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Hospitalizations for COVID-19 Among American Indian and Alaska Native Adults (≥ 18 Year...
https://doi.org/10.1007/s40615-021-01196-0
Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities; Hicks JT, Burnett E et. al.

Jan 22nd, 2022 - To assess the presence of racial disparity during the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) sought to compare the case rate and risk of hospitalization between persons of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) race and persons of other races in New Mexico from March 1 through September 30, 2020. Using NMDOH COVID-19 surveillance data, age-standardized COVID-19 case a...

Leveraging technology for health services continuity in times of COVID-19 pandemic: Pat...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8749336
Journal of Global Health; Muli E, Waithanji R et. al.

Jan 21st, 2022 - Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan, China, which has now spread globally, the health systems continue to face challenges in the provision of health care, there is a risk of exposure for both the physicians and the patients. While there is significant progress in the adoption of technology in health care. This study sought to examine the adverse effects of the measures put in p...

Comment on Khunti et al. COVID-19, Hyperglycemia, and New-Onset Diabetes. Diabetes Care...
https://doi.org/10.2337/dc21-2241
Diabetes Care; Gazzaruso C, Coppola A et. al.

Jan 21st, 2022 - Comment on Khunti et al. COVID-19, Hyperglycemia, and New-Onset Diabetes. Diabetes Care 2021;44:2645-2655.|2022|Gazzaruso C,Coppola A,Gallotti P,Terruzzi I,Montalcini T,|

The effect of COVID-19 lockdown on the glycemic control of children with type 1 diabetes.
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12887-022-03115-6 10.2337/dc19-S013 10.1016/j.diabres.2020.108307 10.1002/oby.22861 10.1136/bmjdrc-2020-002035 10.1016/j.dsx.2020.08.028 10.1111/jdi.13519 10.1136/bmjdrc-2020-001664 10.1111/apa.15838 10.1007/s00592-020-01667-6 10.1007/s00592-021-01702-0 10.1016/j.diabres.2020.108302 10.1089/dia.2020.0169 10.1123/jpah.2013-0024 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05682.x 10.1016/j.diabres.2020.108348 10.1007/s13300-020-00829-7 10.2337/dc11-2163 10.1515/jpem-2013-0045 10.1007/s00592-020-01596-4 10.2337/dc19-0345 10.3390/healthcare9070815 10.3389/fendo.2020.595735
BMC Pediatrics; Hakonen E, Varimo T et. al.

Jan 21st, 2022 - Between March 18th and May 13th 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in Finland resulted in the closure of schools and the limitation of daycare (i.e. lockdown). Social distancing changed the daily routines of children with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Healthcare professionals were forced to adapt to the pandemic by replacing physical outpatient visits with virtual visits. However, the influence of t...

Fast Five Quiz: Type 2 Diabetes Key Aspects
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/935538

Jan 21st, 2022 - Editor's Note: This article was last updated on December 7, 2021. (Disclaimer: The information in this quiz may not be regularly updated. Please review information on the CDC website and in Medscape's novel coronavirus resource center.) Type 2 diabetes (T2D) consists of an array of dysfunctions characterized by hyperglycemia and resulting from the combination of resistance to insulin action, in...

COVID May Affect Spinal Fluid, Causing 'Brain Fog,' Study Says
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/967059

Jan 21st, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. A small study may help explain the cause of "brain fog," the lingering mental confusion reported in some people who've had COVID. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, found abnormalities in the cerebrospinal fluid -- the clear, colorless liquid that's found in the brain an...

COVID-19-associated acute invasive fungal sinusitis: Clinical and imaging findings.
https://doi.org/10.1111/jon.12967
Journal of Neuroimaging : Official Journal of the America... Elmokadem AH, Bayoumi D et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - The purpose is to provide a comprehensive report describing the clinical and imaging features of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)-related acute invasive fungal sinusitis (AIFS) and associated comorbidities. A retrospective study was conducted on 25 patients (12 males and 13 females, mean age of 53.9±9.1 years). All patients had positive polymerase chain reaction test for COVID-19 and histopa...

COVID-19 in two children with new-onset diabetes: case reports.
https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2021-247309
BMJ Case Reports; Lança A, Rodrigues C et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - Delayed diagnosis, low socioeconomic status and infection have been associated with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) at type 1 diabetes mellitus presentation. A teenager from a low socioeconomic status family, with longstanding weight loss, polyphagia, polyuria, vomiting and abdominal pain, attended the emergency department, also complaining of anosmia and odynophagia. He was diagnosed with COVID-19...

Incidence of Type 1 Diabetes in Children and Adolescents During the COVID-19 Pandemic i...
https://doi.org/10.2337/dc21-0969
Diabetes Care; Kamrath C, Rosenbauer J et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence of type 1 diabetes in children and adolescents during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in Germany compared with previous years. Based on data from the multicenter German Diabetes Prospective Follow-up Registry, we analyzed the incidence of type 1 diabetes per 100,000 patient-years in children and adolescents from 1 January 2...

Inflammation, Hyperglycemia, and Adverse Outcomes in Individuals With Diabetes Mellitus...
https://doi.org/10.2337/dc21-2102
Diabetes Care; Vasbinder A, Anderson E et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a major risk factor for severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) for reasons that are unclear. We leveraged the International Study of Inflammation in COVID-19 (ISIC), a multicenter observational study of 2,044 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, to characterize the impact of DM on in-hospital outcomes and assess the contribution of inflammation and hyperglycemia to...

Cytokines in COVID-19 Patients with Diabetes: Systematic Review.
https://doi.org/10.2174/1573399818666220118100743
Current Diabetes Reviews; George TP, Joy SS et. al.

Jan 19th, 2022 - Hyperglycemic condition and compromised immune system may thrive Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) infection and increase disease severity, requiring a relatively longer recovery period among diabetic patients. A systematic review was conducted to look into cytokine levels, prevalence of risk factors, and other comorbidities in COVID-19 patients with and without diabetes mellitus during the e...

Prevalence and predictors of suboptimal glycemic control among patients with type 2 dia...
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0262714
PloS One; Yeemard F, Srichan P et. al.

Jan 19th, 2022 - Suboptimal glycemic control among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) is a significant public health problem, particularly among people living with poor education and economic statuses, including those with a unique dietary culture. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence and identify the factors associated with suboptimal glycemic control among patients with type 2 DM during the co...

Metformin use in patients hospitalized with COVID-19: lower inflammation, oxidative str...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8764325
Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis; Usman A, Bliden KP et. al.

Jan 19th, 2022 - Diabetes mellitus (DM) is associated with a greater risk of COVID-19 and an increased mortality when the disease is contracted. Metformin use in patients with DM is associated with less COVID-19-related mortality, but the underlying mechanism behind this association remains unclear. Our aim was to explore the effects of metformin on markers of inflammation, oxidative stress, and hypercoagulabil...

Sotomayor, Gorsuch Deny Report They Were at Odds Over Masks
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/966867

Jan 19th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Supreme Court justices say a media report that they were at odds over the wearing of masks in court during the recent surge in coronavirus cases is false. The court on Wednesday issued an unusual three-sentence statement from Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Neil Gorsuch. It re...

Predictive risk factors for hospitalization and response to colchicine in patients with...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8758567
International Journal of Infectious Diseases : IJID : Off... Tardif JC, Cossette M et. al.

Jan 18th, 2022 - A predictive model for hospitalization due to COVID-19 or death was developed in the placebo group (N=2084) from a large clinical trial of colchicine in COVID-19 patients (N = 4159). The seven variables retained in the predictive model were age, sex, body-mass index, history of respiratory disease, use of diabetes drugs, use of anticoagulants and use of oral steroids at the time of randomizatio...

CVD Preventive Med Use Down During COVID-19 Pandemic
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/966804

Jan 18th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. The study covered in this summary was published in medRxiv.org as a preprint and has not yet been peer-reviewed. Key Takeaways Medication prescribing and dispensing in the United Kingdom were hampered during the COVID-19 pandemic and have not recovered to prepandemic levels as expected. Analysis...

The impact of the COVID pandemic on primary care diabetes services in the UK: A cross-s...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8754561
Primary Care Diabetes; Seidu S, Hambling C et. al.

Jan 17th, 2022 - Healthcare systems worldwide have been adversely affected by the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. There has been a substantial decrease in admissions for acute medical conditions with longer delays between the onset of the symptoms and hospital treatment compared to the pre-pandemic period. The impact of the COVID pandemic on primary care services is uncertain. Using an online surv...

Risk factors for COVID-19 among persons with substance use disorder (PWSUD) with hospit...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8747842
Drug and Alcohol Dependence; Board AR, Kim S et. al.

Jan 17th, 2022 - Sociodemographic factors and chronic conditions associated with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) among persons with substance use disorder (PWSUD) are not well understood. We identified risk factors associated with COVID-19 among PWSUD with hospital visits. Using the Premier Healthcare Database Special COVID-19 Release, we conducted a case-control study using ICD-10-CM codes to identify PWSU...

Associations between body composition, fat distribution and metabolic consequences of e...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8758930
International Journal of Obesity (2005); Gao M, Wang Q et. al.

Jan 16th, 2022 - Higher body mass index (BMI) and metabolic consequences of excess weight are associated with increased risk of severe COVID-19, though their mediating pathway is unclear. A prospective cohort study included 435,504 UK Biobank participants. A two-sample Mendelian randomisation (MR) study used the COVID-19 Host Genetics Initiative in 1.6 million participants. We examined associations of total adi...

DKA and new-onset type 1 diabetes in Brazilian children and adolescents during the COVI...
https://doi.org/10.20945/2359-3997000000433
Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism; Luciano TM, Halah MP et. al.

Jan 15th, 2022 - We assess the severity and frequency of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in new-onset type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D) patients and in patients with previous diagnosis of T1D in a referral Brazilian university hospital in the first five months of the COVID-19 pandemic. We also compare the data with data from pre-pandemic periods. Forty-three new-onset T1D patients were diagnosed between April and Augu...