Systematic Review

COVID-19 Hospitalizations in Young Adults It has been shown that age and comorbidity influence outcomes of those hospitalized with COVID-19.  Specifically, older patients are more likely to experience severe adverse effects of the disease and numerous studies have corroborated this.  Read More
This systematic review and meta-analysis evaluated the available evidence to date regarding physical distancing, face masks, and eye protection to prevent spread of COVID-19. The authors identified 172 observational studies across 16 countries and six continents, with no randomized controlled Read More
This article features both a meta-analysis and systematic review on the clinical features of pediatric inpatients with SARS-CoV-2 infection. The authors searched reputable libraries for observational studies and case series to identify clinical features and details on pediatric patients who Read More
This systematic review and meta analysis describes the prevalence of symptoms associated with COVID-19 worldwide. Findings confirm that fever and cough are the most prevalent symptoms of COVID-19 worldwide. Findings also suggest that the use of symptoms alone to screen Read More
This systematic review evaluates the literature and report the maternal and neonatal outcomes associated with COVID-19. The authors examined 9 articles investigating 92 COVID-19-positive pregnant women and reporting their pregnancy and neonatal outcomes. Overall, they found evidence to suggest that Read More
This study aimed to synthesize evidence for the role and response of palliative care and hospice teams to viral epidemics/ pandemics, and inform the COVID 19 pandemic response. The rapid systematic review identified 3,094 articles and included 10 in this Read More
This systematic review and meta-analysis analyzes the COVID-19 disease characterization in pediatric age groups, including the possibility of vertical transmission to neonates. The authors examined articles published up to April 2, 2020. Among these studies, the most frequently reported symptoms Read More
This systematic review and meta-analysis shows that diabetes mellitus (DM) is associated with mortality, severe COVID-19, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), and disease progression in patients with COVID-19. The authors examined 6452 patients from 30 studies assessing DM, COVID-19, and 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
A systematic review on pediatric COVID-19 finds that children appear to be less affected by infection with SARS-CoV-2 compared to adults.  24 studies were found that focused on literature related to SARS-CoV- in pediatric populations, 16 of which were pre-prints Read More

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