- Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated With Covid-19 – Single-Center Experience: This study prospectively enrolled 257 children with multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) associated with coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) from a tertiary care center in southern India. The median age of the participants was 6 years old, and the most common presenting symptoms were fever (98%), vomiting (75.8%), and red eyes (63%).
- Differentiating Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) and Its Mimics – A Single-Center Experience From a Tropical Setting: This study reviewed hospital records from a tertiary care exclusive children’s hospital from April 2020 to June 2021 to identify clinical and laboratory indicators that differentiate multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) from other febrile diseases. Laboratory values, SARS-CoV-2 serological status, and clinical signs and symptoms of MIS-C patients were analyzed.
- Profile of Cardiac Involvement in Children After Exposure to COVID-19: This study evaluated the incidence and pattern of cardiac involvement in children post-COVID infection in a tertiary care referral hospital in India. Of 111 children, 95.4% had cardiac involvement, including coronary vasculopathy, pericardial effusion, valvulopathy, and myocarditis.
- Olfactory training in long COVID-19 patients with lasting symptoms including olfactory dysfunction: This study aimed to investigate the progress of olfactory recovery in patients with long COVID-19, with and without olfactory training (OT). Patients were assessed for olfactory function at baseline and after six months, and results were compared between those who received OT and those who did not.
- Testing if higher contact among vaccinated can be a mechanism for observed negative vaccine effectiveness: We used an SEIR transmission model to explore how differences in contact among vaccinated persons, such as those potentially caused by vaccine mandates, could lead to observed negative vaccine effectiveness for the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant.
- Experiences with COVID-19 case investigation and contact tracing: A qualitative analysis: This paper explores the experiences and behaviors of adults with positive SARS-CoV-2 test results or who were exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19, in terms of their contact tracing and investigation. It examines how geographic location, changes in knowledge and guidelines, access to testing and vaccination, as well as demographic characteristics including age, race, ethnicity, income, and political ideology affect individuals’ experiences with CI/CT for COVID-19.
- A generalized distributed delay model of COVID-19: An endemic model with immunity waning: Mathematical models have been used to fight against COVID-19, but most of these models focus on the epidemic phase of the disease. Vaccines developed against SARS-CoV-2 have brought hope of a return to pre-COVID normalcy, but mutations of the virus may present new challenges.
- Three Cases of Right Heart Thrombus: Using POCUS for the Diagnosis of Thromboembolism in COVID-19: POCUS (point-of-care ultrasound) has been used to identify intracavitary thrombus in patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection, providing a useful tool for diagnosis and management of COVID-19.
- The Impact of COVID-19 on Members of the Saudi Community: Perceptions and Expectations From the Pandemic: The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of solidarity and cooperation among countries in mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide.
- Evaluation of infection probability of Covid-19 in different types of airliner cabins: COVID-19 has spread to almost every country in the world due to air travel, and cases of transmission from an index patient to fellow passengers in commercial airplanes have been widely reported. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations have been used to study the airflow and SARS-CoV-2 virus transport in commercial airplanes.
- Evaluation of burnout and stress perception levels of Turkish dental laboratory technicians according to affecting factors during the COVID-19 pandemic: This study aimed to analyze the potential impact of COVID-19 on the burnout and associated emotional stress conditions of Turkish dental technicians. Data was collected from 152 participants using a demographic scale, Maslach Burnout Inventory, Sense of Coherence-13, and Perceived Stress Scale-10. Results showed that COVID-19 had a significant impact on the burnout levels of dental technicians.
- Incorporating Well-Being into Mentorship Meetings: A Case Demonstration at Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Surgery a Harvard Medical School Affiliate: Surgeons have been under a lot of pressure during the COVID pandemic, leading to a rethink of mentoring in the surgery department at the Massachusetts General Hospital. The new style of mentoring has been focused on providing support and guidance to surgeons during this difficult time.
- The syndromic triad of COVID-19, type 2 diabetes, and malnutrition: The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged our understanding of SARS-CoV-2 transmission, prevention, complications, and clinical management. Risk factors for severe infection, morbidity, and mortality include age, environment, socioeconomic status, comorbidities, and interventional timing. There is an intriguing association between COVID-19 and diabetes mellitus and malnutrition.
- The bidirectional interaction of COVID-19 infections and lipoproteins: COVID-19 infections can lead to decreases in total cholesterol, LDL-C, HDL-C, and apolipoprotein A-I, A-II, and B levels, as well as an increase or inappropriately normal triglyceride levels. These changes can be predictive of mortality, but lipid/lipoprotein levels usually return to pre-infection levels after recovery. There is also a potential risk of dyslipidemia post-COVID-19 infection.
- Toward Public Health Resilience in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: Findings From the Seventh Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network Regional Conference: The 7th Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network Regional Conference, held from November 14-18, 2021, explored ways to achieve public health resilience in the region. The conference featured 101 oral presentations and 13 poster presentations.
- Nurse Leadership Post COVID Pandemic-A Framework for Digital Healthcare Innovation and Transformation: The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the rapid introduction of digital tools and initiatives in the UK, requiring clinical leadership to drive implementation and adoption. Nurses have been at the forefront of this effort, leading the way in using digital solutions to improve care delivery.
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.