The impact of SARS-CoV-2 infection during gestation remains unclear. Here, we analyse the viral genome on maternal and newborns nasopharyngeal swabs, vaginal swabs, maternal and umbilical cord plasma, placenta and […]» Read more
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pregnancy outcomes in a racially and ethnically diverse population.
Older age and medical comorbidities are identified risk factors for developing severe COVID-19. However, there are limited data on risk stratification, clinical and laboratory course, and optimal management of COVID-19 […]» Read more
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is associated with cardiac injury1-3 and bradycardia4 in the non-pregnant population. The incidence of these complications in pregnancy is unknown. The objective of this study was […]» Read more
The disease caused by the “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2” (SARS-CoV-2) was named Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) and classified as a global public health emergency. The evidence related to […]» Read more
Reduced SARS-CoV-2 entry factors and enhanced innate immune gene expression in the nasal epithelium of pregnant rats.
An enigmatic epidemiological feature of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is the high rate of asymptomatic infection in pregnant women.1 This is puzzling because systemic immune changes predispose pregnant women to […]» Read more
Postpartum Atypical Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome in a COVID-19 Patient – An Obstetric Emergency.
Encephalopathy in COVID-19 has been widely reported with several reports of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) speculated to be due to an abrupt surge in blood pressure caused by coronavirus […]» Read more
Patient and Provider Perspectives of a New Prenatal Care Model Introduced in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Randomized controlled trials document the safety and efficacy of reduced frequency prenatal visit schedules and virtual visits, but real-world data are lacking. Our institution created a prenatal care delivery model […]» Read more
Postoperative assessment of nosocomial transmission of COVID-19 after robotic surgical procedures during the pandemic.
To assess potential nosocomial coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) transmission in patients who underwent robot-assisted laparoscopic procedures during the pandemic.Prospective study in patients undergoing robot-assisted laparoscopy in urology or gynaecology within 2 […]» Read more
The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 identified late 2019 in China had spread across all continents. In the majority of cases, patients have mild symptoms (fever, cough, myalgia, headache, some digestive disorders) or […]» Read more
Having lived through the havoc of COVID-19 in a hospital situated in one of the hardest hit zip codes in the United States, the thought that another wave could loom […]» Read more
Clinical Presentation of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Pregnant and Recently Pregnant People.
To describe the clinical presentation, symptomology, and disease course of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in pregnancy.The PRIORITY (Pregnancy CoRonavIrus Outcomes RegIsTrY) study is an ongoing nationwide prospective cohort study of […]» Read more
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic scenario in Africa: What should be done to address the needs of pregnant women?
The SARS-Cov-2 (COVID-19) virus, first diagnosed in China in December 2019, causes an infectious and multisystem disease. Having evolved rapidly, with an exponential increase in the number of cases and […]» Read more
The Impact of Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 on Non-Communicable Disease Patients and Health Systems: A Review.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an ongoing global pandemic affecting all levels of health systems. This includes the care of patients with noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) who bear a disproportionate burden […]» Read more
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which is affiliated with the β-coronavirus subgroup, which includes SARS-CoV and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus […]» Read more
In the current coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, certain patients are becoming seriously ill. Lung pathologies are common, and some patients even go on to develop acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), which […]» Read more
Maternal and fetal outcomes of COVID-19, SARS, and MERS: a narrative review on the current knowledge.
Coronavirus infections, including SARS, MERS and COVID-19 have significant impact on global health as well as on pregnancies. The aim of this review was to enlighten and summarize the cumulative […]» Read more
Obstetric Healthcare Workers’ Adherence to Hand Hygiene Recommendations during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Observations and Social-Cognitive Determinants.
Hand hygiene is crucial to avoid healthcare-associated infections and the transmission of COVID-19. Although the WHO has issued global hand hygiene recommendations for healthcare, adherence remains challenging. Considering social-cognitive theories […]» Read more
During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, in-person interpreters have been deemed “nonessential,” and thus eliminated to minimize viral exposure and conserve personal protective equipment. Considering alarming patterns of interpreter underuse, we […]» Read more
Risk factors for adverse outcomes among pregnant and postpartum women with acute respiratory distress syndrome due to COVID-19 in Brazil.
To evaluate whether clinical and social risk factors are associated with negative outcomes for COVID-19 disease among Brazilian pregnant and postpartum women.A secondary analysis was conducted of the official Acute […]» Read more
To describe the impact of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on the frequency of blood donation (BD) in a Latin American hospital and how the social isolation policy implemented during the pandemic […]» Read more
The impact of a segregated team roster on obstetric and gynecology services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in a tertiary care center in India.
To determine the impact of roster reorganization on ensuring uninterrupted services while providing necessary relief to healthcare workers (HCW) in the obstetrics department of a tertiary care center amid the […]» Read more
Belgian clinical guidance on anticoagulation management in hospitalised and ambulatory patients with COVID-19.
COVID-19 predisposes patients to thrombotic disease. The aim of this guidance document is to provide Belgian health-care workers with recommendations on anticoagulation management in COVID-19 positive patients.These recommendations were based […]» Read more
Investigation on the mental health status of pregnant women in China during the Pandemic of COVID-19.
To evaluate the anxiety and depression in pregnant women in China, and its influencing factors during the corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.From February 22 to February 27, a questionnaire […]» Read more
In response to the Coronavirus-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, sweeping changes were made to obstetric care. Many practices rapidly converted to telehealth visits or drive-through obstetric services (Turrentine M et al, Obstet […]» Read more
In any pandemic, accurate data regarding adverse perinatal outcomes are critical to clinical management, a current reality with COVID-19. During the Zika virus epidemic, initial data regarding perinatal infection risks were […]» Read more
Data from the past decade have revealed that neonatal mortality represents a growing burden of the under-5 mortality rate. To further reduce these deaths, the focus must expand to include […]» Read more
In recent decades, advances in information technology have given new momentum to telemedicine research. These advances in telemedicine range from individual to population levels, allowing the exchange of patient information […]» Read more
Practice observed in managing gynaecological problems in post-menopausal women during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The way in which gynaecology services are provided in the UK has drastically changed within a short space of time due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Gynaecologists are not considered […]» Read more
Effects of psychological stress on adverse pregnancy outcomes and non-pharmacologic approaches for reduction: an expert review.
Both acute and chronic stress can cause allostatic overload, or long-term imbalance in mediators of homeostasis, that results in disruptions in the maternal-placental-fetal endocrine and immune system responses. During pregnancy, […]» Read more