Latest Articles on Coronaviruses

  • Gastroenterology visitation and reminders predict surveillance uptake for patients with adenomas with high-risk features Fri, 23 Apr 2021 06:00:00 -0400
    Individuals diagnosed with colorectal adenomas with high-risk features during screening colonoscopy have increased risk for the development of subsequent adenomas and colorectal cancer. While US guidelines recommend surveillance colonoscopy at 3 years in this high-risk population, surveillance uptake is suboptimal. To inform future interventions to improve surveillance uptake, we sought to assess surveillance rates and identify facilitators of uptake in a large integrated health system. We...
  • Corona Mortis: A Systematic Review of Literature Thu, 22 Apr 2021 06:00:00 -0400
    Our systematic review evaluates surgically relevant information about corona mortis (CM), such as anatomical structure, size, laterality, incidence, and anthropometric correlations. This study aimed to provide data about anastomosis in an attempt to avoid iatrogenic damage during surgery. Articles were searched online using the descriptor "Corona Mortis" in PubMed, Biblioteca Virtual em Saúde (BVS) (Literatura Latino-Americana e do Caribe em Saúde [LILACS], MEDLINE, indice bibliografico espaãol...
  • Clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) at Mercy Health Hospitals, Toledo, Ohio Thu, 22 Apr 2021 06:00:00 -0400
    CONCLUSION: Age and hypertension were associated with significant comorbidity and mortality in Covid-19 Positive patients. Furthermore, people who were older than 70, and had hypertension, diabetes, COPD, or CKD had higher odds of dying from the disease as compared to patients who hadn't. Subjects with hypertension also had significantly greater odds of other adverse outcomes.
  • Arteries of the Lower Limb-Embryology, Variations, and Clinical Significance Thu, 22 Apr 2021 06:00:00 -0400
    CONCLUSION: Knowledge of these variations is essential for surgical and endovascular management as failure to recognize them can result in complications.
  • COVID-19 in the Age of Artificial Intelligence: A Comprehensive Review Thu, 22 Apr 2021 06:00:00 -0400
    The recent COVID-19 pandemic, which broke at the end of the year 2019 in Wuhan, China, has infected more than 98.52 million people by today (January 23, 2021) with over 2.11 million deaths across the globe. To combat the growing pandemic on urgent basis, there is need to design effective solutions using new techniques that could exploit recent technology, such as machine learning, deep learning, big data, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, for identification and tracking of COVID-19...
  • Anatomical position of the corona mortis relative to the anteroposterior and inlet views Thu, 22 Apr 2021 06:00:00 -0400
    CONCLUSIONS: In order to predict possible hemodynamic instability of the corona mortis following pubic ramus fractures, it is of clinical significance to precisely establish the anatomical position of the corona mortis on the anteroposterior and inlet views.
  • Influence of the corona pandemic on pain patients : Which impacts of the pandemic on their care do patients with chronic pain experience? Thu, 22 Apr 2021 06:00:00 -0400
    BACKGROUND: Diseases caused by the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) have led to a pandemic in a very dynamic manner. The epidemiological situation of national importance required infection control measures with the aim of reducing morbidity and mortality. An overburdening of the healthcare system should be avoided. The measures taken to combat the pandemic have had an impact on public and private life. Patients suffering from chronic pain have also been greatly affected.
  • Impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on screen media use in patients referred for ADHD to child and adolescent psychiatry: an introduction to problematic use of the internet in ADHD and results of a survey Thu, 22 Apr 2021 06:00:00 -0400
    The COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown have been associated with multiple consequences for mental health, including an excessive and potentially harmful increase in screen media use. The specific consequences for children, adolescents and young adults with ADHD are still unknown. In the first part of this study, a short review of problematic use of the internet (PUI) in ADHD is presented, showing that patients with ADHD are at risk for different aspects of PUI, such as excessive gaming or...
  • Protein-nanoparticle interactions and a new insight Thu, 22 Apr 2021 06:00:00 -0400
    The study of protein-nanoparticle interactions provides knowledge about the bio-reactivity of nanoparticles, and creates a database of nanoparticles for applications in nanomedicine, nanodiagnosis, and nanotherapy. The problem arises when nanoparticles come in contact with physiological fluids such as plasma or serum, wherein they interact with the proteins (or other biomolecules). This interaction leads to the coating of proteins on the nanoparticle surface, mostly due to the electrostatic...
  • Robotized Noncontact Open-Space Mapping of Volatile Organic Compounds Emanating from Solid Specimens Thu, 22 Apr 2021 06:00:00 -0400
    Analysis of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) is normally preceded by sample homogenization and solvent extraction. This methodology does not provide spatial resolution of the analyzed VOCs in the examined matrix. Here, we present a robotized pen-shaped probe for open-space sampling and mapping of VOCs emanating from solid specimens (dubbed "PENVOC"). The system combines vacuum-assisted suction probe, mass spectrometry, and robotic handling of the probe. The VOCs are scavenged from the sample...