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Clinical features and antibody response of patients from a COVID-19 treatment hospital ...
https://doi.org/10.1002/jmv.26617
Journal of Medical Virology; Chen Y, Ke Y et. al.

Oct 21st, 2020 - Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has rapidly evolved into a global pandemic. A total of 1578 patients admitted into a newly built hospital specialized for COVID-19 treatment in Wuhan, China, were enrolled. Clinical features and the levels of SARS-CoV-2 IgM and IgG were analyzed. In total, 1532 patients (97.2%) were identified as laboratory-confirmed cases. Seventy-seven patients were identif...

Cytosorb filter: An adjunct for survival in the COVID-19 patient in cytokine storm? a c...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7500900
Heart & Lung : the Journal of Critical Care; Rizvi S, Danic M et. al.

Oct 12th, 2020 - COVID-19 is a pandemic that has affected not only the United States, but the entire world. The impact it has had has overwhelmed the entire healthcare system, from the unknown carrier status, poor testing capabilities to hospitals running out of ventilators for severely ill patients. There has been a variety of potential treatment modalities for the various forms of illness ranging from asympto...

Antibody dynamics to SARS-CoV-2 in asymptomatic COVID-19 infections.
https://doi.org/10.1111/all.14622
Allergy Lei Q, Li Y et. al.

Oct 11th, 2020 - The missing asymptomatic COVID-19 infections have been overlooked because of the imperfect sensitivity of the nucleic acid testing (NAT). Globally understanding the humoral immunity in asymptomatic carriers will provide scientific knowledge for developing serological tests, improving early identification, and implementing more rational control strategies against the pandemic. Utilizing both NAT...

Care Homes and COVID-19 in Hong Kong: how the lessons from SARS were used to good effect.
https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afaa234
Age and Ageing; Chow L

Oct 9th, 2020 - In Hong Kong, about 15% of older people (aged 80 and above) live in care homes, one of the highest proportions in the world. During the spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in 2003, the crude fatality rate for older people in care homes that were infected was 72%. After taking the advice of a team of international experts, the Hong Kong Government implemented comprehensive prevent...

Epidemiological analysis of 67 local COVID-19 clusters in Sichuan Province, China.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7543676
BMC Public Health; Mao S, Huang T et. al.

Oct 9th, 2020 - This study was intended to investigate the epidemiological characteristics of COVID-19 clusters and the severity distribution of clinical symptoms of involved cases in Sichuan Province, so as to provide information support for the development and adjustment of strategies for the prevention and control of local clusters. The epidemiological characteristics of 67 local clusters of COVID-19 cases ...

SARS-CoV-2 infections in cancer outpatients-Most infected patients are asymptomatic car...
https://doi.org/10.1002/cam4.3435
Cancer Medicine References; Hempel L, Piehler A et. al.

Oct 6th, 2020 - Oncologic patients are regarded as the population most at risk of developing a severe course of COVID-19 due to the fact that malignant diseases and chemotherapy often weaken the immune system. In the face of the ongoing SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, how particular patients deal with this infection remains an important question. In the period between the 15 and 26 April 2020, a total of 1227 patients we...

Role of a Pediatric Cardiologist in the COVID-19 Pandemic.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7533115
Pediatric Cardiology; Niaz T, Hope K et. al.

Oct 5th, 2020 - Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has affected patients across all age groups, with a wide range of illness severity from asymptomatic carriers to severe multi-organ dysfunction and death. Although early reports have shown that younger age groups experience less severe disease than older adults, our understanding of this phenomenon is in continuous evolution. Recently, a severe multisystem in...

Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales outbreak: Another dark side of COVID-19.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7529666
American Journal of Infection Control; Farfour E, Lecuru M et. al.

Oct 4th, 2020 - In the hospital department dedicated to COVID-19-patient, infection prevention and control measures were upgraded. Therefore, the cross-transmission of other micro-organisms was thought unlikely to occur. However, we report an outbreak of NDM-5-producing Escherichia. coli in a 12-beds ICU dedicated to COVID-19 patients. This outbreak involved 6 patients of which 5 were asymptomatic carriers and...

Asymptomatic carriage rates and case-fatality of SARS-CoV-2 infection in residents and ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7543256
Age and Ageing; Kennelly SP, Dyer AH et. al.

Sep 28th, 2020 - SARS-CoV-2 has disproportionately affected nursing homes (NH). In Ireland, the first NH case COVID-19 occurred on 16/03/2020. A national point-prevalence testing program of all NH residents and staff took place (18/04/2020-05/05/2020). To examine characteristics of NHs across three Irish Community Health Organisations (CHOs), proportions with COVID-19 outbreaks, staff and resident infection rat...

COVID-19: Current understanding of its pathophysiology, clinical presentation and treat...
https://doi.org/10.1136/postgradmedj-2020-138577
Postgraduate Medical Journal; Parasher A

Sep 26th, 2020 - The severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) coronavirus-2 is a novel coronavirus belonging to the family Coronaviridae and is now known to be responsible for the outbreak of a series of recent acute atypical respiratory infections originating in Wuhan, China. The disease caused by this virus, termed coronavirus disease 19 or simply COVID-19, has rapidly spread throughout the world at an alarmi...

Mass screening of asymptomatic persons for SARS-CoV-2 using saliva.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7543374
Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America; Yokota I, Shane PY et. al.

Sep 25th, 2020 - COVID-19 has rapidly evolved to become a global pandemic due largely to the transmission of its causative virus through asymptomatic carriers. Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in asymptomatic people is an urgent priority for the prevention and containment of disease outbreaks in communities. However, few data are available in asymptomatic persons regarding the accuracy of PCR testing. Additionally, alth...

Determination of risk factors for predicting the onset of symptoms in asymptomatic COVI...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7484673
International Journal of Medical Sciences; Tao PY, Leng L et. al.

Sep 14th, 2020 - Background: The number of asymptomatic infected patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-2019) is rampaging around the world but limited information aimed on risk factors of asymptomatic infections. The purpose of this study is to investigate the risk factors of symptoms onset and clinical features in asymptomatic COVID-19 infected patients. Methods: A retrospective study was performed in ...

Anesthesiologist behavior and anesthesia machine use in the operating room during the C...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7453066
Journal of Anesthesia; Obara S

Aug 28th, 2020 - The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) disease [coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection] first appeared in December 2019 in China and is now spreading worldwide. Because SARS-CoV-2 can be transmitted via aerosols and surface contaminations of the environment, appropriate use of anesthesia machines and appropriate behavior in the operation room (OR) are required s...

SARS-CoV-2 serosurvey in health care workers of the Veneto Region.
https://doi.org/10.1515/cclm-2020-1236
Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine; Plebani M, Padoan A et. al.

Aug 25th, 2020 - Objectives The ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) poses formidable challenges to all health care systems. Serological assays may be used for improving disease management when appropriately applied, for investigating the antibody responses mounted against SARS-CoV-2 infection and for assessing its real pre...

Asymptomatic carriers of COVID-19 in a confined adult community population in Quebec: A...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7441982
American Journal of Infection Control; Cloutier L, Merindol N et. al.

Aug 24th, 2020 - Several countries have undertaken social distancing measures to stop SARS-CoV-2 spread. Asymptomatic carriers' prevalence is unknown and would provide essential information on hidden viral circulation. In our cross-sectional study, 1.82% of 330 asymptomatic confined individuals living in the community carried SARS-CoV-2 despite no contact with declared cases, raising concerns about unnoticed tr...

Care of the COVID-19 exposed complex newborn infant.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7373040
Seminars in Perinatology; Krishnamurthy G, Sahni R et. al.

Aug 20th, 2020 - As we confront COVID-19, the global public health emergency of our times, new knowledge is emerging that, combined with information from prior epidemics, can provide insights on how to manage this threat in specific patient populations. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), both caused by coronaviruses, caused serious respiratory illness in pregna...

Management of gastrointestinal endoscopy unit during post covid-19 endemic outbreak: A ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7426222
American Journal of Infection Control; Cao L, Guo Q et. al.

Aug 17th, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and causing a global public health emergency. During the outbreak, Wuhan was the first reported and hardest-hit city. With the dramatic drop in number of confirmed cases and subsequent ending of Wuhan lock down, asymptomatic carriers and patients in their recovery period still pose an increased risk. Strict and e...

Universal masking during COVID-19 pandemic: Can textile engineering help public health?...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7418702
Preventive Medicine; Beesoon S, Behary N et. al.

Aug 16th, 2020 - The Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2 is spreading very quickly around the world. In less than 7 months since it became known to the international community, the virus has infected 18 million in more than 180 countries and killing more than 700,000 people. Person-to-person transmission through infected respiratory droplets from patients with symptoms an...

Diagnostic serial interval as a novel indicator for contact tracing effectiveness exemp...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7409974
International Journal of Infectious Diseases : IJID : Official Publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases; Mettler SK, Kim J et. al.

Aug 10th, 2020 - The clinical onset serial interval is often used as a proxy for the transmission interval of an infectious disease. For SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19, data on clinical onset serial intervals is limited, since symptom onset dates are not routinely recorded and do not exist in asymptomatic carriers. We define the diagnostic serial interval as the time between the diagnosis dates of the infector and infecte...

COVID-19 salivary signature: diagnostic and research opportunities.
https://doi.org/10.1136/jclinpath-2020-206834
Journal of Clinical Pathology; Sapkota D, Søland TM et. al.

Aug 6th, 2020 - The COVID-19 (caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)) epidemic started in Wuhan (Hubei Province, China) in mid-December 2019 and quickly spread across the world as a pandemic. As a key to tracing the disease and to implement strategies aimed at breaking the chain of disease transmission, extensive testing for SARS-CoV-2 was suggested. Although nasopharyngeal/orop...