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Lung scintigraphy for pulmonary embolism diagnosis in COVID-19 patients: a multicenter ...
https://doi.org/10.2967/jnumed.121.262955
Journal of Nuclear Medicine : Official Publication, Socie... Le Roux PY, Bonnefoy PB et. al.

Oct 16th, 2021 - In patients with novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) referred for lung scintigraphy for suspected pulmonary embolism (PE), there has been an ongoing debate within the nuclear medicine community as to whether and when the ventilation study should be performed. Indeed, while PE diagnosis typically relies on the recognition of ventilation/perfusion (V/P) mismatched defects, the ventilation p...

Neuropsychological profiles and cerebral glucose metabolism in neurocognitive Long COVI...
https://doi.org/10.2967/jnumed.121.262677
Journal of Nuclear Medicine : Official Publication, Socie... Dressing A, Bormann T et. al.

Oct 16th, 2021 - During the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Long COVID-syndrome, which impairs patients through cognitive deficits, fatigue, and exhaustion, has become increasingly relevant. Its underlying pathophysiology, however, is unknown. In this study, we assessed cognitive profiles and regional cerebral glucose metabolism as a biomarker of neuronal function in outpatients suffering from lo...

A sigh of relief: vaccine-associated hypermetabolic lymphadenopathy following the third...
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00259-021-05579-7 10.1056/NEJMoa2034577 10.1056/NEJMoa2101765 10.1056/NEJMc2100362 10.1016/j.ccell.2021.06.002 10.1182/blood.2021011568 10.1016/j.ccell.2021.06.009 10.1007/s00259-021-05314-2 10.1148/radiol.2021210886 10.1007/s00330-021-08122-2 10.1148/radiol.2021210275 10.1007/s00259-021-05331-1 10.1148/radiol.2021210436 10.1007/s00259-021-05389-x 10.2967/jnumed.121.262194 10.3390/ph14080762 10.1038/s41586-021-03739-1 10.1182/bloodadvances.2021005094
European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging; Cohen D, Hazut Krauthammer S et. al.

Oct 16th, 2021 - The incidence of COVID-19 vaccine-associated hypermetabolic lymphadenopathy (VAHL) is high following the administration of the first and second BNT162b2 vaccine doses. The impact of this finding on [18F]FDG PET-CT interpretation and its correlation with the induced humoral immunity have been reported. Assuming the amnestic immune response is different following the third vaccine dose, we aimed ...

The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the treatment of acute appendicitis in China.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00384-021-04031-4 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002188 10.1007/s00104-020-01237-0 10.1007/s00423-020-01888-x 10.1089/lap.2020.0749 10.1007/s00423-021-02081-4
International Journal of Colorectal Disease; Zheng Z, Bi JT et. al.

Oct 15th, 2021 - This research aims to analyze the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic on the hospital visits of patients with acute appendicitis. The retrospective analysis was designed to look at the treatment of acute appendicitis in the Department of General Surgery in Beijing Jishuitan Hospital before and during the COVID-19 pandemic (2019-2020). Data was analyzed by the numbers of patients, sex, age,...

Selfie fundus imaging for diabetic retinopathy screening.
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41433-021-01804-7 10.1016/j.diabres.2019.107843 10.1159/000499539 10.1016/S0161-6420(00)00600-X 10.1177/014107680309600604 10.1136/bmj.311.7013.1131 10.1111/j.1755-3768.1989.tb04106.x 10.2337/diaclin.27.4.140 10.1371/journal.pone.0138285 10.4103/0970-258X.262914 10.1097/IAE.0000000000002768 10.1016/S0140-6736(09)62124-3 10.1159/000502387 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2014-306492 10.1177/1932296816629491 10.1186/s12962-020-00211-1 10.1016/j.ophtha.2011.08.033
Eye (London, England); Kumari S, Venkatesh P et. al.

Oct 14th, 2021 - Regular screening for retinopathy and timely intervention reduces blindness from diabetes by 90%. Screening is currently dependent on the interpretation of images captured by trained technicians. Inherent barriers of accessibility and affordability with this approach impede widespread success of retinopathy screening programs. Herein, we report our observations on the potential of a novel appro...

Longitudinal extensive transverse myelitis following ChAdOx1 nCOV-19 vaccine: a case re...
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12883-021-02427-x 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32623-4 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32661-1 10.1016/j.autrev.2011.05.018 10.1002/ana.26065 10.1093/qjmed/hcab069 10.1177/0961203309345730 10.1016/j.jneuroim.2021.577606 10.1038/nrneurol.2011.176 10.1038/clpt.1981.154 10.3389/fimmu.2021.653786
BMC Neurology; Tan WY, Yusof Khan AHK et. al.

Oct 14th, 2021 - Transverse myelitis (TM) is a relatively uncommon condition, and vaccine-associated myelitis is even rarer. Concern regarding neurological complications following vaccination escalated following the report of TM during the safety and efficacy trials of the COVID-19 vaccine. We report the first case of Longitudinal Extensive Transverse Myelitis (LETM) in Malaysia following administration of the ...

Minimising exposure to respiratory droplets, 'jet riders' and aerosols in air-condition...
https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-047772
BMJ Open; Hunziker P

Oct 14th, 2021 - In COVID-19, transfer of respiratory materials transmits disease and drives the pandemic but the interplay of droplet and aerosol physics, physiology and environment is not fully understood. To advance understanding of disease transmission mechanisms and to find novel exposure minimisation strategies, we studied cough-driven material transport modes and the efficacy of control strategies. Compu...

Short-term and Long-term Rates of Postacute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection: A Systema...
https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.28568
JAMA Network Open; Groff D, Sun A et. al.

Oct 14th, 2021 - Short-term and long-term persistent postacute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC) have not been systematically evaluated. The incidence and evolution of PASC are dependent on time from infection, organ systems and tissue affected, vaccination status, variant of the virus, and geographic region. To estimate organ system-specific frequency and evolution of PASC. PubMed (MEDLINE), Scopus, the World Health...

Evaluation of the Aggregated Time Savings in Adopting Fast Brain MRI Techniques for Out...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acra.2021.07.011
Academic Radiology; Lang M, Cartmell S et. al.

Oct 13th, 2021 - Clinical validation studies have demonstrated the ability of accelerated MRI sequences to decrease acquisition time and motion artifact while preserving image quality. The operational benefits, however, have been less explored. Here, we report our initial clinical experience in implementing fast MRI techniques for outpatient brain imaging during the COVID-19 pandemic. Aggregate acquisition time...

Bacterial infections and death among patients with Covid-19 versus non Covid-19 patient...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8501886
The American Journal of Emergency Medicine; Scott H, Zahra A et. al.

Oct 13th, 2021 - Many patients with Coronavirus disease-2019 (Covid-19) present with radiological evidence of pneumonia. Because it is difficult to determine co-existence of bacterial pneumonia, many of these patients are initially treated with antibiotics. We compared the rates of bacterial infections and mortality in Covid-19 patients with pulmonary infiltrates versus patients diagnosed with 'pneumonia' the y...

Management of Our Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio Pancreatography Cases During the Pand...
https://doi.org/10.1111/ijcp.14979
International Journal of Clinical Practice; Uğurlu ET, Kaya A

Oct 12th, 2021 - Endoscopic retrograde cholangio pancreatography (ERCP) is a technique in which endoscope and radiological imaging are used in combination in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases related to the pancreaticobiliary system. Our aim in this study is to discuss all aspects of approach strategies to ERCP patients whose operation is mandatory during the pandemic period, to draw the future perspectiv...

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on ST-elevation myocardial infarction: a cardi...
https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehab621
European Heart Journal; Lechner I, Reindl M et. al.

Oct 12th, 2021 - The severity of myocardial tissue damage following ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) strongly determines short- and long-term prognosis. This study explored the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and associated public health restrictions on infarct severity. STEMI patients treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and included in the prospect...

Newborns With SARS-CoV-2 Show Ocular Injury
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960723

Oct 12th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. SAN ANTONIO — Newborns infected with SARS-CoV-2 are showing signs of eye damage, researchers say. The injuries could be related to prematurity, hemodynamic compromise, mechanical ventilation, or the virus itself, said Maria Ana Martinez-Castellanos, MD, professor of pediatric retina at the Assoc...

COVID-19 associated perimyocarditis.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8492890
Magnetic Resonance Imaging; van Driest FY, Fejzovic V et. al.

Oct 10th, 2021 - Perimyocarditis is a well-known acute inflammation of the pericardium and the underlying myocardium. Most commonly perimyocarditis is of viral aetiology, specifically the coxsackie B virus. However, nowadays SARS-CoV-2 associated with COVID-19 infections has emerged as a potential rare cause of perimyocarditis. This case report will demonstrate a case of a young female with perimyocarditis as d...

Treatment and outcomes of pediatric patients with cancer and COVID-19 at MAHAK pediatri...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8424019
Seminars in Oncology; Mehrvar A, Qaddoumi I et. al.

Oct 10th, 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly devastating for Iran. Children with cancer are generally immunosuppressed and especially vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2 infections. We report the treatment and outcomes of pediatric oncology patients with COVID-19 at the MAHAK Pediatric Cancer Treatment and Research Center (MPCTRC) in Tehran. We enrolled pediatric oncology patients who experienced SARS-CoV-...

Haematuria, a widespread petechial rash, and headaches following the Oxford AstraZeneca...
https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2021-245440
BMJ Case Reports; Waraich A, Williams G

Oct 9th, 2021 - With increasing presentations of headaches following COVID-19 vaccination, we present one of the UK's earliest proven cases of vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopaenia (VITT), with the aim of giving colleagues a case to compare other patients against. Our patient was a 48-year-old man who presented with frank haematuria, a widespread petechial rash, and headaches, 2 weeks after receiving th...

Cardiovascular magnetic resonance evaluation of soldiers after recovery from symptomati...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8495668
Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance : Official J... Clark DE, Dendy JM et. al.

Oct 9th, 2021 - Myocarditis is a potential complication after severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection and a known cause of sudden cardiac death. Given the athletic demands of soldiers, identification of myocarditis and characterization of post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection with cardiovascular symptoms (CV PASC) may be critical to guide return-to-service. This study sough...

Evaluation of Respiratory Emissions During Labor and Delivery: Potential Implications f...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8462302
Obstetrics and Gynecology; Mok T, Harris E et. al.

Oct 9th, 2021 - To characterize respiratory emissions produced during labor and vaginal delivery vis-à-vis the potential for transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Observational study of three women who tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 and had uncomplicated vaginal deliveries. Using background-oriented schlieren imaging, we evaluated the propagation of respiratory emissions...

The Relationship between CRP at Admission and Thorax CT Findings in Patients Diagnosed ...
https://doi.org/10.1111/ijcp.14962
International Journal of Clinical Practice; Beydoğan E, Yürük Atasoy P

Oct 9th, 2021 - The current study aims to evaluate the relationship between C-reactive protein (CRP) levels, thorax CT findings and CT-SS in patients presenting to the emergency department with COVID-19. Patients diagnosed with COVID-19 by nasopharyngeal rt-PCR (+) in the emergency department were included in the study. In addition to the CRP, ferritin and D-dimer examinations of patients at admission, thorax ...

Paceline Ride Donates $126,000 to Advance Research Projects at the Georgia Cancer Center
https://www.onclive.com/view/paceline-ride-donates-126-000-to-advance-research-projects-at-the-georgia-cancer-center

Oct 8th, 2021 - The Paceline Ride, LLC team delivered a check for $126,000 to the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University. The money will be divided up and handed out through an application process for cancer research projects. 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone on so many levels, both personal and business. Despite this, we had twice the number of participants participating in Paceline from 20...