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How to manage quarantine-adherence, psychosocial consequences, coping strategies and li...
https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-048001
BMJ Open; Joisten C, Kossow A et. al.

Apr 14th, 2021 - The current coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic has placed unprecedented restrictions on people's lives and routines. To counteract the exponential spread of this virus, a lockdown was implemented in Germany in March 2020. Infected persons and their contacts were also quarantined. Compliance with quarantine measures is essential for containing the spread of the virus and avoiding incalculable con...

Association between participation in the government subsidy programme for domestic trav...
https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-049069
BMJ Open; Miyawaki A, Tabuchi T et. al.

Apr 14th, 2021 - To investigate the association between participation in government subsidies for domestic travel (subsidise up to 50% of all travel expenses) introduced nationally in Japan on 22 July 2020 and the incidence of symptoms indicative of COVID-19 infections. Cross-sectional analysis of nationally representative survey data. Internet survey conducted between 25 August and 30 September 2020 in Japan. ...

COVID-19 IgG-related autoimmune inflammatory necrotizing myositis.
https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2020-239457
BMJ Case Reports; Veyseh M, Koyoda S et. al.

Apr 14th, 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus has affected millions of people around the globe. The most common presentation of COVID-19 is fever and upper and lower respiratory tract infection. Myalgia is fairly common in the prodromal phase of the viral illness which self-resolves. There is very scant literature on autoimmune myositis triggered by COVID-19 infection. We report a case o...

COVID-19 multisystemic inflammatory syndrome in adults: a not to be missed diagnosis.
https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2021-241696
BMJ Case Reports; Tung-Chen Y, Algora-Martín A et. al.

Apr 14th, 2021 - We report COVID-19 multisystemic inflammatory syndrome in an adult patient with an atypical presentation (mild abdominal pain) and a negative (repeated) reverse transcriptase-PCR, in the absence of lung involvement on lung ultrasound. In this case, focused cardiac ultrasound revealed signs of myopericarditis and enabled us to focus on the problem that was putting our patient in a perilous situa...

Internuclear ophthalmoplegia as a presenting feature in a COVID-19-positive patient.
https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2021-241873
BMJ Case Reports; Vasanthapuram VH, Badakere A

Apr 14th, 2021 - A 58-year-old man presented with vertical diplopia for 10 days which was sudden in onset. Extraocular movement examination revealed findings suggestive of internuclear ophthalmoplegia. Investigations were suggestive of diabetes mellitus, and reverse transcription-PCR for SARS-CoV-2 was positive. At 3 weeks of follow-up, his diplopia had resolved. Neuro-ophthalmic manifestations in COVID-19 are ...

Utilisation of musculoskeletal ultrasonography for the evaluation of septic arthritis i...
https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2021-242370
BMJ Case Reports; Perez J, Sorensen S et. al.

Apr 14th, 2021 - Prompt recognition and treatment of septic arthritis are crucial to prevent significant morbidity and mortality in affected patients. During the current COVID-19 pandemic, anchoring bias may make an already challenging diagnosis like septic arthritis more difficult to diagnose quickly and efficiently. Musculoskeletal (MSK) point of care ultrasonography (POCUS) is an imaging modality that can be...

Covid-19: Colleges publish guidance after patients attend emergency departments with va...
https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n960
BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.); Rimmer A

Apr 14th, 2021 - Covid-19: Colleges publish guidance after patients attend emergency departments with vaccine concerns.|2021|Rimmer A,|

Covid-19: US suspends Johnson and Johnson vaccine rollout over blood clots.
https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n970
BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.); Mahase E

Apr 14th, 2021 - Covid-19: US suspends Johnson and Johnson vaccine rollout over blood clots.|2021|Mahase E,|

Covid-19: EU investigates four reports of blood clots after Janssen vaccine.
https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n961
BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.); Mahase E

Apr 14th, 2021 - Covid-19: EU investigates four reports of blood clots after Janssen vaccine.|2021|Mahase E,|

Covid-19: Government faces legal action over contract for antibody tests.
https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n965
BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.); Dyer C

Apr 14th, 2021 - Covid-19: Government faces legal action over contract for antibody tests.|2021|Dyer C,|

Covid-19: Moderna and Novavax vaccines to be tested in mixing vaccines trial.
https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n971
BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.); Mahase E

Apr 14th, 2021 - Covid-19: Moderna and Novavax vaccines to be tested in mixing vaccines trial.|2021|Mahase E,|

Physical inactivity is associated with a higher risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes: a st...
https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2021-104080
British Journal of Sports Medicine; Sallis R, Young DR et. al.

Apr 14th, 2021 - To compare hospitalisation rates, intensive care unit (ICU) admissions and mortality for patients with COVID-19 who were consistently inactive, doing some activity or consistently meeting physical activity guidelines. We identified 48 440 adult patients with a COVID-19 diagnosis from 1 January 2020 to 21 October 2020, with at least three exercise vital sign measurements from 19 March 2018 to 18...

The Rapid Transition to Telemedicine and Its Effect on Access to Care for Patients With...
https://doi.org/10.2337/dc20-2712
Diabetes Care; Tilden DR, Datye KA et. al.

Apr 14th, 2021 - We compared the uptake of telemedicine for diabetes care across multiple demographic groups during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic to understand the impact of telemedicine adoption on access to care. The study analyzed demographic information of patients with type 1 diabetes seen between 1 January 2018 and 30 June 2020 at a single center. We compared the odds of completing a visit via tel...

Emergency department attendances during the COVID-19 pandemic: a retrospective analysis...
https://doi.org/10.1136/emermed-2020-209992
Emergency Medicine Journal : EMJ; Sless RT, Hayward NE et. al.

Apr 14th, 2021 - COVID-19 has resulted in the death of over 1 million people to date. Following government-implemented regulations, there has been concern over the apparent decline in emergency department (ED) attendances and the resultant health legacy. Therefore, we aimed to characterise the attendances to an Irish tertiary hospital ED following the implementation of these regulations during the COVID-19 pand...

Hemogram as marker of in-hospital mortality in COVID-19.
https://doi.org/10.1136/jim-2021-001810
Journal of Investigative Medicine : the Official Publicat... López-Escobar A, Madurga R et. al.

Apr 14th, 2021 - The clinical impact of COVID-19 disease calls for the identification of routine variables to identify patients at increased risk of death. Current understanding of moderate-to-severe COVID-19 pathophysiology points toward an underlying cytokine release driving a hyperinflammatory and procoagulant state. In this scenario, white blood cells and platelets play a direct role as effectors of such in...

Comparison of the quantitative DiaSorin Liaison antigen test to RT-PCR for the diagnosi...
https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.00374-21
Journal of Clinical Microbiology; Lefever S, Indevuyst C et. al.

Apr 14th, 2021 - We evaluated the quantitative DiaSorin Liaison SARS-CoV-2 antigen test in symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals consulting their general practioner (GP) during a period of stable intense virus circulation (213/100,000 habitants per day). Left-over RT-PCR positive (n=204) and negative (n=210) nasopharyngeal samples were randomly selected among fresh routine samples collected from patients con...

Vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT): targeting pathomechanisms wi...
https://doi.org/10.1055/a-1481-3039
Thrombosis and Haemostasis; von Hundelshausen P, Lorenz R et. al.

Apr 14th, 2021 - A series of cases with rare thromboembolic incidents including cerebral sinus vein thrombosis (some of them fatal) and concomitant thrombocytopenia occurring shortly after vaccination with the COVID-19 vaccine AZD1222 (Vaxzevria) has caused significant concern and led to its temporary suspension in many countries. Immediate laboratory efforts in four of these patients have identified a tentativ...

The Dark Triad trait of psychopathy and message framing predict risky decision-making d...
https://doi.org/10.1002/ijop.12766
International Journal of Psychology : Journal Internation... Doerfler SM, Tajmirriyahi M et. al.

Apr 14th, 2021 - The effects of framing on risky decision-making have been studied extensively in research using Kahneman and Tversky's (1981) hypothetical scenario about a contagious Asian disease. The COVID-19 pandemic offers a unique opportunity to test how message framing affects risky decision-making when millions of real lives are at stake worldwide. In a sample of US adults (N = 294), we investigated the...

The impact of COVID-19 on body-dissatisfied female university students.
https://doi.org/10.1002/eat.23521
The International Journal of Eating Disorders; Zhou Y, Wade TD

Apr 14th, 2021 - This study investigated the impact of COVID-19 on young women's disordered eating and their responses to online interventions to reduce disordered eating. University students at risk of developing an eating disorder (N = 100) were randomly assigned to either receiving an online intervention to reduce disordered eating or not. Forty-one participants entered the study from September 2019 to March...

Short-term Effects of COVID-19 on Semen Parameters: A Multicenter Study of 69 Cases.
https://doi.org/10.1111/andr.13019
Andrology Erbay G, Şanlı A et. al.

Apr 14th, 2021 - COVID-19, which is known to be caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is a global health problem that can cause multiorgan damage due to its use of the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptor in its pathophysiology. We aimed to investigate whether SARSCoV-2 had a short-term effect on spermatogenesis, which plays an important role in male reproductive hea...