COVID-19 Lung Damage

Panagis Galiatsatos, M.D., M.H.S. February 28, 2022 Like other respiratory illnesses, COVID-19 can cause lasting lung damage. Panagis Galiatsatos, M.D., M.H.S., is an expert on lung disease at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and sees patients with COVID-19. He explains some of the short- and long-term lung problems brought on by the new coronavirus. “As […]

COVID-19 related concerns of people with long-term respiratory conditions: a qualitative study

Authors: Keir E. J. Philip,  Bradley Lonergan, Andrew Cumella, Joe Farrington-Douglas, Michael Laffan & Nicholas S. Hopkinson BMC Pulmonary Medicine volume 20, Article number: 319 (2020)  Abstract Background The COVID-19 pandemic is having profound psychological impacts on populations globally, with increasing levels of stress, anxiety, and depression being reported, especially in people with pre-existing medical conditions who appear to be particularly vulnerable. There are limited data […]

The characteristics and evolution of pulmonary fibrosis in COVID-19 patients as assessed by AI-assisted chest HRCT

Authors: Jia-Ni Zou , Liu Sun , Bin-Ru Wang , You Zou , Shan Xu, Yong-Jun Ding, Li-Jun Shen, Wen-Cai Huang, Xiao-Jing Jiang, Shi-Ming Chen  Published: March 23, 2021 Abstract The characteristics and evolution of pulmonary fibrosis in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have not been adequately studied. AI-assisted chest high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) was used to […]

The incidence, clinical characteristics, and outcomes of pneumothorax in hospitalized COVID-19 patients: A systematic review

Authors: Woon H. Chong,a,⁎Biplab K. Saha,bKurt Hu,c and Amit Chopraa Abstract Background Pneumothorax has been frequently described as a complication of COVID-19 infections. Objective In this systematic review, we describe the incidence, clinical characteristics, and outcomes of COVID-19-related pneumothorax. Methods Studies were identified through MEDLINE, Pubmed, and Google Scholar databases using keywords of “COVID-19,” “SARS-CoV-2,” “pneumothorax,” “pneumomediastinum,” […]

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 […]

The pathophysiology of bronchiectasis

Authors : King P Abstract:  Bronchiectasis is defined by permanent and abnormal widening of the bronchi. This process occurs in the context of chronic airway infection and inflammation. It is usually diagnosed using computed tomography scanning to visualize the larger bronchi. Bronchiectasis is also characterized by mild to moderate airflow obstruction. This review will describe the […]

COVID-19 Vasculopathy: Mounting Evidence for an Indirect Mechanism of Endothelial Injury

Authors: Roberto F. Nicosia,∗∗ Giovanni Ligresti,† Nunzia Caporarello,‡ Shreeram Akilesh,∗ and Domenico Ribatti§ Patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) who are critically ill develop vascular complications characterized by thrombosis of small, medium, and large vessels. Dysfunction of the vascular endothelium due to the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection has been implicated in the pathogenesis of the COVID-19 […]

Bronchiectasis: Mechanisms and Imaging Clues of Associated Common and Uncommon Diseases

Authors: Bethany Milliron, Travis S Henry, Srihari Veeraraghavan, Brent P Little Bronchiectasis is permanent irreversible dilatation of the airways and occurs in a variety of pathologic processes. Recurrent infection and inflammation and the resulting chemical and cellular cascade lead to permanent architectural changes in the airways. Bronchiectasis can confer substantial potential morbidity, usually secondary to […]