Tag: COVID-19

1. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection increases the rate of Kawasaki disease in children. 2. Individuals with severe Kawasaki disease were more likely to have myocarditis, require combination therapy with inotrope treatment, and require admission to the intensive care unit. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Viral disease is...
1. Healthcare workers in the United States and United Kingdom had at least a three-fold greater risk of COVID-19 infection than the general public. 2. Black, Asian, and minority ethnic healthcare workers were at a disproportionately higher risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection, as were those re-using personal protective equipment or with...
1. A computerized model predicted that 64.6% of Canadians will be infected with SARS-CoV-2 without any interventions. 2. With enhanced case detection and contact tracing, infection rate was predicted to be 0.4%, and 0.2% if sustained physical distancing was additionally achieved.  3. Keeping infection rate under 0.2% was the only scenario...
The effectiveness of body age-based intervention in workplace health promotion: Results of a cohort study on 9851 Danish employees 1. A workplace intervention that determined employees’ body age was found to decrease body age score, reduce smoking habits, lower risk factors for chronic disease, and lower rates for metabolic syndrome. Evidence...
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 rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases, compared to controls without these comorbidities. 2. Major risk factors for hospital admission and mortality included older age and pre-existing comorbidities (i.e....
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 most strongly associated with seropositivity in healthcare workers. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Healthcare workers comprised a significant proportion of individuals who tested positive for...
1. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection increases the rate of Kawasaki disease in children. 2. Individuals with severe Kawasaki disease were more likely to have myocarditis, require combination therapy with inotrope treatment, and require admission to the intensive care unit. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Viral disease is...
1. Healthcare workers in the United States and United Kingdom had at least a three-fold greater risk of COVID-19 infection than the general public. 2. Black, Asian, and minority ethnic healthcare workers were at a disproportionately higher risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection, as were those re-using personal protective equipment or with...
1. Serum IL-6 and TNF-α were strong, independent predictors of disease severity and death among those with suspected and confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Hyperinflammatory responses, or cytokine storms, are known results of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), serving as a basis for disease severity and...
1. Serum IL-6 and TNF-α were strong, independent predictors of disease severity and death among those with suspected and confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Hyperinflammatory responses, or cytokine storms, are known results of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), serving as a basis for disease severity and...