A 47-year-old female with a past medical history of morbid obesity and hypertension presented with acute onset dizziness that started while she was at work one evening. She did not […]» Read more
This study aimed to investigate whether ferritin level can predict the severity of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for both patients and caregivers. Many laboratory markers […]» Read more
Introduction Pregnancy is a beautiful phase in every woman’s life in which she undergoes several physical and psychological transformations. The level of stress and anxiety may increase due to a […]» Read more
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), a single-stranded ribonucleic acid (RNA) β-coronavirus. Prolonged duration of symptoms, ill health, disability, and need […]» Read more
Proxalutamide Significantly Accelerates Viral Clearance and Reduces Time to Clinical Remission in Patients with Mild to Moderate COVID-19: Results from a Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled Trial.
Background The entry of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) into type II pneumocytes is dependent on a modification of viral spike proteins by transmembrane protease serine 2 (TMPRSS2) expressed […]» Read more
The Benefits and Risks of the Provision of a Hospital-Wide High-Definition Video Conferencing Virtual Visiting Service for Patients and Their Relatives.
Background Since the start of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, virtual visiting (VV) has become important because of visiting restrictions in hospitals. This project aimed to determine the impact […]» Read more
Ovarian vein thrombosis is a rare condition associated with the postpartum state, pelvic disease, gynecological surgeries, and other thrombophilic states. We present the first reported case of right ovarian vein […]» Read more
Cardiovascular involvement is one of the end-organ complications commonly reported in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). It has also been postulated to be an independent risk factor for increased mortality in […]» Read more
Emerging cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-COV-2) have been associated with a variety of disorders including respiratory failure, immune reactive syndrome, […]» Read more
Heart Failure Admission Service Triage (H-FAST) Study: Racialized Differences in Perceived Patient Self-Advocacy as a Driver of Admission Inequities.
Background Racial inequities in mortality and readmission for heart failure (HF) are well documented. Inequitable access to specialized cardiology care during admissions may contribute to inequity, and the drivers of […]» Read more
Introduction Remote consulting has exploded into primary care following the initial COVID-19 surge as a measure to reduce potential cross-infection (staff-patient or patient-patient). Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions comprise up to 21% of […]» Read more
A Comparison of Disease Severity and Outcomes in COVID-19 Cases Taking Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors/Angiotensin Receptor Blockers Versus Other Antihypertensive Drugs.
Objective In this study, we aimed to compare the severity and outcomes in hypertensive patients presenting with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) who were taking angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs)/angiotensin receptor blockers […]» Read more
An outbreak of a severe respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus that began in China in late 2019 has become a pandemic. We report the case of COVID-19-associated myocarditis in a […]» Read more
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is associated with multiple neurological complications including Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS). While there are reports of COVID-19 -related GBS cases, much remain unknown. We report two cases of GBS-associated COVID-19, […]» Read more
Provision of Surgical Services to COVID-19-Infected Patients at a Tertiary Care Center in Pakistan: A One-Year Clinical Review of the Year 2020 in General Surgery Department.
Background and objectives The frequency of COVID-19-positive or suspicious patients grew steadily, and these patients were received in emergency and outpatient departments at an unprecedented pace for the need of […]» Read more
Telemedicine for Musculoskeletal Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Evaluating Readiness of Saudi Citizens.
Since coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was announced as a global pandemic, it has become important to control the pandemic with several approaches, including limiting hospital visits. Telemedicine is a good […]» Read more
Clinical and Demographic Characteristics Including Comorbidities and Their Outcomes Among Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19 in Four Tertiary Care Hospitals Across Lahore.
Background The first case of infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was diagnosed in Wuhan, China, in 2019. By the first half of 2020, coronavirus disease 2019 […]» Read more
Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA) is a type of slow-onset, immune-mediated insulin deficiency involving progressive destruction of beta-cell function. Despite sharing some similarities with both type 1 and type 2 […]» Read more
Lessons for Emergency Surgery in the Second Wave: One-Month Single-Centre Experience During the First Wave of COVID-19.
Introduction The global COVID-19 pandemic had a deleterious effect upon elective and emergency surgery. Focus of patient care was directed to emergency services. Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Northern […]» Read more
Purpose To assess ophthalmologists’ preparedness in such a critical period in the history of pandemics, a logical socio-psychological framework assessment using the health belief model (HBM) is essential to evaluate […]» Read more
Pandemics are associated with increased rates of intimate partner violence (IPV). IPV-related physical abuse is most commonly inflicted through craniofacial assault and upper extremity injury. Plastic surgeons are frequently consulted […]» Read more
Will Protective Innovations Like the “Airway Box” Become Routine Practice After the Pandemic?: An Opinion Survey.
Background Tracheal intubation carries an elevated risk of exposure to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) due to the generation of aerosols containing high concentrations of the virus. An […]» Read more
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a pandemic of significant international concern, requiring decisive government actions with public understanding and subsequent adherence to control the spread. This study investigated the predictions […]» Read more
Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte, Lymphocyte-to-Monocyte, and Platelet-to-Lymphocyte Ratios: Prognostic Significance in COVID-19.
Background and objective Neutrophils are primarily responsible for activating the immune system, and systemic inflammation destroys CD4+ T lymphocytes and increases suppressor CD8+ T lymphocytes, thereby leading to an increased […]» Read more
Evaluation and Feedback for Telehealth From Patients and Physicians During the Early Stage of COVID-19 Pandemic Period.
Purpose Many health care providers adopted telehealth during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This unprecedented transformation in medical practice posed challenges to both physicians and patients. However, little is known […]» Read more
A Case of Fatal Rhino-Orbital Mucormycosis Associated With New Onset Diabetic Ketoacidosis and COVID-19.
Mucormycosis is an invasive fungal infection, often acute and extremely severe, occurring in patients with an underlying condition. Coinfection in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been reported, often […]» Read more
Clinical Presentation and Successful Management of an Infant With Down Syndrome and COVID-19 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Coronavirus is a serious, global disease. Down syndrome (DS) is characterized by immune dysregulation, has various anatomical variations, and is considered as comorbidity. These variations mean that children with DS […]» Read more
To determine the diagnostic accuracy of fully automated electro-chemiluminescence immunoassay (ECLIA) anti-SARS-CoV-2 serological test for detection of past SARS-CoV-2 infection and to be used in seroprevalence surveys. A total of 426 […]» Read more
A 63-year-old male with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia presented to the emergency department, supplementary oxygen is delivered via nasal cannula, and invasive ventilation was not needed; there was significant […]» Read more
Background The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. Knowledge about the pathophysiology of the disease and its effect on multiple systems is growing. Kidney […]» Read more