- [Epidemiological study on the impact of influenza vaccination on the clinical course of patients with COVID-19 and co-infection by both viruses in Gran Canaria, Spain]: This study will analyze the frequency of influenza and SARS-CoV-2 co-infections, as well as the differences in the course of disease (risk of mortality, hospital and intensive care admissions) in patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus in relation to flu vaccination status in a cohort of 19,850 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 between June 1, 2021 and February 28, 2022 on the island of Gran Canaria.
- A new phase of treasure hunting in plant genebanks: The world population is projected to reach 8 billion by 2022 and 11.2 billion by 2100, posing a major challenge to food production due to limited resources. Climate change, regional instability, and pandemic disease are further complicating the situation.
- Fabrication of silver nanoparticles-deposited fabrics as a potential candidate for the development of reusable facemasks and evaluation of their performance: Recently, wearing facemasks in public has been raised due to the coronavirus disease 2019 epidemic. To increase the efficacy of these products, doping or impregnating facemask fabrics with metallic substances or nanoparticles like silver nanoparticles has been focused on.
- Reduction of the risk of severe COVID-19 due to Omicron compared to Delta variant in Italy (November 2021 – February 2022): This study aimed to assess the impact of the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 on severe disease compared to the Delta variant in Italy. Using surveillance data, a multilevel negative binomial model was used to compare the risk of developing severe COVID-19 with Omicron infection versus Delta, adjusting for sex, age, vaccination status, occupation, prior infection, and weekly incidence.
- Impact of pre-pandemic sick leave diagnoses on the length of COVID-19-related sick leave: a nationwide registry-based study: This study investigated the impact of sick leave diagnoses in the year before a COVID-19 diagnosis on the duration of sick leave due to COVID-19 in a nationwide non-hospitalised population. Data from three Swedish registries were analysed to examine this relationship.
- Long-term oral administration of Asarum heterotropoides f. mandshuricum (Maxim.) Kitag. decoction and its aristolochic acid analogs do not cause renal toxicity in mice: This study aimed to investigate the chronic toxicity of Asarum heterotropoides f. mandshuricum (AH) decoction and its main components, aristolochic acid IVa (AA-IVa) and aristolactam I (AL-I).
- Comparability of control and comparison groups in studies assessing long COVID: This study evaluated the comparability of different comparison groups in long COVID studies. It searched Embase, Web of Science, and PubMed for original research articles published in high-impact journals.
- Plasma from patients with pulmonary embolism show aggregates that reduce after anticoagulation: Researchers collected plasma samples from 35 patients with acute pulmonary embolism and analyzed them using laser scanning confocal microscopy and scanning electron microscopy before and after clotting. They found that microclots, or aggregates of amyloid fibrin(ogen) particles, were present in the plasma samples. These microclots may be linked to the thrombotic complications of COVID-19 and long COVID.
- The recovery of training and education post-COVID-19: the importance of supporting the consultant workforce: This survey aimed to gather the views of the consultant workforce on assisting with training recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to understand their motivation and willingness to help.
- Cardiovascular Autonomic Dysfunction – a cause of acute Covid-19 complications and persistent post-Covid-19 complaints
- Inflammatory and vascular biomarkers in post-COVID-19 syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis of over 20 biomarkers: This review sought to meta-analyze studies measuring levels of inflammatory and vascular biomarkers in blood, serum, or plasma of COVID-19 survivors with post-COVID-19 syndrome (PCS) versus non-PCS controls. A systematic literature search was performed across five databases until 25 June 2022, with an updated search on 1 November 2022. The results showed that PCS patients had significantly higher levels of inflammatory biomarkers than non-PCS controls.
Daily News Pulse for March 13, 2023
Summary: Princeton students have seen an overall improvement in course satisfaction since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In Japan, many people are still wearing masks despite the government’s easing of guidelines.