Heterogeneity in presentation of hyperglycaemia during COVID-19 pandemic: A proposed classification.

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Diabetes and hyperglycemia occurring during COVID-19 era have implications for COVID-19 related morbidity/mortality. In this brief review, we have attempted to categorise and classify such heterogenous hyperglycemic states. During COVID-19 […]

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Diagnostic Value of Butanol Threshold Test in COVID-19 Related Olfactory Dysfunction.

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Olfactory and taste dysfunction has been reported as a specific, preliminary symptom in COVID-19, but a few comparative studies with quantitative tests are reported. In this study, we aimed to […]

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A novel multiple instance learning framework for COVID-19 severity assessment via data augmentation and self-supervised learning.

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How to fast and accurately assess the severity level of COVID-19 is an essential problem, when millions of people are suffering from the pandemic around the world. Currently, the chest […]

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Thrombotic complications in 2928 patients with COVID-19 treated in intensive care: a systematic review.

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A prothrombotic state is reported with severe COVID-19 infection, which can manifest in venous and arterial thrombotic events. Coagulopathy is reflective of more severe disease and anticoagulant thromboprophylaxis is recommended […]

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Development of a Broadly Applicable Cas12a-Linked Beam Unlocking Reaction for Sensitive and Specific Detection of Respiratory Pathogens Including SARS-CoV-2.

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The outbreak of novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has caused a worldwide threat to public health. COVID-19 patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection can develop clinical symptoms that are often confused with the infections […]

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Low thoracic skeletal muscle area is not associated with negative outcomes in patients with COVID-19.

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Sarcopenia has been related to negative outcomes in different clinical scenarios from critical illness to chronic conditions. The aim of this study was to verify if there was an association […]

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Two-month stop in mammographic screening significantly impacts on breast cancer stage at diagnosis and upfront treatment in the COVID era.

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The present analysis aims to evaluate the consequences of a 2-month interruption of mammographic screening on breast cancer (BC) stage at diagnosis and upfront treatments in a region of Northern […]

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A Useful and sensitive marker in the Prediction of COVID-19 and disease severity: Thiol.

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Thiol-disulphide homeostasis (TDH) is a new parameter indicating oxidative stress that plays a role in the pathogenesis of various clinical disorders. Our study planned to investigate TDH in COVID-19 patients. […]

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CT visual quantitative evaluation of hypertensive patients with coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Potential influence of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors / angiotensin receptor blockers on severity of lung involvement.

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There is not enough data on the effect of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs)/angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) on lung involvement in patients with COVID-19 pneumonia and hypertension (HT). Our aim was […]

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Medical students as the volunteer workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic: Polish experience.

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic medical students in different countries were mobilized to support healthcare systems during the emergency. This study presents the experience of 580 students of a […]

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Ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia in coronavirus 2019 disease, a retrospective monocentric cohort study.

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Severe coronavirus 2019 disease (CoViD-19) may lead to respiratory failure and mechanical ventilation. Therefore, ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) may complicate the course of the disease. The aim of the current […]

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COVID-19 Infection in Critically Ill Patients Carries a High Risk of Venous Thrombo-embolism.

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The coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) due to SARS-CoV-2 infection has been found to cause an increased risk of venous thrombo-embolism (VTE). The aims of the study were to determine […]

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Multicenter Evaluation of 434 Hospital Deaths from COVID-19. How can we improve End-of-Life Care during a Pandemic?

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The pandemic has substantially increased the workload of hospital palliative care providers, requiring them to be responsive and innovative despite limited information on the specific end of life care needs […]

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Video-polysomnographic findings after acute COVID-19: REM sleep without atonia as sign of CNS pathology?

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Sleep complaints are frequent after acute COVID-19. Aim of this study was to videopolysomnographically evaluate sleep and sleep disorders after SARS-Cov2 infection.Patients with suspected sleep disorders after acute COVID-19 underwent […]

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COVID-19 and the Heart: A Systematic Review of Cardiac Autopsies.

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Importance: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)-associated cardiac injury has been postulated secondary to several mechanisms. While tissue diagnosis is limited during the acute illness, postmortem studies can help […]

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Work environment of hospital nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil.

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To investigate the nurses’ work environment in university hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil.The COVID-19 pandemic brought challenging times for nurses worldwide. In Brazil, as well as in several […]

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Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Radiation Oncology Departments in Brazil Impact of COVID-19 on Brazilian Radiotherapy.

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The COVID-19 pandemic brought several challenges to cancer practice, especially to ensure continuity of treatment during this period, minimizing the risks of transmission to a vulnerable population. For Radiation Oncology […]

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COVID-19 and Acute Coronary Syndromes: Current Data and Future Implications.

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Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is a global healthcare burden, characterized by high mortality and morbidity rates all over the world. During the outbreak period, the topic of acute coronary syndromes […]

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Overlooking the Obvious during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Dyspnoea with Asymmetric Breath Sounds in a Toddler.

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Paediatric healthcare specialists are concerned about the secondary effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on children. We report a case of acute respiratory distress in a healthy toddler whose healthcare providers […]

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Global Quality Statements on Reliever Use in Asthma in Adults and Children Older than 5 Years of Age.

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Widespread misuse of short-acting beta-agonists (SABAs) may contribute to asthma-related morbidity and mortality. Recognizing this, the Global Initiative for Asthma neither recommends SABA monotherapy nor regards this formulation as a […]

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Paracentral acute middle maculopathy in the setting of central retinal artery occlusion following COVID-19 diagnosis.

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Since its emergence in Wuhan, China, COVID-19 has disseminated across many other countries worldwide. In this report, we firstly presented a patient with mild COVID-19 disease who developed paracentral acute […]

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Chest computed tomography in COVID-19 pneumonia: a retrospective study of 155 patients at a university hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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To define diagnostic criteria for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on computed tomography (CT); to study the correlation between CT and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for infection with severe acute […]

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Characterizing a two-pronged epidemic in Mexico of non-communicable diseases and SARS-Cov-2: factors associated with increased case-fatality rates.

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People with a previous diagnosis of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are more likely to develop serious forms of COVID-19 or die. Mexico is the country with the fourth highest fatality rate […]

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Exploring the effectiveness of telehealth interventions for diagnosis, contact tracing and care of Corona Virus Disease of 2019 (COVID19) patients in sub Saharan Africa: a rapid review.

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The efficacy of leveraging telehealth services on clinical outcomes remains scarcely documented. We conducted a rapid review to explore the effectiveness of telehealth interventions for the diagnosis, contact tracing and […]

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Characteristics of COVID-19 Patients Based on the Results of Nucleic Acid and Specific Antibodies and the Clinical Relevance of Antibody Levels.

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Combination of nucleic acid and specific antibody testing is often required in the diagnosis of COVID-19, but whether patients with different nucleic acid and antibody results have different laboratory parameters, […]

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Point-of-care ultrasound during the COVID-19 pandemic: A multidisciplinary approach between intensivists and echocardiographers.

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The coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) led to a large influx of critically ill patients and altered echocardiography laboratory workflow. We developed a point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) first approach to patients requiring echocardiography […]

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