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M-A: Corticosteroids in COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 ARDS

20 Apr, 2021 | 06:11h | UTC

Corticosteroids in COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 ARDS: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Intensive Care Medicine

 


M-A: Diagnostic performance of different sampling approaches for SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR testing

20 Apr, 2021 | 06:09h | UTC

Diagnostic performance of different sampling approaches for SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR testing: a systematic review and meta-analysis – The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Commentary: Beyond COVID-19—will self-sampling and testing become the norm? – The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Related Meta-analysis: Saliva and nasopharyngeal swab nucleic acid amplification have similar diagnostic accuracy for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 AND Saliva vs. nasopharyngeal swabs equally sensitive for Covid-19 diagnosis

 


[News release – not published yet] Sputnik V demonstrates 97.6% efficacy according to the analysis of data of 3.8 million vaccinated persons in Russia

20 Apr, 2021 | 06:08h | UTC

Sputnik V demonstrates 97.6% efficacy according to the analysis of data of 3.8 million vaccinated persons in Russia

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


COVID-19 dynamics after a national immunization program in Israel

20 Apr, 2021 | 06:06h | UTC

COVID-19 dynamics after a national immunization program in Israel – Nature Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


UK researchers will deliberately reinfect people with COVID-19 in new ‘challenge study’

20 Apr, 2021 | 06:03h | UTC

UK researchers will deliberately reinfect people with COVID-19 in new ‘challenge study’ – LiveScience

See also: Young people to be reinfected with Covid for study – BBC

 


Pfizer CEO says third Covid vaccine dose likely needed within 12 months

20 Apr, 2021 | 06:02h | UTC

Pfizer CEO says third Covid vaccine dose likely needed within 12 months – CNBC

Commentary: Fully Vaccinated? Get Ready For Your Third Dose – Forbes

 


Ten scientific reasons in support of airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2

18 Apr, 2021 | 21:51h | UTC

Ten scientific reasons in support of airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 – The Lancet

Commentary: Recognising that coronavirus is predominantly spread through air would save lives, argues new assessment – University of Oxford

Animated Videos: Aerosols and making spaces safe – University of Oxford

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Podcast: Management of Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

20 Apr, 2021 | 05:23h | UTC

#269 Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS) and the Didgeridoo with Dr Aneesa Das – The Curbsiders

 


Indoor Air Changes and Potential Implications for SARS-CoV-2 Transmission

18 Apr, 2021 | 21:49h | UTC

Indoor Air Changes and Potential Implications for SARS-CoV-2 Transmission – JAMA

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


A guideline to limit indoor airborne transmission of COVID-19

18 Apr, 2021 | 21:47h | UTC

A guideline to limit indoor airborne transmission of COVID-19 – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

 


China’s Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine 67% effective in preventing symptomatic infection, 85% effective in preventing hospitalizations and 80% effective in preventing deaths – Chile govt report

18 Apr, 2021 | 21:45h | UTC

China’s Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine 67% effective in preventing symptomatic infection – Chile govt report – Reuters

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Pathologic Antibodies to Platelet Factor 4 after ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 Vaccination

18 Apr, 2021 | 21:43h | UTC

Pathologic Antibodies to Platelet Factor 4 after ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 Vaccination – New England Journal of Medicine

Commentaries: Researchers Offer Algorithm for Managing Thrombosis and Thrombocytopenia After COVID-19 Vaccination – NEJM Journal Watch AND Blood Clots After COVID-19 Vaccination Linked to Immune Response: UK Report – TCTMD AND People with rare blood clots after a COVID-19 jab share an uncommon immune response – ScienceNews

 


Editorial: SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine–Induced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia – “The very low prevalence of this complication of vaccination, however severe, relative to the benefits of preventing Covid-19 must be emphasized”

18 Apr, 2021 | 21:42h | UTC

SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine–Induced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia – New England Journal of Medicine

 


COVID vaccines and blood clots: five key questions

18 Apr, 2021 | 21:40h | UTC

COVID vaccines and blood clots: five key questions – Nature

See also (podcast): Coronapod: could COVID vaccines cause blood clots? Here’s what the science says – Nature

 


Study: Double masking improves protection from Covid-19 mostly by eliminating any gaps or poor-fitting areas of a mask

18 Apr, 2021 | 21:37h | UTC

Fitted Filtration Efficiency of Double Masking During the COVID-19 Pandemic – JAMA Internal Medicine

Commentaries: Fit matters most when double masking to protect yourself from COVID-19 – University of North Carolina Health Care AND Check your fit on that double mask if you want it to work against Covid, study says – CNN

 


Study shows past COVID-19 infection doesn’t fully protect young people against reinfection

18 Apr, 2021 | 21:35h | UTC

Study shows past COVID-19 infection doesn’t fully protect young people against reinfection – Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Original study: SARS-CoV-2 seropositivity and subsequent infection risk in healthy young adults: a prospective cohort study – The Lancet Respiratory Medicine

Related Study: SARS-CoV-2 infection rates of antibody-positive vs. antibody-negative health-care workers – previous infection was associated with 84% lower risk of (re)infection

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Study Commentary | What if the EHR Age-Adjusts D-dimer for You?

18 Apr, 2021 | 21:04h | UTC

What if the EHR Age-Adjusts D-dimer for You? – Journal Feed

Original study: Multi-center implementation of automated age-adjusted D-dimer results reduces unnecessary PE imaging – The American Journal of Emergency Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


Study shows antihistamines may impair response to exercise training

16 Apr, 2021 | 06:06h | UTC

Histamine H1 and H2 receptors are essential transducers of the integrative exercise training response in humans – Science Advances

Commentary: Histamine-suppressing drugs found to reduce benefits of exercise – MedicalXpress

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


[Preprint] Risk of rare blood clotting much higher for COVID-19 than for vaccines

16 Apr, 2021 | 06:37h | UTC

News release: Risk of rare blood clotting higher for COVID-19 than for vaccines – University of Oxford

Original study (preprint): Cerebral venous thrombosis: a retrospective cohort study of 513,284 confirmed COVID-19 cases and a comparison with 489,871 people receiving a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine

Commentaries: Brain clots ‘more likely’ with Covid infection than vaccine – BBC AND Risk for Cerebral Venous Thrombosis Elevated After COVID-19 Diagnosis – NEJM Journal Watch AND Study: COVID much more likely than vaccines to cause blood clots – CIDRAP

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Evolving changes in mortality of 13,301 critically ill adult patients with COVID-19 over 8 months

16 Apr, 2021 | 06:35h | UTC

Evolving changes in mortality of 13,301 critically ill adult patients with COVID-19 over 8 months – Intensive Care Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Video | Coronavirus variants: What you need to know

16 Apr, 2021 | 06:32h | UTC

Coronavirus variants: What you need to know – Nature Video

 


M-A: Treatment with hydroxychloroquine is associated with increased mortality in COVID-19 patients

16 Apr, 2021 | 06:30h | UTC

Mortality outcomes with hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine in COVID-19 from an international collaborative meta-analysis of randomized trials – Nature Communications

 

Commentaries on Twitter

 


Perspective | Ivermectin is the new Hydroxychorloquine

16 Apr, 2021 | 06:28h | UTC

Ivermectin is the new Hydroxychorloquine – Science-Based Medicine

 


Editorial: Covid-19 has redefined airborne transmission

16 Apr, 2021 | 06:26h | UTC

Covid-19 has redefined airborne transmission – The BMJ

Commentaries: Future attempts to reduce Covid-19 spread should focus on tackling airborne transmission – News Medical AND Open the windows to curb COVID spread: experts – MedicalXpress

Related: CDC Updated Guidance: “It is possible for people to be infected through contact with contaminated surfaces or objects, but the risk is generally considered to be low” (CDC Guidance and more) AND Deep Cleaning Isn’t a Victimless Crime – The Atlantic

 


Were pregnant women more affected by COVID-19 in the second wave of the pandemic?

16 Apr, 2021 | 06:24h | UTC

Were pregnant women more affected by COVID-19 in the second wave of the pandemic? – The Lancet

Related: Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on maternal and perinatal outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

 


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