Cytomegalovirus-Induced Gastrointestinal Bleeding and Pancreatitis Complicating Severe Covid-19 Pneumonia: a Paradigmatic Case.
Key points:COVID-19 is a novel pandemic disease whose pathophysiology and clinical description are still not completely defined.Besides respiratory symptoms, gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms (especially including anorexia, diarrhea, and abdominal pain) represent the commonest clinical manifestations.Emerging data point out that severe SARS-CoV-2 infection causes an immune dysregulation, which in turn may favor other infections.Here we describe a patient with severe COVID-19 pneumonia who developed in the resolving phase abdominal pain associated to cytomegalovirus (CMV)-induced duodenitis with bleeding, and pancreatitis.A high level of suspicion toward multiple infections, including CMV, should be maintained in COVID-19 patients with heterogeneous clinical manifestations.
Though the comparison is a bit apples and oranges between now and 1918, the staggering death toll is tragic in any era.Medscape Medical News
A new report claims better federal government coordination is needed, along with an improved public health infrastructure, more tests, and better data on critical supplies.Medscape Medical News
Conclusion: The differential characteristics of EDA contributed highly to the accuracy of pain stimulation level detection of the classifiers. The external validity dataset was not considered in the study. Significance: Our approach has the potential for accurate pain quantification using EDA.
David J. BierThe Biden administrationis planning to roll out a new policy in November that denies the right to travel or immigrate to the United States to anyone in the world who is unvaccinated. It will replace various nonsensical travel bans on Europeans, Chinese, Iranians, Brazilians, South Africans, and Indians, but a majority of the world (57 percent) has not received even a single shot of any of the vaccines, andonly 1.9 percent of people in low ‐income countries have received at least one dose. This includes pretty much the entire continent of Africa.Currently, everyone —vaccinated or not...
Faraday Discuss., 2021, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/D1FD00031D, PaperViviana Monje-Galvan, Gregory A. Voth Microsecond molecular dynamics simulations provide valuable insights into the aggregation patterns and membrane response around the M and E proteins of SARS-CoV-2. This work highlights the complex lipid –protein interactions during early viral assembly. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
The change comes after the first full week of school during which nearly 900 classrooms were fully or partially closed in the city's 1876 schools because of reports of positive COVID-19 cases.Associated Press
A few weeks into an academic year that ’s already included high numbers of coronavirus cases at Massachusetts colleges, the state’s 15 community colleges said Monday they’ll require students and employees to be vaccinated by January. The state’s community colleges join more than two dozen private colleges in Massachusetts that s aid this summer they’d require students and employees to be vaccinated for the fall semester. But until now, public schools have largely stayed away from that requirement. Community…