- Perceptions of Palliative Care Program Viability During the Pandemic: Qualitative Results From a National Survey: This study explored palliative care program leaders’ perceptions of the future viability of their programs in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to inform future educational and program development. Surveys were sent to 1430 specialist palliative care program leaders.
- A Retrospective Population Study of 385 191 Positive Real-Time Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction Tests For SARS-CoV-2 from a Single Laboratory in Katowice, Poland from April 2020 to July: This study analyzed 385,191 positive SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR tests from a laboratory in Katowice, Poland from April 2020 to July 2022. Nasopharyngeal, nasopharyngeal swab or bronchial lavage, and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) samples were used to confirm or exclude SARS-CoV-2 infection with the RT-PCR technique. Personal data was collected and analyzed to assess the epidemiological characteristics of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic in the region.
- [Case of peripartum cardiomyopathy misdiagnosed as pulmonary changes due to COVID-19]: A 37-year-old female patient was admitted to a hospital for infectious diseases 16 days after delivery with symptoms of cough, shortness of breath, and infiltrative changes in the lungs. Peripartum cardiomyopathy was suspected due to failure of therapy and the patient’s history. Examination revealed a decrease in left ventricular ejection fraction to 30%, ultrasonic signs of lung congestion, and bilateral hydrothorax. The patient was diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy.
- The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on perinatal services and maternal mental health in the UK: This review aimed to assess the psychological impact of changes to antenatal and postnatal service provision in the UK due to the COVID-19 pandemic on new and expecting mothers. A narrative literature search of major databases was conducted to identify relevant studies.
- The Effect of COVID-19 on Long-Term Cardiac Function in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure: This study evaluated the long-term functional changes in the hearts of 54 patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) who had COVID-19. Two comparison groups were isolated based on LV EF: HF with LV EF >50% (n=39) and <50% (n=15). Echocardiography was used to evaluate changes in LV EF and pulmonary artery pressure.
- [Long COVID in Children: A Pediatric Center Experience]: COVID-19 has been observed to be milder in children, but it has been observed that the symptoms can persist for a long time after the acute period of the disease, especially in the form of MISC. Cough, fatigue, and other similar complaints have been observed in studies.
- Post-COVID-19 Cerebral Pheohyphomycosis due to Rhinocladiella mackenziei: A Middle Eastern Replica of Post-COVID-19 Mucormycosis
- Large interfacial relocation in RBD-ACE2 complex may explain fast-spreading property of Omicron: Simulations of the interactions 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 recently discovered COVID variant B.1.1.529 in Botswana has more mutations than any other variant of concern, and scientists are concerned about the effects these mutations may have on its interaction with the host’s neutralizing antibodies. Our findings provide insight into the structural changes caused by these mutations.
Summary: Governor John Carney has tested positive for COVID-19 and is working from home. The 7-day average of new cases in Delaware is 135, with 158 hospitalizations. A new study has found that 71% of people with long COVID required medical treatment or were unable to work for six months or more. The FDA has withdrawn emergency use authorization for the COVID-19 antibody drug Evusheld due to its ineffectiveness against the Omicron variants now dominating the US.