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Cardiac Outpatient Care in a Digital Age: Remote Cardiology Clinic Visits in the Era of...
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11886-021-01618-9 10.1093/jamia/ocaa067 10.1016/j.jaad.2020.03.052 10.1016/j.cgh.2020.07.014 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.113.004046 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.108.190186 10.3201/eid2608.200679 10.1136/heartjnl-2020-317901 10.1016/j.cardfail.2020.04.008 10.1089/tmj.2009.0028 10.1093/europace/euaa187 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.5821 10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.04.001 10.1016/j.ahj.2020.10.074 10.1007/s12471-018-1202-5
Current Cardiology Reports; Mishra K, Edwards B

Jan 15th, 2022 - The worldwide pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus disease transformed healthcare in many ways. The impact of the pandemic was also noted in outpatient settings with various clinics adopting telehealth as the new normal. The goal of this paper is to investigate how the pandemic impacted the outpatient cardiology setting, specifically regarding the use of telehealth, and can the lessons lear...

Central Retinal Vein Occlusion Following BNT162b2 (Pfizer-BioNTech) COVID-19 Messenger ...
https://doi.org/10.1097/ICB.0000000000001214
Retinal Cases & Brief Reports; Shah PP, Gelnick S et. al.

Jan 14th, 2022 - Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has had a wide-ranging public health impact, contributing to at least 5 million deaths globally at the time of this report. Although thromboembolic events following COVID-19 vaccination have been an ongoing concern, only a limited number of ophthalmic manifestations have been reported to date. We obtained a detailed history, hypercoagulable workup, best-corre...

Alterations in 18F-FDG PET/MRI and 15O-Water PET Brain Findings in Patients With Neurol...
https://doi.org/10.1097/RLU.0000000000004041
Clinical Nuclear Medicine; Siripongsatian D, Kunawudhi A et. al.

Jan 14th, 2022 - This study aimed to investigate functional abnormalities in the brain of patients with neurological adverse effects following COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) vaccination using 18F-FDG PET/MRI and 15O-water PET. Eight patients (1 man and 7 women, aged 26-47 years [median age, 36.5 years]) who experienced neurological symptoms after the first COVID-19 vaccination underwent CT, MRI, 18F-FDG PE...

Systemic Immune Response Syndrome After COVID-19 Immunization-Initial and Follow-up 18F...
https://doi.org/10.1097/RLU.0000000000004032
Clinical Nuclear Medicine; Nawwar AA, Searle J et. al.

Jan 14th, 2022 - A 46-year-old woman with previous history of breast cancer had follow-up 18F-FDG PET/CT 5 days after COVID-19 vaccination. In addition to avid axillary nodes, a well-documented feature, the scan demonstrated diffuse splenic and marrow uptake. Clinical history, laboratory, and scan findings were in keeping with SIRS (systemic inflammatory response). The patient recovered with supportive manageme...

Quantitative CT imaging features for COVID-19 evaluation: The ability to differentiate ...
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0256194
PloS One; Peng S, Pan L et. al.

Jan 14th, 2022 - COVID-19 and Non-Covid-19 (NC) Pneumonia encountered high CT imaging overlaps during pandemic. The study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of image-based quantitative CT features in discriminating COVID-19 from NC Pneumonia. 145 patients with highly suspected COVID-19 were retrospectively enrolled from four centers in Sichuan Province during January 23 to March 23, 2020. 88 cases were confirme...

Implementation of Process Improvements to Facilitate Cardiac CT Re-Credentialing in a R...
https://doi.org/10.3121/cmr.2021.1650
Clinical Medicine & Research; Unar B, Rolak SC et. al.

Jan 14th, 2022 - Background: Because rural providers may experience barriers in achieving the necessary components to successfully re-credential in cardiac computed tomography (Cardiac CT), we evaluated the current system for re-credentialing at our organization and implemented processes to facilitate Cardiac CT re-credentialing for our providers.Methods: Institutional opportunities for Cardiac CT quality assur...

Efficacy of a short course of lung ultrasound for primary care physicians in the assess...
https://doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmab150
Family Practice; Raiteri A, Muratori L et. al.

Jan 13th, 2022 - Lung ultrasound (LUS) has become the first diagnostic imaging approach to assess lung involvement in COVID-19. While LUS proved to be safe, reliable, and accurate, not many primary care physicians (PCP) are capable to employ this instrument in the first evaluation of COVID-19 outpatients. The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a brief training program in LUS for PCP. Italia...

Molecular neuroimaging of inflammation in HIV.
https://doi.org/10.1093/cei/uxab013
Clinical and Experimental Immunology; Alagaratnam J, Winston A

Jan 13th, 2022 - People-with-HIV now have near-normal life expectancies due to the success of effective combination antiretroviral therapy (cART). Following cART initiation, immune recovery occurs, and opportunistic diseases become rare. Despite this, high rates of non-infectious comorbidities persist in treated people-with-HIV, hypothesised to be related to persistent immuno-activation. One such comorbidity is...

Incidental Finding of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccination-Related Axillary Lymphadenopathy on ...
https://doi.org/10.1097/RLU.0000000000003993
Clinical Nuclear Medicine; Chan HP, Shen DH et. al.

Jan 13th, 2022 - We presented here a 71-year-old man with a history of thyroid cancer post total thyroidectomy and 131I ablation and right renal cell carcinoma post right partial nephrectomy. He reported persistent chest tightness and pain after the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 (mRNA-1273) vaccine. Thus, coronary heart disease was suspected, and the patient was referred for MPI (myocardial perfusion imagi...

Cardiac Inflammation Can Be Present After Mild COVID Infection
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/966565

Jan 13th, 2022 - Myocardial inflammation is present in a small proportion of patients who have recovered from relatively mild cases of COVID-19 infection, a new study shows. "Our findings suggest that even in patients who have had relatively mild cases of COVID-19, some will have inflammatory changes to the heart, and these changes can be present without any cardiac symptoms," senior author, Paaladinesh Thavend...

Myocardial Inflammation Comes and Goes After COVID Illness
https://www.medpagetoday.com/cardiology/prevention/96628

Jan 12th, 2022 - A minority of people recovering from COVID-19 underwent a brief period of localized myocardial inflammation accompanied by cardiac injury and higher levels of systemic inflammatory blood markers, researchers found. Myocardial inflammation, flagged as focal fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake on combined PET/MRI scans, was visible in eight out of 47 people more than 2 months after COVID-19 diagnosis...

Thyrotoxicosis following SARS-COV-2 vaccination: a case series and discussion.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8749352
Journal of Endocrinological Investigation; Pla Peris B, Merchante Alfaro AÁ et. al.

Jan 12th, 2022 - To describe a case series of thyrotoxicosis likely triggered by SARS-CoV-2 vaccination and to warn physicians about this potential correlation. To report clinical, laboratory and imaging findings and provide further information that goes in line with the underlying mechanisms. Single-center case series based on all the information collected in the hospital medical records, as well as the tempor...

Electromagnetic Exposure of Personnel Involved in Cardiac MRI Examinations in 1.5T, 3T ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8751149
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Sklinda K, Karpowicz J et. al.

Jan 12th, 2022 - (1) Background: It has been hypothesised that a significant increase in the use of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR), for example, when examining COVID-19 convalescents using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), has an influence the exposure profiles of medical personnel to static magnetic fields (STmf). (2) Methods: Static exposure to STmf (SEmf) was recorded during activities that modelled perfor...

Yield of flow cytometry in addition to cytology for lymph node sampling in patients wit...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8747879
Breast Cancer Research and Treatment; Lo Gullo R, Cloutier Lambert C et. al.

Jan 12th, 2022 - Non-specific lymphadenopathy is increasingly being reported especially given the COVID-19 vaccination campaign and is a diagnostic dilemma especially in oncology patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy and discordance rate between fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology and flow cytometry (FC) immunophenotyping in axillary FNA in patients with morphologically a...

Isolated abducens nerve palsy due to COVID-19.
https://doi.org/10.1080/09273972.2021.2022718
Strabismus Bingöl Kızıltunç P, Seven MY et. al.

Jan 11th, 2022 - Although coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) is mainly a respiratory system disease, neurological complications due to peripheral and central nervous system involvement may be seen in these patients. In this case report, we described a patient with isolated abducens nerve palsy after COVID-19. The patient was a healthy 28-year-old man who developed isolated abducens nerve palsy 10 days after CO...

Post COVID-19 Head and Neck Mucormycosis: MR Imaging Spectrum and Staging.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8673738
Academic Radiology; Metwally MI, Mobashir M et. al.

Jan 10th, 2022 - To develop a systematic approach for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) analysis, imaging spectrum, and classification system for the staging of post-COVID-19 head and neck mucormycosis. The study included 63 post-COVID-19 patients with pathologically proven mucormycosis who underwent head and neck MR imaging. Three independent radiologists assessed the imaging spectrum of mucormycosis, MRI chara...

Long COVID Could Become Finland's Largest Chronic Disease, Warns Minister
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/966248

Jan 10th, 2022 - (Reuters) - "Long COVID", where symptoms of COVID-19 persist for months after an initial infection, could be emerging as a chronic disease in Finland, Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services Krista Kiuru said on Friday. Speaking at a news conference, she referred to a Finnish expert panel's summary of more than 4,000 international studies which showed one in two adults and around 2% of c...

Multi-organ assessment in mainly non-hospitalized individuals after SARS-CoV-2 infectio...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8755397
European Heart Journal; Petersen EL, Goßling A et. al.

Jan 10th, 2022 - Long-term sequelae may occur after SARS-CoV-2 infection. We comprehensively assessed organ-specific functions in individuals after mild to moderate SARS-CoV-2 infection compared with controls from the general population. Four hundred and forty-three mainly non-hospitalized individuals were examined in median 9.6 months after the first positive SARS-CoV-2 test and matched for age, sex, and educa...

Screening cardiac magnetic resonance imaging for athletes after COVID-19: Is it time to...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8730531
Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine; Kim JH

Jan 10th, 2022 - Screening cardiac magnetic resonance imaging for athletes after COVID-19: Is it time to end the debate?|2022|Kim JH,|