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Characteristics and Clinical Outcomes of COVID-19 Patients in an Underserved-Inner City...
https://doi.org/10.1002/jmv.26252
Journal of Medical Virology; Salacup G, Lo KB et. al.

Jul 2nd, 2020 - There is limited information describing the characteristics and clinical outcomes of patients infected with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) especially those in underserved urban area with minority population in the United States. This is a retrospective single center study for patients who were admitted with COVID-19 infection. Data collection was from March 1 through April 24,2020. Demogra...

Incretin-Based Therapies Role in COVID-19 Era: Evolving Insights.
https://doi.org/10.1177/1074248420937868
Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Stoian AP, Papanas N et. al.

Jul 2nd, 2020 - The current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has led the scientific community to breach new frontiers in the understanding of human physiology and disease pathogenesis. It has been hypothesized that the human dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP4) enzyme receptor may be a functional target for the spike proteins of severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). Since DPP4-inhi...

Role of Nutrition in Mental Health a Public Health Matter
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/933386

Jul 2nd, 2020 - Major changes in public health policy similar to those seen for cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption are required for the public to make the connection between nutrition and brain health and alter their diet to improve mental health, urged a panel of experts. The topic of nutrition and mental health was debated on 29th June by leading experts as part of Food for Thought 2020: The science a...

Melatonin is a potential adjuvant to improve clinical outcomes in individuals with obes...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7324339
European Journal of Pharmacology; El-Missiry MA, El-Missiry ZM et. al.

Jul 2nd, 2020 - Coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is a newly discovered highly pathogenic virus that was declared pandemic in March 2020 by the World Health Organization. The virus affects the respiratory system, produces an inflammatory storm that causes lung damage and respiratory dysfunction. It infects humans of all ages. The Covid-19 takes a more severe course in i...

Perspective: Vitamin D deficiency and COVID-19 severity - plausibly linked by latitude,...
https://doi.org/10.1111/joim.13149
Journal of Internal Medicine; Rhodes JM, Subramanian S et. al.

Jul 1st, 2020 - SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection ranges from asymptomatic through to fatal COVID-19 characterised by a "cytokine storm" and lung failure. Vitamin D deficiency has been postulated as a determinant of severity. To review the evidence relevant to vitamin D and COVID-19 METHODS: Narrative review RESULTS: Regression modelling shows that more northerly countries in the Northern Hemisphere are current...

The association between obesity, type 2 diabetes, and hypertension with severe COVID-19...
https://doi.org/10.1002/oby.22946
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.); Denova-Gutiérrez E, Lopez-Gatell H et. al.

Jul 1st, 2020 - To explore the association between obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and severe COVID-19 on admission. In the present study, a total of 23,593 patient samples were evaluated by a laboratory from the Mexican Institute of Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference (InDRE, for its acronym in Spanish). Of these: 18,443 were negative for COVID-19, 3,844 were positive for COVID-19, and 1,306 were ...

Is BMI higher in younger patients with COVID-19? Association between BMI and COVID-19 h...
https://doi.org/10.1002/oby.22947
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.); Bhasin A, Nam H et. al.

Jul 1st, 2020 - Obesity has been found to be a risk factor for hospitalization with COVID-19. We were interested in understanding whether patients hospitalized with COVID-19 differed in BMI at older versus younger ages, and if trends were independent of diabetes and hypertension. We performed a cross-sectional analysis of patients hospitalized with moderate to severe COVID-19 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital ...

Pre-outbreak determinants of perceived risks of corona infection and preventive measure...
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0234600
PloS One; van der Velden PG, Marchand M et. al.

Jul 1st, 2020 - Assess how people perceive the risks of coronavirus infection, whether people take preventive measures, and which pre-outbreak factors contribute to the perceived risks and measures taken, such as pre-outbreak respiratory problems, heart problems, diabetes, anxiety and depression symptoms, loneliness, age, gender, marital and employment status and education level. Data were collected in the lon...

Intraluminal Carotid Artery Thrombus in COVID-19: Another Danger of Cytokine Storm?
https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A6674
AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology; Mohamud AY, Griffith B et. al.

Jul 1st, 2020 - Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is associated with a severe inflammatory response. Inflammation affects atherosclerotic plaque vulnerability and promotes a thrombogenic environment. We report a series of 6 patients with COVID-19 with acute ischemic stroke due to intraluminal carotid artery thrombus presenting during an 8-day period. Six patients were included (5 men) with a mean age of 65.8...

Captopril Questioned for Diabetes Patients in COVID-19 Setting
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/933323

Jul 1st, 2020 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Captopril appears to be associated with a higher rate of pulmonary adverse reactions in patients with diabetes than other ACE inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) and therefore may not be the best choice for patients with diabetes and COVID-19, a new study suggests. The study is pu...

Meditations in an Emergency: Talking Through Pandemic Anxiety With a Pioneer of Mind-Body Medicine
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/932552

Jul 1st, 2020 - Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. This transcript has been edited for clarity. Andrew N. Wilner, MD: Welcome to Medscape. I'm Dr Andrew Wilner. Today I have a special guest, Dr James Gordon, founder and executive director of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine. Welcome, Dr Gordon. James S. Gordon, MD: Thank you very much. It's good to be with yo...

Covid-19 and cardiovascular risk: Susceptibility to infection to SARS-CoV-2, severity a...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7256508
Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases : NMCD; Cappuccio FP, Siani A

Jun 30th, 2020 - The presence of cardiovascular co-morbidities and the known effects of coronaviruses on the cardiovascular system have called attention to the potential implications for patients with cardiovascular risk factors. This evidence-based viewpoint will address two questions: (a) are individuals with underlying cardiovascular risk factors (e.g. high blood pressure or diabetes) or overt disease (e.g. ...

Factors associated with increased all-cause mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic in I...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7319652
International Journal of Infectious Diseases : IJID : Official Publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases; Mannucci E, Nreu B et. al.

Jun 30th, 2020 - The number of excess deaths in February-March 2020 in Italy, in comparison to the previous years, was considerably higher than recorded COVID19-related deaths. The present study is aimed at exploring the associations of excess mortality with some indices related to the epidemic and its management. Data on all-cause mortality from February 20th to March 31st, in years from 2015 to 2020, and demo...

SOFFCO-MM guidelines for the resumption of bariatric and metabolic surgery during and a...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7274637
Journal of Visceral Surgery; Kassir R, Rebibo L et. al.

Jun 30th, 2020 - Bariatric/metabolic surgery was paused during the Covid-19 pandemic. The impact of social confinement and the interruption of this surgery on the population with obesity has been underestimated, with weight gain and worsened comorbidities. Some candidates for this surgery are exposed to a high risk of mortality linked to the pandemic. Obesity and diabetes are two major risk factors for severe f...

A review of cardiac manifestations and predictors of outcome in patients with COVID - 19.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7196397
Heart & Lung : the Journal of Critical Care; Mishra AK, Sahu KK et. al.

Jun 30th, 2020 - Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has so far involved 184 countries and more than 2.79 million patients worldwide. Over the past three months, it has attributed to more than 196,000 deaths, with more than 50,000 deaths in the United States alone. Pulmonary manifestations are predominant and have been well identified. Cardiac involvement is also common. Acute cardiac injury, the most commo...

Optimizing Peripandemic Care for Veteran Major Non-Traumatic Lower Extremity Amputees: ...
https://doi.org/10.1093/milmed/usaa180
Military Medicine; Dittman JM, Tse W et. al.

Jun 29th, 2020 - In response to the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, vascular surgeons in the Veteran Affairs Health Care System have been undertaking only essential cases, such as advanced critical limb ischemia. Surgical risk assessment in these patients is often complex, considers all factors known to impact short- and long-term outcomes, and the additional risk that COVID-19 infection could convey in t...

Good for Profits, Good for Patients: A New Form of Medical Visits
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/933159

Jun 28th, 2020 - Ten patients smiled and waved out on the computer monitor, as Jacob Mirsky, MD, greeted each one, asked them to introduce themselves, and inquired as to how each was doing with their stress reduction tactics. The attendees of the online session had been patients at in-person group visits at the Massachusetts General Hospital Revere HealthCare Center. But those in-person group sessions, known as...

Unequal impact of structural health determinants and comorbidity on COVID-19 severity a...
https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glaa163
The Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences; Bello-Chavolla OY, González-Díaz A et. al.

Jun 28th, 2020 - COVID-19 has had a disproportionate impact on older adults. Mexico's population is younger, yet COVID-19's impact on older adults is comparable to countries with older population structures. Here, we aim to identify health and structural determinants that increase susceptibility to COVID-19 in older Mexican adults beyond chronological aging. We analyzed confirmed COVID-19 cases in older adults ...

COVID-19 and Diabetes from IDF MENA Region.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diabres.2020.108277
Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice; Belkhadir J, Al

Jun 27th, 2020 - The whole world are facing the current COVID-19 pandemic, the most serious health crisis in modern times. All countries with the support of national and international agencies are making great efforts to fight this devastating pandemic with disastrous medical, economic and social consequences. Thispandemic affects allpeople but it's serious in case ofdiabetes, elderly and inchronic andcomplicat...

Diabetes and COVID-19: IDF perspective in the Western Pacific Region.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7314686
Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice; Hwang Y, Khasag A et. al.

Jun 27th, 2020 - The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a pandemic, the highest risk level in the infectious disease alert phase, on 11 March 2020. In the Western Pacific Region (WPR), 192,016 confirmed cases with 7,125 deaths had been reported as of 8 June 2020. In people with diabetes COVID-19 can be more difficult to treat due to the wide fluctuations in blood glucose levels or presence of comorbiditie...