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Diagnosis and Management of Coagulation Disorders Related to COVID-19

Although the clinical features of SARS-CoV-2 infection were first reported in 2019, it has also been established that hospitalized patients with COVID-19, especially those admitted to intensive care unit (ICU), have an increased risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE) despite prophylactic dose anticoagulation.1-4 As a result, some experts have suggested that higher anticoagulation targets may be

Multispecialty Perspectives on Long COVID-19

In the year since the global COVID-19 pandemic was declared in March 2020 by the World Health Organization,1 short-term treatments such as prone positioning of patients2 or the use of neutralizing antibody cocktails3 have been optimized, and strategies for patients who remain symptomatic for months or experience long-term sequelae4,5 are being developed. Although several effective

Abdominal Pain, Diarrhea in COVID-19 Linked to H pylori Infection

Among patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) who experience abdominal pain and diarrhea, there is a significant likelihood of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.1 It is currently understood that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), binds angiotensin-converting enzyme-2 (ACE-2)

COVID-19 Vaccination and Imaging Misinterpretation: An Interview With Lacey McIntosh, DO, MPH

The United States is, according to a recent declaration from President Joe Biden, aiming to offer all US adults vaccination against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, by May 2021.1 To date, furthermore, more than 30 people per 100 across the country have received at least 1 dose of a currently approved vaccine.2 The vaccination

Review of Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening in Hard-to-Reach Populations

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has changed the way Americans experience every facet of life. Most concerningly, access to preventive health care is more limited than ever before — at a time when it is of paramount importance. A pause in elective procedures, including cancer screening, is leading to sharp declines in important and

Plant-Based Vaccine Manufacturing for Influenza, Implications for Future Vaccines

Currently, the development of vaccines for influenza and other viruses typically relies on egg-based manufacturing. This approach, and the newer technique of vaccine production in cell cultures, carry the risk of mutations that may reduce the efficacy and immunogenicity of the vaccines. Additionally, there are ongoing needs for greater production speed and capacity to enable

COVID-19 Vaccines Adapted to Fight Variants Will Not Require Long Clinical Trials: FDA

HealthDay News — Long clinical trials will not be needed to prove the effectiveness of approved COVID-19 vaccines that have been adapted to protect against variants of the new coronavirus, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Monday. Instead, vaccine developers will be asked to conduct small clinical trials such as those required for annual

Common Features on Chest CT May Aid Diagnosis of COVID-19

HealthDay News — Chest computed tomography (CT) has a low rate of misdiagnosis of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to a study published online March 4 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Yan Li, Ph.D., and Liming Xia, M.D., both from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China, reviewed clinical information, CT images,

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