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COVID-19 outbreak-related psychological distress among healthcare trainees: a cross-sec...
https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-041671
BMJ Open; Wang Y, Li Y et. al.

Oct 21st, 2020 - The COVID-19 outbreak has caused enormous strain on healthcare systems, and healthcare trainees, which comprise the future healthcare workforce, may be a vulnerable group. It is essential to assess the psychological distress experienced by healthcare trainees during the COVID-19 outbreak. A cross-sectional study with 4184 healthcare trainees at Sichuan University in China was implemented during...

Dysregulation of ACE2 Expression and Function in Co-morbid Disease Conditions Possibly ...
https://doi.org/10.1124/molpharm.120.000119
Molecular Pharmacology; Hammoud S, Wehbe Z et. al.

Oct 21st, 2020 - ACE2 has emerged as a double agent in the COVID-19 ordeal being physiologically protective yet conducive of viral infection. The identification of ACE2 in as many as 72 tissues suggests that extra-pulmonary invasion and damage is likely, which indeed has already been demonstrated by cardiovascular and gastro-intestinal symptoms. On the other hand, identifying ACE2 dysregulation in patients with...

Child and Family Outcomes Following Pandemics: A Systematic Review and Recommendations ...
https://doi.org/10.1093/jpepsy/jsaa092
Journal of Pediatric Psychology; C Fong V, Iarocci G

Oct 21st, 2020 - A systematic review of mental health outcomes and needs of children and families during past pandemics was conducted based on the PRISMA protocol. The objectives were to evaluate the quality of existing studies on this topic, determine what is known about mental health outcomes and needs of children and families, and provide recommendations for how COVID-19 policies can best support children an...

Seroprevalence of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in COVID-19 patients and healthy volunteer...
https://doi.org/10.1002/eji.202048970
European Journal of Immunology; Figueiredo-Campos P, Blankenhaus B et. al.

Oct 21st, 2020 - SARS-CoV-2 has emerged as a human pathogen, causing clinical signs, from fever to pneumonia - COVID-19 - but may remain mild or asymptomatic. To understand the continuing spread of the virus, to detect those who are and were infected, and to follow the immune response longitudinally, reliable and robust assays for SARS-CoV-2 detection and immunological monitoring are needed. We quantified immun...

Two cases of skin manifestations prior to the onset of COVID-19 respiratory symptoms.
https://doi.org/10.1111/ijd.15247
International Journal of Dermatology References; Altayeb A, Cordaro A et. al.

Oct 21st, 2020 - Two cases of skin manifestations prior to the onset of COVID-19 respiratory symptoms.|2020|Altayeb A,Cordaro A,Caesar J,Vyas J,Ingram J,|

Portable Pocket-Sized Ultrasound Scanner for the Evaluation of Lung Involvement in Coro...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2020.09.014
Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology; Bennett D, De Vita E et. al.

Oct 21st, 2020 - Ultrasound imaging of the lung (LUS) and associated tissues has demonstrated clinical utility in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the possibilities of a portable pocket-sized ultrasound scanner in the evaluation of lung involvement in patients with COVID-19 pneumonia. We conducted 437 paired readings in 34 LUS evaluations of hospitalized...

The Effects of the Face Mask on the Skin Underneath: A Prospective Survey During the CO...
https://doi.org/10.1177/2150132720966167
Journal of Primary Care & Community Health; Techasatian L, Lebsing S et. al.

Oct 21st, 2020 - The study aimed to explore the prevalence and possible risk factors to prevent the face mask related adverse skin reactions during the ongoing COVID-19 after a recommendation of face mask wearing for public use in Thailand. The prevalence of face mask related adverse skin reactions was 454 cases (54.5%), of which acne was the most frequent (399; 39.9%), followed by rashes on the face (154; 18.4...

Living in fear: The relationship between fear of COVID-19, distress, health, and marita...
https://doi.org/10.1080/07399332.2020.1829626
Health Care for Women International; Reizer A, Koslowsky M et. al.

Oct 21st, 2020 - After the COVID-19 virus was officially declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020, the Israeli government adopted lockdown restrictions to limit its spread. The purpose of the present article is to examine the impact of this disturbing environment on Israeli women. Specifically, we examined whether fear of the virus would impact the women's distress symptoms, self-rated health (SRH), and marital sa...

Overview of chest involvement at computed tomography in children with coronavirus disea...
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00247-020-04826-7
Pediatric Radiology; Peng X, Guo Y et. al.

Oct 21st, 2020 - Chest computed tomography (CT) findings in children with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been rarely reported in a comprehensive and systematic manner. We investigated the chest CT findings in children with COVID-19, and explored the differences in these findings between symptomatic patients and asymptomatic patients. Demographic findings, clinical characteristics, duration of hospital...

Self-perceived general and ear-nose-throat symptoms related to the COVID-19 outbreak: a...
https://doi.org/10.1177/0300060520961276
The Journal of International Medical Research; Micarelli A, Granito I et. al.

Oct 21st, 2020 - To survey perceived general and ear-nose-throat (ENT) symptoms of COVID-19 in relation to psychological impact, mental health, perception of information and demographic characteristics in quarantined subjects during a lockdown period in Italy. Participants were 1380 respondents who completed an online survey. A logistic regression model was used to evaluate the association between the independe...

Comparative analysis of the main haematological indexes and RNA detection for the diagn...
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-020-05489-3
BMC Infectious Diseases; Xiang J, Chen Z et. al.

Oct 21st, 2020 - Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection has become a public health emergency of international concern. SARS-CoV-2 RNA detection is the diagnostic criterion for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Nevertheless, RNA detection has many limitations, such as being time-consuming and cost-prohibitive, and it must be performed in specialized laboratories. Virus antibody...

Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of 161 discharged cases with coronavirus d...
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-020-05493-7
BMC Infectious Diseases; Lin S, Pan H et. al.

Oct 21st, 2020 - In December 2019, the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) began in Wuhan, China, and rapidly spread to other regions. We aimed to further describe the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of discharged COVID-19 cases and evaluate the public health interventions. We collected epidemiological and clinical data of all discharged COVID-19 cases as of 17 February 2020 in Shanghai...

The immediate effect of COVID-19 pandemic on children and adolescents with obsessive co...
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-020-02905-5
BMC Psychiatry; Nissen JB, Højgaard DRMA et. al.

Oct 21st, 2020 - Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a distressing psychiatric disorder. Traumas may trigger or aggravate OCD symptoms. COVID-19 pandemic has coursed a global crisis and has been associated with onset of psychiatric disorders in adults. Little is known about children/adolescents with OCD. The present study aimed to examine how children/adolescents with OCD react towards COVID-19 crisis. A que...

Interferons and viruses induce a novel truncated ACE2 isoform and not the full-length S...
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41581-020-00357-4
Nature Genetics; Onabajo OO, Banday AR et. al.

Oct 20th, 2020 - In December 2019, a novel coronavirus was isolated from the respiratory epithelium of patients with unexplained pneumonia in Wuhan, China. This pathogen, named severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), causes a pathogenic condition that has been termed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and has reached pandemic proportions. As of 17 September 2020, more than 30 million conf...

Confirmed or unconfirmed cases of 2019 novel coronavirus pneumonia in Italian patients:...
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-020-05504-7
BMC Infectious Diseases; De Angelis G, Posteraro B et. al.

Oct 20th, 2020 - Since December 2019, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) emerged as a novel etiologic agent of viral pneumonia. We aimed to compare clinical features of 165 Italian patients with laboratory confirmed or unconfirmed 2019-nCoV pneumonia. On March 31, 2020, hospitalized patients who presented with fever and/or respiratory symptoms, exposures, and presence of lung imagi...

The Relation Between Official WhatsApp-Distributed COVID-19 News Exposure and Psycholog...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7527032
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; Liu JCJ, Tong EMW

Oct 20th, 2020 - In a global pandemic, digital technology offers innovative methods to disseminate public health messages. As an example, the messenger app WhatsApp was adopted by both the World Health Organization and government agencies to provide updates on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). During a time when rumors and excessive news threaten psychological well-being, these services allow for rapid transm...

Proposed clinical indicators for efficient screening and testing for COVID-19 infection...
https://doi.org/10.1080/21645515.2020.1822135
Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics; Zimmerman RK, Nowalk MP et. al.

Oct 20th, 2020 - The introduction and rapid transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in the United States resulted in methods to assess, mitigate, and contain the resulting COVID-19 disease derived from limited knowledge. Screening for testing has been based on symptoms typically observed in inpatients, yet outpatient symptoms may differ. Classification and regression trees recursive partitioning created a decision tree clas...

Development, evaluation, and validation of machine learning models for COVID-19 detecti...
https://doi.org/10.1515/cclm-2020-1294
Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine; Cabitza F, Campagner A et. al.

Oct 20th, 2020 - Objectives The rRT-PCR test, the current gold standard for the detection of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), presents with known shortcomings, such as long turnaround time, potential shortage of reagents, false-negative rates around 15-20%, and expensive equipment. The hematochemical values of routine blood exams could represent a faster and less expensive alternative. Methods Three different tr...

Objective evaluation of odor loss in COVID-19 and other suspected cases.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjoto.2020.102761
American Journal of Otolaryngology; Seden N, Yiğit E et. al.

Oct 20th, 2020 - COVID-19 is a pandemic disease known with one of the symptoms is sudden onset anosmia. This symptom sometimes may be the only sign of the disease, therefore it must be research widely. We aim to evaluate odor dysfunction in COVID-19 patients objectively and safely without any risk of transmitting the disease. The odor threshold test was performed on 105 patients hospitalized at the XXXX Trainin...

Nitric oxide's physiologic effects and potential as a therapeutic agent against Covid-19.
https://doi.org/10.1088/1752-7163/abc302
Journal of Breath Research; Ricciardolo FLM, Bertolini F et. al.

Oct 20th, 2020 - The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is responsible for COVID-19 pneumonia, a pandemic that precipitates huge pressures on the world's social and economic systems. Disease severity varies among individuals. SARS-CoV-2 infection can be associated with e.g. flu-like symptoms, dyspnoea, severe interstitial pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, multiorgan dysfu...