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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
Published on :  | By Megan McHenry

Review: Predictors for severe COVID-19 infection

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
This retrospective study show age-dependent expression of ACE2 in nasal epithelium, the first point of contact for SARS-CoV-2 and the human body. This may shed light on why children only appear to account for a small proportion of COVID-19 cases.  Angiotensin-converting Read More
This retrospective cohort study found a 2.5-fold decrease in pediatric fracture volume during the COVID-19 pandemic, partially because of cessation of organized sports and decreased playground use. Study compared acute fractures presenting to a single level I pediatric trauma hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic with fractures during a Read More
This retrospective study found inconsistent results of RT-PCR-testing using throat and anal swabs for monitoring SARS-CoV-2 infection. RT-PCR assay on throat and anal swabs were simultaneously tested in 212 of 2138 pediatric patients with suspected SARS-CoV-2 infection in Wuhan Children’s Read More
This study found up-to-date vaccination coverage from children 24 months of age and younger declined in all age cohorts except the birth-dose hepatitis B coverage.  Among children aged 5 months, up-to-date status for all recommended vaccines declined from approximately two Read More
Published on :  | By Megan McHenry

Review: SARS-CoV-2 rates in BCG-vaccinated and unvaccinated young adults

This study found no difference in rates of positive SARS-CoV-2 test results in adults who received BCG vaccination in childhood compared to those who did not.  The BCG vaccine was routinely administered to all newborns in Israel as part of 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

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