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Crosstalk Between Covid-19 And Associated Neurological Disorders: A Review.
https://doi.org/10.2174/1570159X19666210113154342
Current Neuropharmacology; Anu K R , Das S et. al.

Jan 14th, 2021 - COVID-19 is a global pandemic, primarily affecting the pulmonary system and its effects on other systems are not certain. Coronavirus, the causative organism, binds with angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptors in the lungs and produces pneumonia-like symptoms. ACE2 is highly expressed in the lungs produces pneumonia-like symptoms. Other than lungs, ACE2 receptors are also seen in the e...

Onset and duration of symptoms of loss of smell/taste in patients with COVID-19: A syst...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjoto.2020.102889
American Journal of Otolaryngology; Santos REA, da Silva MG et. al.

Jan 14th, 2021 - The aim of the study was to conduct a systematic review of the literature to investigate the time of onset and duration of symptoms of loss of smell and taste in patients diagnosed with COVID-19. Two independent authors performed a systematic review of the Medline/PubMed, SCOPUS, COCHRANE, Lilacs and Web of Science electronic databases. The time of onset and duration of symptoms were considered...

Clinical features and natural history of the first 2073 suspected COVID-19 cases in the...
https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-042745
BMJ Open; Leal FE, Mendes-Correa MC et. al.

Jan 13th, 2021 - Despite most cases not requiring hospital care, there are limited community-based clinical data on COVID-19. The Corona São Caetano programme is a primary care initiative providing care to all residents with COVID-19 in São Caetano do Sul, Brazil. It was designed to capture standardised clinical data on community COVID-19 cases. After triage of potentially severe cases, consecutive patients pre...

What is the evidence for transmission of COVID-19 by children in schools? A living syst...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7774027
Journal of Global Health; Xu W, Li X et. al.

Jan 13th, 2021 - It is of paramount importance to understand the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in schools, which could support the decision-making about educational facilities closure or re-opening with effective prevention and control measures in place. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to investigate the extent of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in schools. We performed risk of bias evaluation of all in...

Olfactory and Gustatory Dysfunctions in COVID-19 Patients: From a Different Perspective.
https://doi.org/10.1097/SCS.0000000000007412
The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery; Polat B, Yilmaz NH et. al.

Jan 11th, 2021 - The prevalence of sensory disorders (smell and/or taste) in affected patients has shown a high variability of 5% to 98% during the COVID-19 outbreak, depending on the methodology, country, and study. Loss of smell and taste occurring in COVID-19 cases are now recognized by the international scientific community as being among the main symptoms of the disease. This study investigates loss of sme...

Training Your Nose to Smell Again After COVID-19 
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/943958

Jan 11th, 2021 - A tell-tale and common symptom of COVID-19 infection is a loss of smell. It's not a life-threatening symptom but can have a profound impact on a person’s life, especially if it's persistent. Anosmia can last for weeks or even many months. With doctors under intense pressure because of the pandemic, a free online smell training programme called NoseWell has been developed which people can use th...

Corticosteroid nasal spray for recovery of smell sensation in COVID-19 patients: A rand...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjoto.2020.102884
American Journal of Otolaryngology; Abdelalim AA, Mohamady AA et. al.

Jan 11th, 2021 - To evaluate the role of the topical corticosteroid, mometasone furoate, nasal spray in the treatment of post COVID-19 anosmia. A prospective, randomized, controlled trial was conducted among patients with post COVID-19 anosmia. One hundred patients were randomly assigned to two groups; group I included 50 patients received mometasone furoate nasal spray in an appropriate dose of 2 puff (100 μg)...

The importance of anosmia, ageusia and age in community presentation of symptomatic and...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7787079
Clinical Microbiology and Infection : the Official Publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases; Feehan AK, Fort D et. al.

Jan 9th, 2021 - While many seroprevalence studies of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) have been performed, few are demographically representative. This investigation focused on defining the nature and frequency of symptomatic and asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection in a representative, cross-sectional sample of communities in Louisiana, USA. A sample of 4,778 adults from New Orleans a...

COVID-19 with and without anosmia/dysgeusia: A case-control study.
https://doi.org/10.1002/jmv.26784
Journal of Medical Virology; Nishanth D, Jhuma S et. al.

Jan 8th, 2021 - Various new clinical signs and symptoms such as dysfunction of smell and taste i.e. anosmia and dysgeusia have emerged ever since the pandemic coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) begun. The objective of this retrospective case control study was to identify clinical presentation and factors associated with 'new loss/change of smel...

Evidence of Gender Differences in the Diagnosis and Management of Coronavirus Disease 2...
https://doi.org/10.1089/jwh.2020.8721
Journal of Women's Health (2002); Ancochea J, Izquierdo JL et. al.

Jan 8th, 2021 - Background: The impact of sex and gender in the incidence and severity of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) remains controversial. Here, we aim to describe the characteristics of COVID-19 patients at disease onset, with special focus on the diagnosis and management of female patients with COVID-19. Methods: We explored the unstructured free text in the electronic health records (EHRs) within ...

Effects of Bariatric Surgery on COVID-19: a Multicentric Study from a High Incidence Area.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7791147
Obesity Surgery; Marchesi F, Valente M et. al.

Jan 8th, 2021 - The favorable effects of bariatric surgery (BS) on overall pulmonary function and obesity-related comorbidities could influence SARS-CoV-2 clinical expression. This has been investigated comparing COVID-19 incidence and clinical course between a cohort of patients submitted to BS and a cohort of candidates for BS during the spring outbreak in Italy. From April to August 2020, 594 patients from ...

Neurological features and outcome in COVID-19: dementia can predict severe disease.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7792552
Journal of Neurovirology; Ghaffari M, Ansari H et. al.

Jan 8th, 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic has infected more than 22 million people worldwide. Although much has been learned about COVID-19, we do not know much about its neurological features and their outcome. This observational study was conducted on the patients of Imam Hossein Hospital, and 361 adult patients (214 males) with confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 from March 5, 2020 to April 3, 2020, were enrolled. ...

Otitis media in coronavirus disease 2019: a case series.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7804088
The Journal of Laryngology and Otology; Raad N, Ghorbani J et. al.

Jan 7th, 2021 - Manifestations of the coronavirus disease 2019 in ENT include sore throat, rhinorrhoea, anosmia and dysgeusia. Whether coronavirus disease 2019 causes otitis media is not known. To assess the presence of otitis media in a series of patients with confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 and ENT symptoms. The study included patients with coronavirus disease 2019, confirmed on polymerase chain reaction ...

Prevalence and 6-month recovery of olfactory dysfunction: a multicentre study of 1363 C...
https://doi.org/10.1111/joim.13209
Journal of Internal Medicine References; Lechien JR, Chiesa-Estomba CM et. al.

Jan 6th, 2021 - To investigate prevalence and recovery of olfactory dysfunction (OD) in COVID-19 patients according to the disease severity. From 22 March to 3 June 2020, 2581 COVID-19 patients were identified from 18 European hospitals. Epidemiological and clinical data were extracted at baseline and within the 2-month post-infection. The prevalence of OD was significantly higher in mild form (85.9%) compared...

Delayed Septal Perforation as a Complication of COVID-19: A Case Report.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7785033
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; Wee C, Younis J et. al.

Jan 6th, 2021 - There are increasing reports of the effects of SARS-CoV-2 on olfactory function, with a significant number of patients reporting anosmia as a symptom. However, our knowledge and understanding of the virus's complete impact on the nose remains poor. This report describes a unique patient case to demonstrate how COVID-19 may be associated with rhinoplasty complications such as septal perforation....

Neuroinvasive potential of human coronavirus OC43: case report of fatal encephalitis in...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7786874
Journal of Neurovirology; Kasereka MC, Hawkes MT

Jan 6th, 2021 - Neurologic manifestations of COVID-19 include anosmia, ageusia, encephalopathy, agitation, confusion, ischemic strokes, Guillain-Barré syndrome, seizures, and hemorrhagic encephalitis. Although mechanisms of central nervous system (CNS) injury are likely diverse, direct viral invasion of the CNS has been demonstrated in case reports. Neurotropism of human coronaviruses (HCoVs) is therefore of g...

Epidemiological, socio-demographic and clinical features of the early phase of the COVI...
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0008958
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases; Ortiz-Prado E, Simbaña-Rivera K et. al.

Jan 4th, 2021 - The SARS-CoV-2 virus has spread rapidly around the globe. Nevertheless, there is limited information describing the characteristics and outcomes of COVID-19 patients in Latin America. We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of 9,468 confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Ecuador. We calculated overall incidence, mortality, case fatality rates, disability adjusted life years, attack and crude mort...

Clinical characteristics and follow-up analysis of 324 discharged COVID-19 patients in ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7757147
International Journal of Medical Sciences; Liu HQ, Yuan B et. al.

Jan 4th, 2021 - Objectives: Research on recovering COVID-19 patients could be helpful for containing the pandemic and developing vaccines, but we still do not know much about the clinical features, recovery process, and antibody reactions during the recovery period. Methods: We retrospectively analysed the epidemiological information, discharge summaries, and laboratory results of 324 patients. Results: In all...

Neurological Manifestations of SARS-CoV-2: A Narrative Review.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7785514
The Neurologist; Khan AR, Farooqui MO et. al.

Jan 4th, 2021 - Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic started as an outbreak in China and soon crossed borders to affect the populations in all countries of the world. During the initial course of the disease, COVID-19 was perceived as a pneumonia-like illness. However, recent findings of COVID-19 patients suggest that the virus has the potential to disseminate to different tissues and organs, and cause...

A case of COVID-19 with multiple cranial neuropathies.
https://doi.org/10.1080/00207454.2020.1869001
The International Journal of Neuroscience; Gogia B, Gil Guevara A et. al.

Dec 29th, 2020 - Various neurological manifestations involving the central and peripheral nervous system have been reported in association with COVID-19. Most common associations reported are encephalopathy, headache, ischemic, hemorrhagic stroke and transient ischemic attack, Miller Fisher syndrome, cranial neuropathies and Guillain-Barre syndrome. Of the cranial neuropathies, anosmia, and dysgeusia are the mo...