Late onset periprosthetic joint infection of the knee caused by Streptococcus anginosus. Case presentation and literature review
We describe the case of a late onset periprosthetic knee infection due toStreptococcus anginosus successfully treated by a two-stage revision arthroplasty and postoperative parenteral Vancomycin, (2 g per day) and Levofloxacin (750 mg per day) for 4 weeks and then oral Levofloxacin for a further 2 weeks. (Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries)
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

A mHealth intervention to promote hand-washing and cell phone cleaning in medical residents of a public hospital in Peru
Conclusions: High prevalence of contamination in hands and phones in medical residents were found. Serious barriers to compliance with hand washing must be overcome. It is possible that prolonged or continuous interventions could be necessary to optimize hand washing and reduce hand and cell phones contamination. (Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries)
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Prevalence and genetic characterization of Cryptosporidium in pre-weaned cattle in Urmia (Northwestern Iran)
Conclusions: In the current investigation,C. parvumwas identified as the only infectious agent in the region and could be the main cause of human infection. More studies are needed to find the source of infection for establishing the control measures. (Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries)
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Trends in the use of antibiotics for pharyngitis in Saudi Arabia
Introduction: Pharyngitis is one of the most common diagnoses for antibiotic prescriptions worldwide. Antibiotics should be prescribed for bacterial pharyngitis to reduce its complications. The aims of this study were to assess antibiotic prescriptions for pharyngitis cases, and their relationship with physicians ’ knowledge regarding its diagnosis and management.Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted. First, prescriptions for pharyngitis cases using the modified Centor criteria was evaluated at primary care centers in Saudi Arabia. Second, physicians ’ knowledge of the modified Centor score and the...
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

An unequivocal superbug: PDR Klebsiella pneumoniae with an arsenal of resistance and virulence factor genes
Conclusion: The co-existence of a high number of antimicrobial resistant (AMR) genes and virulence factor genes may lead to a life threatening invasive and untreatable infection. (Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries)
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Does Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor predict the prognosis of COVID-19 disease?
Introduction: The aim of this study is to investigate whether macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) predicts the prognosis of COVID-19 disease.Methodology: This descriptive and cross-sectional study was conducted on 87 confirmed COVID-19 patients. The patients were separated into two groups according to the admission in the ICU or in the ward. MIF was determined batchwise in plasma obtained as soon as the patients were admitted. Both groups were compared with respect to demographic characteristics, biochemical parameters and prediction of requirement to ICU admission.Results: Forty seven patients in ICU, and 40 pati...
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Epidemiologic Characteristics of COVID-19 in Guizhou Province, China
Conclusions: As of February 2, 2020, the estimated effective reproduction number was below 1, and no new cases were reported since February 26. These showed that Guizhou Province had achieved significant progress in preventing the spread of the epidemic. The medical isolation of close contacts was consequential. Meanwhile, the asymptomatic carriers and the super-spreaders must be isolated in time, who would cause a widespread infection. (Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries)
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Prediction of COVID-19 Confirmed Cases in Indo-Pak Sub-Continent
Conclusions: Pakistan is having the highest predicted growth rate in terms of cases followed by India. Therefore, the governments need to build adequate policies in order to contain the spread of the virus. (Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries)
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Time Series Modelling and Simulating the Lockdown Scenarios of COVID-19 in Kurdistan Region of Iraq
Conclusions: Therefore, the regional government must reduce unnecessary gatherings to the lowest possible level. A scientific registry system of disease statistics must be put in place and rigorously updated all the times. We recommend the officials use a nationwide database provided to the public to monitor movement of every infected individual, to prevent further spread. (Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries)
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Coronavirus Pandemic: a major public health crisis for the developed and developing world
Pandemic of novel Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections in China is now become global public health crisis. At present 87.64% of the world is infected by this deadly illness. The risk from this epidemic depends on the nature of the virus, including how well it transmits from person to person, and the complications resulting from this current illness. The novel coronavirus has killed thousands of people in China and other countries as well; its rate of mortality is increasing day by day. There is an urgent need to control the virus by developing vaccine or any other antiviral drugs to save ...
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Lung Fibrosis Sequelae After Recovery from COVID-19 Infection
This report demonstrates the clinical symptoms, chest CT scan, spirometry, and blood gas analysis of patient after total recovery from the COVID-19 with appearance lung fibrosis. (Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries)
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

The PaO2/FiO2 ratio on admission is independently associated with prolonged hospitalization in COVID-19 patients
Conclusions: The PaO2/FiO2 ratio on admission is independently associated with PHS in COVID-19 patients. Larger prospective studies are needed to confirm this finding. (Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries)
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

The Current separating / screening process for suspected patients with COVID-19 at Hue University Hospital, Vietnam
. (Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries)
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

COVID-19 in the MENA Region: Facts and Findings
Conclusions: The unequal distribution of wealth among the MENA countries, the lack of sociopolitical stability, and the high number of undetected and underreported cases in some of them have resulted in varied incidences of COVID-19 related morbidity and mortality. (Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries)
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

A comparative analysis of COVID-19 outbreak on age groups and both the sexes of population from India and other countries
Conclusions: Reduced ACE-2 expression in the children's nasal epithelium may be responsible for reduced SARS-CoV-2 susceptibility. Countries showed varying patterns in COVID-19 spread and associated mortality. It may be influenced by factors, such as screening strategy, countries demography, implementation of lockdown, etc. Due to limited evidence, it would be difficult to point to the influence of the virus on either sexes. Although vaccines may stimulate non-specific immunity, experimental proofs are needed to demonstrate the potential of any vaccine against SARS-CoV-2. (Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries)
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Estimation of Incubation Period and Serial Interval for SARS-CoV-2 in Jiangxi, China, and an Updated Meta-Analysis
Conclusions: Our results contribute to a better understanding of COVID-19 and provide useful parameters for modelling the dynamics of disease transmission. The serial interval is shorter than the incubation period, which indicates that the patients are infectious at pre-symptomatic period, and isolation of detected cases alone is likely to be difficult to halt the spread of SARS-CoV-2. (Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries)
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Anxiety impact during COVID-19: a systematic review
Conclusions: This systematic review was based on published data at the onset of the pandemic, and it could serve as a basis for the development of implementations plans to improve anxiety disorders. The importance of this theme, the implications and potential directions for future investigations will be discussed. (Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries)
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Malnutrition and tuberculosis: the gap between basic research and clinical trials
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) is the causative agent of tuberculosis (TB), an infectious disease that leads to numerous deaths worldwide. Malnutrition, smoking, alcohol abuse, Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection, and diabetes are some of the most important risk factors associated with TB development. At present, it is necessary to conduct studies on risk factors to establish new effective strategies and combat this disease. Malnutrition has been established as a risk factor since several years ago; although there is in vitro experimental evidence that reveals the importance of micronutrients in activating the immune...
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

The PaO2/FiO2 ratio on admission is independently associated with prolonged hospitalization in COVID-19 patients
Conclusions: The PaO2/FiO2 ratio on admission is independently associated with PHS in COVID-19 patients. Larger prospective studies are needed to confirm this finding. (Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries)
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Late onset periprosthetic joint infection of the knee caused by Streptococcus anginosus. Case presentation and literature review
We describe the case of a late onset periprosthetic knee infection due toStreptococcus anginosus successfully treated by a two-stage revision arthroplasty and postoperative parenteral Vancomycin, (2 g per day) and Levofloxacin (750 mg per day) for 4 weeks and then oral Levofloxacin for a further 2 weeks. (Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries)
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

A mHealth intervention to promote hand-washing and cell phone cleaning in medical residents of a public hospital in Peru
Conclusions: High prevalence of contamination in hands and phones in medical residents were found. Serious barriers to compliance with hand washing must be overcome. It is possible that prolonged or continuous interventions could be necessary to optimize hand washing and reduce hand and cell phones contamination. (Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries)
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Prevalence and genetic characterization of Cryptosporidium in pre-weaned cattle in Urmia (Northwestern Iran)
Conclusions: In the current investigation,C. parvumwas identified as the only infectious agent in the region and could be the main cause of human infection. More studies are needed to find the source of infection for establishing the control measures. (Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries)
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Trends in the use of antibiotics for pharyngitis in Saudi Arabia
Introduction: Pharyngitis is one of the most common diagnoses for antibiotic prescriptions worldwide. Antibiotics should be prescribed for bacterial pharyngitis to reduce its complications. The aims of this study were to assess antibiotic prescriptions for pharyngitis cases, and their relationship with physicians ’ knowledge regarding its diagnosis and management.Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted. First, prescriptions for pharyngitis cases using the modified Centor criteria was evaluated at primary care centers in Saudi Arabia. Second, physicians ’ knowledge of the modified Centor score and the...
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

An unequivocal superbug: PDR Klebsiella pneumoniae with an arsenal of resistance and virulence factor genes
Conclusion: The co-existence of a high number of antimicrobial resistant (AMR) genes and virulence factor genes may lead to a life threatening invasive and untreatable infection. (Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries)
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Does Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor predict the prognosis of COVID-19 disease?
Introduction: The aim of this study is to investigate whether macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) predicts the prognosis of COVID-19 disease.Methodology: This descriptive and cross-sectional study was conducted on 87 confirmed COVID-19 patients. The patients were separated into two groups according to the admission in the ICU or in the ward. MIF was determined batchwise in plasma obtained as soon as the patients were admitted. Both groups were compared with respect to demographic characteristics, biochemical parameters and prediction of requirement to ICU admission.Results: Forty seven patients in ICU, and 40 pati...
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Epidemiologic Characteristics of COVID-19 in Guizhou Province, China
Conclusions: As of February 2, 2020, the estimated effective reproduction number was below 1, and no new cases were reported since February 26. These showed that Guizhou Province had achieved significant progress in preventing the spread of the epidemic. The medical isolation of close contacts was consequential. Meanwhile, the asymptomatic carriers and the super-spreaders must be isolated in time, who would cause a widespread infection. (Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries)
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Prediction of COVID-19 Confirmed Cases in Indo-Pak Sub-Continent
Conclusions: Pakistan is having the highest predicted growth rate in terms of cases followed by India. Therefore, the governments need to build adequate policies in order to contain the spread of the virus. (Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries)
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Time Series Modelling and Simulating the Lockdown Scenarios of COVID-19 in Kurdistan Region of Iraq
Conclusions: Therefore, the regional government must reduce unnecessary gatherings to the lowest possible level. A scientific registry system of disease statistics must be put in place and rigorously updated all the times. We recommend the officials use a nationwide database provided to the public to monitor movement of every infected individual, to prevent further spread. (Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries)
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Coronavirus Pandemic: a major public health crisis for the developed and developing world
Pandemic of novel Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections in China is now become global public health crisis. At present 87.64% of the world is infected by this deadly illness. The risk from this epidemic depends on the nature of the virus, including how well it transmits from person to person, and the complications resulting from this current illness. The novel coronavirus has killed thousands of people in China and other countries as well; its rate of mortality is increasing day by day. There is an urgent need to control the virus by developing vaccine or any other antiviral drugs to save ...
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Lung Fibrosis Sequelae After Recovery from COVID-19 Infection
This report demonstrates the clinical symptoms, chest CT scan, spirometry, and blood gas analysis of patient after total recovery from the COVID-19 with appearance lung fibrosis. (Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries)
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

The The PaO2/FiO2 ratio on admission is independently associated with prolonged hospitalization in COVID-19 patients
Conclusions: The PaO2/FiO2 ratio on admission is independently associated with PHS in COVID-19 patients. Larger prospective studies are needed to confirm this finding. (Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries)
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

The Current separating / screening process for suspected patients with COVID-19 at Hue University Hospital, Vietnam
. (Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries)
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

COVID-19 in the MENA Region: Facts and Findings
Conclusions: The unequal distribution of wealth among the MENA countries, the lack of sociopolitical stability, and the high number of undetected and underreported cases in some of them have resulted in varied incidences of COVID-19 related morbidity and mortality. (Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries)
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

A comparative analysis of COVID-19 outbreak on age groups and both the sexes of population from India and other countries
Conclusions: Reduced ACE-2 expression in the children's nasal epithelium may be responsible for reduced SARS-CoV-2 susceptibility. Countries showed varying patterns in COVID-19 spread and associated mortality. It may be influenced by factors, such as screening strategy, countries demography, implementation of lockdown, etc. Due to limited evidence, it would be difficult to point to the influence of the virus on either sexes. Although vaccines may stimulate non-specific immunity, experimental proofs are needed to demonstrate the potential of any vaccine against SARS-CoV-2. (Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries)
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Estimation of Incubation Period and Serial Interval for SARS-CoV-2 in Jiangxi, China, and an Updated Meta-Analysis
Conclusions: Our results contribute to a better understanding of COVID-19 and provide useful parameters for modelling the dynamics of disease transmission. The serial interval is shorter than the incubation period, which indicates that the patients are infectious at pre-symptomatic period, and isolation of detected cases alone is likely to be difficult to halt the spread of SARS-CoV-2. (Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries)
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Anxiety impact during COVID-19: a systematic review
Conclusions: This systematic review was based on published data at the onset of the pandemic, and it could serve as a basis for the development of implementations plans to improve anxiety disorders. The importance of this theme, the implications and potential directions for future investigations will be discussed. (Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries)
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Malnutrition and tuberculosis: the gap between basic research and clinical trials
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) is the causative agent of tuberculosis (TB), an infectious disease that leads to numerous deaths worldwide. Malnutrition, smoking, alcohol abuse, Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection, and diabetes are some of the most important risk factors associated with TB development. At present, it is necessary to conduct studies on risk factors to establish new effective strategies and combat this disease. Malnutrition has been established as a risk factor since several years ago; although there is in vitro experimental evidence that reveals the importance of micronutrients in activating the immune...
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Exfoliative dermatitis due to dermatophytosis
Exfoliative dermatitis (ED) or erythroderma is defined as diffuse erythema and scaling of the skin involving more than 90% of the total body skin surface, which can be caused by variety of systemic and cutaneous diseases, such as infection, including dermatophytosis. Dermatophytosis is a superficial fungal infection of keratinized tissue caused by dermatophytes. There are only few case reports of ED due to dermatophytosis in literature. A 39-year-old male present with history of diffuse erythematous macules and scales almost on entire body due to dermatophytosis was reported. The diagnosis of dermatophytosis was confirmed ...
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Clinical and mycological characteristics of keratitis caused by Colletotrichum gloeosporioides: A case report and review of literature
Conclusions: This report highlights that the early and accurate identification and therapy can helpful to management keratitis caused byC. gloeosporioides. (Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries)
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

High-risk sexual behavior and HIV/STDs cascade of care in migrants: results from an Italian dedicated outpatient clinic
Conclusions: migrants have high-risk sexual behavior. Despite this, they have a low perception of HIV/STDs risk and healthcare needs. Particular attention should be given to improve access to HIV/STDs services that provide screening and treatment and increase the perception of healthcare needs. (Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries)
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Cardiovascular risks in Asian HIV-infected patients receiving boosted-protease inhibitor-based antiretroviral treatment
Conclusions: The major mechanism in which PI-mediated was triggering atherogenesis could be through alteration of lipid metabolism and endothelial function, but no evidence of accelerated pro-inflammatory response was attested. (Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries)
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

The Bayesian reconstruction and the evolutionary history of Salivirus type 1 and type 2: the worldwide spreading
Conclusions: Bayesian phylogenetic and phylodynamic represented a useful tool to follow the transmission dynamic of SalV and to prevent new epidemics worldwide. (Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries)
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Anti-Trypanosoma cruzi activity, cytotoxicity and, chemical characterization of extracts from seeds of Lonchocarpus cultratus
Conclusions:L. cultratus extracts have the potential to be explored for the development of new anti-trypanosomal drugs. This study was the first to demonstrate the action of extracts from the genusLonchocarpuson infecting forms ofT. cruzi. (Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries)
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Determinants of coinfection tuberculosis and HIV in prisons in Brazil
Conclusions: identifying the determinants of the tuberculosis/HIV coinfected individual can assist in the development and implementation of guidelines aimed at controlling both infections in the prison environment. (Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries)
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Antibacterial Resistance in Lower Respiratory Tract Bacterial Pathogens: A Multicenter Analysis from Turkey
Conclusions: Antibiotic resistance was mainly observed amongA.baumannii andK.pneumoniae and continuous surveillance of antimicrobial resistance patterns in the management of LRTIs is important.  (Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries)
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Workplace safety concerns in medico-legal death investigations related to COVID-19
The personnel involved in the management of COVID-19 affected dead bodies, including law enforcement personnel at the scene of crime, personnel involved in transportation of the dead bodies, forensic practitioners, autopsy pathologists, mortuary personnel, as well as the family members of the dead, etc. are at risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2 infection. Post-mortem examination is a high-risk procedure, considering that it involves aerosol generating procedures, and exposure to body fluids. The safety of the forensic practitioners and support staff in the management of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 deaths hence, is of extre...
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

A straightforward molecular strategy to retrospectively investigate the spread of SARS-CoV-2 VOC202012/01 B.1.1.7 variant
The spread of new SARS-CoV-2 variants represents a serious threat worldwide, thus rapid and cost-effective methods are required for their identification. Since November 2020, the TaqPath COVID-19 assay (Thermo Fisher Scientific) has been used to identify viral strains of the new lineage B.1.1.7, since it fails to detect the S-gene with the ∆69/70 deletion. Here, we proposed S-gene mutations screening with the Allplex SARS-CoV-2 assay (Seegene), another widely used RT-PCR test that targets Sarbecovirus E, SARS-CoV-2 N, and RdRp/S genes. Accordingly, we evaluated the S gene amplification curve pattern compared to those of ...
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

The performance of point-of-care antibody test for COVID-19 diagnosis in a tertiary hospital in Bandung, Indonesia
Conclusions: POC-Ab for COVID-19 has a high specificity with no false-positive result in non-COVID-19 sera. Therefore, it can be used to guide diagnostic among symptomatic patients in resource limited settings. Given its low sensitivity, patients with high suspicion of COVID-19 but non-reactive result should be prioritized for rRT-PCR testing. (Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries)
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Non-linear link between temperature difference and COVID-19: Excluding the effect of population density
Conclusions: In US, this interval effect of TD reminds us that it is urgent to control the spread and infection of COVID-19 when TD becomes greater in autumn and the ongoing winter. (Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries)
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Arrhythmia Risk Profile and Ventricular Repolarization Indices in COVID-19 Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Introduction: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been associated with cardiac arrhythmias. Several electrocardiographic markers have been used to predict the risk of arrhythmia in patients with COVID-19. We aim to investigate the electrocardiographic (ECG) ventricular repolarization indices in patients with COVID-19.Methodology: We performed a comprehensive systematic literature search from PubMed, EuropePMC, SCOPUS, Cochrane Central Database, and Google Scholar Preprint Servers. The primary endpoints of this search were: Tp-e (T-peak-to-T-end) interval, QTd (QT dispersion), and Tp-e/QTc ratio in patients with newly d...
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - March 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research