CONCLUSIONS: Patients value dental personnel and treatment-related factors, specifically those with fear.
Cutaneous Adverse Events Following 771 Doses of the Inactivated and mRNA Covid-19 Vaccines: a Survey Study Among Health Care Providers
INTRODUCTION: As Coronavirus disease 19 (Covid-19) still continues to affect humanity worldwide, different types of Covid-19 vaccines are being administered to maintain immunization against Covid-19. As both the inactivated and mRNA vaccines are now being applied prevalently, systemic adverse events along with cutaneous side effects are frequently being reported in the literature.
Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on quality of partner relationship and sexual activity among COVID positive males: a cross sectional study
CONCLUSIONS: Among the COVID-19-positive respondents, sexual activity and partner relationships were largely found to be intact during the pandemic lockdown period.
Innovations in Medical Education During the COVID-19 Era and Beyond: Medical Students’ Perspectives on the Transformation of Real Public Health Visits Into Virtual Format
CONCLUSION: Transformation of real public health field visits into virtual format is acceptable and applicable during the COVID-19 era and maybe beyond.
Over the last several decades, no emerging virus has had a profound impact on the world as the SARS-CoV-2 that emerged at the end of 2019 has done. To know where severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) originated from and how it jumped into human population, we immediately started a surveillance investigation in wild mammals in and around Wuhan when we determined the agent. Herein, coronaviruses were screened in the lung, liver, and intestinal tissue samples from fifteen...
Relationship Between Optimism-Pessimism Levels of Mothers and Anxiety Levels of Children in Turkey During COVID-19 Pandemic
CONCLUSION: These findings suggest that mental health of children has been adversely affected during the pandemic and this has important implications for designing and implementing interventions aimed at reducing anxiety levels of children and determining protective and risk factors associated with anxiety in the face of adversity.
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease (COVID)-19, has become a persistent global health threat. Individuals who are symptomatic for COVID-19 frequently exhibit respiratory illness, which is often accompanied by neurological symptoms of anosmia and fatigue. Mounting clinical data also indicate that many COVID-19 patients display long-term neurological disorders postinfection such as cognitive decline, which emphasizes the need to further elucidate the effects of COVID-19 on the...
CONCLUSION: Differences in the odds of death from COVID-19 between occupational groups has declined over the course of the pandemic, although some occupations have remained relatively high throughout.
As a newly emerged infectious disease, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has caused millions of deaths, resulting in a global health challenge. Currently, several vaccines have been approved with significant benefits against disease transmission. However, effective therapies are still needed for the clinical management of infected COVID-19 patients. Available evidence has indicated elevated levels of proinflammatory cytokines, including interleukin-6 (IL-6), in COVID-19 patients, with...
Projecting the SARS-CoV-2 transition from pandemicity to endemicity: Epidemiological and immunological considerations
In this review, we discuss the epidemiological dynamics of different viral infections to project how the transition from a pandemic to endemic Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) might take shape. Drawing from theories of disease invasion and transmission dynamics, waning immunity in the face of viral evolution and antigenic drift, and empirical data from influenza, dengue, and seasonal coronaviruses, we discuss the putative periodicity, severity, and age dynamics of...
Ab-CoV: a curated database for binding affinity and neutralization profiles of coronavirus related antibodies
SUMMARY: We have developed a database, Ab-CoV, which contains manually curated experimental interaction profiles of 1780 coronavirus related neutralizing antibodies. It contains more than 3200 datapoints on half maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50), half maximal effective concentration (EC50) and binding affinity (KD). Each data with experimentally known three-dimensional structures are complemented with predicted change in stability and affinity of all possible point mutations of interface...
Increased <sup>18</sup>F-FDG Uptake in the Axillary Lymph Nodes of the Vaccinated Side Associated with COVID-19 Vaccination
A 50-year-old female patient underwent (^(18)fluorine-fluorodeoxyglucose (^(18)F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) following modified radical mastectomy for cancer of the left breast. Ten days before the PET/CT, the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) vaccine was injected intramuscularly into the right deltoid muscle. Increased (^(18)F-FDG uptake of maximum standardized uptake value (11.0) was observed in the lymph nodes of the right axilla, which had not been...
Reduced Opioid Use and Prescribing in a Same Day Discharge Pilot Enhanced Recovery Program for Elective Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgical Procedures During the COVID-19 Pandemic
CONCLUSIONS: In our initial experience, SDD is associated with significantly lower patient narcotic utilization for postoperative pain management than hypothesized. This pilot SDD program resulted in a change in clinical practice with reduction of prescribed discharge oxycodone 5 mg quantity from #40 to #10 tablets.
The intranasal administration of drugs allows an effective and noninvasive therapeutic action on the respiratory tract. In an era of rapidly increasing antimicrobial resistance, new approaches to the treatment of communicable diseases, especially lung infections, are urgently needed. Metal nanoparticles are recognized as a potential last-line defense, but limited data on the biosafety and nano/biointeractions preclude their use. Here, we quantitatively and qualitatively assess the fate and the...
Mothers’ Anxiety to Aggravated Acute Fear of Earthquakes in the City of Zagreb in the COVID-19 Pandemic
CONCLUSIONS: To our knowledge, our study is the only national study dealing with mental health problems in a population of puerperal and breastfeeding mothers in a challenging time of COVID-19 pandemic aggravated by devastating earthquake.
Treatment of COVID-19 Patients with Two Units of Convalescent Plasma in a Resource-Constrained State
CONCLUSION: The provision of 2 units of CCP was associated with a reduction in mortality in patients treated with high titer units within 3 days of COVID-19 diagnosis. Given the results, CCP is a viable, low-cost therapy in resource-constrained states and countries.