This cohort study found that male sex, delayed admission to hospital, and invasive mechanical ventilation were associated with prolonged SARS-CoV-2 RNA shedding. This retrospective study explored risk factors that may be associated with COVID-19 RNA shedding in a cohort of Read More
This study provides quantitative data on the comparative replication capacity and immune activation of SARS-CoV-2 versus SARS-CoV infection in human lung tissue, providing insight on why it is more infections, bur provokes less of a response in patients. COVID-19 spreads Read More
This study showed that a modified supine position combined with protective face screen to collect samples for RT-PCR is worth promoting, as it seems to be better tolerated and may yield better samples. This study compared a modified nasopharyngeal swab Read More
This cohort study suggests that laboratory levels of LDH, CRP, ALT and NEU can be useful in predicting the results of COVID-19 test. This diagnostic accuracy study sought to determine the accuracy of laboratory parameters in predicting cases with positive Read More
This review discussed how clinical decision scores can be used to make decisions about ICU care in the COVID-19 pandemic and tests three scores in the current environment. It’s very possible that the COVID-19 pandemic may overwhelm healthcare resources in Read More
This study describes the use of pooled screening strategies to detect early community transmission of COVID-19. COVID-19 has shown us the importance of robust diagnostic testing. Given the limited testing capacity available in the US, people symptoms, but without travel Read More
This study provides further evidence that serological testing is an effective diagnostic means for COVID, and showed that the positive rate and titer variance of IgG are higher than IgM. Researchers retrospectively reviewed 43 patients with COVID-19 and 33 patients Read More
This report describes Korea’s experience with specialized community treatment centers for COVID, which may be a very cost-effective and resource-saving strategy in managing massive cases of COVID-19. In less than 6 weeks Korea went from one confirmed patient to more Read More
This study of patients in Rome showed that chest CT sensitivity was high (97%) but specificity was lower (56%). CT may have a role to play in the diagnosis of COVID-19, and this study compared its potential to that of Read More
This study summarized the case fatality rate of COVID-19 in Korea compared to other countries. Different countries are seeing different rates of deaths and outcomes. This is partially due to differences in testing, and picking up more mild cases. South Read More

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