Smell and Taste Dysfunction in Patients With COVID-19: A Systematic Review and Meta-ana...
Mayo Clinic Proceedings; Agyeman AA, Chin KL et. al.

Aug 5th, 2020 - To estimate the prevalence of olfactory and gustatory dysfunctions (OGDs) among patients infected with novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). A systematic review was conducted by searching MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the preprint server MedRxiv from their inception until May 11, 2020, using the terms anosmia or hyposmia or dysosmia or olfactory dysfunction or olfaction disorder or smell dysfunctio...

Prevalence and Mortality of COVID-19 Patients With Gastrointestinal Symptoms: A Systema...
Mayo Clinic Proceedings; Tariq R, Saha S et. al.

Aug 5th, 2020 - To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis evaluating the prevalence of gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms and mortality in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) diagnosed. A systematic search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and Scopus was performed from December 1, 2019 to May 7, 2020. Observational stud...

Acute QT Interval Modifications During Hydroxychloroquine-Azithromycin Treatment in the...
Mayo Clinic Proceedings; Voisin O, Lorc'h EL et. al.

Aug 5th, 2020 - Among candidate drugs to treat coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the combination of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and azithromycin (AZ) has received intense worldwide attention. Even as the efficacy of this combination is under evaluation, clinicians have begun to use it largely. As these medications are known to prolong the QT interval, we analyzed serial electrocardiograms recorded in patients ...

Seasonality of Coronavirus 229E, HKU1, NL63, and OC43 From 2014 to 2020.
Mayo Clinic Proceedings; Rucinski SL, Binnicker MJ et. al.

Aug 5th, 2020 - The possibility of seasonality of COVID-19 is being discussed; we show clinical microbiology laboratory data illustrating seasonality of coronaviruses 229E, HKU1, NL63, and OC43. The data shown are specific to the 4 studied coronaviruses and may or may not generalize to COVID-19.

Telestroke in the Time of COVID-19: The Mayo Clinic Experience.
Mayo Clinic Proceedings; Huang JF, Greenway MRF et. al.

Aug 5th, 2020 - On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) a pandemic, and in the weeks following, public health organizations, medical associations, and governing bodies throughout the world recommended limiting contact with others to "flatten the curve" of COVID-19. Although both ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes have been reported with COVID-19, there ha...

Sex Hormones and Novel Corona Virus Infectious Disease (COVID-19).
Mayo Clinic Proceedings; Al-Lami RA, Urban RJ et. al.

Aug 5th, 2020 - Given the rapid spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and its overwhelming effect on health care systems and the global economy, innovative therapeutic strategies are urgently needed. The proposed primary culprit of COVID-19 is the intense inflammatory response-an augmented immune response and cytokine storm-severely damaging the lung tissue and rendering some patients' con...

SARS-CoV-2 Infection and COVID-19 During Pregnancy: A Multidisciplinary Review.
Mayo Clinic Proceedings; Narang K, Enninga EAL et. al.

Aug 5th, 2020 - The global pandemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the cause of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), has been associated with worse outcomes in several patient populations, including the elderly and those with chronic comorbidities. Data from previous pandemics and seasonal influenza suggest that pregnant women may be at increased risk for infection-associated ...

Covid-19: NHS Test and Trace must improve for schools to reopen safely, say researchers.
BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.); Wise J

Aug 5th, 2020 - Covid-19: NHS Test and Trace must improve for schools to reopen safely, say researchers.|2020|Wise J,|

Covid-19: UK hospitals to get rapid tests from September.
BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.); Mahase E

Aug 5th, 2020 - Covid-19: UK hospitals to get rapid tests from September.|2020|Mahase E,|

Reprocessing filtering facepiece respirators in primary care using medical autoclave: p...
BMJ Open; Harskamp RE, van Straten B et. al.

Aug 5th, 2020 - There are widespread shortages of personal protective equipment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Reprocessing filtering facepiece particle (FFP)-type respirators may provide an alternative solution in keeping healthcare professionals safe. Prospective, bench-to-bedside. A primary care-based study using FFP-2 respirators without exhalation valve (3M Aura 1862+ (20 samples), Maco Pharma ZZM0...

Plasmapheresis, Anti-ACE2 and Anti-FcγRII Monoclonal Antibodies: A Possible Treatment f...
Drug Design, Development and Therapy; Sedokani A, Feizollahzadeh S

Aug 5th, 2020 - In March 2020, the WHO declared the COVID-19 disease as a pandemic disease. There have been studies on the COVID-19 to find a certain treatment, but yet, there is no certain cure. In this article, we present a possible way to treat severe cases of COVID-19. Based on the previous studies, there are similarities between the spike antigens of SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2 viruses. It is expected that th...

Covid-19 Infection in Older Adults: A Geriatrician's Perspective.
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...

Retraction of: No Deleterious Effect of Lockdown Due to COVID-19 Pandemic on Glycaemic ...
Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics;

Aug 5th, 2020 - Retraction of: No Deleterious Effect of Lockdown Due to COVID-19 Pandemic on Glycaemic Control, Measured by Glucose Monitoring, in Adults with Type 1 Diabetes. Beato-Vibora PI. Diabetes Technol Ther 2020; epub DOI: 10.1089/dia.2020.0184.|2020||

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup August 5, 2020 | FDA

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...

COVID-19: Education and Licensure Disruption.
Journal of Dental Hygiene : JDH; Stolberg RL

Aug 4th, 2020 - COVID-19: Education and Licensure Disruption.|2020|Stolberg RL,|

Two decades of pandemic war games failed to account for Donald Trump.
Nature Maxmen A, Tollefson J

Aug 4th, 2020 - Two decades of pandemic war games failed to account for Donald Trump.|2020|Maxmen A,Tollefson J,|

Pneumomediastinum in COVID-19 patients: a case series of a rare complication.
European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery : Official Journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery; Volpi S, Ali JM et. al.

Aug 4th, 2020 - Pneumomediastinum is a rare clinical finding, but one which can be the source of significant concern for clinicians. By presenting 3 such cases, we highlight that pneumomediastinum can complicate the course of a severe coronavirus disease 2019 infection but emphasize that conservative management is the first-line method of treatment, with gradual resorption of the air from the tissues. It is im...

Long term respiratory complications of covid-19.
BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.); Fraser E

Aug 4th, 2020 - Long term respiratory complications of covid-19.|2020|Fraser E,|

Covid-19: US needs a national plan to fight rising infections, experts say.
BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.); Tanne JH

Aug 4th, 2020 - Covid-19: US needs a national plan to fight rising infections, experts say.|2020|Tanne JH,|

Covid-19: Should the UK be aiming for elimination?
BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.); Torjesen I

Aug 4th, 2020 - Covid-19: Should the UK be aiming for elimination?|2020|Torjesen I,|