- Blood services, COVID-19 and lessons being learnt: the past pandemic is not over, it’s not even past
- Resource allocation: This review examines the ethical considerations of resource allocation in healthcare during the coronavirus pandemic and recent global recessions, highlighting past and present concepts related to the topic.
- Effectiveness of Different Vaccine Platforms in Reducing Mortality and Length of ICU Stay in Severe and Critical Cases of COVID-19 in the Omicron Variant Era: A National Cohort Study in Iran: This national cohort study compared the mortality and length of ICU stay of 24,016 COVID-19 patients admitted to ICUs from January to April 2022. Results showed that 39.25% of patients were unvaccinated and 60.75% had received at least one vaccine. The study found that vaccinated patients had lower mortality rates and shorter ICU stays than unvaccinated patients.
- Risk factors associated with severe acute respiratory coronavirus virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission, outbreak duration, and mortality in acute-care settings: This study analyzed risk factors associated with COVID-19 outbreaks in Fraser Health acute-care sites between March 2020 and March 2021. Results showed that outbreak severity was associated with patient characteristics, healthcare worker characteristics, and healthcare system factors. Prevention strategies should be informed by these findings.
- Ocular Tropism of SARS-CoV-2 Infection: SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, may lead to ocular symptoms such as conjunctivitis and uveitis. It is possible that the virus can migrate from the respiratory tract to the eyes via the trigeminal and optic nerves, but there is not enough evidence to confirm that it can be contracted through the conjunctival route directly in humans. More research is needed to understand transmission.
- Time to result advantage of point-of-care SARS-CoV-2 PCR testing to confirm COVID-19 in emergency department: a retrospective multicenter study
- Remote care in UK general practice: baseline data on 11 case studies [version 2; peer review: 2 approved]: We are conducting a mixed-methods case study of 11 UK general practices to understand how they balance remote and in-person care during the COVID-19 pandemic and post-pandemic backlogs. Researchers-in-residence have built relationships with practice staff, collected data through interviews and observations, and analyzed the data to identify key themes.
- Pre- and Post-Pandemic (COVID-19) Mental Health of International Students: Data from a Longitudinal Study: This study investigated the mental health of international students before and during the pandemic (COVID-19). Data was collected online from 470 participants pre-pandemic and 420 participants during the pandemic. A self-administered questionnaire was used to measure depression and anxiety levels.
- Changes in Epstein-Barr virus infections in the children before and after the COVID-19 pandemic in Zhengzhou, China: This report by Shafiee et al. (1) showed that COVID-19 can reactivate latent EBV and potentially lead to long COVID. The article is protected by copyright.
- Acute Bone Loss Following SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Mice: The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has infected over 650 million people worldwide, with 23% of them developing long-term symptoms such as fatigue, joint pain, and systemic hyperinflammation. A humanized mouse model has been used to study the direct clinical impact of SARS-CoV-2 infection on the skeletal system, including bone and joint health.
- Side Effects Associated With Homologous and Heterologous COVID-19 Vaccines: A Cross-Sectional Study in Saudi Arabia: This study aimed to evaluate the type and severity of adverse effects following COVID-19 vaccination based on the type and platform of received vaccine, and to determine factors that contribute to these side effects in Saudi Arabia.
- Cholinergic deficiency in the cholinergic system as a pathogenetic link in the formation of various syndromes in COVID-19: SARS-CoV-2 has been linked to a range of neurological diseases, cerebrovascular accidents, and neuromuscular pathologies. It is believed that the virus can invade the CNS through direct penetration of afferent nerve fibers and damage to the endothelium of cerebral vessels.
- Diarrhea and Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infection: COVID-19 has caused significant morbidity and mortality, and is associated with pulmonary and extrapulmonary symptoms, including diarrhea in 10-20% of patients.
- Post COVID-19 condition after Wildtype, Delta, and Omicron SARS-CoV-2 infection and prior vaccination: Pooled analysis of two population-based cohorts: This study evaluated the prevalence and severity of post COVID-19 condition (PCC) with novel SARS-CoV-2 variants and after prior vaccination in 1350 SARS-CoV-2-infected individuals from two representative population-based cohorts in Switzerland. Results showed that PCC was more common in those with novel variants and after prior vaccination.
- Radioimmunotherapy for the treatment of infectious diseases: a comprehensive update: This article reviews recent research on the potential of radioimmunotherapy (RIT) for treating infectious diseases, with a focus on opportunistic fungal infections in post-COVID-19 patients.
- Inpatient post-COVID-19 rehabilitation program featuring virtual reality-Preliminary results of randomized controlled trial: This study proposed an innovative comprehensive intervention based on a hospital-based pulmonary rehabilitation program for individuals with post-acute sequelae of COVID-19. Two forms of hospital rehabilitation were evaluated: traditional and one provided through virtual reality. Preliminary results are presented.
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.