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Differences and prediction of imaging characteristics of COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 vira...
https://doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000022747
Medicine Zhang B, Wang X et. al.

Oct 21st, 2020 - To study the differences in imaging characteristics and prediction of COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 viral pneumonia through chest CT.Chest CT data of 128 cases of COVID-19 and 47 cases of non-COVID-19 viral pneumonia confirmed by several hospitals were retrospectively collected, the imaging performance was evaluated and recorded, different imaging features were statistically analyzed, and a predict...

Combination of serum lactate dehydrogenase and sex is predictive of severe disease in p...
https://doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000022774
Medicine Hu J, Zhou J et. al.

Oct 21st, 2020 - Elevated serum lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) was commonly reported in COVID-19 patients. However, the relationship between LDH and the incidence of severe cases has not been characterized in those patients.We retrospectively analyzed the characteristics of patients from a designated isolation medical center for COVID-19 patients diagnosed from February 6 to March 1. Variables accessed within 48 h...

Analysis of type I IFN response and T cell activation in severe COVID-19/HIV-1 coinfect...
https://doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000022949
Medicine

Oct 21st, 2020 - Analysis of type I IFN response and T cell activation in severe COVID-19/HIV-1 coinfection: A case report: Erratum.|2020||

Time between Symptom Onset, Hospitalisation and Recovery or Death: Statistical Analysis...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17207560
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; Faes C, Abrams S et. al.

Oct 21st, 2020 - There are different patterns in the COVID-19 outbreak in the general population and amongst nursing home patients. We investigate the time from symptom onset to diagnosis and hospitalization or the length of stay (LoS) in the hospital, and whether there are differences in the population. Sciensano collected information on 14,618 hospitalized patients with COVID-19 admissions from 114 Belgian ho...

Food Sovereignty of the Indigenous Peoples in the Arctic Zone of Western Siberia: Respo...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17207570
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; Bogdanova E, Andronov S et. al.

Oct 21st, 2020 - This article presents the challenges facing reindeer herding as being both a profitable business and part of the traditional culture of the nomadic Indigenous peoples in the Arctic zone of Western Siberia which addresses substantial needs of the local population. Reindeer herding products are used as traditional nutrition, and as effective preventive means and remedies for adapting to the cold ...

Health-Care Services as a Platform for Building Community Resilience among Minority Com...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17207523
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; Cohen O, Mahagna A et. al.

Oct 21st, 2020 - Previous studies of minority groups in times of emergency have tended to focus on risk reduction or on individual resilience, overlooking the community factors that could be bolstered to promote better health and safety outcomes. The current study aimed to examine the role of health-care services in the perceived community resilience of urban and suburban Arab communities in Israel during the C...

Lessons Learned from Battling COVID-19: The Korean Experience.
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17207548
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; Lee SM, Lee D

Oct 21st, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic has swept the world like a gigantic tsunami, turning social and economic activities upside down. This paper presents some of the innovative response strategies implemented by the public health system, healthcare facilities, and government in South Korea, which has been hailed as the model country for its success in containing COVID-19. Korea reinvented its public health in...

Tourism under the Early Phase of COVID-19 in Four APEC Economies: An Estimation with Sp...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17207543
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; Tran BL, Chen CC et. al.

Oct 21st, 2020 - This study examines how experience of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) influences the impact of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on international tourism demand for four Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, and New Zealand, over the 1 January-30 April 2020 period. To proceed, panel regression models are first applied with a time-lag effect to es...

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...

Disparities in use of telehealth at the onset of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
https://doi.org/10.1177/1357633X20963893
Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare; Pierce RP, Stevermer JJ

Oct 21st, 2020 - The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic resulted in an unprecedented expansion in telehealth, but little is known about differential use of telehealth according to demographics, rurality, or insurance status. We performed a cross-sectional analysis of 7742 family medicine encounters at a single USA institution in the initial month of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). We compa...

A nutritional web-based approach in obesity and diabetes before and during COVID-19 loc...
https://doi.org/10.1177/1357633X20966933
Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare; Fraticelli F, Nicola MD et. al.

Oct 21st, 2020 - Obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D) are two closely related pandemic conditions. Novel technologies represent promising tools for their management, the use of which has been greatly encouraged during the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of the present study is to compare a web-based nutritional intervention versus a traditional one, before and during the Italian 'lockdown' period due to the COVID-19 ou...

Rethinking the Role of Advance Care Planning in the Context of Infectious Disease.
https://doi.org/10.1080/08959420.2020.1824540
Journal of Aging & Social Policy; Moorman S, Boerner K et. al.

Oct 21st, 2020 - Advance care planning (ACP) for medical decision-making at the end of life has developed around the expectation of death from long-term, progressive chronic illnesses. We reexamine advance care planning in light of the increased probability of death from COVID-19, an exemplar of death that occurs relatively quickly after disease onset. We draw several conclusions about ACP in the context of inf...

Downregulation of Membrane-bound Angiotensin Converting Enzyme 2 (ACE2) Receptor has a ...
https://doi.org/10.2174/1389450121666201020154033
Current Drug Targets; Vieira C, Nery L et. al.

Oct 21st, 2020 - The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is becoming the major health issue in recent human history with thousands of deaths and millions of cases worldwide. Newer research and old experience with other corona-viruses highlighted a probable underlying mechanism of disturbance of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) that is associ-ated with intrinsic effects of SARS-CoV-2 infection. In this review,...

A model based on CT radiomic features for predicting RT-PCR becoming negative in corona...
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12880-020-00521-z
BMC Medical Imaging; Cai Q, Du SY et. al.

Oct 21st, 2020 - Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has emerged as a global pandemic. According to the diagnosis and treatment guidelines of China, negative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) is the key criterion for discharging COVID-19 patients. However, repeated RT-PCR tests lead to medical waste and prolonged hospital stays for COVID-19 patients during the recovery period. Our purpose...

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...

Detecting SARS-CoV-2 at point of care: preliminary data comparing loop-mediated isother...
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-020-05484-8
BMC Infectious Diseases; Österdahl MF, Lee KA et. al.

Oct 21st, 2020 - A cost effective and efficient diagnostic tool for COVID-19 as near to the point of care (PoC) as possible would be a game changer in the current pandemic. We tested reverse transcription loop mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP), a method which can produce results in under 30 min, alongside standard methods in a real-life clinical setting. This prospective service improvement project pi...

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...

Giving syphilis and gonorrhea to friends: using in-person friendship networks to find a...
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-09589-2
BMC Public Health; Rosenbaum JE, Jennings J et. al.

Oct 21st, 2020 - Syphilis and gonorrhea reached an all-time high in 2018. The resurgence of syphilis and gonorrhea requires innovative methods of sexual contact tracing that encourage disclosure of same-sex sexual contacts that might otherwise be suppressed. Over 75% of Grindr mobile phone application users report seeking "friendship," so this study asked people diagnosed with syphilis and gonorrhea to identify...

Exploring anti-corruption, transparency, and accountability in the World Health Organiz...
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12992-020-00629-5
Globalization and Health; Kohler JC, Bowra A

Oct 21st, 2020 - Corruption is recognized by the global community as a threat to development generally and to achieving health goals, such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal # 3: ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all. As such, international organizations such as the World Health Organizations and the United Nations Development Program are creating an evidence base on how best t...