- Psychological factors and oral health during initial outbreak of COVID-19 in China: A cross-sectional study: This cross-sectional study investigated associations between oral health and psychological factors (depression, anxiety, and resilience) in a group of Chinese individuals who sought an intervention online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Online questionnaires were created using online survey software from set items of instruments commonly used to assess depression, anxiety, and resilience combined with an oral health survey.
- Evaluation of critically ill obstetric patients treated in an intensive care unit during the COVID-19 pandemic: This study evaluated critical obstetric patients who were treated in an ICU for COVID-19 and followed up for 90 days. Medical records were reviewed to assess outcomes.
- Factors associated with development of an acute ischemic event during hospitalization for COVID-19 in cancer and non-cancer patients: This study aimed to assess whether solid cancer is a risk factor for acute ischemic events in patients with COVID-19. A retrospective cohort of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 at a tertiary training and research hospital in Turkey between 15 March 2020 and 30 March 2021 was included.
- Overview of tight fit and infection prevention benefits of respirators (filtering face pieces, FFP): In Germany, respirators (FFP2 or comparable) are often mandatory to protect against SARS-CoV-2 transmission. A fit test is used to verify the tight facial fit of the respirator and ensure that contaminated air does not bypass the mask. This review describes the quantitative fit test results depending on the respirator type and user characteristics.
- Nicotine exposure decreases likelihood of SARS-CoV-2 RNA expression and neuropathology in the hACE2 mouse brain but not moribundity: Exposure to nicotine in drinking water does not reduce the severity of SARS-CoV-2 infection in hACE2 mice, but pre-exposure to nicotine may decrease the likelihood of SARS-CoV-2 RNA expression and pathology in the brain.
- Direct Cryo-ET observation of platelet deformation induced by SARS-CoV-2 spike protein: SARS-CoV-2 spike protein has been observed to interact with platelets, causing them to deform and activate, which is a critical hallmark of COVID-19.
- COVID-19 and autoimmune bullous diseases: Lessons learned: COVID-19 and autoimmune bullous diseases are both potentially life-threatening conditions. During the pandemic, there has been a focus on the possible interaction between the two, as well as the potential for SARS-CoV-2 vaccines to trigger or induce autoimmune disorders. It is important to assess the impact of the pandemic on patients with autoimmune bullous diseases, and to provide them with long-term immunosuppressive treatments.
- Neutralization against SARS-CoV-2 Delta/Omicron variants and B cell response after inactivated vaccination among COVID-19 convalescents: A study was conducted on a long-term cohort of 208 participants who had recovered from COVID-19. The participants were followed up at 3.3, 9.2, and 18.5 months after infection to assess their susceptibility to re-infection and the efficacy of inactivated vaccination against emerging variants. Results showed that the participants had a low risk of re-infection and that inactivated vaccination was effective in neutralizing emerging variants and inducing antigen-specific B cell response.
- China needs a scientific long COVID recovery-support platform
- [Functional evaluation in patient with critical SARS-CoV-2 disease: Cohort study in a third level hospital rehabilitation unit]: This study presents the results of patient assessment when discharged from the ICU after being admitted with SARS-COV-2 pneumonia. A cohort study was conducted of patients admitted to the ICU from 01/10/2020 to 31/07/2021, collecting sociodemographic data, personal history, ICU and hospital stay, Barthel, FAC and mMRC scores.
- Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on treatment of colorectal cancer patients: This study examined the impact of COVID-19 on the health maintenance and treatment of colorectal cancer patients. A retrospective cohort study was conducted comparing the number of patients with a new diagnosis of CRC from January 2017 to December 2019 (pre-COVID) to January to December 2020 (post-COVID). Results showed that there were 2196 patients with a new diagnosis of CRC, with 1891 in the pre-COVID period and 305 in the post-COVID period.
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.