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Ventilation management in acute respiratory failure related to COVID-19 versus ARDS fro...
https://doi.org/10.1080/17476348.2021.1913060
Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine; Tsonas AM, Botta M et. al.

Apr 13th, 2021 - It is uncertain whether ventilation in patients with acute respiratory failure related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) differs from that in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) from another origin. We undertook two literature searches in PubMed to identify observational studies reporting on ventilation management--one in patients with acute respiratory failure related...

Recent Findings on Cell-Based Therapies for COVID19-Related Pulmonary Fibrosis.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0963689721996217
Cell Transplantation; Chuang HM, Ho LI et. al.

Apr 13th, 2021 - COVID-19 has spread worldwide, including the United States, United Kingdom, and Italy, along with its site of origin in China, since 2020. The virus was first found in the Wuhan seafood market at the end of 2019, with a controversial source. The clinical symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, and respiratory tract inflammation, with some severe patients developing an acute and chronic lung ...

When politics collides with public health: COVID-19 vaccine country of origin and vacci...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8023202
Vaccine Gramacho WG, Turgeon M

Apr 13th, 2021 - This study examines the effect of the country of origin of the vaccine on vaccination acceptance against COVID-19. More specifically, we show how the political context in Brazil has affected acceptance of vaccines produced in China, Russia, the US, and England at the University of Oxford. Our data come from a survey experiment applied to a national sample of 2771 adult Brazilians between Septem...

Analytical and Clinical Evaluation of Two RT-qPCR SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostic Tests with Emer...
https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.20-1439
The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; Freire-Paspuel B, Bruno A et. al.

Apr 13th, 2021 - Dozens of RT-qPCR kits are available in the market for SARS-CoV-2 diagnosis, some of them with Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or at least by a responsible agency of their country of origin, but many of them lack proper evaluation studies because of COVID-19 pandemic emergency. We evaluated the clinical performance of two commercially available kits i...

The impact of Covid-19 on patients with suspected cancer: An analysis of ED presentatio...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8016540
The American Journal of Emergency Medicine; Bosch X, Capdevila A et. al.

Apr 9th, 2021 - Patients evaluated in the emergency department (ED) who have concerning symptoms suggestive of a cancer diagnosis are mostly referred to the quick diagnosis unit of our tertiary hospital. This study analyzed the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the volume, disease patterns, and accessibility to essential investigations of patients with suspected cancer referred by the ED to this unit. Trends ...

Allogeneic transplant procurement in the times of COVID-19: Quality report from the cen...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8027980
Journal of Translational Medicine; Wiercinska E, Schlipfenbacher V et. al.

Apr 9th, 2021 - Because of limitations of transportation imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, current recommendation calls for cryopreservation of allogeneic stem cell transplants before patient conditioning. A single cell therapy laboratory was selected to function as the central cryopreservation hub for all European registry donor transplants intended for the Australian-Pacific region. We examined properties of...

A bibliometric analysis of the dental scientific literature on COVID-19.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8022306
Clinical Oral Investigations; Jacimovic J, Jakovljevic A et. al.

Apr 6th, 2021 - The rapid production of a large volume of literature during the early phase of the COVID-19 outbreak created a substantial burden for clinicians and scientists. Therefore, this manuscript aims to identify and describe the scientific literature addressing COVID-19 from a dental research perspective, in terms of the manuscript origin, research domain, study type, and level of evidence (LoE). Data...

Ranking the risk of animal-to-human spillover for newly discovered viruses.
https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2002324118
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the Un... Grange ZL, Goldstein T et. al.

Apr 6th, 2021 - The death toll and economic loss resulting from the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic are stark reminders that we are vulnerable to zoonotic viral threats. Strategies are needed to identify and characterize animal viruses that pose the greatest risk of spillover and spread in humans and inform public health interventions. Using expert opinion and scientific e...

Inadequate Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella Immunity Among Employees.
https://doi.org/10.1177/21501327211005902
Journal of Primary Care & Community Health; Ezeji-Okoye S, Bilodeau BL et. al.

Apr 5th, 2021 - The purpose of this cohort study was to evaluate measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), and varicella immunity among a population of adult employees receiving primary care in an employer-sponsored health center. Participants were eligible for MMR and varicella immunity screening if they were an employee receiving primary care in an employer-sponsored health center between January 1, 2019 and November 1...

The Impact of the First Wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Providing Special Care Dentist...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8001730
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Limeres Posse J, van Harten MT et. al.

Apr 3rd, 2021 - This study aimed to investigate the impact of COVID-19 on the experiences of special care dentistry providers worldwide. An online survey was administered from 10 to 31 July 2020. Age, sex, years of professional activity, COVID-19 status, geographical area of origin and length of lockdown period were recorded for all participating dentists. The relationships between these variables and the chan...

Expanding Our Understanding of COVID-19 from Biomedical Literature Using Word Embedding.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7998313
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Yang H, Sohn E

Apr 3rd, 2021 - A better understanding of the clinical characteristics of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is urgently required to address this health crisis. Numerous researchers and pharmaceutical companies are working on developing vaccines and treatments; however, a clear solution has yet to be found. The current study proposes the use of artificial intelligence methods to comprehend biomedical knowledg...

Infectious Diseases Seeker (IDS): An Innovative Tool for Prompt Identification of Infec...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8003641
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Baldassi F, Carestia M et. al.

Apr 3rd, 2021 - Several technologies for rapid molecular identification of pathogens are currently available; jointly with monitoring tools (i.e., web-based surveillance tools, infectious diseases modelers, and epidemic intelligence methods), they represent important components for timely outbreak detection and identification of the involved pathogen. The application of these approaches is usually feasible and...

Multicenter Study of the Seroprevalence of Antibodies against Covid-19 in Patients with...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8025807
Current Oncology (Toronto, Ont.); Franco F, Guirado M et. al.

Apr 3rd, 2021 - The new Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) coronavirus has generated a pandemic, in which there are population groups at higher risk and who are potentially fatal victims of the disease. Cancer patients have been considered a group with special susceptibility, particularly patients with lung tumour involvement and haematological neoplasms. The Spanish Lymphoma Oncology...

Immediate consequences and solutions used to maintain medical education during the COVI...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8025246
Postgraduate Medical Journal; Chasset F, Barral M et. al.

Apr 2nd, 2021 - The COVID-19 outbreak has dramatically impacted medical education, both bedside and academic teaching had to be adapted to comply with the reorganisation of care and social distancing measures. To overview the impact of the pandemic on medical education, including the pedagogical responses adopted and their assessment by medical students and residents. This restricted systematic review was perf...

Experiences of frontline Pakistani emigrant physicians combating COVID-19 in the United...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8011048
BMC Health Services Research; Saleem J, Ishaq M et. al.

Apr 1st, 2021 - This study aims to explore the experiences, beliefs, feelings, and challenges faced by Pakistani migrant doctors working in the United Kingdom in times of the COVID-19 pandemic. The qualitative study aims to explore the lived experiences, beliefs, feelings, and challenges faced by Pakistani migrant physicians working in the United Kingdom during the COVID-19 pandemic. An exploratory phenomenolo...

An overview of Covid-19 pandemic: immunology and pharmacology.
https://doi.org/10.1080/15321819.2021.1904414
Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry; Arif A, Ansari S et. al.

Mar 31st, 2021 - In this review, we present an elaborate account of coronavirus in context to Covid-19 focusing on its origin, genome, life cycle, and immunology with a basic understanding of the disease and its cause. Further, the transmission, prevention and advances in therapeutics have also been discussed anticipating the possible outcomes in the near future. Moreover, the recently emerged unconventional ap...

Convalescent Blood: Current Perspective on the Efficacy of a Legacy Approach in COVID-1...
https://doi.org/10.1159/000513164
Blood Purification; Sheervalilou R, Shirvaliloo M et. al.

Mar 31st, 2021 - Since early 2020, COVID-19 has wreaked havoc in many societies around the world. As of the present, the SARS-CoV-2-borne disease is propagating in almost all countries, affecting hundreds of thousands of people in an unprecedented way. As the name suggests, the novel coronavirus, widely known as SARS-CoV-2, is a new emerging human pathogen. A novel disease of relatively unknown origin, COVID-19...

US, 13 Countries Concerned WHO COVID-19 Origin Study Was Delayed, Lacked Access: Statement
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/948388

Mar 30th, 2021 - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and 13 other countries expressed concerns on Tuesday that the World Health Organization (WHO) report on the origins of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 was delayed and lacked access to complete data, according to a joint statement. It followed WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus's assertion that data was withheld from its investigat...

COVID-19 Probably Passed From Bats, Further Studies Required - WHO Report
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/948257

Mar 28th, 2021 - By Reuters Staff GENEVA (Reuters) - A joint WHO-China study on the origins of COVID-19 says that the virus was probably transmitted from bats to humans through another animal, and that a lab leak was "extremely unlikely" as a cause, a summary seen by Reuters said on Monday. The WHO did not immediately reply to a query seeking comment, but said the full report by the independent experts would be...