Wuhan nuclear medicine docs give COVID-19 safety advice
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Considering that female sexual hormones may modulate the inflammatory response and also exhibit direct effects on the cells of the immune system, herein, we intend to discuss the sex differences and the role of estradiol in modulating the lung and systemic inflammatory response, focusing on its possible application as a treatment modality for SARS-CoV-2 patients. COVID-19 patients develop severe hypoxemia early in the course of the disease, which is silent most of the time. Small fibrinous thrombi in pulmonary arterioles and a tumefaction of endothelial were observed in the autopsies of fatal COVID-19 cases. Studies showed...
Conclusions:In COVID-19 infection, LV systolic function is preserved in the majority of patients, but LV diastolic and RV function are impaired. Elevated troponin and poorer clinical grade are associated with worse RV function. In patients presenting with clinical deterioration at follow-up, acute RV dysfunction, with or without DVT, is more common, but acute LV systolic dysfunction was noted in ≈20%. PMID: 32469253 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 28 May 2020Source: Annals of Emergency MedicineAuthor(s): Jon Wolfshohl, Andrew Shedd, James P. d’Etienne, Eric H. Chou
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Many patients with COVID-19, the clinical illness caused by SARS-CoV-2 infection, exhibit mild symptoms and do not require hospitalization. Instead, these patients are often referred for 14-days of home isolation as symptoms resolve. Lung ultrasound is well-established as an important means of evaluating lung pathology in patients in the emergency department and in intensive care units. Ultrasound is also being used to assess admitted patients with COVID-19. However, data on the progression of sonographic findings in patients with COVID-19 on home isolation is lacking.
Conditions: SARS-CoV 2; COVID Interventions: Behavioral: Telephonic medical visit; Procedure: Gastrointestinal endoscopy; Procedure: Abdominal ultrasound Sponsor: Hospital del Río Hortega Recruiting
It’s been enough for a bit, isn’t it? For three months now, there has been little space in the world for any other kind of news. That is, news without the word ‘coronavirus’. But there was innovation, there is excitement and, well, even some weird (although useful!) inventions that appeared while the world has been in lockdown. So here’s an outlook on such news, all, promise, without that particular C-word. Hospitals have been facing great challenges recently. But they are on the verge of a new era that brings better care and more focus on the patient. This is a trend we have been talking a...
A NOVEL coronavirus was discovered in the lower respiratory tract of a group of patients with pneumonia in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, in December 2019.1 The disease caused by this novel coronavirus officially was named coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) by the World Health Organization on February 11, 2020, and it has a highly infectious rate and a high mortality rate. As of April 1, there were 754,948 global infections of COVID-19, with 36,571 deaths (https://www.who.int/diagnostics_laboratory/EUL/en/).
Conditions: COVID; Pneumonia, Viral Intervention: Device: Bedside lung ultrasound Sponsor: Kanuni Sultan Suleyman Training and Research Hospital Recruiting