CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association Journal = Journal De L'Association Medicale Canadienne; Carignan A, Valiquette L et. al.
May 26th, 2020 - Anosmia and dysgeusia have been reported as potential symptoms of coronavirus disease 2019. This study aimed to confirm whether anosmia and dysgeusia are specific symptoms among those who tested positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). We conducted an age-matched case-control study in the Eastern Townships region of Quebec between Mar. 10 and Mar. 23, 2020. We ...
American Journal of Perinatology; Fox NS, Melka S
May 21st, 2020 - This study aimed to report a case series of pregnant women in New York City with confirmed or presumed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection. Beginning March 22, 2020, all pregnant women from one large obstetrical practice in New York City were contacted regularly to inquire about symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, malaise, anosmia), or sick contacts. A running log was ...
Neurology Laurendon T, Radulesco T et. al.
May 21st, 2020 - An asymptomatic 27-year-old physician is diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 by occupational medicine after contagion (RT-PCR).
Neurology Rábano-Suárez P, Bermejo-Guerrero L et. al.
May 20th, 2020 - To report 3 patients infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) who developed generalized myoclonus. Patient data were obtained from medical records from the University Hospital "12 de Octubre," Madrid, Spain. Three patients (2 men, and one woman, aged 63-88) presented with mild hypersomnia and generalized myoclonus following the onset of the so-called "inflammat...
Infectious Disorders Drug Targets; Ghiasvand F, SeyedAlinaghi S
May 19th, 2020 - Isolated Anosmia as a Presentation of COVID-19: An Experience in a Referral Hospital.|2020|Ghiasvand F,SeyedAlinaghi S,|
Otolaryngology--head and Neck Surgery : Official Journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; Speth MM, Singer-Cornelius T et. al.
May 19th, 2020 - Olfactory dysfunction (OD)-hyposmia or anosmia-is a symptom of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the novel coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). We sought to better determine prevalence, severity, and timing of OD in COVID-19 relative to other sinonasal and pulmonary symptoms. Prospective, cross-sectional. Regional/cantonal hospital. In total, 1...
Comprehensive Psychiatry; Pallanti S
May 18th, 2020 - Anosmia and hypogeusia, the inability or decreased ability to smell and taste, have been reported as common complaints in SARS-CoV-2 patients who were still in an asymptomatic phase. These impairments affect the ability to sense odors in foods and the environment, obviously affecting quality of life, related to social interactions and general well-being. The British Association of Otorhinolaryn...
May 17th, 2020 - These are the UK coronavirus stories you need to know about today. Anosmia Added to Official Symptoms List Loss of taste and/or smell has been added to the official UK COVID-19 symptoms list. A statement from the UK's CMOs said: "We have been closely monitoring the emerging data and evidence on COVID-19 and, after thorough consideration, we are now confident enough to recommend this new measure...
Infectious Disorders Drug Targets; Annweiler C, Cao Z et. al.
May 16th, 2020 - SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 and the 'Renin-Angiotensin' System The ubiquitous 'Renin-Angiotensin' system (RAS), also referred to as 'Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone' system, plays a crucial physiological role in humans as being a key regulator of renal, cardiovascular and innate immune functions [1, 2]. It appears to work in tandem with vitamin D, a secosteroid pro-hormone which reportedly acts as a ne...
Pediatric Allergy and Immunology : Official Publication of the European Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology; Brandstetter S, Roth S et. al.
May 15th, 2020 - Worldwide, the number of SARS-CoV-2 infections is increasing. Serological immunoglobulin tests may help to better understand the development of immune mechanisms against SARS-CoV-2 in COVID-19 cases and exposed but asymptomatic individuals. The aim of this study was to investigate exposure to SARS-CoV-2, symptoms and antibody responses in a large sample of health care workers following a COVID-...
Otolaryngology--head and Neck Surgery : Official Journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; Eby TL, Arteaga AA et. al.
May 12th, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic has created a number of considerations for otolaryngology; anosmia and ageusia in particular have gained significant attention. Here we present considerations in regard to treatment with quinine-derived drugs and the influence of masks on communication.
Rhinology Lechner M, Chandrasekharan D et. al.
May 9th, 2020 - Healthcare workers are at the forefront of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and are at high risk for both the contraction and subsequent spread of virus. Understanding the role of anosmia as an early symptom of infection may improve monitoring and management of SARS-CoV2 infection. We conducted a systematic review of the literature of SARS-CoV2 infection/COVID-19 and anosmia to help inform managem...
Neurosurgery Armocida D, Pesce A et. al.
May 6th, 2020 - Letter: Anosmia in COVID-19: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Through the Nasoliary Epithelium and a Possible Spreading Way to the Central Nervous System-A Purpose to Study.|2020|Armocida D,Pesce A,Raponi I,Pugliese F,Valentini V,|
Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases (Larchmont, N.Y.); McNamara T, Richt JA et. al.
May 6th, 2020 - Problem: The emergence of novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in Wuhan, China, in November 2019 and a growing body of information compel inquiry regarding the transmissibility of infection between humans and certain animal species. Although there are a number of issues to be considered, the following points are most urgent: The potential for domesticated (companion) animals to serve as a reservoir o...
Otolaryngology--head and Neck Surgery : Official Journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; Tong JY, Wong A et. al.
May 5th, 2020 - To determine the pooled global prevalence of olfactory and gustatory dysfunction in patients with the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Literature searches of PubMed, Embase, and Scopus were conducted on April 19, 2020, to include articles written in English that reported the prevalence of olfactory or gustatory dysfunction in COVID-19 patients. Search strategies developed for each database co...
Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery = Le Journal D'oto-rhino-laryngologie Et De Chirurgie Cervico-faciale; Hopkins C, Surda P et. al.
May 5th, 2020 - A rapidly evolving evidence suggests that smell and taste disturbance are common symptoms in COVID-19 infection. As yet there are no reports on duration and recovery rates. We set out to characterise patients reporting new onset smell and taste disturbance during the COVID-19 pandemic and report on early recovery rates. Online Survey of patients reporting self-diagnosed new onset smell and tast...
The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery; Cetinkaya EA
May 5th, 2020 - Many reports by physicians and patients during the 2019 to 2020 pandemic indicate that COVID-19 is associated with elevated levels of odor and taste perception disorders (anosmia, hyposmia, ageusia, and/or dysgeusia). Recent increase in olfactory dysfunction in patients referred to ear nose and throat clinics and COVID-19 infection at the same time encouraged us to examine anosmic/hyposmic pati...
Otolaryngology--head and Neck Surgery : Official Journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; Sedaghat AR, Gengler I et. al.
May 4th, 2020 - Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a global pandemic affecting millions of individuals, killing hundreds of thousands. Although typically described with characteristic symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath, greater understanding of COVID-19 has revealed myriad clinical manifestations. Olfactory dysfunction (OD)-hyposmia and anosmia-has recently been recognized as an important sy...
Otolaryngology--head and Neck Surgery : Official Journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; Karimi-Galougahi M, Raad N et. al.
May 4th, 2020 - In this commentary, we briefly summarize the available data from Iran and other countries on the sudden increase in anosmia, hyposmia, and hypogeusia that has coincided with the COVID-19 pandemic. Alarmingly, a high proportion of patients with severe COVID-19 had isolated anosmia as the sole initial presenting symptom, which is likely due to the direct neuropathic effect of the virus rather tha...