Infectious Disease

Reports of high-impact infectious disease studies by medical professionals

Risk factors associated with acute respiratory distress syndrome in COVID-19 patients

1. Study findings suggest that risk factors predisposing patients to progression to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) include older age, neutrophilia, and organ and...

Clinical characteristics of COVID-19 in China

1. Clinical data from early cases in China describe rapid transmission and variable degrees of illness. 2. Patients commonly presented with fever and cough following...

Initial data on the viability of SARS-CoV-2 in aerosol and on surfaces

1. SARS-CoV-2 appears to have the longest surface viability on plastic and stainless steel compared to aerosol, copper, or cardboard with detection of viable...

Improved SARS-CoV-2 clearance with combination hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin

1. Hydroxychloroquine treatment was found to significantly reduce viral load in COVID-19 patients, and had an enhanced effect when azithromycin was included in treatment Evidence...

SARS-CoV-2 detected in respiratory, fecal, and serum specimens

1. A small number of individuals with confirmed COVID-19 were found to have viral RNA in their feces (29%) and blood (1%). No individuals...

Large study describes characteristics of children with COVID-19 in China

1. Children of all ages were susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection, with infants and younger children being most at risk for severe and critical illness....

Development and validation of PEN-FAST clinical prediction tool for possible penicillin allergy

1. In patients with reported history of penicillin allergy, a clinical prediction tool based on timing, character, and severity of the reaction accurately predicted...

Foregoing antibiotics in pediatric outpatients with suspected pneumonia may be a safe option

1. In children aged 3 months to 18 years discharged from the emergency department (ED) with suspected community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), similar treatment failure rates...

Early transmission dynamics of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China

1. Analysis of the initial transmission dynamics of the novel corononvirus revealed the epidemic to be doubling in size approximately every week with each...

Novel coronavirus identified from patients with pneumonia in Wuhan, China

1. According to an investigation by a rapid response team, the Wuhan outbreak was most likely caused by a novel betacoronavirus. 2. This study reinforces...
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