coronavirus, Covid-19

COVID-19 is, in the end, an endothelial disease

By |2020-09-04T09:00:00+02:00September 4th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Coronavirus PubMed|

The vascular endothelium provides the crucial interface between the blood compartment and tissues, and displays a series of remarkable properties that normally maintain homeostasis. This tightly regulated palette of functions includes control of haemostasis, fibrinolysis, vasomotion, inflammation, oxidative stress, vascular permeability, and structure. While these functions participate in the moment-to-moment regulation of the circulation and coordinate many host defence mechanisms, they can...

Technology as a Coping Tool during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Implications and Recommendations

By |2020-08-08T01:00:00+02:00August 8th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Coronavirus PubMed|

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused unprecedented social disruption. This collective trauma has resulted in school closures, shuttered businesses, rising unemployment, and a spike in emotional distress from the pandemic and related secondary stressors. In this time of crisis, and due to sweeping stay-at-home orders across the United States and internationally, billions of individuals are engaging in work and school from home. This has resulted in an increasing reliance on technology to accomplish...

AN OPEN CALL FOR INFLUENZA VACCINATION PENDING THE NEW WAVE OF COVID-19

By |2020-07-09T09:00:00+02:00July 9th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Coronavirus PubMed|

In their study, Yue et al. reported influenza co-infection among COVID-19 patients as 57.3%. The study included a period of January 12-February 21, 2020 in Wuhan, China. We have recently detected this rate as 0.54% in Turkey. This difference between rates of co-infection can be explained by the seasonality of the influenza virus. Our study included the period of March 10-May 10. Another study from Wuhan, including the period of 28 January-29 February 2020, reported the rate of influenza...