Endothelial Dysfunction as a Component of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2–Related Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children With Shock

CONCLUSIONS: Endothelial dysfunction is associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2–related multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children with shock and may constitute one of the underlying mechanisms.
Source: Critical Care Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Online Brief Reports Source Type: research

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AbstractCurrently, the world is witnessing the pandemic of COVID-19, a disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Reported differences in clinical manifestations and outcomes in SARS-CoV-2 infection could be attributed to factors such as virus replication, infiltration of inflammatory cells, and altered cytokine production. Virus-induced aberrant and excessive cytokine production has been linked to the morbidity and mortality of several viral infections. Using a Luminex platform, we investigated plasma cytokine and chemokine levels of 27 analytes from hospitalized asymptomatic (n = 39) and mildly symptomatic (n = ...
Source: Archives of Virology - Category: Virology Source Type: research
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Source: Risk Management and Healthcare Policy - Category: Health Management Tags: Risk Management and Healthcare Policy Source Type: research
AbstractUltrasonography is known to have many applications in the diagnoses of diseases, as well as in guiding medical practitioners through precise medical procedures. However, its use as a post-mortem radiographic modality has been limited.  Post-mortem ultrasonographic techniques are considered to be a safer alternative to high-risk post-mortem procedures, especially in infectious diseases. The present communication discusses the possibilities of using ultrasonography in post-mortem examinations in times of the ongoing COVID-19 pa ndemic to minimize the associated risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection of thos...
Source: Journal of Ultrasound - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
AbstractWe read the recentAnatomical Sciences Education articles by Harmon et al. (2021) and Attardi et al. (2022) with great interest. These studies rendered a clear picture of the paradigm shifts in anatomy teaching before and during the Covid-19 pandemic. The authors found that there was a significant decrease in face-to-face interactions and cadaver-based instructions because compulsory lockdowns have necessitated virtual classes to maintain student safety (Harmon et al., 2021, Attardi et al., 2022).
Source: Anatomical Sciences Education - Category: Anatomy Authors: Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research
WHO names variant found in Belgium and Israel OmicronWhite House adviser Fauci: no indication variant is in USBioNTech says vaccine can be tweaked in 100 days if neededJoe Biden ’s chief medical adviser, Anthony Fauci, said on Friday there was “no indication” the new “Omicron” coronavirus variant discovered in southern Africa had reached the US.Nonetheless, the the Biden administration said it would restrict travel from South Africa and seven other countries in southern Africa, starting on Monday.Continue reading...
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We present the case of a COVID-19–positive woman with a morbilliform rash, whose skin biopsy showed the presence of some peculiar cytopathic epidermal changes that could represent a possible distinctive histopathological feature related to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection The presence of viral particles in the keratinocytes with additional positivity of endothelial cells and eccrine glands by immunohistochemistry using an anti-SARS‐CoV‐2 Spike S1 antibodies supports a causal relation of the lesions with SARS‐CoV‐2 infection.
Source: The American Journal of Dermatopathology - Category: Pathology Tags: Extraordinary Case Report Source Type: research
[DW] The European Union wants member states to halt air travel with South Africa and several surrounding countries over a new coronavirus variant. Germany, Italy and the Czech Republic were all quick to react.
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[The Conversation Africa] Since early in the COVID pandemic, the Network for Genomics Surveillance in South Africa has been monitoring changes in SARS-CoV-2. This was a valuable tool to understand better how the virus spread. In late 2020, the network detected a new virus lineage, 501Y.V2, which later became known as the beta variant. Now a new SARS-CoV-2 variant has been identified, known as B.1.1.529. To help us understand more, The Conversation Africa's Ozayr Patel asked scientists to share what they know.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
[WHO] The Technical Advisory Group on SARS-CoV-2 Virus Evolution (TAG-VE) is an independent group of experts that periodically monitors and evaluates the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 and assesses if specific mutations and combinations of mutations alter the behaviour of the virus. The TAG-VE was convened on 26 November 2021 to assess the SARS-CoV-2 variant: B.1.1.529.
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