Infectious Disease

Reports of high-impact infectious disease studies by medical professionals

Mortality and pulmonary complications in patients undergoing surgery with perioperative SARS-CoV-2 infection: an international...

1. In patients with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection within 7 days before or 30 days after surgery, significant mortality was observed, and perioperative pulmonary complications...

Kawasaki-like disease increase in Italian COVID-19 epicenter

1. Findings from a cohort in Bergamo, Italy indicate a roughly 30-fold increase in the incidence of Kawasaki-like disease associated with the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak. 2....

5-day versus 10-day course of remdesivir in patients with severe COVID-19

1. Compared to patients who received remdesivir for 10 days, those in the 5-day group experienced no significant difference in either clinical outcomes or...

Risk of positive COVID-19 diagnosis not associated with ACE inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker...

1. No association was found between angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor or angiotensin II receptor blocker use and test-positivity for COVID-19. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Severe acute respiratory...

Low COVID-19 infection rate among health care workers in Wuhan, China.

1. Front line health care workers in Wuhan had a lower rate of COVID-19 infection when compared to non-front line health care workers. 2. The...

Decreased expression of nasal ACE2 may be correlated with lower prevalence of COVID-19 in...

1. In a cohort of 305 individuals, nasal epithelial ACE2 gene expression was found to significantly and linearly increase with age. 2. These results imply...

In children, intial two-dose influenza vaccine series more effective than single dose

1. The full two-dose influenza vaccination series was significantly more effective in preventing future influenza compared to partial vaccination. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Childhood influenza is...

Risk of QTc prolongation with hydroxychloroquine therapy

1. Use of hydroxychloroquine with or without azithromycin to treat COVID-19 was frequently associated with QTc prolongation, with results being more pronounced for patients...

Biotherapeutic Lactin-V reduces incidence of bacterial vaginosis recurrence

1. Lactin-V treatment after the use of vaginal metronidazole was shown to significantly lower the incidence of bacterial vaginosis recurrence. 2. Adverse effect included abnormal...

COVID-19 likely associated with high incidence of thromboembolic events

1. In this study of 12 decedents with COVID-19, deep venous thrombosis was observed in over half of the study population. 2. Pulmonary embolism was...
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