Detection of SARS-CoV-2 viral proteins and genomic sequences in human brainstem nuclei

Aron Emmi, Stefania Rizzo, Luisa Barzon, Michele Sandre, Elisa Carturan, Alessandro Sinigaglia, Silvia Riccetti, Mila Della Barbera, Rafael Boscolo-Berto, Patrizia Cocco, Veronica Macchi, Angelo Antonini, Monica De Gaspari, Cristina Basso, Raffaele De Caro & Andrea Porzionato  npj Parkinson’s Disease volume 9, Article number: 25 (2023) Cite this articleAbstract Open Access Published: 13 February 2023 Neurological manifestations are common in COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. Despite reports of SARS-CoV-2 detection in the brain and cerebrospinal fluid of COVID-19 […]

Comparison between RT-qPCR for SARS-CoV-2 and expanded triage in sputum of symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19 subjects in Ecuador

Authors: Ariel Torres, Martha Fors, Tamaris Rivero, Karina Pantoja & Santiago Ballaz  BMC Infectious Diseases volume 21, Article number: 558 (2021)  Abstract Background The quantitative reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) effectively detects the SARS-COV-2 virus. SARS-CoV-2 Nevertheless, some critical gaps remain in the identification and monitoring of asymptomatic people. Methods This retrospective study included 733 asymptomatic and symptomatic COVID-19 subjects, who were submitted to the […]

Analysis of the Study of the Expression of Apoptosis Markers (CD95) and Intercellular Adhesion Markers (CD54) in Healthy Individuals and Patients Who Underwent COVID-19 When Using the Drug Mercureid

Authors: Sergey N Gusev1*, Velichko LN2, Bogdanova AV2, Khramenko NI2, Konovalova NV2 Published Date: 26-08-2021 Abstract SARS-CoV-2, the pathogen, which is responsible for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), has caused unprecedented morbidity and mortality worldwide. Scientific and clinical evidence testifies about long-term COVID-19 effects that can affect many organ systems. Cellular damage, overproduction of proinflammatory cytokines and […]

Pathological findings in organs and tissues of patients with COVID-19: A systematic review

Authors: Sasha Peiris 1 2, Hector Mesa 3, Agnes Aysola 4, Juan Manivel 5, Joao Toledo 1 2, Marcio Borges-Sa 6, Sylvain Aldighieri 1 2, Ludovic Reveiz 2 7 Abstract Background: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is the pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 that has caused more than 2.2 million deaths worldwide. We summarize the reported pathologic findings on biopsy and autopsy in patients with severe/fatal COVID-19 and documented the presence and/or effect of SARS-CoV-2 in all organs. […]

Overweight/obesity as the potentially most important lifestyle factor associated with signs of pneumonia in COVID-19

Authors: Vanessa Sacco ,Barbara Rauch ,Christina Gar,Stefanie Haschka,Anne L. Potzel,Stefanie Kern-Matschilles,Friederike Banning,Irina Benz,Mandy Meisel,Jochen Seissler,Andreas Lechner  Published: November 18, 2020 Abstract Objective The occurrence of pneumonia separates severe cases of COVID-19 from the majority of cases with mild disease. However, the factors determining whether or not pneumonia develops remain to be fully uncovered. We therefore explored the […]

Simple blood test can tell whether patients will suffer from ‘long COVID’

Authors: by Study Finds AUGUST 15, 2021 CAMBRIDGE, England — A simple blood test for long COVID is on the horizon. Biological “fingerprints” can identify individuals with the debilitating syndrome, according to new research. This opens the door to the first accurate diagnosis of the mysterious condition. Sufferers complain it is hard to convince doctors of […]

COVID-19-Associated Bronchiectasis and Its Impact on Prognosis

Authors: Aasir M. Suliman, Bassel W. Bitar, Amer A. Farooqi, Anam M. Elarabi, Mohamed R. Aboukamar, Ahmed S. Abdulhadi Abstract Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which initially emerged in Wuhan, China, has rapidly swept around the world, causing grave morbidity and mortality. It manifests with several symptoms, on a spectrum from asymptomatic to severe illness and death. Many typical imaging features […]

Antigen and Molecular Tests

Diagnostic tests are used to detect current, active infections of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Diagnostic tests can be antigen based (“rapid antigen” tests), which look for protein markers on the outside of the virus, or they can be molecular based (including PCR, LAMP, CRISPR), which look for viral genomic material specific to SARS-CoV-2. Molecular based tests that amplify […]

Performance of an Antigen-Based Test for Asymptomatic and Symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Testing at Two University Campuses

Authors: Ian W. Pray, PhD1,2,3,*; Laura Ford, PhD1,2,*; Devlin Cole, MD3,4; Christine Lee, PhD1,5; John Paul Bigouette, PhD1,2; Glen R. Abedi, MPH1; Dena Bushman, MSN, MPH1,2; Miranda J. Delahoy, PhD1,2; Dustin Currie, PhD1,2; Blake Cherney, MS1; Marie Kirby, PhD1; Geroncio Fajardo, MD1; Motria Caudill, PhD1,6; Kimberly Langolf, MS7; Juliana Kahrs, MS7; Patrick Kelly, MD4,8; Collin […]

Hydroxychloroquine for the Prevention of Covid-19 — Searching for Evidence

Authors: Myron S. Cohen, M.D. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), has generated a worldwide pandemic. The interruption of its spread depends on a combination of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions. Initial SARS-CoV-2 prevention includes social distancing, the use of face masks, environmental hygiene, and hand washing.1 Although […]