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Imaging of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infection From Head to Toe: A Primer for the Radiol...
https://doi.org/10.1067/j.cpradiol.2021.06.015
Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology; Ahmad Z, Goswami S et. al.

Aug 1st, 2021 - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) disease has rapidly spread around the world after initial identification in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Most common presentation is mild or asymptomatic disease, followed by pneumonia, and rarely- multiorgan failure and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). Knowledge about the pathophysiology, imaging and treatment of this novel virus is rapidly evo...

Lung Perfusion Scintigraphy in Early Post-COVID-19: A Single Centre Retrospective Study.
https://doi.org/10.2967/jnmt.121.262440
Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology; De S, Ravina M et. al.

Aug 1st, 2021 - Purpose: The incidence of thromboembolic complications in COVID-19 infection is well-recognized. The present study retrospectively evaluated the prevalence and distribution of lung perfusion defects in early post-COVID-19 patients with hypoxia and was aimed to identify the risk factors for mismatched perfusion defects. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed the single-photon emission computed tom...

A 34-Year-Old Woman from Brazil with Pulmonary Lymphangioleiomyomatosis Diagnosed by Ra...
https://doi.org/10.12659/AJCR.932660
The American Journal of Case Reports; Carneiro AS, Mafort TT et. al.

Aug 1st, 2021 - BACKGROUND There is growing concern about the clinical course of certain diseases in patients who are simultaneously infected by SARS-CoV-2. This report is of a 34-year-old woman from Brazil with a recent diagnosis of pulmonary lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) diagnosed by raised serum VEGF-D levels and the finding of lung cysts on computed tomography (CT) imaging, who presented with COVID-19 pne...

Correlative multi-scale cryo-imaging unveils SARS-CoV-2 assembly and egress.
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Nature Communications; Mendonça L, Howe A et. al.

Aug 1st, 2021 - Since the outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, there have been intense structural studies on purified viral components and inactivated viruses. However, structural and ultrastructural evidence on how the SARS-CoV-2 infection progresses in the native cellular context is scarce, and there is a lack of comprehensive knowledge on the SARS-CoV-2 replicative cycle. To correlate cytopathic events indu...

Progressive chronic SARS-CoV-2-positive giant cell myoendocarditis with atrial standsti...
https://doi.org/10.1002/ehf2.13520
ESC Heart Failure; Blagova O, Ainetdinova D et. al.

Jul 31st, 2021 - Giant cell myocarditis (GCM) is a rare condition. Its association with SARS-CoV-2 has not been described before. The 46-year-old female patient was admitted to the clinic on September 2020. She had 7 year adrenal insufficiency history and infarct-like debut of myocardial disease in November 2019. After COVID-19 in April 2020, cardiac disease progressed. The examination showed low QRS voltage, Q...

Mucormycosis in a patient with COVID-19 with uncontrolled diabetes.
https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2021-245343
BMJ Case Reports; Shakir M, Maan MHA et. al.

Jul 31st, 2021 - A wide range of bacterial and fungal coinfections may be associated with COVID-19. We report a case of rhino-orbital mucormycosis in a patient with COVID-19. A 67-year-old man, known case of diabetes, hypertension and ischaemic heart disease, was being treated for COVID-19 pneumonia when he developed right cheek eschar and ophthalmoplegia. Imaging studies revealed pansinusitis of bilateral maxi...

Abdominal and gastrointestinal manifestations in COVID-19 patients: Is imaging useful?
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8311532
World Journal of Gastroenterology; Boraschi P, Giugliano L et. al.

Jul 31st, 2021 - Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) can be considered a systemic disease with a specific tropism for the vascular system, in which the alterations of the microcirculation have an important pathogenetic role. The lungs are the main organ involved in COVID-19, and severe progressive respiratory failure is the leading cause of death in the affected patients; however, many other organs can be invol...

Longitudinally Extensive Transverse Myelitis (LETM) and Myopericarditis in a 7-Month-Ol...
https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0041-1732364
Neuropediatrics Brisca G, Sotgiu S et. al.

Jul 31st, 2021 - In the last few months, some pediatric cases with neurological and neuroradiological pictures related to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections have been reported, often associated with multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C). The most frequently encountered pediatric neurological complications seem to be postinfectious immune-mediated acute disseminated encep...

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Follow-Up of Children After Pediatric Inflammatory Multisyst...
https://doi.org/10.1002/jmri.27870
Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging : JMRI; Bartoszek M, Małek ŁA et. al.

Jul 31st, 2021 - Pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome temporally associated with SARS-CoV-2 (PIMS-TS) is an inflammatory disease occurring in a small minority of children a few weeks after acute infection. Cardiac manifestations are common, but little is known about the potentially persistent heart changes after PIMS-TS. To analyze the frequency and type of myocardial complications of PIMS-TS with initia...

Deep learning with robustness to missing data: A novel approach to the detection of COV...
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0255301
PloS One; Çallı E, Murphy K et. al.

Jul 31st, 2021 - In the context of the current global pandemic and the limitations of the RT-PCR test, we propose a novel deep learning architecture, DFCN (Denoising Fully Connected Network). Since medical facilities around the world differ enormously in what laboratory tests or chest imaging may be available, DFCN is designed to be robust to missing input data. An ablation study extensively evaluates the perfo...

The chest radiographic scoring system in initial diagnosis of COVID-19: Is a radiologis...
https://doi.org/10.17219/acem/139717
Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine : Official... Rorat M, Jurek T et. al.

Jul 31st, 2021 - Lung imaging, next to a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, is a key diagnostic tool in severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. The degree of abnormalities correlates with clinical outcome. Imaging of the lungs using chest radiography (CXR) at the peak of a pandemic is considered a basic diagnostic tool at the triage stage. The CXR images are less characteristi...

Multiorgan thrombosis as a complication of COVID-19 pneumonia.
https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2021-243953
BMJ Case Reports; Ceci Bonello E, Casha R et. al.

Jul 30th, 2021 - A 47-year-old man, positive for SARS-CoV-2, was diagnosed with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) complicated by myocarditis on a background of COVID-19 pneumonia. He was medically treated for ACS; however, 3 days into his admission, the patient developed neurological complications confirmed on MRI of the brain. MRI showed established infarcts involving a large part of the left temporal lobe and rig...

Streamlining brain tumor surgery care during the COVID-19 pandemic: A case-control study.
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0254958
PloS One; Mallari RJ, Avery MB et. al.

Jul 30th, 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic forced a reconsideration of surgical patient management in the setting of scarce resources and risk of viral transmission. Herein we assess the impact of implementing a protocol of more rigorous patient education, recovery room assessment for non-ICU admission, earlier mobilization and post-discharge communication for patients undergoing brain tumor surgery. A case-control...

Central retinal artery occlusion in a patient who contracted COVID-19 and review of sim...
https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2021-244181
BMJ Case Reports; Ucar F, Cetinkaya S

Jul 29th, 2021 - A 54-year-old male patient applied to our clinic with a sudden and painless loss of vision in his right eye. He was suffering from COVID-19. His best-corrected visual acuity of the right eye was finger counting from 30 cm. The fundus examination revealed the presence of a 'cherry-red spot' appearance in the right eye. In optical coherence tomography imaging, hyper-reflectivity was observed in t...

Adenovirus-Vectored COVID-19 Vaccine-Induced Immune Thrombosis of Carotid Artery: A Cas...
https://doi.org/10.1212/WNL.0000000000012576
Neurology Walter U, Fuchs M et. al.

Jul 28th, 2021 - Venous thromboses and thrombocytopenia after vaccination with the adenovirus-vectored COVID-19 vaccine ChAdOx1 nCov-19 (AstraZeneca) have been linked to serum antibodies against platelet factor 4 (PF4)-polyanion complexes. We here report vaccine-induced isolated carotid arterial thrombosis. Imaging and laboratory findings, treatment decisions and outcome of this case are presented. Eight days a...

Clinical Presentations, Management and Outcomes of Rhino-Orbital-Cerebral Mucormycosis ...
https://doi.org/10.1097/IOP.0000000000002030
Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Dave TV, Gopinathan Nair A et. al.

Jul 28th, 2021 - To report clinical presentations and factors affecting outcomes in rhino-orbital-cerebral mucormycosis following COVID-19. Retrospective multi-centric interventional case series of 58 eyes with rhino-orbital-cerebral mucormycosis. Demography, clinical parameters and management outcomes were noted. Factors affecting outcome and mortality were analyzed. Outcome was defined as favorable when compl...

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings in 2954 COVID-19 Adult Survivors: A Compreh...
https://doi.org/10.1002/jmri.27852
Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging : JMRI; Shafiabadi Hassani N, Talakoob H et. al.

Jul 27th, 2021 - Recent studies have utilized MRI to determine the extent to which COVID-19 survivors may experience cardiac sequels after recovery. To systematically review the main cardiac MRI findings in COVID-19 adult survivors. Systematic review. A total of 2954 COVID-19 adult survivors from 16 studies. Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE), parametric mapping (T1-native, T2, T1-post (extracellular volume frac...

Usefulness of oxidative stress marker evaluation at admission to the intensive care uni...
https://doi.org/10.1177/03000605211027733
The Journal of International Medical Research; Daskaya H, Yilmaz S et. al.

Jul 27th, 2021 - Two critical processes in the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic involve assessing patients' intensive care needs and predicting disease progression during patients' intensive care unit (ICU) stay. We aimed to evaluate oxidative stress marker status at ICU admission and ICU discharge status in patients with COVID-19. We included patients in a tertiary referral center ICU during June-D...

Unified platform for genetic and serological detection of COVID-19 with single-molecule...
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0255096
PloS One; Furth N, Shilo S et. al.

Jul 27th, 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic raises the need for diverse diagnostic approaches to rapidly detect different stages of viral infection. The flexible and quantitative nature of single-molecule imaging technology renders it optimal for development of new diagnostic tools. Here we present a proof-of-concept for a single-molecule based, enzyme-free assay for detection of SARS-CoV-2. The unified platform we ...