- An integrated strategy to identify COVID-19 causal genes and characteristics represented by LRRC37A2: A GWAS can be used to identify genetic factors associated with COVID-19. eQTL can be used to assess the correlation between genetic variations and gene expression, providing a path to understand the genetic mechanisms of COVID-19.
- Receptor-binding domain-based SARS-CoV-2 vaccine adjuvanted with cyclic di-adenosine monophosphate enhances humoral and cellular immunity in mice: This study found that mice immunized with two doses of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine based on the receptor binding domain (RBD) adjuvanted with cyclic di-adenosine monophosphate (c-di-AMP) intramuscularly had stronger immune responses than those vaccinated with RBD adjuvanted with alum.
- Investigation of bacteria and detergent residues on undergraduate students’ dinner plates in dormitories during university lockdown: Undergraduate students have been unable to conduct experiments in the laboratory due to the COVID-19 outbreak. To address this, 50 students collected five different types of dinner plates from their dorms and tested them for Escherichia coli (E. coli) and sodium dodecyl sulfonate (SDS) residues using test papers. The plates were cleaned with detergent and water and naturally dried. Results showed that there were no E. coli or SDS residues on the plates.
- Live-virus neutralization of the omicron variant in children and adults 14 months after SARS-CoV-2 wild-type infection: This study evaluated the neutralization of the SARS-CoV-2 omicron (BA.1) variant in children and adults 14 months after mild or asymptomatic wild-type SARS-CoV-2 infection to predict the likelihood of reinfection and guide vaccination strategies.
- Epstein Barr Virus Reactivation during COVID-19 Hospitalization Significantly Increased Mortality/Death in SARS-CoV-2(+)/EBV(+) than SARS-CoV-2(+)/EBV(-) Patients: A Comparative Meta-Analysis: This study aimed to determine the degree of mortality caused by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) reactivation in the acute phase of COVID-19 disease. Six databases and three non-databases were searched, and articles related to non-human studies were excluded. Four articles related to mortality linked to EBV reactivation were identified. The results showed that EBV reactivation is associated with increased mortality in COVID-19 patients.
- Optimal delivery strategies for nanoparticle-mediated mRNA delivery: Nanoparticle-mRNA formulations have been successful in treating the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) pneumonia epidemic, but there are still challenges in clinical translation of nanomedicine for mRNA delivery, such as effective biological distribution, high transfection efficiency, and good biosafety.
- A bibliometric analysis of inflammatory bowel disease and COVID-19 researches: This study provides an overview of the literature on IBD and COVID-19 from 2020 to 2022 by performing a bibliometric analysis of publications retrieved from the Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC) database.
- Forecasting the concentration of NO2 using statistical and machine learning methods: A case study in the UAE: This study examined the effects of the COVID-19 lockdown on nitrogen dioxide (NO2) concentrations. Results showed that NO2 concentrations decreased due to restrictions on outdoor activities, indicating the importance of controlling pollution and protecting people’s health.
- Long-term reduction in the incidence of aplastic anemia and immune thrombocytopenia during the COVID-19 pandemic: Not available.
- Course of child social-emotional and sleep symptoms, parental distress and pandemic-related stressors during COVID-19: This research investigated the longitudinal courses of child social-emotional symptoms and sleep during the COVID-19 pandemic in a Finnish cohort of 1825 5- to 9-year-olds. Results showed that the pandemic had a negative impact on children’s social-emotional symptoms and sleep, with some improvements over time.
- Digital Immunization Tracking in Long-Term Care and Assisted Living Facilities: Vaccination is key to protecting the health of residents of long-term care and assisted living facilities from COVID-19 and other vaccine-preventable diseases. Proactive measures such as ensuring access to vaccines, improving infection control protocols, and providing adequate staffing are essential for preventing future pandemics.
- Long COVID in children and adolescents: COVID-19 follow-up results in third-level pediatric hospital: This study presents the results of the Post-COVID-19 Detection and Monitoring Sequels Clinic of Hospital Infantil de Mexico Federico Gomez in managing children with a history of SARS-CoV-2 infection.
- Coding long COVID: characterizing a new disease through an ICD-10 lens: Naming a newly discovered disease, such as long COVID, is difficult due to the lack of understanding of its underlying mechanisms and clinical definition. The process of assigning an ICD-10-CM code for long COVID is ongoing and iterative.
- Post Covid-19 MIS-C Related Cerebral Infarction in a Pediatric Patient Managed with Decompressive Craniectomy: A 2-year-old male was admitted to the hospital with a massive cytokine storm and acute ischemic stroke secondary to SARS-CoV-2 infection. This is an example of the rare but serious complications that can occur in children infected with the novel coronavirus.
- The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on presentations of self-harm over an 18-month period to a tertiary hospital: This study examined the rates and methods of self-harm presentations to a tertiary referral hospital during an 18-month period since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic compared to a similar period prior to the pandemic. Results showed a 9.1% increase in presentations with no significant changes in methods used.
- Double-Positive Anti-Glomerular Basement Membrane Antibody and Myeloperoxidase Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Autoantibody-Associated Glomerulonephritis Post COVID-19 mRNA vaccine: A Case Series of 4 Pati: This case series presents 4 patients who developed double-positive anti-glomerular basement membrane antibody (anti-GBM) and myeloperoxidase (MPO) antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody (ANCA)-associated glomerulonephritis after receiving a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine.
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.