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Was the impact of COVID-19 on a spinal triage service as significant as expected? A ret...
https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1680
Musculoskeletal Care; Wood L, Eveleigh C et. al.

Aug 14th, 2022 - The aim of this evaluation was to review service outcomes for a spinal advanced practitioner physiotherapy (APP) triage service during COVID-19. The evaluation compares outcomes gathered against pre-pandemic data and evaluates the impact of the pandemic on service delivery. Service-level data were extracted between 2019 and 2021 including: total referrals, new and follow-up appointments, telehe...

Publication timeline of chest imaging reporting in children with coronavirus disease 20...
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00247-022-05466-9
Pediatric Radiology; Ramirez-Suarez KI, Miranda-Schaeubinger M et. al.

Aug 12th, 2022 - Amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, numerous publications of imaging findings in children have surfaced in a very short time. Publications discuss populations of overlapping age groups and describe different imaging patterns. We aim to present an overview of the quantity and type of literature available regarding COVID-19 chest imaging findings in children according to a 2020...

CXCR4-targeted molecular imaging after severe SARS-Cov-2 infection.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00259-022-05932-4
European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging; Lambertini A, Hartrampf PE et. al.

Aug 12th, 2022 - CXCR4-targeted molecular imaging after severe SARS-Cov-2 infection.|2022|Lambertini A,Hartrampf PE,Higuchi T,Serfling SE,Meybohm P,|

Persistent capillary rarefication in long COVID syndrome.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9366128
Angiogenesis Osiaevi I, Schulze A et. al.

Aug 12th, 2022 - Recent studies have highlighted Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as a multisystemic vascular disease. Up to 60% of the patients suffer from long-term sequelae and persistent symptoms even 6 months after the initial infection. This prospective, observational study included 58 participants, 27 of whom were long COVID patients with persistent symptoms > 12 weeks after recovery from PCR-confirme...

Phenotypes of disease severity in a cohort of hospitalized COVID-19 patients: Results f...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ebiom.2022.104208
EBioMedicine Ozonoff A, Schaenman J et. al.

Aug 12th, 2022 - Better understanding of the association between characteristics of patients hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and outcome is needed to further improve upon patient management. Immunophenotyping Assessment in a COVID-19 Cohort (IMPACC) is a prospective, observational study of 1164 patients from 20 hospitals across the United States. Disease severity was assessed using a 7-poi...

Nanoparticles in clinical trials of COVID-19: An update.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsu.2022.106818
International Journal of Surgery (London, England); Rauf A, Abu-Izneid T et. al.

Aug 12th, 2022 - Once the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Infectious Disease-19) outbreak to be pandemic, massive efforts have been launched by researchers around the globe to combat this emerging infectious disease. Strategies that must be investigated such as expanding testing capabilities, developing effective medicines, as well as developing safe and effective vaccines for...

Atypical Presentation of Monkeypox Creates Confusion in Primary Care
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/979148

Aug 12th, 2022 - If you haven’t seen a case of monkeypox yet, this is likely to change. In a press briefing on July 13, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) announced that there had been a surge in monkeypox cases and that specialists are predicting an even greater increase. On Saturday, July 23, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the disease a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. ...

Lung perfusion disturbances in non-hospitalized post-COVID with dyspnea - An MRI feasib...
https://doi.org/10.1111/joim.13558
Journal of Internal Medicine; Yu J, Granberg T et. al.

Aug 11th, 2022 - Dyspnea is common after COVID-19. Though the underlying mechanisms are largely unknown, lung perfusion abnormalities could contribute to lingering dyspnea. To detect pulmonary perfusion disturbances in non-hospitalized individuals with post-COVID condition and persistent dyspnea 4-13 months after the disease onset. Individuals with dyspnea and matched healthy controls were recruited for dynamic...

Risk factors of a severe course of pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome tempora...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9364844
European Journal of Pediatrics; Stasiak A, Perdas E et. al.

Aug 11th, 2022 - Pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome temporally associated with COVID-19 (PIMS-TS) is a serious complication of a previous SARS-CoV-2 infection. The disease causes multiple organ failure, but in some patients, a more severe course of the disease is observed. The treatment is multidirectional and depends on the severity and course of the disease, as some patients do not respond to the re...

Impact Factor JUMPS After the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic: A Retrospective Study in Radiolog...
https://doi.org/10.1097/RUQ.0000000000000615
Ultrasound Quarterly; Garcia-Blanco MD, Valdez-Valdes A et. al.

Aug 10th, 2022 - One of the most widely applied methods for evaluating a research paper's quality is the impact factor (IF). The term JUMPS was applied to the IF in an article published in PubMed in 2021, describing an increase of more than 40% of IF. In this study, we aimed to compare the growth rate of IF JUMPS in Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging in the last 6 years. This retrospective study calc...

Natural History of Myocardial Injury Following COVID-19 Vaccine Associated Myocarditis.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9356639
The Canadian Journal of Cardiology; Alhussein MM, Rabbani M et. al.

Aug 10th, 2022 - Acute myocarditis is a rare complication of mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccination. Little is known about the natural history of this complication. Baseline and convalescent (≥90 day) CMR imaging assessments were performed in 20 consecutive patients meeting Updated Lake Louise Criteria for acute myocarditis within 10 days of mRNA-based vaccination. CMR-based changes in left ventricular volumes, mass, ...

Extrapulmonary Manifestations of SARS-CoV-2: A Report of 3 Cases and a Literature Review.
https://doi.org/10.12659/AOT.935874
Annals of Transplantation; Barbachowska A, Gozdowska J et. al.

Aug 10th, 2022 - BACKGROUND COVID-19 disease, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, has been one of the greatest challenges in modern medicine. It is mostly known to affect the pulmonary system, leading to pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome, but there is a growing body of evidence of extrapulmonary manifestations of COVID-19 disease. CASE REPORT This article presents 3 cases of various extrapulmonary s...

Interstitial lung disease following coronavirus disease 2019.
https://doi.org/10.1097/MCP.0000000000000900
Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine; Vasarmidi E, Ghanem M et. al.

Aug 9th, 2022 - The aim of this review was to summarize the recent data concerning interstitial lung disease after COVID-19, a field where knowledge is evolving very quickly. It has been found that a proportion of patients displayed fibrotic-like pattern on chest computed tomography shortly after COVID-19 pneumonia. Those lesions can potentially represent precursors of fibrosis, although most of them will reso...

Advancing High-Resolution Imaging of Virus Assemblies in Liquid and Ice.
https://doi.org/10.3791/63856
Journal of Visualized Experiments : JoVE; DiCecco LA, Berry S et. al.

Aug 9th, 2022 - Interest in liquid-electron microscopy (liquid-EM) has skyrocketed in recent years as scientists can now observe real-time processes at the nanoscale. It is extremely desirable to pair high-resolution cryo-EM information with dynamic observations as many events occur at rapid timescales - in the millisecond range or faster. Improved knowledge of flexible structures can also assist in the design...

Recreation as Rx? Why You Should Prescribe Nature
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/978654

Aug 9th, 2022 - Every time I go to the beach, I bring a book but hardly open it. Instead, I look at the waves and listen to the gulls. My eyelids get heavy and my heart rate decreases. My stiff joints relax as I walk along the shore. The fatigue in my feet melts away as they sink in the sand. The beach at Sandy Hook National Recreation Area is one of my happy places. It revives me and reminds me that nature is...

Engineering gold nanoparticles for molecular diagnostics and biosensing.
https://doi.org/10.1002/wnan.1836
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Nanomedicine and Nanobio... Oliveira BB, Ferreira D et. al.

Aug 7th, 2022 - Advances in nanotechnology and medical science have spurred the development of engineered nanomaterials and nanoparticles with particular focus on their applications in biomedicine. In particular, gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) have been the focus of great interest, due to their exquisite intrinsic properties, such as ease of synthesis and surface functionalization, tunable size and shape, lack of ...

Cardiac Troponin Testing as a Component of Return to Play Cardiac Screening in Young Co...
https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.122.025369
Journal of the American Heart Association; Moulson N, Petek BJ et. al.

Aug 6th, 2022 - Background Initial protocols for return to play cardiac testing in young competitive athletes following SARS-CoV-2 infection recommended cardiac troponin (cTn) to screen for cardiac involvement. This study aimed to define the diagnostic yield of cTn in athletes undergoing cardiovascular testing following SARS-CoV-2 infection. Methods and Results This prospective, observational cohort study from...

Evolving operational guidance and experiences for radiology and nuclear medicine facili...
https://doi.org/10.1259/bjr.20200511
The British Journal of Radiology; O' Doherty J, O' Doherty S et. al.

Aug 6th, 2022 - The resulting pandemic from the novel severe acute respiratory coronavirus 2, SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), continues to exert a strain on worldwide health services due to the incidence of hospitalization and mortality associated with infection. The aim of clinical services throughout the period of the pandemic and likely beyond to endemic infections as the situation stabilizes is to enhance safety as...

Long-term Cardiovascular Manifestations and Complications of COVID-19: Spectrum and App...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/35930485
Rhode Island Medical Journal (2013); Khetpal V, Berkowitz J et. al.

Aug 6th, 2022 - Survivors of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may experience persistent symptoms, abnormal diagnostic test findings, incident disease in specific organ systems, or progression of existing disease. Post-acute COVID-19 syndrome (PACS) is defined by persistent, recurrent, or new symptoms, findings, or diagnoses beyond four weeks after the initial infection. PACS has been characterized as a mult...

Advanced cardiac imaging in the spectrum of COVID-19 related cardiovascular involvement.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9335398
Clinical Imaging; Palmisano A, Gambardella M et. al.

Aug 6th, 2022 - Cardiovascular involvement is a common complication of COVID-19 infection and is associated to increased risk of unfavorable outcome. Advanced imaging modalities (coronary CT angiography and Cardiac Magnetic Resonance) play a crucial role in the diagnosis, follow-up and risk stratification of patients affected by COVID-19 pneumonia with suspected cardiovascular involvement. In the present manus...