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Outcomes following PCI in CABG candidates during the COVID-19 pandemic: The prospective...
https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.29702
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions : Offici... Kite TA, Ladwiniec A et. al.

May 4th, 2021 - To describe outcomes following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients who would usually have undergone coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). In the United Kingdom, cardiac surgery for coronary artery disease (CAD) was dramatically reduced during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many patients with "surgical disease" instead underwent PCI. Between 1 March 2020 and 31 July ...

Severe COVID-19 in the intensive care unit: a case series.
https://doi.org/10.1186/s13256-021-02799-1 10.1016/S2213-2600(20)30079-5 10.1001/jama.2020.1585 10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30086-4 10.1007/s00134-020-06033-2 10.5694/mja2.50674 10.1007/s00134-013-3066-x 10.1016/j.chest.2016.06.032 10.1016/j.hrthm.2020.05.008 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30920-X 10.1016/S2665-9913(20)30310-6 10.1056/NEJMc2007575 10.1016/S1474-4422(20)30272-6
Journal of Medical Case Reports; Hariyanto H, Yahya CQ et. al.

May 4th, 2021 - Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was first identified in Indonesia in March 2020, and the number of infections has grown exponentially. The situation is at its worst, overwhelming intensive care unit (ICU) resources and capacity. This is a single-center observational case study of 21 confirmed COVID-19 patients admitted to the ICU from March 20, 2020, to April 31, 2020. Demographics, baselin...

Machine learning automatically detects COVID-19 using chest CTs in a large multicenter ...
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00330-021-07937-3
European Radiology; Mortani Barbosa EJ, Georgescu B et. al.

May 2nd, 2021 - To investigate machine learning classifiers and interpretable models using chest CT for detection of COVID-19 and differentiation from other pneumonias, interstitial lung disease (ILD) and normal CTs. Our retrospective multi-institutional study obtained 2446 chest CTs from 16 institutions (including 1161 COVID-19 patients). Training/validation/testing cohorts included 1011/50/100 COVID-19, 388/...

Effect of serial awake prone positioning on oxygenation in patients admitted to intensi...
https://doi.org/10.1136/postgradmedj-2020-139631
Postgraduate Medical Journal; Barker J, Pan D et. al.

May 1st, 2021 - Awake prone positioning (APP) might benefit patients with COVID-19 by improving oxygenation, but it is unknown whether this improvement can be sustained with serial proning episodes. We conducted a retrospective review of adults with COVID-19 admitted to one intensive care unit, in those who underwent APP and controls. Patients in both groups had type 1 respiratory failure requiring oxygen (but...

Applicability of lung ultrasound in COVID-19 diagnosis and evaluation of the disease pr...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7983424
Pulmonology Peixoto AO, Costa RM et. al.

May 1st, 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic originated in China and within about 4 months affected individuals all over the world. One of the limitations to the management of the COVID-19 is the diagnostic imaging to evaluate lung impairment and the patients' clinical evolution, mainly, in more severe cases that require admission into the intensive care unit. Among image examinations, lung ultrasound (LU) might be a...

A comprehensive review of imaging findings in COVID-19 - status in early 2021.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8087891
European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging; Afshar-Oromieh A, Prosch H et. al.

May 1st, 2021 - Medical imaging methods are assuming a greater role in the workup of patients with COVID-19, mainly in relation to the primary manifestation of pulmonary disease and the tissue distribution of the angiotensin-converting-enzyme 2 (ACE 2) receptor. However, the field is so new that no consensus view has emerged guiding clinical decisions to employ imaging procedures such as radiography, computer ...

Recurrent pericarditis associated with human coronavirus (HKU1) infection in a patient ...
https://doi.org/10.1111/echo.15062
Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.); Furqan MM, Lak HM et. al.

Apr 30th, 2021 - The presence of human coronavirus HKU1 infection associated with pericardial inflammation is not reported. We are reporting a young woman with systemic lupus erythematosus, who was positive for HKU1 during her pericarditis flare. Diagnostic imaging demonstrated pericardial effusion, edema, and late gadolinium enhancement on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and echocardiography. She was on mul...

US Case Reports of Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis With Thrombocytopenia After Ad26.CO...
https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2021.7517
JAMA See I, Su JR et. al.

Apr 30th, 2021 - Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) with thrombocytopenia, a rare and serious condition, has been described in Europe following receipt of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine (Oxford/AstraZeneca), which uses a chimpanzee adenoviral vector. A mechanism similar to autoimmune heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) has been proposed. In the US, the Ad26.COV2.S COVID-19 vaccine (Janssen/Johnson & Johnso...

Low Visual Acuity Due to Acute Macular Neuroretinopathy Associated with COVID-19: A Cas...
https://doi.org/10.12659/AJCR.931169
The American Journal of Case Reports; Aidar MN, Gomes TM et. al.

Apr 30th, 2021 - BACKGROUND Retinal sequelae have been reported in patients who have had COVID-19. This is a case report of acute macular neuroretinopathy (AMN), presenting with low visual acuity in the left eye, 14 days after the first symptoms of COVID-19 infection. CASE REPORT A 71-year-old woman presented for ophthalmological evaluation complaining of low visual acuity in the left eye, 14 days after the fir...

Mild to Severe Neurological Manifestations of COVID-19: Cases Reports.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8036948
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Melegari G, Rivi V et. al.

Apr 30th, 2021 - The main focus of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection is pulmonary complications through virus-related neurological manifestations, ranging from mild to severe, such as encephalitis, cerebral thrombosis, neurocognitive (dementia-like) syndrome, and delirium. The hospital screening procedures for quickly recognizing neurological manifestations of COVID-19 are often complicated by other...

Presentation of COVID-19 infection with bizarre behavior and encephalopathy: a case rep...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8080485
Journal of Medical Case Reports; Teimouri-Jervekani Z, Salmasi M

Apr 29th, 2021 - Current studies show that patients with severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have neurological symptoms manifesting as acute cerebrovascular diseases, impaired consciousness, and skeletal muscle symptoms. Bizarre behavior is an unusual and unique presenting symptom of COVID-19 infection in our patient. We report a case of COVID-19 infection in a middle aged Iranian man without underlying ...

Early-onset symptomatic radiation necrosis after stereotactic radiosurgery in the setti...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8041142
Medical Dosimetry : Official Journal of the American Asso... Weltman E, Kotecha R

Apr 29th, 2021 - In this brief report, we describe the case of a previously healthy 51-year gentleman who was treated with stereotactic radiosurgery to a dose of 12 Gy to a small right-sided vestibular schwannoma. MRI of the brain performed after treatment revealed stable treated disease but subsequently, the patient developed symptomatic COVID-19 based on PCR along with multiple cranial neurologic deficits, in...

Special report of the RSNA COVID-19 task force: systematic review of outcomes associate...
https://doi.org/10.1259/bjr.20210149
The British Journal of Radiology; Mogensen MA, Wangaryattawanich P et. al.

Apr 29th, 2021 - We reviewed the literature to describe outcomes associated with abnormal neuroimaging findings among adult COVID-19 patients. We performed a systematic literature review using PubMed and Embase databases. We included all studies reporting abnormal neuroimaging findings among hospitalized patients with confirmed COVID-19 and outcomes. Data elements including patient demographics, neuroimaging fi...

Imaging findings of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children associated with COVID...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8076442
Pediatric Radiology; Caro-Domínguez P, Navallas M et. al.

Apr 27th, 2021 - A hyperinflammatory immune-mediated shock syndrome has been recognised in children exposed to the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). To describe typical imaging findings in children with multisystem inflammatory syndrome associated with COVID-19. During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, imaging studies ...

Stress testing and myocardial perfusion imaging for patients after recovery from severe...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8075365
Journal of Nuclear Cardiology : Official Publication of T... Hasnie UA, Hawi R et. al.

Apr 27th, 2021 - As the coronavirus pandemic progresses, patients that have recovered from COVID-19-related hospitalization require resumption of care for other medical issues. Thus far, the literature has not detailed the experience of stress testing in this patient population. We retrospectively reviewed patients that recovered from COVID-19-related hospitalizations and underwent SPECT MPI studies at the Univ...

Medical Imaging's Role in the COVID-19 Pandemic.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/33903267
Radiologic Technology; Franco J

Apr 27th, 2021 - In early 2020, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and its subsequent lockdown affected nearly the entire world. Imaging tests were found to be crucial for the diagnosis and evaluation of this new disease. Therefore, radiologic technologists began work on the frontlines, acquiring diagnostic images that helped determine the course of treatment for millions of patients. New infectio...

Stroke Care in the United Kingdom During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
https://doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.032253
Stroke Douiri A, Muruet W et. al.

Apr 26th, 2021 - The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has potentially caused indirect harm to patients with other conditions via reduced access to health care services. We aimed to describe the impact of the initial wave of the pandemic on admissions, care quality, and outcomes in patients with acute stroke in the United Kingdom. Registry-based cohort study of patients with acute stroke admitted to ...

Functional Connectome Prediction of Anxiety Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ajp.2020.20070979
The American Journal of Psychiatry; He L, Wei D et. al.

Apr 26th, 2021 - Increased anxiety in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been widely noted. The purpose of this study was to test whether the prepandemic functional connectome predicted individual anxiety induced by the pandemic. Anxiety scores from healthy undergraduate students were collected during the severe and remission periods of the pandemic (first survey, February 22-28, 2020, N=589; second survey, ...

Evolution of lung function and chest CT 6 months after COVID-19 pneumonia: Real-life da...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8053365
Respiratory Medicine; Stylemans D, Smet J et. al.

Apr 26th, 2021 - Most post COVID-19 follow-up studies are limited to a follow-up of 3 months. Whether a favorable evolution in lung function and/or radiological abnormalities is to be expected beyond 3 months is uncertain. We conducted a real-life follow-up study assessing the evolution in lung function, chest CT and ventilation distribution between 10 weeks and 6 months after diagnosis of COVID-19 pneumonia. S...

Medium-term outcome of severe to critically ill patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection.
https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciab341
Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication Of... Gautam N, Madathil S et. al.

Apr 24th, 2021 - The medium and long-term effects of severe SARS-CoV-2 infection on survivors are unknown. Here we studied the medium term effects of COVID-19 on survivors of severe disease. This is a retrospective, case series of 200 patients hospitalised across three large Birmingham hospitals with severe-to-critical COVID-19 infection 4-7 months from disease-onset. Patients underwent comprehensive clinical, ...