The Social Consequences of the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak in Iran: Is Social Capital at Risk? A Qualitative Study
Interdiscip Perspect Infect Dis. 2021 Jun 10;2021:5553859. doi: 10.1155/2021/5553859. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTAs well as causing a global health crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic has also generated multilevel social changes by damaging psychosocial and economic resources across Iranian society. Therefore, this qualitative study was conducted to examine and explain these social consequences and their impact on the social capital of Iran during the COVID-19 outbreak. Using a content analysis approach, nine experts participated in semistructured, in-depth interviews. Interviews were recorded and transcribed verbatim and analyzed...
Source: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases - June 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Mohadeseh Motamed-Jahromi Mohammad Hossein Kaveh Source Type: research

The Probable Association between Chronic < em > Toxoplasma gondii < /em > Infection and Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Case-Control Study
Interdiscip Perspect Infect Dis. 2021 May 24;2021:2508780. doi: 10.1155/2021/2508780. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTPURPOSE: The probable association between Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) infection and diabetes mellitus (DM) is still controversial, and there are several studies with conflicting results. Thus, this study was performed to assess the possible association between chronic T. gondii infection and type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and T2DM.METHODS: In this case-control study, a total of 105 diabetic subjects including 36 patients with T1DM and 69 patients with T2DM were recruited. In addition, 150 nondiabetic subjects w...
Source: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases - June 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Shahrzad Soltani Sanaz Tavakoli Mohamad Sabaghan Mehdi Sagha Kahvaz Marzieh Pashmforosh Masoud Foroutan Source Type: research

Severity and Mortality Associated with Steroid Use among Patients with COVID-19: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
CONCLUSION: There was no significant difference in all-cause mortality between the steroid and nonsteroid treatment users' of COVID-19 patients. There was no significant reduction of all-cause mortality in critically ill COVID-19 patients treated with corticosteroids.PMID:34035806 | PMC:PMC8101483 | DOI:10.1155/2021/6650469 (Source: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases)
Source: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases - May 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tamiru Sahilu Tadesse Sheleme Tsegaye Melaku Source Type: research