COVID-19 in Punjab, India: Epidemiological patterns, laboratory surveillance and contact tracing of COVID-19 cases, March-May 2020.

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In Punjab, first COVID-19 case was detected on March 5 2020 followed by multiple clusters. Understanding the epidemiology of reported COVID-19 cases helps decision makers in planning future responses. We […]

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Hematological profile and biochemical markers of COVID-19 non-survivors: A retrospective analysis.

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Coronavirus disease is primarily transmitted through the respiratory route and bodily contact. The fatality in COVID-19 cases was alarming in the initial days. This study analyzes hematological and biochemical markers […]

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The predictors of high titer of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody of convalescent plasma donors.

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Recent evidence suggested that the higher titers of anti-severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) antibody from convalescent plasma donors contributed to the clinical improvement in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) […]

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How healthcare workers are coping with mental health challenges during COVID-19 pandemic? – A cross-sectional multi-countries study.

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The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has a social and psychological impact among healthcare workers worldwide and appropriate coping strategies are essential to avoid the negative mental health effects. This study aimed […]

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The use of Janus Kinase inhibitors in hospitalized patients with COVID-19: Systematic review and meta-analysis.

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The evidence of using JAK inhibitors among hospitalized patients with COVID-19 is conflicting. The systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to address the efficacy of Janus Kinase (JAK) Inhibitors in reducing […]

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Clinical review of COVID-19 patients presenting to a quaternary care private hospital in South India: A retrospective study.

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been declared a global public-health crisis due to its impact on health, economy, and mental well-being. Here, we evaluated the clinical and epidemiological parameters associated […]

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COVID-19 pandemic and psychological wellbeing among health care workers and general population: A systematic-review and meta-analysis of the current evidence from India.

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was declared as pandemic and measures adopted for its control included quarantine of at-risk, isolation of infected along with other measures such as lockdown, restrictions on […]

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Estimation of seroprevalence of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) using preserved serum at an outpatient setting in Kobe, Japan: A cross-sectional study.

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 has been affecting many people on earth and our society. Japan is known to have relatively smaller number of its infections as […]

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Knowledge and awareness among physiotherapy students to combat COVID-19: A questionnaire based study.

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Despite the various preventive guidelines and recommendation for infection control, the COVID-19 is spreading very extensively. So it becomes essential for healthcare professionals to have proper knowledge and awareness of […]

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The dynamics of inflammatory markers in coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

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Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) is a global pandemic and high mortality rate among severe or critical COVID-19 is linked with SARS-CoV-2 infection-induced hyperinflammation of the innate and adaptive immune systems and […]

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Self-reported and clinically identified loss of smell and taste among persons tested for COVID-19 in Chennai, southern India, July-August 2020: A cross sectional study.

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Early detection of symptoms of loss of smell and taste lately added for Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has the potential for improving pandemic response. In the Indian context, we compared […]

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Psychological distress during pandemic Covid-19 among adult general population: Result across 13 countries.

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The COVID-19 pandemics caused an unprecedented mortality, distress, and globally poses a challenge to mental resilience. To our knowledge, this is the first study that aimed to investigate the psychological […]

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“Factors influencing the outcome of COVID-19 patients admitted in a tertiary care hospital, Madurai.- a cross-sectional study”.

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COVID19* is a new disease with significant mortality risk. Because of the scarcity of the study on factors associated with the mortality in Tamil Nadu present study was done to […]

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Cost-effectiveness of surgical mask, N-95 respirator, hand-hygiene and surgical mask with hand hygiene in the prevention of COVID-19: Cost effectiveness analysis from Indian context.

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In the absence of specific treatment, preventive strategies are of paramount importance in management of coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19) pandemic. We estimated cost-effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions such as hand-hygiene, surgical-mask N-95 […]

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Factors associated with preventive behaviors, anxiety among healthcare workers and response preparedness against COVID-19 outbreak: A one health approach.

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Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-COV-2) is the causative agent of COVID-19. This study aimed to assess the preventive behavior, and responses to national preparedness and response readiness to the […]

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Epidemiology and pathobiology of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) in comparison with SARS, MERS: An updated overview of current knowledge and future perspectives.

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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the causative etiology of ‘Coronavirus Disease-2019’ (COVID-19); formerly referred as ‘novel-Coronavirus-2019’. It was originated in Wuhan city, Hubei province, China in early December 2019. […]

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Early experience with COVID-19 patients in a private tertiary hospital in the Philippines: Implications on surge capacity, healthcare systems response, and clinical care.

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Our healthcare institution was one of the first to see SARS CoV-2 cases in the country. We describe the early COVID-19 experience of a private hospital in the Philippines and […]

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Dynamics of COVID-19 transmission in Dhaka and Chittagong: Two business hubs of Bangladesh.

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Having inadequate health care systems and poor socio-economic infrastructure, Bangladesh has been braving to contain the impact of current COVID-19 pandemic since March, 2020. To curb the diffusion of COVID-19, […]

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The challenge of deciding between home-discharge versus hospitalization in COVID-19 patients: The role of initial imaging and clinicolaboratory data.

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It is important to predict the COVID-19 patient’s prognosis, particularly in countries with lack or deficiency of medical resource for patient’s triage management. Currently, WHO guideline suggests using chest imaging […]

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Entry and initial spread of COVID-19 in India: Epidemiological analysis of media surveillance data, India, 2020.

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India reported first laboratory-confirmed case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on 30 January from Kerala. Media surveillance is useful to capture unstructured information about outbreaks. We established media surveillance and […]

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Is the shielding effect of cholecalciferol in SARS CoV-2 infection dependable? An evidence based unraveling.

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Despite being announced as a global health concern and emergency in January by WHO, designing specific treatment for SARS-CoV-2 is still a summit yet to be conquered. Currently, many drugs […]

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