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COVID-19 in Immunocompromised Hosts: What We Know So Far
https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/doi/10.1093/cid/ciaa863/5864040
Clinical Infectious Diseases; Monica Fung MD, MPH et. al.

Jun 27th, 2020 - The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic caused by SARS coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has caused significant morbidity and mortality for patients and stressed healthcare systems worldwide. The clinical features and outcomes of COVID-19 among immunosuppressed patients, who are at presumed risk for more severe disease but who may also have decreased detrimental inflammatory responses, are no...

Ocular changes in patients with psoriasis
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0738081X19301403?via=ihub
Clinics in Dermatology; Demerdjieva Z

Dec 1st, 2019 - Eye involvement in psoriasis is little known to many dermatologists, although psoriasis has been acknowledged as a systemic disease for decades. The ophthalmic complications of psoriasis are numerous and can affect almost any part of the eye. The most common ocular changes in patients with psoriasis, including blepharitis, conjunctivitis, keratitis, iridocyclitis, UV-induced cataracts, uveitis,...

2021 American College of Rheumatology Guideline for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis.
https://doi.org/10.1002/art.41752
Arthritis & Rheumatology (Hoboken, N.J.); Fraenkel L, Bathon JM et. al.

Jun 9th, 2021 - To develop updated guidelines for the pharmacologic management of rheumatoid arthritis. We developed clinically relevant population, intervention, comparator, and outcomes (PICO) questions. After conducting a systematic literature review, the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) approach was used to rate the certainty of evidence. A voting panel comprising c...

SARS-CoV-2 and Nervous System - Neurological Manifestations in Patients With COVID-19: A Systematic Review
https://www.neurores.org/index.php/neurores/article/view/602/580

Coronavirus (CoV) is a virus infectious disease with a considerable spectrum of clinical presentations. Symptoms ranged from asymptomatic infection to severe pneumonia that may lead to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and several clinical complications. Neurologic symptoms related to CoV have been described recently in the literature. The relationship between SARS-Co...

NHLBI's COVID-19 Guidance for Practicing Clinicians
https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/coronavirus/nhlbi-covid-19-guidance-practicing-clinicians
NIH

Health care providers seeking information about appropriate coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) treatment may now consult treatment guidelines developed by a panel of U.S. physicians, statisticians, and other experts. These guidelines are based on published and preliminary data and the clinical expertise of the panelists, many of whom are frontline clinicians caring for patients during the rapi...

Stress, depression, and cardiovascular disease
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128150153000015

Psychological factors have long been hypothesized to increase risk for numerous medical diseases, including cardiovascular disease (CVD). Because the physiological mechanisms through which psychological factors lead to disease pathology are unknown, psychological factors have not been granted the status as recognized risk factors. In 2014, the American Heart Association recommended that depress...

Supporting Adults Bereaved Through COVID-19: A Rapid Review of the Impact of Previous Pandemics on Grief and Bereavement
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0885392420303882

The global COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have a major impact on the experience of death, dying, and bereavement. This study aimed to review and synthesize learning from previous literature focused on the impact on grief and bereavement during other infectious disease outbreaks. We conducted a rapid scoping review according to the principles of the Joanna Briggs Institute and analyzed qualitati...

Perspective: Whole and Refined Grains and Health—Evidence Supporting “Make Half Your Grains Whole”
https://academic.oup.com/advances/article/11/3/492/5612243

Research-based dietary guidelines suggest that consumers “make half their grains whole.” Yet some advocate ingesting only whole-grain foods (WGFs) and avoiding all refined-grain foods (RGFs). Some even recommend avoiding all grain-based foods (GBFs). This article will provide arguments to counter negative deductions about GBFs and RGFs, especially staple ones, and to support dietary guidance re...

Aerobic Exercise and Healthy Nutrition as Neuroprotective Agents for Brain Health in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease: A Critical Review of the Literature
https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3921/9/5/380/htm
Antioxidants

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is characterized by motor and nonmotor features that have an influence on patients’ quality of life at different levels. To date, some evidences have arisen on the effectiveness of physical trainings and nutrients intake in ameliorating functional and cognitive outcomes in PD patients. Physical activity is effective in improving both motor and nonmotor features and rece...

Cognitive Function Impairments Linked to Alcohol and Cannabis Use During Adolescence: A Study of Gender Differences
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnhum.2020.00095/full?report=reader

Major neurocognitive changes occur during adolescence, making this phase one of the most critical developmental periods of life. Furthermore, this phase in life is also the time in which youth substance use begins. Several studies have demonstrated the differential associations of alcohol and cannabis use concerning the neurocognitive functioning of both males and females. Past and contemporary...

Effectiveness of Traditional Strength vs. Power Training on Muscle Strength, Power and Speed with Youth: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphys.2017.00423/full

Numerous national associations and multiple reviews have documented the safety and efficacy of strength training for children and adolescents. The literature highlights the significant training-induced increases in strength associated with youth strength training. However, the effectiveness of youth strength training programs to improve power measures is not as clear. This discrepancy may be re...

Is novel coronavirus disease (COVID‐19) transmitted through conjunctiva?
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7228239/

We read with interest the article of Dr Xia et al 1 on the detection of RNA of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS‐CoV‐2) in tears and conjunctival secretions of patients with novel coronavirus disease (COVID‐19). Xia et al tested a total of 60 tears and conjunctival secretions samples from 30 patients, with two samples from each patient collected at an interval of 2 to 3 days...

Risk Factors for Herpes Zoster Infection: A Meta-Analysis
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6984676/

The burden of herpes zoster (HZ) is significant worldwide, with millions affected and the incidence rising. Current literature has identified some risk factors for this disease; however, there is yet to be a comprehensive study that pools all evidence to provide estimates of risk. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to identify various risk factors, excluding immunosuppressive medication, t...

Alcohol Intoxication and Cognition: Implications on Mechanisms and Therapeutic Strategies
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7029710/

Binge alcohol drinking is highly prevalent in young adults and results in 30% deaths per year in young males. Binge alcohol drinking or acute alcohol intoxication is a risk factor for developing alcohol use disorder (AUD). Three FDA approved drugs are currently in use as therapy for AUD; however, all of them have contra-indications and limitations. Structural brain imaging studies in alcoholics...

Mental Well-being and Upper Respiratory Tract Virus Infections (URTIs): Implications for COVID-19
http://orca.cf.ac.uk/132730/1/JNEN-SI-20M-129_003.pdf
Journal of Neurology & Experimental Neuroscience;

This article briefly reviews evidence showing that reduced mental wellbeing is associated with a greater risk of infection from URTIs. It then reviews evidence showing that URTIs can influence the brain and behavior. A detailed bibliography provides information on the extensive literature on these topics. It is argued that both these areas of research are relevant to COVID-19 and the preve...

Masks Do More Than Protect Others During COVID-19: Reducing the Inoculum of SARS-CoV-2 to Protect the Wearer
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11606-020-06067-8

Although the benefit of population-level public facial masking to protect others during the COVID-19 pandemic has received a great deal of attention, we discuss for one of the first times the hypothesis that universal masking reduces the “inoculum” or dose of the virus for the mask-wearer, leading to more mild and asymptomatic infection manifestations. Masks, depending on type, filter out the m...

Comorbidities and multi-organ injuries in the treatment of COVID-19
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30558-4/fulltext

More attention should be paid to comorbidities in the treatment of COVID-19. In the literature, COVID-19 is characterised by the symptoms of viral pneumonia such as fever, fatigue, dry cough, and lymphopenia. Many of the older patients who become severely ill have evidence of underlying illness such as cardiovascular disease, liver disease, kidney disease, or malignant tumours.3, 4, 5 These p...

AUA Guidelines 2020: Microhematuria
https://www.urotoday.com/conference-highlights/aua-2020/aua-2020-bladder-health/122536-aua-guidelines-2020-microhematuria.html?pk_campaign=Barocas_SocialAUALive_122536

(UroToday.com) The guidelines for microhematuria were formulated by a multidisciplinary panel with representations from the American Urological Association (AUA), Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU), and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), as well as Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) patient advocate. The guidelines w...

2019 Update of the American College of Rheumatology/Spondylitis Association of America/...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6764882
Arthritis & Rheumatology (Hoboken, N.J.); Ward MM, Deodhar A et. al.

Aug 23rd, 2019 - To update evidence-based recommendations for the treatment of patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis (SpA). We conducted updated systematic literature reviews for 20 clinical questions on pharmacologic treatment addressed in the 2015 guidelines, and for 26 new questions on pharmacologic treatment, treat-to-target strategy, and use of imaging. New q...

Vitamin D intoxication and severe hypercalcaemia complicating nutritional supplements misuse
https://casereports.bmj.com/content/15/7/e250553
BMJ Case Reports; Alkundi A, Momoh R et. al.

Jul 6th, 2022 - This case report discusses an uncommon presentation of vitamin D intoxication and severe hypercalcaemia attributed to misuse of multiple nutritional supplements (˃20 active agents). A review of this case, supported by accumulated literature, lends room to further public health safety discussions. The multisystemic clinical manifestations of vitamin D toxicity can be debilitating, hence the need...