Sociodemographic Characteristics This retrospective time series analysis examined health services inequalities among the elderly population residing in urban and non-urban areas in Florida.  Specific health services factors analyzed in the study were emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths related to Read More
COVID-19 Vaccines & Distribution Strategies As the nation prepare for the Phase 1a of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan, there is much conversation regarding who, when, and how this will be accomplished. In this early release article, the CDC states Read More
Multisystem Imaging Manifestations of COVID-19 In this article, authors discuss the effects of COVID-19 on multiple extrapulmonary systems. Widespread involvement of multiple body systems is attributed to the expression of ACE2 receptors in extrapulmonary tissues, resulting in direct tissue damage. Read More
Mitigation Measures in Delaware Lead to Decline in New COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalization, and Deaths In this Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, lab and case investigation studies investigated mitigation measures such as stay-at-home orders, public mask mandates, contact tracing and investigation, Read More
Cardiac Injury Prediction In COVID-19 Patients In this article from the International Journal of Cardiology, data from 124 consecutive hospitalized patients with COVID-19 were collected. The authors attempt to determine risk factors and predictive markers of cardiac injury in COVID-19 Read More
COVID-19 effects on neurological conditions SARS-CoV-2 has been noted to have neurological complications. In this article, the authors discuss the underreporting of conditions such as postinfectious demyelination, encephalitis, seizures, and other neurotropic conditions that may be underreported complications of COVID-19. Read More
This study found that during the COVID-19 pandemic, patients presenting for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) were more likely to present late and have lower left ventricle ejection fraction (LVEF) on presentation.   From January 1, 2020, to April 15, 2020, 143 Read More
This retrospective chart review found that 1) acute/pre-existing renal disease; 2) oxygen requirement at the time of hospitalization; and 3) initial C-reactive protein were independent predictors for the development of severe COVID19 infections.  A  single-center, retrospective observational study, which included Read More
In this study, the diagnosis of influenza-like illness trends with both influenza (which was decreasing up until March) and COVID-19  (which began sharply increasing in March). In 3 of the 4 regions of New York State (not including NYC), the Read More
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

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