Hypokalemia as a sensitive biomarker of disease severity and invasive mechanical ventilation requirement in COVID-19 pneumonia: a case series of 306 Mediterranean patients

Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research

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Authors: Yamaya T, Baba T, Hagiwara E, Ikeda S, Niwa T, Kitayama T, Murohashi K, Higa K, Sato Y, Ogura T Abstract Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been recognized as a worldwide pandemic. However, the clinical course of COVID-19 remains poorly characterized. Although some cases of pneumothorax have been reported, they all had pulmonary complications or were managed with mechanical ventilation. We herein report a case of pneumothorax that developed even though the patient had no pulmonary underlying diseases and had never been managed with mechanical ventilation. In the present case, a lung bulla was found on...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 8 October 2020Source: European Journal of RadiologyAuthor(s): Davide Colombi, Marcello Petrini, Gabriele Maffi, Gabriele D. Villani, Flavio C. Bodini, Nicola Morelli, Gianluca Milanese, Mario Silva, Nicola Sverzellati, Emanuele Michieletti
Source: European Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 8 October 2020Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Masahiko Nakao, Junji Matsuda, Miho Iwai, Akira Endo, Taishi Yonetsu, Yasuhiro Otomo, Tetsuo Sasano
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Comparison of deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) with deaths from influenza (flu) and pneumonia. Includes deaths by date of death occurrence and breakdowns by sex and age.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Conclusion: The ADE (adverse drug event) signal detection based on FAERS is helpful to clarify the potential adverse events related to ribavirin-interferon combination for novel coronavirus therapy; clinicians should pay attention to the adverse reactions of gastrointestinal and blood systems, closely monitor the fluctuations of the platelet count, and carry out necessary mental health interventions to avoid serious adverse events. PMID: 33029193 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine - Category: Statistics Tags: Comput Math Methods Med Source Type: research
Conditions:   Coronavirus;   Covid19;   Pneumonia Interventions:   Drug: Ruxolitinib;   Drug: Fostamatinib;   Other: Standard of care Sponsors:   Imperial College London;   Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust;   Rigel Pharmaceuticals;   Novartis Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusions: Lung CT imaging combined with clinical and laboratory findings can facilitate early diagnosis and appropriate management of COVID-19 pneumonia with a history of malignancy and radiation therapy. PMID: 33029098 [PubMed - in process]
Source: International Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Int J Med Sci Source Type: research
Authors: Chen X, Yin YH, Zhang MY, Liu JY, Li R, Qu YQ Abstract ShuFeng JieDu capsule (SFJDC), a traditional Chinese medicine, has been recommended for the treatment of COVID-19 infections. However, the pharmacological mechanism of SFJDC still remains vague to date. The active ingredients and their target genes of SFJDC were collected from TCMSP. COVID-19 is a type of Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia (NCP). NCP-related target genes were collected from GeneCards database. The ingredients-targets network of SFJDC and PPI networks were constructed. The candidate genes were screened by Venn diagram package for enrichment an...
Source: International Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Int J Med Sci Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: AI AS GOOD OR BETTER than middle rad residents EXCEPT: “ In general, residents performed better for more subtle anomalies, such as masses and nodules, misplaced lines and tubes, and various forms of consolidation, while the AI algorithm was better at detecting nonanomalous findings, the presence of tubes and lines, and clearly visible anomalies, such as cardiomegaly, pleural effusion, and pulmonary edema," the authors wrote. "Conversely, the AI algorithm generally performed worse for lower-prevalence findings that also had a higher level of difficulty of interpretation, such as masses or nodul...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - Category: Radiology Source Type: news
Authors: Batista RCS, Arruda CVB, Cassimiro M, Gominho L, Moura AC, Albuquerque DS, Romeiro K Abstract As early as December 2019 in the province of Hubei, China, contamination of patients with pneumonia of an unknown etiology occurred. These patients presented with symptoms such as coughing, sore throat, malaise, diarrhea, high fever, and dyspnea. This emerging disease was named COVID-19 due to being part of the group of coronaviruses (CoVs) belonging to the subfamily Orthocoronavirinae, in the Coronaviridae family and in the Nidovirales order. COVID-19 is most commonly transmitted through speech, coughing, sneezin...
Source: The Scientific World Journal - Category: Science Tags: ScientificWorldJournal Source Type: research
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