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Epidemiological Features of 105 Patients Infected with the COVID-19.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnma.2020.09.151
Journal of the National Medical Association; Shi JC, Yu ZJ et. al.

Dec 3rd, 2020 - To investigate and evaluate the clinical features of patients infected with the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outside of Wuhan. 105 patients admitted to our hospital with clinical- and laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 infection were studied. Data were collected from January 17, 2020 to March 5, 2020. 105 patients (57 male and 48 female) were confirmed to have COVID-19 infection. Among the 105 ...

Serpiginous choroiditis presenting after SARS-CoV-2 infection: A new immunological trig...
https://doi.org/10.1177/1120672120977817
European Journal of Ophthalmology; Providência J, Fonseca C et. al.

Dec 3rd, 2020 - To report the first case of a serpiginous choroiditis presenting after SARS-CoV-2 infection in a previously healthy young woman. A 41-year-old woman reported blurry vision OS 1 month after a mild SARS-CoV-2 infection. Left eye fundus examination revealed multiple peripapillary atrophic lesions, adjacent to a larger diffuse, ill-defined, yellow-whitish deep amoeboid-like patch, involving the per...

Tobacco smoking confers risk for severe COVID-19 unexplainable by pulmonary imaging.
https://doi.org/10.1111/joim.13190
Journal of Internal Medicine References; Li J, Long X et. al.

Dec 3rd, 2020 - COVID-19 is a new pneumonia. It has been hypothesized that tobacco smoking history may increase severity of this disease in the patients once infected by the underlying coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 because smoking and COVID-19 both cause lung damage. However, this hypothesis has not been tested. Current study was designed to focus on smoking history in patients with COVID-19 and test this hypothesis ...

The impact of teaching experimental research on-line: Research-informed teaching and CO...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2020.11.014
Radiography (London, England : 1995); Higgins R, Murphy F et. al.

Dec 2nd, 2020 - As part of the BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography programme students learn and undertake research relevant to their development as first post radiographers (dose optimisation and image quality) within the Research-Informed Teaching experience (RiTe). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the delivery of RiTe to our year 2 students was moved to an online format using Microsoft Teams and Blackboard Collab...

Imaging Review of Peripheral Nerve Injuries in Patients with COVID-19.
https://doi.org/10.1148/radiol.2020203116
Radiology Fernandez CE, Franz CK et. al.

Dec 1st, 2020 - With surging numbers of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients throughout the world, neuromuscular complications and rehabilitation concerns are becoming more apparent. Peripheral nerve injury can occur in COVID-19 patients secondary to post-infectious inflammatory neuropathy, prone positioning-related stretch/compression injury, systemic neuropathy, or nerve entrapment from hematoma. Ima...

A Versatile Reporter System to Monitor Virus Infected Cells and Its Application to Deng...
https://doi.org/10.1128/JVI.01715-20
Journal of Virology; Pahmeier F, Neufeldt CJ et. al.

Dec 1st, 2020 - Positive-strand RNA viruses have been the etiological agents in several major disease outbreaks over the last few decades. Examples of this include flaviviruses, such as dengue virus and Zika virus that cause millions of yearly infections around the globe, and coronaviruses, such as SARS-CoV-2, the source of the current pandemic. The severity of outbreaks caused by these viruses stresses the im...

Adrenal haemorrhage as a complication of COVID-19 infection.
https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2020-239643
BMJ Case Reports; Sharrack N, Baxter CT et. al.

Dec 1st, 2020 - We report an unusual complication of COVID-19 infection in a 53-year-old Caucasian man. He presented with shortness of breath, fever and pleuritic chest pain. A CT pulmonary angiogram (CTPA) demonstrated acute bilateral pulmonary embolism and bilateral multifocal parenchymal ground glass change consistent with COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. Right adrenal haemorrhage was suspected on the CTPA ...

Quantitative Fit Tested N95 Respirator-Alternatives Generated With CT Imaging and 3D Pr...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acra.2020.11.005
Academic Radiology; Ballard DH, Jammalamadaka U et. al.

Dec 1st, 2020 - Three-dimensional (3D) printing allows innovative solutions for personal protective equipment, particularly in times of crisis. Our goal was to generate an N95-alternative 3D-printed respirator that passed Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)-certified quantitative fit testing during the COVID-19 pandemic. 3D printed prototypes for N95 solutions were created based on the design ...

Resuming Breast Imaging Services in the Aftermath of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Safety and ...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clbc.2020.10.009
Clinical Breast Cancer; Sefidbakht S, Askarian M et. al.

Dec 1st, 2020 - As the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic begins to stabilize, different medical imaging facilities not directly involved in the COVID-19 epidemic face the dilemma of how to return to regular operation. We hereby discuss various fields of concern in resuming breast imaging services. We examine the concerns for resuming functions of breast imaging services in 2 broad categories, includ...

Treatment of patients with glioma during the COVID-19 pandemic: what we learned and wha...
https://doi.org/10.3171/2020.9.FOCUS20704
Neurosurgical Focus; Pessina F, Navarria P et. al.

Dec 1st, 2020 - Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has changed the way in which cancer is treated. Patients with high-grade glioma (HGG) are believed to be in a vulnerable category. The aim of this study was to describe the experience of a hub cancer center and the measures that were put in place for treatment of patients with newly diagnosed and recurrent glioma. To prevent in-hospital contagion and preserve...

Radiology podcasting as a model for asynchronous remote learning in the COVID-19 era.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinimag.2020.10.045
Clinical Imaging; Shiang T, Cerniglia C et. al.

Dec 1st, 2020 - We aimed to create an open access online radiology podcast to educate listeners at any time, from anywhere. To meet learner needs and improve the likelihood of successful implementation and utilization, we assessed radiology trainee attitudes and experiences of podcasts. We developed an educational podcast, From the Viewbox, focused on evergreen themes and practical approaches to radiology. Con...

Knowledge, practice and emotional status related to COVID-19 pandemic among radiology t...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejrad.2020.109431
European Journal of Radiology; Akyurt N

Dec 1st, 2020 - This study aimed to evaluate knowledge, attitude, practice and emotional and psychological concerns related to COVID-19 pandemic among radiology technicians working at pandemic hospitals across Turkey METHODS: A total of 228 radiology technicians working at pandemic hospitals across Turkey were included on a voluntary basis in this questionnaire-based online survey The questionnaire form elicit...

Declining interest in clinical imaging during the COVID-19 pandemic: An analysis of Goo...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinimag.2020.11.037
Clinical Imaging; Adelhoefer S, Henry TS et. al.

Dec 1st, 2020 - Current evidence suggests a decrease in elective diagnostic imaging procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic with potentially severe long-term consequences. The aim of this study was to quantify recent trends in public interest and related online search behavior for a range of imaging modalities, and "nowcast" future scenarios with respect to imaging use. We used Google Trends, a publicly availa...

Influence of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Treatment Times for Acute Ischemic Stroke: The So...
https://doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.032789
Stroke Siegler JE, Zha AM et. al.

Nov 30th, 2020 - The pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has led to an unprecedented paradigm shift in medical care. We sought to evaluate whether the COVID-19 pandemic may have contributed to delays in acute stroke management at comprehensive stroke centers. Pooled clinical data of consecutive adult stroke patients from 14 US comprehensive stroke centers (January 1, 2019, to July 3...

Radiology Content on TikTok: Current Use of a Novel Video-Based Social Media Platform a...
https://doi.org/10.1067/j.cpradiol.2020.10.004
Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology; Lovett JT, Munawar K et. al.

Nov 30th, 2020 - TikTok, the fastest growing social media application worldwide, has been infrequently studied in medicine. We analyzed the top radiology-related posts on TikTok in order to describe opportunities for radiology engagement. We retrieved the top 300 posts meeting the search criteria "radiology." User- and post-related data were categorized based on a prespecified coding system. Descriptive statist...

Biden Fractures Foot, Will Wear Orthopedic Boot
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/941731

Nov 29th, 2020 - President-elect Joe Biden will wear an orthopedic walking boot for several weeks after getting hairline fractures in his right foot while playing with his dog on Saturday, The Hill reported, citing Biden transition team members. Biden was playing with Major, one of his two German shepherds, when he slipped and fell. His primary care doctor, Kevin O'Connor, MD, issued a statement saying Biden wa...

Low dose radiotherapy in the management of covid19 pneumonia (LOWRAD-Cov19). Preliminar...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7690272
International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics; Sanmamed N, Alcantara P et. al.

Nov 29th, 2020 - Low-Dose Radiation (LD-RT) has demonstrated to have anti-inflamatory effect and, preliminary results suggest it is feasible to treat COVID-19 pneumonia. We conducted a prospective single arm phase I-II clinical trial enrolling patients ≥ 50 years-old COVID-19 positive, at phase II or III with lung involvement at imaging study and oxygen requirement. Patients received 100 cGy to total lungs in a...

Risk Factors Prediction, Clinical Outcomes and Mortality of COVID-19 Patients.
https://doi.org/10.1002/jmv.26699
Journal of Medical Virology; Alizadehsani R, Sani ZA et. al.

Nov 28th, 2020 - Preventing communicable diseases requires understanding the spread, epidemiology, clinical features, progression, and prognosis of the disease. Early identification of risk factors and clinical outcomes might help to identify critically ill patients, provide proper treatment and prevent mortality. We conducted a prospective study in patients with flu-like symptoms referred to the imaging depart...

COVID-19 - Myocarditis and Return-to-play: Reflections and Recommendations from a Canad...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7688421
The Canadian Journal of Cardiology; McKinney J, Connelly KA et. al.

Nov 28th, 2020 - The SARS-Coronavirus-2 (COVID-19) related pandemic has resulted in profound health, financial and societal impacts. Organized sporting events, from the recreational to Olympic levels, have been cancelled to both mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect athletes and highly active individuals from potential acute and long-term infection associated harms. COVID-19 infection has been associated ...

Changes in Social Media Impact of the Radiological Literature During the Covid-19 Pande...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acra.2020.11.002
Academic Radiology; Patel V, Li CH et. al.

Nov 27th, 2020 - The objective of this study was to determine how the social media impact of the radiological literature has changed during the Covid-19 pandemic. Altmetric Attention scores were collected for all articles in five leading radiology journals over a 5-year period ending in June 2020, and temporal smoothing yielded the filtered Altmetric Attention (fAA) score. Natural language processing methods we...