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Covid-19: Past infection provides 83% protection for five months but may not stop trans...
https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n124
BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.); Mahase E

Jan 15th, 2021 - Covid-19: Past infection provides 83% protection for five months but may not stop transmission, study finds.|2021|Mahase E,|

Covid-19: Convalescent plasma may cut deaths in patients not on ventilation, study indi...
https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n130
BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.); Wise J

Jan 15th, 2021 - Covid-19: Convalescent plasma may cut deaths in patients not on ventilation, study indicates.|2021|Wise J,|

Covid-19: When to start invasive ventilation is "the million dollar question".
https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n121
BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.); Torjesen I

Jan 15th, 2021 - Covid-19: When to start invasive ventilation is "the million dollar question".|2021|Torjesen I,|

Survey of Social Media Use for Surgical Education During Covid-19.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7791090
JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons; Laurentino Lima D, Nogueira Cordeiro Laurentino Lima R et. al.

Jan 15th, 2021 - To evaluate the use of social media platforms by medical students, surgical trainees, and practicing surgeons for surgical education during the Covid-19 pandemic. An online, 15-question survey was developed and posted on Facebook and WhatsApp closed surgeon groups. The online survey was completed by 219 participants from South America (87%), North America (7%), Europe (5%), Central America, and...

Clinical Characteristics and Prognosis of COPD Patients Hospitalized with SARS-CoV-2.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7801905
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Gómez Antúnez M, Muiño Míguez A et. al.

Jan 15th, 2021 - To describe the characteristics and prognosis of patients with COPD admitted to the hospital due to SARS-CoV-2 infection. The SEMI-COVID registry is an ongoing retrospective cohort comprising consecutive COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Spain since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. Data on demographics, clinical characteristics, comorbidities, laboratory tests, radiology, treatment,...

Pneumococcal carriage in children with COVID-19.
https://doi.org/10.1080/21645515.2020.1849516
Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics; Aykac K, Ozsurekci Y et. al.

Jan 15th, 2021 - Background: SARS-CoV-2 is the new virus, and Streptococcus pneumoniae is one of the most important pathogens affecting humans. However, we do not yet know whether these microorganisms interact. Thus, we aimed to evaluate the relationship between Streptococcus pneumoniae and SARS-CoV-2 in pediatric patients. Methods: This study was conducted retrospectively by means of medical records of pediatr...

Impact of COVID-19 on Health Economics and Technology in Diabetes Care: Use cases of Re...
https://doi.org/10.1089/dia.2020.0656
Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics; Garg S, Norman G

Jan 15th, 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities and placed tremendous financial pressure on nearly all aspects of the U.S. healthcare system. Diabetes care is an example of the confluence of the pandemic and heightened importance of technology in changing care delivery. It has been estimated the added total direct US medical cost burden due to COVID-19 to range between $160B (20% of the popul...

Evaluation of Patient Perception and Satisfaction Toward the Use of Telemedicine During...
https://doi.org/10.1089/tmj.2020.0343
Telemedicine Journal and E-health : the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association; Khan ZA, Zahoor A et. al.

Jan 15th, 2021 - Background: The trend of telemedicine is exponentially increasing worldwide due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. However, patient satisfaction is always a concern regarding the use of telemedicine. Introduction: The aim of this study is to evaluate the perception and satisfaction level of patients toward the use of telemedicine during the pandemic of COVID-19 among Pakistani popu...

Prevalence and outcome of dysnatremia in patients with COVID-19 compared to controls.
https://doi.org/10.1530/EJE-20-1374
European Journal of Endocrinology; Atila C, Sailer CO et. al.

Jan 15th, 2021 - The pandemic of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has rapidly spread globally and infected millions of people. The prevalence and prognostic impact of dysnatremia in COVID-19 is inconclusive. Therefore, we investigated the prevalence and outcome of dysnatremia in COVID-19. The prospective, observational, cohort study included consecutive patients with clinical suspicion of COVID-19 triaged to a Sw...

Medical resources and coronavirus disease (COVID-19) mortality rate: Evidence and impli...
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0244867
PloS One; Xie L, Yang H et. al.

Jan 15th, 2021 - In light of the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, this study aims to examine the relationship between the availability of public health resources and the mortality rate of this disease. We conducted empirical analyses using linear regression, a time-varying effect model, and a regression discontinuity design to investigate the association of medical resources with the mortality r...

Successful conduct of an acute stroke clinical trial during COVID.
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0243603
PloS One; Yamal JM, Parker SA et. al.

Jan 15th, 2021 - Most clinical research stopped during COVID due to possible impact on data quality and personnel safety. We aimed to assess the impact of COVID on acute stroke clinical trial conduct at sites that continued to enroll patients during the pandemic. BEST-MSU is an ongoing study of Mobile Stroke Units (MSU) vs standard management of tPA-eligible acute stroke patients in the pre-hospital setting. MS...

Incidence, risk factors and impact of seasonal influenza in pregnancy: A national cohor...
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0244986
PloS One; Vousden N, Bunch K et. al.

Jan 15th, 2021 - Pregnant women are particularly vulnerable to severe infection from influenza resulting in poor neonatal outcomes. The majority of evidence relates to pandemic 2009 A/H1N1 influenza. The objective of this study was to describe the characteristics and outcomes of pregnant women hospitalised with seasonal influenza. This national, prospective, observational cohort study used the UK Obstetric Surv...

A Postmortem Portrait of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic: A Large Mult...
https://doi.org/10.5858/arpa.2020-0786-SA
Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine; Hooper JE, Padera RF et. al.

Jan 15th, 2021 - This study represents the largest compilation to date of clinical and postmortem data from decedents with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). It will augment previously published small series of autopsy case reports, refine clinicopathologic considerations, and improve the accuracy of future vital statistical reporting. To accurately reflect the pre-existing diseases and pathologic conditions ...

The Challenges of "Attending" School During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Emphasis on Equity.
https://doi.org/10.3928/19382359-20201215-02
Pediatric Annals; Hageman JR

Jan 15th, 2021 - The Challenges of "Attending" School During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Emphasis on Equity.|2021|Hageman JR,|

A Child with COVID-19 and Immunoglobulin A Vasculitis.
https://doi.org/10.3928/19382359-20201211-01
Pediatric Annals; Hoskins B, Keeven N et. al.

Jan 15th, 2021 - We describe the case of a child with progressive abdominal pain and rash admitted to a large tertiary children's hospital in the Chicago metropolitan area and subsequently found to have immunoglobulin A (IgA) vasculitis and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This patient presented with abdominal pain, purpuric lesions, hematochezia, increasingly elevated D-dimer, and abnormal inflammatory mar...

Is the risk of COVID-19 contraction increased in patients with epilepsy?
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yebeh.2020.107734
Epilepsy & Behavior : E&B; Asadi-Pooya AA, Shahisavandi M et. al.

Jan 15th, 2021 - The aim of the current study was to investigate the rates of contracting COVID-19 in various populations to provide evidence on the susceptibility of patients with epilepsy (PWE) to contracting symptomatic COVID-19. We surveyed a random sample of three groups of people: patients with epilepsy, people with psychiatric problems, and a group of the general population. The survey included four gene...

Incomplete humoral response including neutralizing antibodies in asymptomatic to mild C...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7787511
Virology Takeshita M, Nishina N et. al.

Jan 15th, 2021 - The pandemic of COVID-19 is still ongoing, and many studies on serum antibodies have been reported, however, there are few studies about asymptomatic and mild patients. In this study, we enrolled 44 COVID-19 patients with relatively mild disease and 48 pre-pandemic controls. We measured serum antibodies against extracellular domain, S1 domain, and receptor-binding domain of Spike and N protein,...

Micronutrients and bioactive substances: Their potential roles in combating COVID-19.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7717879
Nutrition (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.); Keflie TS, Biesalski HK

Jan 15th, 2021 - The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is seriously threatening public health and setting off huge economic crises across the world. In the absence of specific drugs for COVID-19, there is an urgent need to look for alternative approaches. Therefore, the aim of this paper was to review the roles of micronutrients and bioactive substances as potential alternative approaches in combatin...

Sustaining quality education and practice learning in a pandemic and beyond: 'I have ne...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2020.102915
Midwifery Renfrew MJ, Bradshaw G et. al.

Jan 15th, 2021 - The context of healthcare and of healthcare education has radically changed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. To identify positive strategies for midwifery education in this context, five case studies from the UK and beyond were conducted using an appreciative enquiry approach, from the perspectives of students, the maternity services, cross-university collaboration, and digital learning. A...

Parasites and Parasitology in this SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 World: An American Society of P...
https://doi.org/10.1645/20-158
The Journal of Parasitology; Hillyer JF

Jan 15th, 2021 - The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is one of the worst global health crises of this generation. The core of this pandemic is the rapid transmissibility of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus, its high morbidity and mortality, and the presence of infectious asymptomatic carriers. As a result, COVID-19 has dominated this year's headlines and commanded...