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Post-COVID-19 acute sarcopenia: physiopathology and management.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s40520-021-01942-8
Aging Clinical and Experimental Research; Piotrowicz K, Gąsowski J et. al.

Jul 31st, 2021 - In this review, we discuss the pathophysiologic and management aspects of acute sarcopenia in relation to SARS-CoV-2 infection. COVID-19 is as a multi-organ infectious disease characterized by a severe inflammatory and highly catabolic status, influencing the deep changes in the body build, especially the amount, structure, and function of skeletal muscles which would amount to acutely develope...

COVID-19 associated nervous system manifestations.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8267101
Sleep Medicine; Khatoon F, Prasad K et. al.

Jul 30th, 2021 - The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has caused a global pandemic in the last year. Along with major respiratory distress, a myriad of neurological manifestations was also reported to be associated with COVID-19 patients. These cases indicate that SARS-CoV-2 can be considered as an opportunistic pathogen of the br...

Surveillance of COVID-19 using a keyword search for symptoms in reports from emergency ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8319585
Internal and Emergency Medicine; Cédric GJ, Gabrielle C et. al.

Jul 30th, 2021 - During periods such as the COVID-19 crisis, there is a need for responsive public health surveillance indicators related to the epidemic. To determine the performance of keyword-search algorithm in call reports to emergency medical communication centers (EMCC) to describe trends in symptoms during the COVID-19 crisis. We retrospectively retrieved all free text call reports from the EMCC of the ...

High mortality among kidney transplant recipients diagnosed with coronavirus disease 20...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8318290
PloS One; Requião-Moura LR, Sandes-Freitas TV et. al.

Jul 29th, 2021 - Kidney transplant (KT) recipients are considered a high-risk group for unfavorable outcomes in the course of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). To describe the clinical aspects and outcomes of COVID-19 among KT recipients. This multicenter cohort study enrolled 1,680 KT recipients diagnosed with COVID-19 between March and November 2020, from 35 Brazilian centers. The main outcome was the 90-d...

COVID-19 infection among autoimmune rheumatic disease patients: Data from an observatio...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8282479
Journal of Autoimmunity; Bakasis AD, Mavragani CP et. al.

Jul 27th, 2021 - The impact of SARS-CoV-2 infection in patients with autoimmune/auto-inflammatory rheumatic diseases (AARD) under immunomodulatory treatment has been a focus of interest during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this observational study, demographic data, disease related features and comorbidities, COVID-19 manifestations and outcome as well as antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2 were recorded among 77 cons...

Neurological manifestations of COVID-19: A comprehensive literature review and discussi...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8272134
Journal of Neuroimmunology; Johansson A, Mohamed MS et. al.

Jul 26th, 2021 - Several neurological symptoms and complications have been described in association with COVID-19, such as anosmia, ageusia, encephalitis and Guillain-Barré syndrome. Here, we review the literature describing SARS-CoV-2-induced neurological manifestations and provide a comprehensive discussion of proposed mechanisms underlying the neurological pathophysiology. First, we analyse the neuroinvasive...

Cancer and COVID-19: Why are cancer patients more susceptible to COVID-19?
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8302962
Medical Oncology (Northwood, London, England); Sinha S, Kundu CN

Jul 25th, 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic has engulfed the entire world and has claimed more than 3 million lives worldwide. This viral disease is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) and mainly characterized by fever, dry cough, fatigue, anosmia, anorexia, and dyspnea. The severity of the disease increases with age and presence of comorbidities, including cancer. Multiple clinica...

Interventions for the treatment of persistent post-COVID-19 olfactory dysfunction.
https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD013876.pub2
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews; O'Byrne L, Webster KE et. al.

Jul 23rd, 2021 - Olfactory dysfunction is an early and sensitive marker of COVID-19 infection. Although self-limiting in the majority of cases, when hyposmia or anosmia persists it can have a profound effect on quality of life. Little guidance exists on the treatment of post-COVID-19 olfactory dysfunction, however several strategies have been proposed from the evidence relating to the treatment of post-viral an...

Correlations Between Olfactory Psychophysical Scores and SARS-CoV-2 Viral Load in COVID...
https://doi.org/10.1002/lary.29777
The Laryngoscope; Vaira LA, Deiana G et. al.

Jul 22nd, 2021 - The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlations between the severity and duration of olfactory dysfunctions (OD), assessed with psychophysical tests, and the viral load on the rhino-pharyngeal swab determined with a direct method, in patients affected by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Prospective cohort study. Patients underwent psychophysical olfactory assessment with Connecticut ...

Predictors of COVID-19 in an outpatient fever clinic.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8294531
PloS One; Trübner F, Steigert L et. al.

Jul 22nd, 2021 - The objective of this study was to identify clinical risk factors for COVID-19 in a German outpatient fever clinic that allow distinction of SARS-CoV-2 infected patients from other patients with flu-like symptoms. This is a retrospective, single-centre cohort study. Patients were included visiting the fever clinic from 4th of April 2020 to 15th of May 2020. Symptoms, comorbidities, and socio-de...

SARS-CoV-2: preliminary study of infected human nasopharyngeal tissue by high resolutio...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8286443
Virology Journal; Mondeja B, Valdes O et. al.

Jul 20th, 2021 - The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is the etiological agent of COVID-19. This virus has become one of the most dangerous in recent times with a very high rate of transmission. At present, several publications show the typical crown-shape of the novel coronavirus grown in cell cultures. However, an integral ultramicroscopy study done directly from clinical specimens has not been published. Nasopha...

Neurological symptoms and findings in COVID-19: a prospective clinical study.
https://doi.org/10.1080/01616412.2021.1952740
Neurological Research; Köseoğlu Toksoy C, Yavuz T et. al.

Jul 17th, 2021 - We sought to evaluate neurologic symptoms and findings in patients with COVID-19 infection hospitalized in a ward and intensive care unit (ICU). This study was designed as a prospective study. Hospitalized COVID-19 rRt-PCR positive patients in the ward and ICU were included in the study. A 54-item questionnaire was used to evaluate the patients. Patients were examined within 3 hours of hospital...

Ear, Nose, and Throat Manifestations of COVID-19 in Children.
https://doi.org/10.3928/19382359-20210613-01
Pediatric Annals; Kumar B, Scheffler P

Jul 16th, 2021 - The article reviews and analyzes the different ear, nose, and throat (ENT)-related manifestations reported in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)-positive pediatric patients (age <18 years) in peer-reviewed and published literature. We searched the PubMed database using medical subject headings and associated key words, focusing on ENT symptoms in children with COVID-19. We included relevant pu...

Clinical relevance of SARS-CoV-2 infection in late pregnancy.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8273567
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth; Ruggiero M, Somigliana E et. al.

Jul 14th, 2021 - Evidence on the outcome of SARS-CoV-2 infection in pregnancy is generally reassuring but yet not definitive. To specifically assess the impact of SARS-CoV-2 infection in late pregnancy, we prospectively recruited 315 consecutive women delivering in a referral hospital located in Lombardy, Italy in the early phase of the epidemic. Restriction of the recruitment to this peculiar historical time p...

Neurological manifestations of paediatric acute COVID infections: A single centre exper...
https://doi.org/10.1093/tropej/fmab062
Journal of Tropical Pediatrics; Dilber B, Aydın ZGG et. al.

Jul 14th, 2021 - Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) usually leads to a mild infectious disease course in children, while serious complications may occur in conjunction with both acute infection and neurological symptoms, which have been predominantly reported in adults. The neurological complications in these patients vary based on patient age and underlying comorbidities. Data on clinical features, particular...

Contribution of rapid lateral flow assays from capillary blood specimens to the diagnos...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8130593
Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease; Charpentier C, Pellissier G et. al.

Jul 7th, 2021 - This study aimed to assess, by rapid tests, the immune status against COVID-19 among Healthcare Workers (HCW) with history of symptoms, and for whom SARS-CoV-2 detection was either not documented or negative. Whole blood by finger prick and serum samples were taken from HCW for use with 2 rapid lateral flow tests and an automated immunoassay. Seventy-two HCWs were included, median duration betw...

Prevalence of Anosmia or Ageusia in Patients With COVID-19 Among United Arab Emirates P...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8141716
International Dental Journal; Al-Rawi NH, Sammouda AR et. al.

Jul 7th, 2021 - The aim of this research was to determine the relationship and prevalence of taste and smell dysfunction in patients with COVID-19 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) population. Enrolled participants were interviewed online via a phone call after obtaining their informed consent. Quantification of smell, taste, and other sensations before, during, and after COVID-19 infection was correlated with...

A systematic review and meta-analysis of data on pregnant women with confirmed COVID-19...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8248750
Journal of Global Health; Lassi ZS, Ana A et. al.

Jul 6th, 2021 - We determined the clinical presentation, risk factors, and pregnancy and perinatal outcomes in pregnant women with confirmed COVID-19 and identified if these are different based on COVID-19 severity. We included all observational studies on pregnant women with confirmed COVID-19 reporting clinical presentation, risk factors, and pregnancy and perinatal outcomes. We included all studies publishe...

Factors associated with COVID-19 and its outcome in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8241410
Clinical Rheumatology; Malek Mahdavi A, Varshochi M et. al.

Jul 1st, 2021 - We assessed the factors associated with COVID-19, clinical manifestations, and a 30-day-prognosis of COVID-19 in a cohort of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients compared with the index population. In a cross-sectional study, RA patients were followed in rheumatology clinics of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, and a group of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 from index population were recrui...

Persistence and baseline determinants of seropositivity and reinfection rates in health...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8237770
BMC Medicine; Dobaño C, Ramírez-Morros A et. al.

Jun 30th, 2021 - We assessed the duration and baseline determinants of antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2 spike antigens and the occurrence of reinfections in a prospective cohort of 173 Spanish primary health care worker patients followed initially for 9 months and subsequently up to 12.5 months after COVID-19 symptoms onset. Seropositivity to SARS-CoV-2 spike and receptor-binding domain antigens up to 149-270 d...