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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup August 6, 2020 | FDA
https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-daily-roundup-august-6-2020

Aug 6th, 2020 - For Immediate Release: August 06, 2020 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the following actions taken in its ongoing response effort to the COVID-19 pandemic: On August 4, the FDA issued Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) for ventilator-related devices to: Lombardi Undersea, for its Subsalve Oxygen Treatment Hood, which is a patient interface intended for helmet-based Non-In...

Covid-19 Infection in Older Adults: A Geriatrician's Perspective.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7351627
Clinical Interventions in Aging; Isik AT

Aug 5th, 2020 - The pandemic of the Covid-19 virus has become the main issue all over the world. In its current form, the disease is more severe in geriatric cases and individuals with chronic disease, even causing death. In older adults and atypical presentations, testing strategies for Covid-19, potential drug interactions of experimental Covid-19 therapies, and ageism are important issues in the course of t...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup August 5, 2020 | FDA
https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-daily-roundup-august-5-2020

Aug 5th, 2020 - For Immediate Release: August 05, 2020 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the following actions taken in its ongoing response effort to the COVID-19 pandemic: The FDA issued its first warning letter to New Life International and its second warning letter to Fishman Chemical of North Carolina, LLC, both of which distribute chloroquine phosphate products intended to treat disea...

Endothelial dysfunction in COVID-19: a position paper of the ESC Working Group for Athe...
https://doi.org/10.1093/cvr/cvaa230
Cardiovascular Research; Evans PC, Ed Rainger G et. al.

Aug 4th, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented healthcare emergency causing mortality and illness across the world. Although primarily affecting the lungs, the SARS-CoV-2 virus also affects the cardiovascular system. In addition to cardiac effects, e.g. myocarditis, arrhythmias, and myocardial damage, the vasculature is affected in COVID-19, both directly by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and indirectly as a...

Approaches to screening for hyperglycaemia in pregnant women during and after the COVID...
https://doi.org/10.1111/dme.14380
Diabetic Medicine : a Journal of the British Diabetic Association; Meek CL, Lindsay RS et. al.

Aug 4th, 2020 - To evaluate the diagnostic and prognostic performance of alternative diagnostic strategies to oral glucose tolerance tests, including random plasma glucose, fasting plasma glucose and HbA1c , during the COVID-19 pandemic. Retrospective service data (Cambridge, UK; 17 736 consecutive singleton pregnancies, 2004-2008; 826 consecutive gestational diabetes pregnancies, 2014-2019) and 361 women with...

SARS-CoV-2 detection in setting of viral swabs scarcity: Are MRSA swabs and viral swabs...
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0237127
PloS One; Federman DG, Gupta S et. al.

Aug 4th, 2020 - The global pandemic of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Related Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2) has resulted in unprecedented challenges for healthcare systems. One barrier to widespread testing has been a paucity of traditional respiratory viral swab collection kits relative to the demand. Whether other sample collection kits, such as widely available MRSA nasal swabs can be used to detect SARS-CoV...

Bayesian inference of COVID-19 spreading rates in South Africa.
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0237126
PloS One; Mbuvha R, Marwala T

Aug 4th, 2020 - The Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic has highlighted the need for performing accurate inference with limited data. Fundamental to the design of rapid state responses is the ability to perform epidemiological model parameter inference for localised trajectory predictions. In this work, we perform Bayesian parameter inference using Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MC...

The Psychological Experience of Obstetric Patients and Health Care Workers after Implem...
https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0040-1715505
American Journal of Perinatology; Bender WR, Srinivas S et. al.

Aug 4th, 2020 - This study was aimed to describe the hospitalization and early postpartum psychological experience for asymptomatic obstetric patients tested for severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) as part of a universal testing program and report the impact of this program on labor and delivery health care workers' job satisfaction and workplace anxiety. This is a cohort study of asym...

Pandemic Superimposed on Epidemic: Covid-19 Disparities in Black Americans.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7395612
Journal of the National Medical Association; Kirksey L, Tucker DL et. al.

Aug 4th, 2020 - Health and healthcare disparities are variances in the health of a population or the care rendered to a population. Disparities result in a disproportionately higher prevalence of disease or lower standard of care provided to the index group. Multiple theories exist regarding the genesis of this disturbing finding. The COVID-19 pandemic has had the unfortunate effect of amplifying health inequi...

COVID-19 associated with extensive pulmonary arterial, intracardiac and peripheral arte...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7401579
BMJ Case Reports; Ferguson K, Quail N et. al.

Aug 4th, 2020 - We describe a patient with COVID-19 who developed simultaneous pulmonary, intracardiac and peripheral arterial thrombosis. A 58-year-old man, without major comorbidity, was admitted with a 14-day history of breathlessness. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection was confirmed by laboratory testing. Initial imaging revealed COVID-19 pneumonia but no pulmonary throm...

Thoracic imaging of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in children: a series of 91 cases.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7399600
Pediatric Radiology; Caro-Dominguez P, Shelmerdine SC et. al.

Aug 4th, 2020 - Pulmonary infection with SARS-CoV-2 virus (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2; COVID-19) has rapidly spread worldwide to become a global pandemic. To collect paediatric COVID-19 cases worldwide and to summarize both clinical and imaging findings in children who tested positive on polymerase chain reaction testing for SARS-CoV-2. Data were collected by completion of a standardised c...

Decline of emergency admissions for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events after the...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7399595
Clinical Research in Cardiology : Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society; Schwarz V, Mahfoud F et. al.

Aug 4th, 2020 - The spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the guidance from authorities for social distancing and media reporting lead to significant uncertainty in Germany. Concerns have been expressed regarding the underdiagnosing of harmful diseases. We explored the rates of emergency presentations for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and acute cerebrovascular events (ACVE) before and after spread of ...

Evaluation of the Quotient® MosaiQ™ COVID-19 antibody microarray for the detection of I...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7392856
Journal of Clinical Virology : the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology; Martinaud C, Hejl C et. al.

Aug 4th, 2020 - The MosaiQ® COVID-19 Antibody test fulfills the minimal requirements for serological testing according to the French regulation.

Challenges in use of saliva for detection of SARS CoV-2 RNA in symptomatic outpatients.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7392849
Journal of Clinical Virology : the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology; Landry ML, Criscuolo J et. al.

Aug 4th, 2020 - A major expansion in SARS CoV-2 testing is urgently needed. Saliva is an attractive option as an alternative for nasopharyngeal swabs (NPS), since saliva can be self-collected, is non-invasive, and sample quality is not dependent on the expertise of the collector. To compare SARS CoV-2 positivity on paired NPS and saliva samples. NPS and paired saliva samples were prospectively collected from s...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup August 4, 2020 | FDA
https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-daily-roundup-august-4-2020

Aug 4th, 2020 - For Immediate Release: August 04, 2020 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the following actions taken in its ongoing response effort to the COVID-19 pandemic: FDA has updated its COVID-19 Drug Shortages Response webpage to provide information regarding in-use time for certain drugs during the COVID-19 public health emergency. “In-use time” is the maximum amount of time that c...

Contact Tracing: A Clarion Call for National Training Standards.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7360188
Ethnicity & Disease; Beech BM, Woodard L

Aug 3rd, 2020 - As of late May 2020, more than 1.5 million people had tested positive for coronavirus infection in the United States; however, only 3% of Americans had been tested. However, testing is only one of the key elements in the effort to control communicable diseases. There is a need to investigate others who may have been exposed to the virus; this can be accomplished through a foundational public he...

N95 Mask Reuse in a Major Urban Hospital - COVID-19 Response Process and Procedure.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2020.07.035
The Journal of Hospital Infection; Czubryt MP, Stecy T et. al.

Aug 3rd, 2020 - The shortage of single-use N95 respirator masks (NRMs) during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has prompted consideration of NRM recycling to extend limited stocks by healthcare providers and facilities. We assessed potential re-use via autoclaving of NRMs worn daily in a major urban Canadian hospital. NRM reusability was assessed following collection from volunteer staff after 2-8 hours' use, steriliza...

Placental SARS-CoV-2 in a Pregnant Woman with Mild COVID-19 Disease.
https://doi.org/10.1002/jmv.26386
Journal of Medical Virology; Hsu AL, Guan M et. al.

Aug 3rd, 2020 - The full impact of COVID-19 on pregnancy remains uncharacterized. Current literature suggests minimal maternal, fetal, and neonatal morbidity and mortality.1 COVID-19 manifestations appear similar between pregnant and non-pregnant women.2 OBJECTIVES/STUDY DESIGN: We present a case of placental SARS-CoV-2 virus in a woman with mild COVID-19 disease, then review the literature. RT-PCR was perform...

COVID-19 in South Korea: epidemiological and spatiotemporal patterns of the spread and ...
https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyaa119
International Journal of Epidemiology; Lee W, Hwang SS et. al.

Aug 3rd, 2020 - South Korea experienced the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in the early period; thus data from this country could provide significant implications for global mitigation strategies. This study reports how COVID-19 has spread in South Korea and examines the effects of rapid widespread diagnostic testing on the spread of the disease in the early epidemic phase. We collected daily da...

Guidance for evaluating and testing patients for COVID-19.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7267457
American Journal of Transplantation : Official Journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons REFERENCE; Blumberg E

Aug 3rd, 2020 - Guidance for evaluating and testing patients for COVID-19.|2020|Blumberg E,|