COVID-19 in patients with HIV-1 infection: a single-centre experience in northern Italy

ConclusionsIn our experience, COVID-19 associated with HIV infection had a clinical presentation comparable to the general population and was frequently associated with chronic comorbidities.
Source: Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

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AbstractPurpose of ReviewIn December 2019, outbreaks of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infected pneumonia patients were discovered in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. With the spread of the epidemic, new cases have been found in other regions of China and abroad. This review summarizes the current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) transmission pathways, high-risk factors, diagnostic points, pathogenesis, and therapeutic drugs to provide the prevention and treatment theories for COVID-19.Recent FindingsCOVID-19 is highly contagious and is transmitted mainly through the respiratory tract. Mo...
Source: Current Infectious Disease Reports - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
In January 2020, a novel coronavirus, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the causative agent of an outbreak of viral pneumonia that broke out in Wuhan, Hubei, China (WHO, 2020a). The contagious SARS-CoV-2 virus has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). In response, multiple countries have adopted various containment and mitigatory measures aimed at curbing the spread of the virus. Containment measures have included widespread testing, prompt contact tracing and quarantine.
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Perspective Source Type: research
Conclusions, There are highlighted prospects of IgM/IgG antibody detection as a preferred method in identifying the individuals with asymptomatic SARS CoV-2 infection, especially combined with nucleic acid tests and pulmonary CT scanning. PMID: 32966561 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine - Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Arch Pathol Lab Med Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: To highlight clinical practice among referral (Hub, HH) or satellite (Spoke, SH) hospitals Vascular Surgery Units (VSUs) in Lombardy, during the COVID-19 pandemic "phase 1" period (March 8 - May 3, 2020). METHODS: The Vascular Surgery Group of Regione Lombardia Register, a real-word, multicenter, retrospective register was interrogated. All patients admitted with vascular disease were included. Patients' data on demographics, COVID-19 positivity, comorbidities and outcomes were extrapolated. Two cohorts were obtained: patients admitted to HH or SH. Primary endpoint was 30- day m...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) Source Type: research
With the widespread outbreak of novel coronavirus diseases 2019(COVID-19), more and more death cases were reported, however, limited data are available for the patients who died. We aimed to explore the clinic...
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
SUMMARY Since the outbreak of a cluster of patients with pneumonia of unknown cause in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, in December 2019, the disease was later officially named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), quickly spreading globally. Pregnant women and children are particularly vulnerable during disasters and emergencies. Comprehensive and applicable emergency preparedness and response are definitely important methods to prevent and contain the COVID-19 pandemic. The rational allocation of pharmaceutical resources plays an important role in...
Source: Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Coronaviruses are large viruses that are enveloped, non-segmented, and positive-sense single-stranded RNA viruses. Coronaviruses can be divided into four generations containing alpha, beta, delta, and gamma. Among these generations, alpha and beta are human coronaviruses (HCoVs) 1,2. In late December 2019, new cases of pneumonia caused by a new coronavirus (2019-nCoV), new human-infecting Betacoronavirus 3, were introduced to the world from the Wuhan city of China. The most common clinical signs and symptoms of these patients were dry coughs, fever, dyspnea, and bilateral infiltration in chest CT.
Source: Heart and Lung - Category: Intensive Care Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract In December 2019, an unprecedented outbreak of pneumonia associated with a novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) emerged in Wuhan City, Hubei province, China. The virus that caused the disease was officially named by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). According to the high transmission rate of SARS-CoV-2, it became a global pandemic and public health emergency within few months. Since SARS-CoV-2 is genetically 80% homologous with the SARS-CoVs family, it is hypothesized that medications developed for the treatment of SARS-CoVs may b...
Source: European Journal of Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Eur J Pharmacol Source Type: research
Conclusion Homoeopathy is a natural system of healing the ailing humans from diseases and an unquestioned method of detoxifying/antidoting the chemotherapeutic effects that render the human body susceptible to vague/novel diseases. Today, the challenge lies not only in diagnosis, but also in management of complexities in presentations of novel diseases and in restricting the transformation of simple infections into deadly outbreaks. Realisation of natural principles of healing is the urgent need. [...] Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Ltd. Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |&nbs...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Perspective Source Type: research
A novel pneumonia of unknown cause was detected in Wuhan, China, which was later named as Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) by the World Health Organization (WHO), and the virus that caused this epidemic was named as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) [1].The outbreak of COVID-19 swept across China has aroused global concerns. As of May 5, 2020, more than 3.6 million COVID-19 cases have been confirmed around the world. According to different retrospective studies, among the patients with COVID-19, the case-fatality rate has huge variation [2,3].
Source: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Source Type: research
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