- Interruptions in contraception and unintended pregnancy during the COVID-19 pandemic: A protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis: The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on access to and use of maternal, newborn, and child health services, particularly family planning. Lockdowns and travel restrictions have made it difficult for women to attend clinics in person, making virtual care impractical for contraception-related services. This has led to a decrease in access to essential maternal health services.
- Molecular mechanisms in chloroquine-exposed muscle cells elucidated by combined proteomic and microscopic studies: The objective of this study is to investigate the effects of chloroquine on skeletal and cardiac muscle cells, with a focus on its potential to cause CQ-induced myopathy. The study will examine the inhibition of lysosomal function and cellular protein clearance, as well as the build-up of autophagic vacuoles and protein aggregates in these cells.
- [Social media and trust in medical expertise]: This article examines the impact of social media on medical news and information, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic. It looks at how social media has changed the media landscape and how it has affected citizens’ trust in medical expertise.
- Dynamic white matter changes in recovered COVID-19 patients: a two-year follow-up study: This study investigated 17 recovered COVID-19 patients two years after discharge to identify changes in white matter. Diffusion tensor imaging, neurite orientation dispersion and density imaging were used to analyze the results.
- EHealth for Sexual Assault: A Systematic Scoping Review: This study synthesized existing research on eHealth solutions for providing psychosocial support to survivors of sexual assault, with a focus on the impact of COVID-19.
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) in Adolescents: Practical Guidance and Management Challenges: This paper reviews the current understanding of ME/CFS, a condition of unknown etiology that commonly follows an infective process and includes fatigue, post-exertional malaise, cognitive difficulties, unrefreshing sleep, and orthostatic intolerance. Treatment strategies have been developed to manage symptoms, but there is no known cure.
- Secondary sclerosing cholangitis in a young COVID-19 patient resulting in death: A case report: This paper presents a case of sudden onset secondary sclerosing cholangitis (SSC) in a critically ill patient with SARS-CoV-2 infection. The patient was successfully treated with corticosteroids and immunosuppressive drugs, and the authors discuss the implications of this case for the diagnosis and treatment of SSC-CIP.
- Severe interstitial lung disease persisting 2 years post-COVID-19 despite anti-fibrotic therapy
- Neurological Complications in Post-COVID-19 Infected Patients: A Case Series: In December 2019, the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 emerged in China and quickly spread to other countries, causing the disease COVID-19. Symptoms of COVID-19 range from mild upper respiratory illness with no symptoms to severe acute respiratory distress syndrome with multiorgan involvement and death. New associations and clinical complications are being discovered with increasing frequency.
- Large interfacial relocation in RBD-ACE2 complex may explain fast-spreading property of Omicron: Simulations of the interaction between the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 and human ACE2 show that the Omicron variant has increased binding affinity to human ACE2, which may explain its fast-spreading properties.
- The influence of new SARS-CoV-2 variant Omicron (B.1.1.529) on vaccine efficacy, its correlation to Delta variants: A computational approach: The newly discovered COVID variant B.1.1.529 in Botswana has more than 30 mutations, far more than any other variant accepted as a variant of concern by the WHO and has sparked concern due to its structural modifications that could affect its interaction with the host’s neutralizing antibodies.
Daily News Pulse for April 05, 2023
Summary: The domestic box office is close to reaching pre-pandemic levels, with mid-budget films helping to bring moviegoers back. Research has found that diabetes is a major factor in the severity of COVID-19 cases. The US government is planning to authorize booster doses of the vaccine for high-risk populations.