Infectious Disease

Reports of high-impact infectious disease studies by medical professionals

Outcomes of COVID-19-related ARDS patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

1. Patients with COVID-19-related acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) had a comparable 90-day mortality rate to those with non-COVID ARDS on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation...

Point-of-care molecular testing for COVID-19 may offer fast, reliable results

1. Use of the novel molecular point-of-care testing, the QIAstat-Dx Respiratory SARS-CoV-2 Panel, was associated with a much shorter time to results compared to...

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation shows benefit for patients with COVID-19 related severe acute respiratory distress...

1. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for COVID-19 related acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) was associated with 60-day survival rates similar to other studies evaluating...

COVID-19 pandemic associated with decreased rates of institutional childbirth and increased neonatal mortality in...

1. The COVID-19 lockdown was associated with a significantly increased risk of preterm birth, institutional stillbirth and neonatal mortality in Nepal. 2. The overall number...

Active malignancy during COVID-19 infection not associated with increased risk of ICU admission, intubation,...

1. There was no significantly increased risk of ICU admission, intubation, or death among hospitalized patients with COVID-19 and active malignancy compared with a...

Delaying antibiotic treatment for UTI not associated with increased risk of bloodstream infection

1. Delaying antibiotic treatment for UTI in older adults did not increase risk of bloodstream infection compared to immediate antibiotic treatment. 2. Delayed treatment may...

COVID-19 associated with a wide range of cardiac manifestations in pediatric patients

1. Pediatric patients during the COVID-19 pandemic present with a wide range of cardiac manifestations that require early detection and treatment. Evidence Rating Level: 2...

Appropriate knowledge of HPV vaccine important for uptake among college-age young adults

1. Among a cohort of college-age young adults, having appropriate knowledge of the HPV vaccine was associated with increased uptake, while high uncertainty was...

Presence of rheumatic and musculoskeletal comorbidities were not associated with significant alterations in COVID-19...

1. There were no significant differences in symptom duration, length of hospital stay, and chest X-ray score between patients hospitalized for COVID-19 pneumonia with...

Healthcare workers at higher risk of COVID-19 compared to the general population

1. Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies was generally low in healthcare workers but higher than the general population. 2. Loss of taste or smell was...
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