Public awareness of the large mortality toll of COVID-19 particularly among elderly and frail persons is high. This public awareness represents an enhanced opportunity for early and urgent goals-of-care discussions […]
Systemic inflammatory markers and psychophysical olfactory scores in coronavirus disease 2019 patients: is there any correlation?
To analyse the correlations between olfactory psychophysical scores and the serum levels of D-dimer, C-reactive protein, ferritin, lactate dehydrogenase, procalcitonin and neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio in coronavirus disease 2019 patients.Patients underwent psychophysical […]
Factors associated with mortality in patients with COVID-19 admitted to intensive care: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Identification of high-risk patients admitted to intensive care with COVID-19 may inform management strategies. The objective of this meta-analysis was to determine factors associated with mortality among adults with COVID-19 […]
Outcomes of the First Virtual General Surgery Certifying Exam of the American Board of Surgery.
The American Board of Surgery (ABS) General Surgery Certifying Exam (CE) is normally an in-person oral examination. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the ABS was required to reschedule these. After […]
Variation in Employment in Healthcare Occupations and County-Level Differences in COVID-19 Cases in the United States of America.
To study how county-level differences in employment in healthcare occupations contributes to county-level differences in COVID-19 cases.The number of active COVID-19 cases were gathered from the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus […]
A multicentre roadmap to restart elective cardiac surgery after COVID-19 peak in an Italian epicenter.
During the Italian Phase-2 of the coronavirus pandemic, it was possible to restart elective surgeries. Because hospitals were still burdened with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients, it was focal to […]
The ORF8 protein of SARS-CoV-2 mediates immune evasion through down-regulating MHC-Ι.
COVID-19, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has become a global pandemic and has claimed over 2 million lives worldwide. Although the genetic sequences of SARS-CoV and […]
Suicide behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic: A meta-analysis of 54 studies.
COVID-19, and efforts to mitigate its spread, are creating extensive mental health problems. Experts have speculated the mental, economic, behavioral, and psychosocial problems linked to the COVID-19 pandemic may lead […]
Single-dose BNT162b2 mRNA COVID-19 vaccine significantly boosts neutralizing antibody response in health care workers recovering from asymptomatic or mild natural SARS-CoV-2 infection.
To measure SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibody (NtAb) titres in previously infected or uninfected healthcare workers (HCW) who received one or two doses of BNT162b2 mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.NtAbs were titrated as dose […]
Cancer, transplant, and immunocompromising conditions were not significantly associated with severe illness or death in hospitalized COVID-19 patients.
Patients with cancer, transplant, and other immunocompromising conditions are at uncertain risk of severe COVID-19 illness. This study aimed to clarify whether patients with immunocompromising conditions were more likely to develop severe […]