Tag: COVID-19

1. Shared rooms and platoon membership within young Marine Corps recruits were risk factors for transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. 2. Most Marine Corps recruits were asymptomatic when they tested positive for the infection. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: The U.S. Department of Defense implements...
1. Patients with severe COVID-19 demonstrated a unique diaphragm myopathic phenotype compared to non-COVID-19 ICU patients. 2. It is unclear whether or not myopathy is a direct result of COVID-19. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has well-known respiratory implications as well as extrapulmonary manifestations. Adverse...
1. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was shown to spread rapidly amongst the U.S.S Theodore Roosevelt crew due to close close-quarter conditions and asymptomatic infected crew members. 2. The Navy implemented procedures prior to deployment such as 14-day quarantine and viral testing for all members to reduce the...
1. In-home glucose-lowering medications were not associated with increased mortality or complications among those with COVID-19. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Diabetes is one of the most common comorbidities found among patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) negatively impacting prognosis in these people. The potential...
1. Children represented a growing percentage of total COVID-19 cases 2. Hospitalization and death remained low amongst children with COVID-19 Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average) Study Rundown: While reported data regarding COVID-19 in adults has been robust, less resources are available regarding COVID-19 in children. This study analyzed public US State Health...
Diaphragm Pathology in Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19 and Postmortem Findings From 3 Medical Centers 1. Patients with severe COVID-19 demonstrated a unique diaphragm myopathic phenotype compared to non-COVID-19 ICU patients. 2. It is unclear whether or not myopathy is a direct result of COVID-19. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Severe acute respiratory...
1. Children represented a growing percentage of total COVID-19 cases 2. Hospitalization and death remained low amongst children with COVID-19 Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average) Study Rundown: While reported data regarding COVID-19 in adults has been robust, less resources are available regarding COVID-19 in children. This study analyzed public US State Health...
1. This agent-based modeling study found that a 1-week delay in implementation of social distancing requirements could have increased confirmed cases over 5-fold in urban communities such as NYC. 2. Likewise, a small decrease in adherence to guidelines resulted in a doubling of projected cases, demonstrating the importance of personal...
1. Children with MIS-C had higher titers of SARS- CoV-2 antibodies compared to patients with Kawasaki disease, COVID-19, and hospitalized controls. 2. Levels of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies correlated with higher erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and length of hospital and ICU stay Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Although the majority of children...
1. The standardized seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in the US population was estimated to be 9.3% with significant regional variation. 2. Higher rates of seropositivity were seen in residents of non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic neighborhoods, as well as neighborhoods in the highest population density quintile. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average) Study...