump ha delegado en gran medida la gestión de la pandemia a los funcionarios estatales y locales, al tiempo que prometió que los científicos desafiarían las expectativas y producirían una vacuna antes del día de las elecciones.Cuando se les preguntó qué tema era más importante para decidir por quién votar, la mayoría baclofen and alcohol reddit de los encuestados señaló a la atención médica. El 18% eligió el brote de COVID-19 y el 12% mencionó el cuidado de salud en general. Casi una proporción igual, el 29%, optó por la economía.La encuesta se realizó del 7 al 12 de octubre, después del primer debate presidencial y el anuncio de Trump de baclofen and alcohol reddit que había dado positivo para COVID-19. El margen de error es más o menos 3 puntos porcentuales para la muestra completa y 4 puntos porcentuales para los votantes.(KHN es un programa editorialmente independiente de KFF).

Emmarie Huetteman baclofen and alcohol reddit. ehuetteman@kff.org, @emmarieDC Related Topics Courts Elections Health Care Costs Noticias En Español The Health Law COVID-19 KFF Polls Preexisting ConditionsIn March, Sue Williams-Ward took a new job, with a $1-an-hour raise.The employer, a home health care agency called Together We Can, was paying a premium — $13 an hour — after it started losing baclofen and alcohol reddit aides when COVID-19 safety concerns mounted.Williams-Ward, a 68-year-old Indianapolis native, was a devoted caregiver who bathed, dressed and fed clients as if they were family. She was known to entertain clients with some of her own 26 grandchildren, even inviting her clients along on charitable deliveries of Thanksgiving turkeys and Christmas hams. Explore Our Database KHN and The Guardian are tracking health care workers who died from COVID-19 and writing about their lives baclofen and alcohol reddit and what happened in their final days.

Without her, the city’s most vulnerable would have been “lost, alone or mistreated,” said her husband, Royal Davis.Despite her husband’s fears for her health, Williams-Ward reported to work on March 16 at an apartment with three elderly women. One was blind, one was wheelchair-bound, and the third had a baclofen and alcohol reddit severe mental illness. None had been diagnosed with COVID-19 but, Williams-Ward confided in Davis, at least one had symptoms of fatigue and shortness of breath, now associated with the virus.Even after a colleague on the night shift developed pneumonia, Williams-Ward tended to her patients — without protective equipment, which she told her husband she’d repeatedly requested from the agency. Together We baclofen and alcohol reddit Can did not respond to multiple phone and email requests for comment about the PPE available to its workers.Still, Davis said, “Sue did all the little, unseen, everyday things that allowed them to maintain their liberty, dignity and freedom.”He said that within three days Williams-Ward was coughing, too.

After six weeks in a hospital and weeks on a ventilator, she died baclofen and alcohol reddit of COVID-19. Hers is one of more than 1,200 health worker COVID deaths that KHN and The Guardian are investigating, including those of dozens of home health aides.During the pandemic, home health aides have buttressed the U.S. Health care system by keeping the most vulnerable patients — seniors, the disabled, the baclofen and alcohol reddit infirm — out of hospitals. Yet even as they’ve put themselves at risk, this workforce of 2.3 million — of whom 9 in 10 are women, nearly two-thirds are minorities and almost one-third are foreign-born — has largely been overlooked.Home health providers scavenged for their own face masks and other protective equipment, blended disinfectant and fabricated sanitizing wipes amid widespread shortages.

They’ve often done it all on poverty wages, baclofen and alcohol reddit without overtime pay, hazard pay, sick leave and health insurance. And they’ve gotten sick and died — leaving little to their survivors. Email Sign-Up Subscribe to KHN’s free Morning baclofen and alcohol reddit Briefing. Speaking out about their work conditions during the pandemic has baclofen and alcohol reddit triggered retaliation by employers, according to representatives of the Service Employees International Union in Massachusetts, California and Virginia.

€œIt’s been shocking, egregious and unethical,” said David Broder, president of SEIU Virginia 512.The pandemic has laid bare deeply ingrained inequities among health workers, as Broder puts it. €œThis is exactly what structural racism looks like today in our health care system.”Every worker who spoke with KHN for this article said they felt intimidated by baclofen and alcohol reddit the prospect of voicing their concerns. All have seen colleagues fired for doing so. They agreed to talk candidly about their work environments on the condition their full names not be used.***Tina, a home health provider, said she has faced these challenges in Springfield, Massachusetts, one of the nation’s poorest cities.Like many of her colleagues — 82%, according to a survey by the National Domestic Workers Alliance — Tina has lacked baclofen and alcohol reddit protective equipment throughout the pandemic.

Her employer is a family-owned company that gave her one surgical mask and two pairs of latex gloves a week to clean body fluids, change wound dressings and administer medications to incontinent or bedridden clients.When Tina received the company’s do-it-yourself blueprints — to baclofen and alcohol reddit make masks from hole-punched sheets of paper towel reinforced with tongue depressors and gloves from garbage bags looped with rubber bands — she balked. €œIt felt like I was in a Third World country,” she said.The home health agencies that Tina and others in this article work for declined to comment on work conditions during the pandemic.In other workplaces — hospitals, mines, factories — employers are responsible for the conditions in which their employees operate. Understanding the plight of home health providers begins with American labor law.The Fair Labor Standards Act, which forms the basis of protections in the American workplace, was passed in an era dually marked by President Franklin Delano baclofen and alcohol reddit Roosevelt’s New Deal changes and marred by the barriers of the Jim Crow era. The act excluded domestic care workers — including maids, butlers and home health providers — from protections such as overtime pay, sick leave, hazard pay and insurance.

Likewise, standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration three decades later carved out “domestic household employment activities in private residences.”“A deliberate decision was made to discriminate baclofen and alcohol reddit against colored people — mostly women — to unburden distinguished elderly white folks from the responsibility of employment,” said Ruqaiijah Yearby, a law professor at St. Louis University.In 2015, several of these exceptions were eliminated, and protections for health providers became “very well regulated on paper,” said Nina Kohn, a professor specializing in civil rights law at Syracuse University. €œBut the reality is, noncompliance is a norm and the penalties for noncompliance are toothless.”Burkett McInturff, a civil rights lawyer working on baclofen and alcohol reddit behalf of home health workers, said, “The law itself is very clear. The problem lies in the ability to hold these companies accountable.”The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has “abdicated its responsibility for protecting workers” in the pandemic, said Debbie Berkowitz, director of the National baclofen and alcohol reddit Employment Law Project.

Berkowitz is also a former OSHA chief. In her view, political and financial decisions in recent years have hollowed out baclofen and alcohol reddit the agency. It now has the fewest inspectors and conducts the fewest inspections per year in its history.Furthermore, some home health care agencies have classified home health providers as contractors, akin to gig workers such as Uber drivers. This loophole protects them from the responsibilities of employers, said Seema Mohapatra, an Indiana baclofen and alcohol reddit University associate professor of law.

Furthermore, she said, “these workers are rarely in a position to question, or advocate or lobby for themselves.”Should workers contract COVID-19, they are unlikely to receive remuneration or damages.Demonstrating causality — that a person caught the coronavirus on the job — for workers’ compensation has been extremely difficult, Berkowitz said. As with other baclofen and alcohol reddit health care jobs, employers have been quick to point out that workers might have caught the virus at the gas station, grocery store or home.Many home health providers care for multiple patients, who also bear the consequences of their work conditions. €œIf you think about perfect vectors for transmission, unprotected individuals baclofen and alcohol reddit going from house to house have to rank at the top of list,” Kohn said. €œEven if someone didn’t care at all about these workers, we need to fix this to keep Grandma and Grandpa safe.”Nonetheless, caregivers like Samira, in Richmond, Virginia, have little choice but to work.

Samira — who makes $8.25 an hour with one client and $9.44 an hour with another, and owes tens of thousands baclofen and alcohol reddit of dollars in hospital bills from previous work injuries — has no other option but to risk getting sick.“I can’t afford not to work. And my clients, they don’t have anybody but me,” she said. €œSo I just pray every day I don’t baclofen and alcohol reddit get it.” Eli Cahan. emcahan@stanford.edu, @emcahan Related Topics Aging Health Industry Public Health COVID-19 Home Health Care Lost On The FrontlineCalifornia Healthline correspondent Angela Hart discussed how the coronavirus pandemic has derailed California’s efforts to deal with homelessness on KPBS “Midday Edition” on Oct.

8. KHN Midwest correspondent Lauren Weber discussed the difference between D.O.s and M.D.s with Newsy’s “Morning Rush” on Tuesday. KHN correspondent Anna Almendrala discussed how L.A. County’s enforcement of workplace coronavirus protocols has cut COVID-19 deaths with KPCC’s “Take Two” on Tuesday.

KHN senior correspondent Sarah Jane Tribble discussed rural hospitals and KHN’s “Where It Hurts” podcast with Illinois Public Media’s “The 21st” on Oct. 5 and “Tradeoffs” on Oct. 8. KHN chief Washington correspondent Julie Rovner joined C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” on Tuesday to discuss the Affordable Care Act case before the Supreme Court next month and what else to expect in the realm of health care after the election.

KHN freelancer Priscilla Blossom discussed Halloween safety tips with KUNC’s “Colorado Edition” on Tuesday. Related Topics California Doctors Homeless Medical EducationTrombonist Jerrell Charleston loves the give-and-take of jazz, the creativity of riffing off other musicians. But as he looked toward his sophomore year at Indiana University, he feared that steps to avoid sharing the coronavirus would also keep students from sharing songs.“Me and a lot of other cats were seriously considering taking a year off and practicing at home,” lamented the 19-year-old jazz studies major from Gary, Indiana.His worries evaporated when he arrived on campus and discovered that music professor Tom Walsh had invented a special mask with a hole and a protective flap to allow musicians to play while masked. Don't Miss A Story Subscribe to KHN’s free Weekly Edition newsletter.

Students also got masks for the ends of their wind instruments, known as bell covers, allowing them to jam in person, albeit 6 feet apart.“It’s amazing to play together,” Charleston said. €œMusic has always been my safe space. It’s what’s in your soul, and you’re sharing that with other people.”Of course, the very act of making music powered by human breath involves blowing air — and possibly virus particles — across a room. One infamous choral practice in Washington state earlier this year led to confirmed diagnoses of COVID-19 in more than half of the 61 attendees.

Two died.So musicians around the country are taking it upon themselves to reduce the risk of COVID-19 without silencing the music. With pantyhose, air filters, magnets, bolts of fabric and a fusion of creativity, those who play wind instruments or sing are improvising masks to keep the band together. Solomon Keim rehearses in protective gear that doesn't mask the sound.(Chris Bergin for KHN) Brayden Wisley practices safe sax-playing. Other tips for musicians.

Play in a big space with good ventilation, and break after 30 minutes to allow the air to clear.(Chris Bergin for KHN) Brendan Sullivan plays trombone while both he and the instrument are masked. It has been recommended that most instrumentalists face the same direction while playing and stay 6 feet apart — with a distance of 9 feet in front and back of trombonists.(Chris Bergin for KHN)A consortium of performing arts groups has commissioned research exploring ways for musicians to play safely. The group’s preliminary report from July recommends instrumentalists wear masks with small slits, use bell covers, face the same direction while playing and stay 6 feet apart for most instruments — with a distance of 9 feet in front and back of trombonists. Other research has shown cotton bell covers on brass instruments reduced airborne particles by an average of 79% compared with playing without one.Jelena Srebric, a University of Maryland engineering researcher involved in the consortium’s study, said it’s also best to play in a big space with good ventilation, and musicians should break after 30 minutes to allow the air to clear.

These rudimentary solutions, she said, promise at least some protection against the virus.“Nothing is 100%. Being alive is a dangerous business,” Srebric said. This “gives some way to engage with music, which is fantastic in this day and age of despair.”Dr. Adam Schwalje, a National Institutes of Health research fellow at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, is a bassoonist who has written about the COVID risk of wind instruments.

He said a combination of bell covers, social distancing and limited time playing together could be helpful, but the effectiveness of bell covers or masks for musicians to wear while playing is “completely unproven” at this point. Schwalje’s paper said it’s not possible to quantify the risk of playing wind instruments, which involves deep breathing, sometimes forceful exhalation and possible aerosolizing of the mucus in the mouth and nose.Still, early results of research at the universities of Maryland and Colorado are helping to inspire improvisational mask-making and other safety measures, said Mark Spede, national president of the College Band Directors National Association who is helping lead the commissioned research.At Middle Tennessee State University, for example, tuba teacher Chris Combest said his students tie pillowcases over the bells of their instruments, and some wear masks that can be unbuttoned to play. At the University of Iowa, wind players in small ensembles must use bell covers and masks, but they can pull them down when playing as long as they pull them up during rests. Heather Ainsworth-Dobbins said her students at Southern Virginia University use surgical masks with slits cut in them and bell covers made of pantyhose and MERV-13 air filters, similar to what is used on a furnace.Indiana University Jacobs School of Music professor Tom Walsh distributes custom masks he designed that allow students to play their instruments safely as a group.(Chris Bergin for KHN) Skyler Floe tries out his horn's bell cover to much fanfare at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana.(Chris Bergin for KHN) Kyle Cantrell's sound carries while reducing the risk of virus transmission.(Chris Bergin for KHN) At Indiana, Walsh sought out whatever research he could find as he designed his tight-fitting cotton musical mask, reinforced with a layer of polypropylene and with adjustable ties in the back.

A flap hangs over the hole, outfitted with two magnets that allow it to close over the instrument. The professor’s mom, Julie Walsh — who made his clothes when he was a kid — has sewn more than 80 of the musical masks for free. The opera program’s costume shop makes bell covers with a layer of fabric over a layer of stiff woven material known as interfacing fabric.Bailey Cates, a freshman trumpet player, said the quality of the sound is about the same with these masks and they make her feel safer.Flutes present unique challenges, partly because flutists blow air across the mouthpiece. Alice Dade, an associate professor of flute at the University of Missouri, said she and her students clip on device called “wind guards” usually used outdoors, then sometimes fit surgical masks over them.Alice Dade, an associate professor at the University of Missouri, recommends using clip-on devices for flutes called “wind guards,” which shield the lip plate of the flute from wind when playing outdoors.

The ventilated design helps limit condensation and interference with the player’s air stream. Amid the pandemic, some flutists now use them with surgical masks on top to curb the spread of the coronavirus.(Alice Dade)Indiana flute student Nathan Rakes uses a specially designed cloth mask with a slit and slips a silk sock on the instrument’s end. Rakes, a sophomore, said the fabric doesn’t affect the sound unless he’s playing a low B note, which he rarely plays.Walsh is a stickler for finding big practice spaces, not playing together for more than half an hour and taking 20-minute breaks. All jazz ensemble musicians, for example, also must stay at least 10 feet apart.“I carry a tape measure everywhere I go,” he said.

€œI feel responsible for our students.”Some K-12 schools are trying similar strategies, said James Weaver, director of performing arts and sports for the National Federation of State High School Associations.His son Cooper, a seventh grade sax player at Plainfield Community Middle School in Indiana, uses a surgical mask with a slit. It sometimes jerks to the side with the vibrations of playing, but Cooper said it “feels good as long as you have it in the right place.” Cooper also helped his dad make a bell cover with fabric and MERV-13 material.While many groups use homemade bell covers, McCormick’s Group in Wheeling, Illinois, has transformed its 25-year-old business of making bell covers to display school colors and insignias into one that is making musicians safer with two-ply covers made of polyester/spandex fabric. CEO Alan Yefsky said his company started reinforcing the covers with the second layer this summer. Sales of the $20 covers have soared.“It’s keeping people employed.

We’re helping keep people safe,” Yefsky said. €œAll of a sudden, we got calls from nationally known symphony organizations.”Other professional musicians take a different tack. Film and television soundtracks are often recorded in separate sessions. Woodwinds and brass players in individual plexiglass cubicles and masked, with distanced string players recording elsewhere.The U.S.

Marine Band in Washington, D.C., practices in small, socially distanced groups, but string instrumentalists are the only ones wearing masks while playing.For both professionals and students, the pandemic has virtually eliminated live audiences in favor of virtual performances. Many musicians say they miss traditional concerts but are not focusing on what they’ve lost.“Creating that sense of community — an island to come together and play — is super important,” said Cates, the Indiana trumpet player. €œPlaying music feels like a mental release for a lot of us. When I’m playing, my mind is off of the pandemic.”Indiana University Jacobs School of Music professor Tom Walsh works with students during rehearsal in Bloomington, Indiana.

The professor’s mom, Julie Walsh — who made his clothes when he was a kid — has sewn more than 80 of the musical masks for free.(Chris Bergin for KHN) Laura Ungar. lungar@kff.org, @laura_ungar Related Topics Public Health COVID-19Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). At least half of voters prefer former Vice President Joe Biden’s approach to health care over President Donald Trump’s, suggesting voter concern about lowering costs and managing the pandemic could sway the outcome of this election, a new poll shows.The findings, from KFF’s monthly tracking poll, signal that voters do not trust assurances from the president that he will protect people with preexisting conditions from being penalized by insurance companies if the Supreme Court overturns the Affordable Care Act. (KHN is an editorially independent program of KFF.)Coming a month before the court will hear arguments from Republican attorneys general and the Trump administration that the health law should be overturned, the poll shows 79% of the public does not want the court to cancel coverage protections for Americans with preexisting conditions. A majority of Republicans, 66%, said they do not want those safeguards overturned.In addition to leaving about 21 million Americans uninsured, overturning the ACA could allow insurance companies to charge more or deny coverage to individuals because they have preexisting conditions — a common practice before the law was established, and one that a government analysis said in 2017 could affect as many as 133 million Americans.

Email Sign-Up Subscribe to KHN’s free Morning Briefing. Nearly 6 in 10 people said they have a family member with a preexisting or chronic condition, such as diabetes or cancer, and about half said they worry about a relative being unable to afford coverage, or lose it outright, if the law is overturned.The poll reveals a striking preference for Biden over Trump when it comes to protecting preexisting conditions, an issue that 94% of voters said would help decide who they vote for. Biden has a 20-point advantage, with voters preferring his approach 56% to 36% for Trump.In fact, it shows a preference for Biden on every health care issue posed, including among those age 65 and older and on issues that Trump has said were his priorities while in office — signaling voters are not satisfied with the president’s work to lower health care costs, in particular. Support for Trump’s efforts to lower prescription drug costs has been slipping, with voters now preferring Biden’s approach, 50% to 43%.A majority of voters said they prefer Biden’s plan for dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak, 55% to 39%, and for developing and distributing a vaccine for COVID-19, 51% to 42%.

Trump has largely left it up to state and local officials to manage the outbreak, while promising that scientists would defy expectations and produce a vaccine before Election Day.Asked which issue is most important to deciding whom to vote for, most pointed to health care issues, with 18% choosing the COVID-19 outbreak and 12% saying health care overall. Nearly an equal share, 29%, selected the economy.The survey was conducted Oct. 7-12, after the first presidential debate and Trump’s announcement that he had tested positive for COVID-19. The margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points for the full sample and 4 percentage points for voters.

Emmarie Huetteman. ehuetteman@kff.org, @emmarieDC Related Topics Courts Elections Health Care Costs The Health Law COVID-19 KFF Polls Preexisting Conditions.

SOBRE NOTICIAS EN ESPAÑOLNoticias en español es una sección de Kaiser Health News que contiene traducciones de artículos de gran interés para la comunidad hispanohablante, how to get baclofen without a doctor y contenido original enfocado en la población hispana que vive en los Estados Unidos. Use Nuestro Contenido Este contenido puede usarse de how to get baclofen without a doctor manera gratuita (detalles). Al menos la mitad de los votantes prefiere el enfoque de la atención médica del ex vicepresidente Joe Biden al del presidente Donald Trump, lo que sugiere que la preocupación por reducir los costos y manejar la pandemia podría influir en el resultado de esta elección, según revela una nueva encuesta.

Los hallazgos, de la encuesta mensual de KFF, indican que los votantes no confían en las how to get baclofen without a doctor garantías del presidente de que protegerá a las personas con condiciones preexistentes de las compañías de seguros si la Corte Suprema anulara la Ley de Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio (ACA).Un mes antes de que el tribunal escuche los argumentos de los fiscales generales republicanos y la administración Trump a favor de revocar la ley, la encuesta muestra que el 79% del público no quiere que el Supremo cancele las protecciones de cobertura para los estadounidenses con afecciones preexistentes. La mayoría de los republicanos, el 66%, dijo que no quiere que se anulen esas garantías.Además de dejar a unos 21 millones de estadounidenses sin seguro, revocar ACA podría permitir a las compañías de seguros cobrar más o negar cobertura a las personas porque tienen condiciones preexistentes, una práctica común antes que se estableciera la ley, y que un análisis del gobierno reveló en 2017 que podría afectar hasta a 133 millones de estadounidenses.Casi 6 de cada 10 personas dijeron que tenían un familiar con una condición preexistente o crónica, como diabetes, hipertensión, o cáncer, y aproximadamente la mitad dijo que les preocupa que un ser querido no pueda pagar la cobertura, o la pierda por completo, si se anulara la ley.La encuesta revela una preferencia sorprendente por Biden sobre Trump cuando se trata de proteger a las personas con condiciones preexistentes, un tema que el 94% de los votantes dijo que ayudaría a decidir por quién votar. Biden tiene una ventaja de 20 puntos how to get baclofen without a doctor.

Un 56% prefiere su enfoque, contra how to get baclofen without a doctor un 36% para Trump.De hecho, el sondeo muestra una preferencia por Biden en todos los problemas de atención médica que se plantean, incluso entre los mayores de 65 años y en temas que Trump ha dicho que eran sus prioridades mientras estuviera en el cargo, lo que indica que los votantes no están satisfechos con el trabajo del presidente para reducir los costos de la atención médica, en particular. El apoyo a los esfuerzos de Trump para reducir el precio de los medicamentos recetados ha disminuido, y los votantes ahora prefieren el enfoque de Biden, del 50% al 43%.La mayoría de los votantes dijeron que prefieren el plan de Biden para lidiar con el brote de COVID-19, 55% a 39%, y para desarrollar y distribuir una vacuna para COVID, 51% a 42%. Trump ha delegado en gran medida la gestión de la pandemia a los funcionarios estatales y locales, al tiempo que prometió que los científicos how to get baclofen without a doctor desafiarían las expectativas y producirían una vacuna antes del día de las elecciones.Cuando se les preguntó qué tema era más importante para decidir por quién votar, la mayoría de los encuestados señaló a la atención médica.

El 18% eligió el brote de COVID-19 y el 12% mencionó el cuidado de salud en general. Casi una proporción igual, el 29%, optó por la economía.La encuesta se realizó how to get baclofen without a doctor del 7 al 12 de octubre, después del primer debate presidencial y el anuncio de Trump de que había dado positivo para COVID-19. El margen de error es más o menos 3 puntos porcentuales para la muestra completa y 4 puntos porcentuales para los votantes.(KHN es un programa editorialmente independiente de KFF).

Emmarie how to get baclofen without a doctor Huetteman. ehuetteman@kff.org, @emmarieDC Related Topics Courts Elections Health Care Costs Noticias En Español The Health Law COVID-19 KFF Polls Preexisting ConditionsIn March, Sue Williams-Ward took a new job, with a $1-an-hour how to get baclofen without a doctor raise.The employer, a home health care agency called Together We Can, was paying a premium — $13 an hour — after it started losing aides when COVID-19 safety concerns mounted.Williams-Ward, a 68-year-old Indianapolis native, was a devoted caregiver who bathed, dressed and fed clients as if they were family. She was known to entertain clients with some of her own 26 grandchildren, even inviting her clients along on charitable deliveries of Thanksgiving turkeys and Christmas hams.

Explore Our Database how to get baclofen without a doctor KHN and The Guardian are tracking health care workers who died from COVID-19 and writing about their lives and what happened in their final days. Without her, the city’s most vulnerable would have been “lost, alone or mistreated,” said her husband, Royal Davis.Despite her husband’s fears for her health, Williams-Ward reported to work on March 16 at an apartment with three elderly women. One was blind, one was wheelchair-bound, and the third how to get baclofen without a doctor had a severe mental illness.

None had been diagnosed with COVID-19 but, Williams-Ward confided in Davis, at least one had symptoms of fatigue and shortness of breath, now associated with the virus.Even after a colleague on the night shift developed pneumonia, Williams-Ward tended to her patients — without protective equipment, which she told her husband she’d repeatedly requested from the agency. Together We Can did not respond to multiple how to get baclofen without a doctor phone and email requests for comment about the PPE available to its workers.Still, Davis said, “Sue did all the little, unseen, everyday things that allowed them to maintain their liberty, dignity and freedom.”He said that within three days Williams-Ward was coughing, too. After six weeks in how to get baclofen without a doctor a hospital and weeks on a ventilator, she died of COVID-19.

Hers is one of more than 1,200 health worker COVID deaths that KHN and The Guardian are investigating, including those of dozens of home health aides.During the pandemic, home health aides have buttressed the U.S. Health care system by keeping the most vulnerable how to get baclofen without a doctor patients — seniors, the disabled, the infirm — out of hospitals. Yet even as they’ve put themselves at risk, this workforce of 2.3 million — of whom 9 in 10 are women, nearly two-thirds are minorities and almost one-third are foreign-born — has largely been overlooked.Home health providers scavenged for their own face masks and other protective equipment, blended disinfectant and fabricated sanitizing wipes amid widespread shortages.

They’ve often how to get baclofen without a doctor done it all on poverty wages, without overtime pay, hazard pay, sick leave and health insurance. And they’ve gotten sick and died — leaving little to their survivors. Email Sign-Up Subscribe to how to get baclofen without a doctor KHN’s free Morning Briefing.

Speaking out about their work conditions during the pandemic has triggered retaliation by employers, according to representatives of the how to get baclofen without a doctor Service Employees International Union in Massachusetts, California and Virginia. €œIt’s been shocking, egregious and unethical,” said David Broder, president of SEIU Virginia 512.The pandemic has laid bare deeply ingrained inequities among health workers, as Broder puts it. €œThis is exactly what structural racism looks how to get baclofen without a doctor like today in our health care system.”Every worker who spoke with KHN for this article said they felt intimidated by the prospect of voicing their concerns.

All have seen colleagues fired for doing so. They agreed to talk candidly about their work environments on how to get baclofen without a doctor the condition their full names not be used.***Tina, a home health provider, said she has faced these challenges in Springfield, Massachusetts, one of the nation’s poorest cities.Like many of her colleagues — 82%, according to a survey by the National Domestic Workers Alliance — Tina has lacked protective equipment throughout the pandemic. Her employer is a family-owned company that gave her one surgical mask and two pairs of latex gloves a week to clean body fluids, change wound dressings and administer medications to incontinent or bedridden how to get baclofen without a doctor clients.When Tina received the company’s do-it-yourself blueprints — to make masks from hole-punched sheets of paper towel reinforced with tongue depressors and gloves from garbage bags looped with rubber bands — she balked.

€œIt felt like I was in a Third World country,” she said.The home health agencies that Tina and others in this article work for declined to comment on work conditions during the pandemic.In other workplaces — hospitals, mines, factories — employers are responsible for the conditions in which their employees operate. Understanding the plight of home health providers begins with American labor law.The Fair Labor Standards Act, which forms the how to get baclofen without a doctor basis of protections in the American workplace, was passed in an era dually marked by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal changes and marred by the barriers of the Jim Crow era. The act excluded domestic care workers — including maids, butlers and home health providers — from protections such as overtime pay, sick leave, hazard pay and insurance.

Likewise, standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration three decades later carved out “domestic household employment activities in private residences.”“A deliberate decision was made to discriminate against colored people — mostly women — to unburden distinguished elderly white folks from the how to get baclofen without a doctor responsibility of employment,” said Ruqaiijah Yearby, a law professor at St. Louis University.In 2015, several of these exceptions were eliminated, and protections for health providers became “very well regulated on paper,” said Nina Kohn, a professor specializing in civil rights law at Syracuse University. €œBut the reality is, noncompliance is a norm and how to get baclofen without a doctor the penalties for noncompliance are toothless.”Burkett McInturff, a civil rights lawyer working on behalf of home health workers, said, “The law itself is very clear.

The problem lies in the ability to hold these companies how to get baclofen without a doctor accountable.”The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has “abdicated its responsibility for protecting workers” in the pandemic, said Debbie Berkowitz, director of the National Employment Law Project. Berkowitz is also a former OSHA chief. In her view, political and financial decisions in recent how to get baclofen without a doctor years have hollowed out the agency.

It now has the fewest inspectors and conducts the fewest inspections per year in its history.Furthermore, some home health care agencies have classified home health providers as contractors, akin to gig workers such as Uber drivers. This loophole protects them from the responsibilities how to get baclofen without a doctor of employers, said Seema Mohapatra, an Indiana University associate professor of law. Furthermore, she said, “these workers are rarely in a position to question, or advocate or lobby for themselves.”Should workers contract COVID-19, they are unlikely to receive remuneration or damages.Demonstrating causality — that a person caught the coronavirus on the job — for workers’ compensation has been extremely difficult, Berkowitz said.

As with other health care jobs, employers have been quick to point out that workers how to get baclofen without a doctor might have caught the virus at the gas station, grocery store or home.Many home health providers care for multiple patients, who also bear the consequences of their work conditions. €œIf you think how to get baclofen without a doctor about perfect vectors for transmission, unprotected individuals going from house to house have to rank at the top of list,” Kohn said. €œEven if someone didn’t care at all about these workers, we need to fix this to keep Grandma and Grandpa safe.”Nonetheless, caregivers like Samira, in Richmond, Virginia, have little choice but to work.

Samira — who how to get baclofen without a doctor makes $8.25 an hour with one client and $9.44 an hour with another, and owes tens of thousands of dollars in hospital bills from previous work injuries — has no other option but to risk getting sick.“I can’t afford not to work. And my clients, they don’t have anybody but me,” she said. €œSo I just pray every day I don’t get it.” Eli how to get baclofen without a doctor Cahan.

emcahan@stanford.edu, @emcahan Related Topics Aging Health Industry Public Health COVID-19 Home Health Care Lost On The FrontlineCalifornia Healthline correspondent Angela Hart discussed how the coronavirus pandemic has derailed California’s efforts to deal with homelessness on KPBS “Midday Edition” on Oct. 8. KHN Midwest correspondent Lauren Weber discussed the difference between D.O.s and M.D.s with Newsy’s “Morning Rush” on Tuesday.

KHN correspondent Anna Almendrala discussed how L.A. County’s enforcement of workplace coronavirus protocols has cut COVID-19 deaths with KPCC’s “Take Two” on Tuesday. KHN senior correspondent Sarah Jane Tribble discussed rural hospitals and KHN’s “Where It Hurts” podcast with Illinois Public Media’s “The 21st” on Oct.

5 and “Tradeoffs” on Oct. 8. KHN chief Washington correspondent Julie Rovner joined C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” on Tuesday to discuss the Affordable Care Act case before the Supreme Court next month and what else to expect in the realm of health care after the election.

KHN freelancer Priscilla Blossom discussed Halloween safety tips with KUNC’s “Colorado Edition” on Tuesday. Related Topics California Doctors Homeless Medical EducationTrombonist Jerrell Charleston loves the give-and-take of jazz, the creativity of riffing off other musicians. But as he looked toward his sophomore year at Indiana University, he feared that steps to avoid sharing the coronavirus would also keep students from sharing songs.“Me and a lot of other cats were seriously considering taking a year off and practicing at home,” lamented the 19-year-old jazz studies major from Gary, Indiana.His worries evaporated when he arrived on campus and discovered that music professor Tom Walsh had invented a special mask with a hole and a protective flap to allow musicians to play while masked.

Don't Miss A Story Subscribe to KHN’s free Weekly Edition newsletter. Students also got masks for the ends of their wind instruments, known as bell covers, allowing them to jam in person, albeit 6 feet apart.“It’s amazing to play together,” Charleston said. €œMusic has always been my safe space.

It’s what’s in your soul, and you’re sharing that with other people.”Of course, the very act of making music powered by human breath involves blowing air — and possibly virus particles — across a room. One infamous choral practice in Washington state earlier this year led to confirmed diagnoses of COVID-19 in more than half of the 61 attendees. Two died.So musicians around the country are taking it upon themselves to reduce the risk of COVID-19 without silencing the music.

With pantyhose, air filters, magnets, bolts of fabric and a fusion of creativity, those who play wind instruments or sing are improvising masks to keep the band together. Solomon Keim rehearses in protective gear that doesn't mask the sound.(Chris Bergin for KHN) Brayden Wisley practices safe sax-playing. Other tips for musicians.

Play in a big space with good ventilation, and break after 30 minutes to allow the air to clear.(Chris Bergin for KHN) Brendan Sullivan plays trombone while both he and the instrument are masked. It has been recommended that most instrumentalists face the same direction while playing and stay 6 feet apart — with a distance of 9 feet in front and back of trombonists.(Chris Bergin for KHN)A consortium of performing arts groups has commissioned research exploring ways for musicians to play safely. The group’s preliminary report from July recommends instrumentalists wear masks with small slits, use bell covers, face the same direction while playing and stay 6 feet apart for most instruments — with a distance of 9 feet in front and back of trombonists.

Other research has shown cotton bell covers on brass instruments reduced airborne particles by an average of 79% compared with playing without one.Jelena Srebric, a University of Maryland engineering researcher involved in the consortium’s study, said it’s also best to play in a big space with good ventilation, and musicians should break after 30 minutes to allow the air to clear. These rudimentary solutions, she said, promise at least some protection against the virus.“Nothing is 100%. Being alive is a dangerous business,” Srebric said.

This “gives some way to engage with music, which is fantastic in this day and age of despair.”Dr. Adam Schwalje, a National Institutes of Health research fellow at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, is a bassoonist who has written about the COVID risk of wind instruments. He said a combination of bell covers, social distancing and limited time playing together could be helpful, but the effectiveness of bell covers or masks for musicians to wear while playing is “completely unproven” at this point.

Schwalje’s paper said it’s not possible to quantify the risk of playing wind instruments, which involves deep breathing, sometimes forceful exhalation and possible aerosolizing of the mucus in the mouth and nose.Still, early results of research at the universities of Maryland and Colorado are helping to inspire improvisational mask-making and other safety measures, said Mark Spede, national president of the College Band Directors National Association who is helping lead the commissioned research.At Middle Tennessee State University, for example, tuba teacher Chris Combest said his students tie pillowcases over the bells of their instruments, and some wear masks that can be unbuttoned to play. At the University of Iowa, wind players in small ensembles must use bell covers and masks, but they can pull them down when playing as long as they pull them up during rests. Heather Ainsworth-Dobbins said her students at Southern Virginia University use surgical masks with slits cut in them and bell covers made of pantyhose and MERV-13 air filters, similar to what is used on a furnace.Indiana University Jacobs School of Music professor Tom Walsh distributes custom masks he designed that allow students to play their instruments safely as a group.(Chris Bergin for KHN) Skyler Floe tries out his horn's bell cover to much fanfare at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana.(Chris Bergin for KHN) Kyle Cantrell's sound carries while reducing the risk of virus transmission.(Chris Bergin for KHN) At Indiana, Walsh sought out whatever research he could find as he designed his tight-fitting cotton musical mask, reinforced with a layer of polypropylene and with adjustable ties in the back.

A flap hangs over the hole, outfitted with two magnets that allow it to close over the instrument. The professor’s mom, Julie Walsh — who made his clothes when he was a kid — has sewn more than 80 of the musical masks for free. The opera program’s costume shop makes bell covers with a layer of fabric over a layer of stiff woven material known as interfacing fabric.Bailey Cates, a freshman trumpet player, said the quality of the sound is about the same with these masks and they make her feel safer.Flutes present unique challenges, partly because flutists blow air across the mouthpiece.

Alice Dade, an associate professor of flute at the University of Missouri, said she and her students clip on device called “wind guards” usually used outdoors, then sometimes fit surgical masks over them.Alice Dade, an associate professor at the University of Missouri, recommends using clip-on devices for flutes called “wind guards,” which shield the lip plate of the flute from wind when playing outdoors. The ventilated design helps limit condensation and interference with the player’s air stream. Amid the pandemic, some flutists now use them with surgical masks on top to curb the spread of the coronavirus.(Alice Dade)Indiana flute student Nathan Rakes uses a specially designed cloth mask with a slit and slips a silk sock on the instrument’s end.

Rakes, a sophomore, said the fabric doesn’t affect the sound unless he’s playing a low B note, which he rarely plays.Walsh is a stickler for finding big practice spaces, not playing together for more than half an hour and taking 20-minute breaks. All jazz ensemble musicians, for example, also must stay at least 10 feet apart.“I carry a tape measure everywhere I go,” he said. €œI feel responsible for our students.”Some K-12 schools are trying similar strategies, said James Weaver, director of performing arts and sports for the National Federation of State High School Associations.His son Cooper, a seventh grade sax player at Plainfield Community Middle School in Indiana, uses a surgical mask with a slit.

It sometimes jerks to the side with the vibrations of playing, but Cooper said it “feels good as long as you have it in the right place.” Cooper also helped his dad make a bell cover with fabric and MERV-13 material.While many groups use homemade bell covers, McCormick’s Group in Wheeling, Illinois, has transformed its 25-year-old business of making bell covers to display school colors and insignias into one that is making musicians safer with two-ply covers made of polyester/spandex fabric. CEO Alan Yefsky said his company started reinforcing the covers with the second layer this summer. Sales of the $20 covers have soared.“It’s keeping people employed.

We’re helping keep people safe,” Yefsky said. €œAll of a sudden, we got calls from nationally known symphony organizations.”Other professional musicians take a different tack. Film and television soundtracks are often recorded in separate sessions.

Woodwinds and brass players in individual plexiglass cubicles and masked, with distanced string players recording elsewhere.The U.S. Marine Band in Washington, D.C., practices in small, socially distanced groups, but string instrumentalists are the only ones wearing masks while playing.For both professionals and students, the pandemic has virtually eliminated live audiences in favor of virtual performances. Many musicians say they miss traditional concerts but are not focusing on what they’ve lost.“Creating that sense of community — an island to come together and play — is super important,” said Cates, the Indiana trumpet player.

€œPlaying music feels like a mental release for a lot of us. When I’m playing, my mind is off of the pandemic.”Indiana University Jacobs School of Music professor Tom Walsh works with students during rehearsal in Bloomington, Indiana. The professor’s mom, Julie Walsh — who made his clothes when he was a kid — has sewn more than 80 of the musical masks for free.(Chris Bergin for KHN) Laura Ungar.

lungar@kff.org, @laura_ungar Related Topics Public Health COVID-19Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). At least half of voters prefer former Vice President Joe Biden’s approach to health care over President Donald Trump’s, suggesting voter concern about lowering costs and managing the pandemic could sway the outcome of this election, a new poll shows.The findings, from KFF’s monthly tracking poll, signal that voters do not trust assurances from the president that he will protect people with preexisting conditions from being penalized by insurance companies if the Supreme Court overturns the Affordable Care Act. (KHN is an editorially independent program of KFF.)Coming a month before the court will hear arguments from Republican attorneys general and the Trump administration that the health law should be overturned, the poll shows 79% of the public does not want the court to cancel coverage protections for Americans with preexisting conditions. A majority of Republicans, 66%, said they do not want those safeguards overturned.In addition to leaving about 21 million Americans uninsured, overturning the ACA could allow insurance companies to charge more or deny coverage to individuals because they have preexisting conditions — a common practice before the law was established, and one that a government analysis said in 2017 could affect as many as 133 million Americans.

Email Sign-Up Subscribe to KHN’s free Morning Briefing. Nearly 6 in 10 people said they have a family member with a preexisting or chronic condition, such as diabetes or cancer, and about half said they worry about a relative being unable to afford coverage, or lose it outright, if the law is overturned.The poll reveals a striking preference for Biden over Trump when it comes to protecting preexisting conditions, an issue that 94% of voters said would help decide who they vote for. Biden has a 20-point advantage, with voters preferring his approach 56% to 36% for Trump.In fact, it shows a preference for Biden on every health care issue posed, including among those age 65 and older and on issues that Trump has said were his priorities while in office — signaling voters are not satisfied with the president’s work to lower health care costs, in particular.

Support for Trump’s efforts to lower prescription drug costs has been slipping, with voters now preferring Biden’s approach, 50% to 43%.A majority of voters said they prefer Biden’s plan for dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak, 55% to 39%, and for developing and distributing a vaccine for COVID-19, 51% to 42%. Trump has largely left it up to state and local officials to manage the outbreak, while promising that scientists would defy expectations and produce a vaccine before Election Day.Asked which issue is most important to deciding whom to vote for, most pointed to health care issues, with 18% choosing the COVID-19 outbreak and 12% saying health care overall. Nearly an equal share, 29%, selected the economy.The survey was conducted Oct.

7-12, after the first presidential debate and Trump’s announcement that he had tested positive for COVID-19. The margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points for the full sample and 4 percentage points for voters. Emmarie Huetteman.

ehuetteman@kff.org, @emmarieDC Related Topics Courts Elections Health Care Costs The Health Law COVID-19 KFF Polls Preexisting Conditions.

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