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The optimal diagnostic methods for COVID-19.
https://doi.org/10.1515/dx-2020-0058
Diagnosis (Berlin, Germany); Harahwa TA, Lai Yau TH et. al.

Jul 5th, 2020 - As the world continues to study and understand coronavirus disease (COVID-19), existing investigations and tests have been used to try and detect the virus to slow viral transmission and its global spread. A 'gold-standard' investigation has not yet been identified for detection and monitoring. Initially, computed tomography (CT) was the mainstay investigation as it shows the disease severity a...

COVID-19 rise in Younger adults with Obesity: Visceral Adiposity can predict the Risk.
https://doi.org/10.1002/oby.22951
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.); Iacobellis G, Malavazos AE et. al.

Jul 3rd, 2020 - A concerning rise in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases has been recently reported, particularly in the USA. The causes of this increase are likely multifactorial and the object of an ongoing health and socio-economic debate. However, preliminary data indicate that the new COVID-19 cases are increasing among younger and obese adults. Considering this recent spike, the timing of the paper...

Venous Thromboembolism Events Following Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7328443
Critical Care Medicine; Parzy G, Daviet F et. al.

Jul 3rd, 2020 - The main objective of the study was to determine the prevalence of venous thromboembolism events in patients infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 requiring venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. The secondary objective was to compare venous thromboembolism events and coagulation variables in patients requiring venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation acco...

Chest-CT findings of COVID-19 in patients with pre-existing malignancies; a pictorial r...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7282750
Clinical Imaging; Katal S, Aghaghazvini L et. al.

Jul 3rd, 2020 - As of April 17th, 2020, more than 2,190,010 COVID-19 cases with 147,010 deaths have been recorded worldwide. It has been suggested that a high mortality rate occurs in patients with severe disease and is associated with advanced age and underlying comorbidities, such as malignancies. To the best of our knowledge, no study has been conducted to evaluate chest CT features in patients with maligna...

Clinical Characteristics of Hematological Patients Concomitant with COVID-19.
https://doi.org/10.1111/cas.14544
Cancer Science; Zhou X, Wang G et. al.

Jul 2nd, 2020 - The rapid spread of COVID-19 represented the most serious issue to public health globally. Hematological patients as immunocompromised hosts are vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2 infection. There is rare information available regarding the clinical features of hematological patients concomitant with COVID-19. In this study, 9 concomitant patients were analyzed for their clinical manifestations, the labo...

A case of possible atypical demyelinating event of the central nervous system following...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7311915
Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders; Zoghi A, Ramezani M et. al.

Jul 2nd, 2020 - After the novel coronavirus disease outbreak first began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, the viral epidemic has quickly spread across the world, and it is now a major public health concern. Here we present a 21-year-old male with encephalomyelitis following intermittent vomiting and malaise for 4 days. He reported upper respiratory signs and symptoms 2 weeks before this presentation. Two cer...

Management strategies for children with COVID-19: ESPR practical recommendations.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00247-020-04749-3
Pediatric Radiology; Raissaki M, Shelmerdine SC et. al.

Jul 2nd, 2020 - During the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, guidelines have been issued by international, national and local authorities to address management and the need for preparedness. Children with COVID-19 differ from adults in that they are less often and less severely affected. Additional precautions required in the management of children address their increased radiosensitivity, need for accompanyi...

Urologists Adapt to Telemedicine Amid Pandemic
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/933388

Jul 2nd, 2020 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. After the temporary measure to increase the use of telehealth was implemented, Juan Andino, MD, from Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor, saw a change in his urology practice. Telemedicine visits allow him to go over the next steps for handling medical conditions with his patients and the people who ...

COVID-19 in two infants in China.
https://doi.org/10.1002/iid3.319
Immunity, Inflammation and Disease REFERENCES; Li A, Zhou X et. al.

Jul 1st, 2020 - Since December 2019, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has spread rapidly around the world and caused more than 487 000 infections and 22 000 deaths worldwide. We report two infant cases with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Yichang, Hubei, China. The younger of the two is only 5-months old. We recorded their clinical manifestations, epidemiological history, lab...

RSNA Expert Consensus Statement on Reporting Chest CT Findings Related to COVID-19: Int...
https://doi.org/10.1177/0846537120938328
Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal = Journal L'Association Canadienne Des Radiologistes; Byrne D, O'Neill SB et. al.

Jul 1st, 2020 - To assess the interobserver variability between chest radiologists in the interpretation of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) expert consensus statement reporting guidelines in patients with suspected coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia in a setting with limited reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction testing availability. Chest computed tomography (CT) studies ...

Intraluminal Carotid Artery Thrombus in COVID-19: Another Danger of Cytokine Storm?
https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A6674
AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology; Mohamud AY, Griffith B et. al.

Jul 1st, 2020 - Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is associated with a severe inflammatory response. Inflammation affects atherosclerotic plaque vulnerability and promotes a thrombogenic environment. We report a series of 6 patients with COVID-19 with acute ischemic stroke due to intraluminal carotid artery thrombus presenting during an 8-day period. Six patients were included (5 men) with a mean age of 65.8...

Using imaging to combat a pandemic: rationale for developing the UK National COVID-19 C...
https://doi.org/10.1183/13993003.01809-2020
The European Respiratory Journal; Jacob J, Alexander D et. al.

Jul 1st, 2020 - Using imaging to combat a pandemic: rationale for developing the UK National COVID-19 Chest Imaging Database.|2020|Jacob J,Alexander D,Baillie JK,Berka R,Bertolli O,|

Neuroendovascular clinical trials disruptions due to COVID-19. Potential future challen...
https://doi.org/10.1136/neurintsurg-2020-016502
Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery; Rai AT, Leslie-Mazwi TM et. al.

Jul 1st, 2020 - To assess the impact of COVID-19 on neurovascular research and deal with the challenges imposed by the pandemic. A survey-based study focused on randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and single-arm studies for acute ischemic stroke and cerebral aneurysms was developed by a group of senior neurointerventionalists and sent to sites identified through the clinical trials website (https://clinicaltri...

High Incidence of Barotrauma in Patients with COVID-19 Infection on Invasive Mechanical...
https://doi.org/10.1148/radiol.2020202352
Radiology McGuinness G, Zhan C et. al.

Jun 30th, 2020 - Background We observed a high number of patients with COVID-19 pneumonia who had barotrauma related to invasive mechanical ventilation at our institution. Purpose To determine if the rate of barotrauma in patients with COVID-19 infection was greater than other patients requiring invasive mechanical ventilation at our institution. Methods In this retrospective study, clinical and imaging data of...

Dose optimized chest CT for diagnosis of COVID-19 - Evaluation of the image quality and...
https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6498/aba16a
Journal of Radiological Protection : Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection; Steuwe A, Rademacher C et. al.

Jun 30th, 2020 - The detection of COVID-19 by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) has varying sensitivity. CT of the chest can verify the infection in patients with clinical symptoms and a negative test result accelerating treatment and actions to prevent further contagion. However, CT employs ionizing radiation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate protocol settings, associated radiat...

Lung Scintigraphy Imaging Features in a Young Patient With COVID-19.
https://doi.org/10.1097/RLU.0000000000003196
Clinical Nuclear Medicine; Goetz C, Fassbender TF et. al.

Jun 30th, 2020 - A 31-year-old man developed diarrhea, fatigue, and intermittent fever for 2 weeks. The past few days he had experienced increasing dyspnea and dry cough. Ambulatory reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction testing was positive for SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). Because of elevated D-dimer (1.5 mg/L), a lung scintigraphy (V/Q scan) was performed as SPECT/CT....

Neurologic and Radiographic Findings Associated With COVID-19 Infection in Children.
https://doi.org/10.1001/jamaneurol.2020.2687
JAMA Neurology; Abdel-Mannan O, Eyre M et. al.

Jun 30th, 2020 - Neurological manifestations have been reported in adults with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which is caused by the highly pathogenic virus severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). To report the neurological manifestations of children with COVID-19. In this case-series study, patients younger than 18 years who presented with SARS-CoV-2 infection and neurological sympt...

Clinical characteristics and risk factors of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 patients with fa...
https://doi.org/10.1002/jmv.26242
Journal of Medical Virology; Rong Y, Wang F et. al.

Jun 30th, 2020 - This study investigates the clinical and imaging characteristics of coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients with false negative nucleic acids. Mild-to-moderate COVID-19 patients, including 19 cases of nucleic acid false negative patients and 31 cases of nucleic acid positive patients, were enrolled. Their epidemiological, clinical, and laboratory examination data, and imaging characteristi...

It's a small world after all: A Canadian resident's perspective on COVID-19.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7321704
Journal of Nuclear Cardiology : Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology; Sutherland DEK

Jun 30th, 2020 - COVID-19 has infected millions of people, with an estimated total dead in the hundreds of thousands. This has significantly impacted health care, including who is delivering it, how it is delivered, and how it is taught. This article describes challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic from the perspective of a Canadian nuclear medicine resident, including new risks with nuclear imaging, navigating ne...

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Quality of Life for Women with Ovarian Cancer.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7318934
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Frey MK, Ellis AE et. al.

Jun 30th, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented challenges for the oncology community. For people living with cancer, treatments are interrupted, surgeries cancelled and regular oncology evaluations rescheduled. People with cancer and their physicians must balance plausible fears of COVID-19 and cancer treatment with the consequences of delaying cancer care. We aim to evaluate the experienc...