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This retrospective cohort study found that 76.9% of the patients who were hospitalized with Covid-19 and 70.6% of those who died were black, whereas blacks comprise only 31% of the Ochsner Health population (in Louisiana.)  Study occurred within a integrated-delivery Read More
This study systematically analyzed key immunological parameters spanning the course of infection, obtained viral genomes directly from clinical samples, and delineated factors associated with prognosis and epidemiological features. Authors analyzed the clinical, molecular and immunological data from 326 confirmed cases Read More
This meta-analysis found that individuals with either severe cases or non-surviving cases of COVID-19 had lower platelet counts compared to individuals with non-severe and surviving cases, suggesting that thrombocytopenia may be a risk factor for COVID-19 progressing into a more Read More
This systematic review and meta-analysis reports that most people with COVID-19 infections should recover without experiencing mental illness, if infection with COVID-19 follows a similar course to previous coronavirus epidemics. Notes that the longer-term mental health effects of the pandemic Read More
This summary from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides background information on the recently described cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) associated with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19); and 2) a case definition for this syndrome. Read More
This systematic review and meta-analysis showed patients with severe COVID-19 had higher rates of gastrointestinal symptoms and liver injury compared with those with non-severe disease.  35 studies included in the meta-analysis The pooled prevalence of digestive symptoms was 15% (95%CI: Read More
This expert and narrative review describes key epidemiological and clinical features of COVID-19 infections within children, neonates, and pregnant mothers. Overall, 83% of the children had a positive contact history, mostly with family members. The incubation period varied between 2 Read More
A retrospective review comparing the pulmonary chest CT findings of patients with COVID-19 pneumonia with those with other types of viral pneumonia found that a peripheral distribution, a lesion range > 10 cm, involvement of 5 lobes, presence of hilar and mediastinal lymph Read More
In this study, 10 independent clinical predictors were identified and used to develop a risk score (COVID-GRAM) that predicts development of critical illness from COVID-19.  Study took place in China: A retrospective cohort of patients with COVID-19 was established as Read More
This case series reports the characteristics, clinical presentation, and outcomes of patients hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the New York City area between March 1, 2020, and April 4, 2020. The authors examined data from 5700 patients with Read More

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