COVID-19 and emerging spinal cord complications: A systematic review

Ritwick Mondal,a Shramana Deb,b Gourav Shome,c Upasana Ganguly,a Durjoy Lahiri,a,d,⁎ and Julián Benito-Leóne,f,g,⁎⁎ Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2021 Jun; 51: 102917.Published online 2021 Mar 21. doi: 10.1016/j.msard.2021.102917 PMCID: PMC7981271 PMID: 33845350 Abstract Background : Spinal cord complications associated with coronavirus infectious disease of 2019 (COVID-19) are being widely reported. The purpose of this systematic review was to summarize so far available pieces of evidence documenting de novo novel severe […]

Hearing Loss Is a Side Effect of COVID-19

·April 14, 2023 Candy Gibson, Kim Gibson et al. BMJ Case Reports; Auditory Neuroscience Featured Neuroscience Summary: A link has been discovered between COVID-19 infection and sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL). Upto one-third of patients referred to audiologists for SSHL were previously diagnosed with COVID-19. Other studies report an increase in SSHL in those with asymptomatic COVID-19 […]

COVID-19 in Patients with Pre-Existing Interstitial Lung Disease: Potential Value of a Steroid-Based Treatment Strategy

J Clin Med. 2023 Aug; 12(15): 4940. Published online 2023 Jul 27. doi: 10.3390/jcm12154940 PMCID: PMC10419957 PMID: 37568341 Authors: Toru Arai, Conceptualization, Resources, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing, Funding acquisition,1,* Yu Kurahara, Resources, Writing – review & editing, Supervision,1,2 Mitsuhiro Moda, Resources, Writing – review & editing,3 Takehiko Kobayashi, Resources, Writing – review & editing,1 Yoshinobu Matsuda, Resources, Writing – review & editing,1,3 Tomoko Kagawa, Resources, Writing – review & editing,1,3 Reiko Sugawara, Resources, Writing – review & editing,3 Kazunari Tsuyuguchi, Writing […]

The Impact of Initial COVID-19 Episode Inflammation Among Adults on Mortality Within 12 Months Post-hospital Discharge

Authors: Arch G. Mainous III1,2*, Benjamin J. Rooks1 and Frank A. Orlando1 May 12, 2022 Frontiers in Medicine Background: Inflammation in the initial COVID-19 episode may be associated with post-recovery mortality. The goal of this study was to determine the relationship between systemic inflammation in COVID-19 hospitalized adults and mortality after recovery from COVID-19. Methods: An analysis of electronic health […]

Life-threatening inflammation is turning COVID-19 into a chronic disease

Authors: Chris Melore MAY 13, 2022 Study Finds Long COVID continues to be a lingering problem for more and more coronavirus patients in the months following their infection. Now, a new study contends that the life-threatening inflammation many patients experience — causing long-term damage to their health — is turning COVID-19 into a chronic condition. […]

Management of urticaria in COVID-19 patients: A systematic review

Authors: Eyad Abuelgasim,Ann Christine Modaragamage Dona,Rajan Singh Sondh,Amer Harky First published: 28 September 2020 Abstract The global pandemic COVID-19 has resulted in significant global morbidity, mortality and increased healthcare demands. There is now emerging evidence of patients experiencing urticaria. We sought to systematically review current evidence, critique the literature, and present our findings. Allowing PRISMA […]

Asthma drug brings hope for COVID-19 treatment

A steroid commonly used in asthma inhalers has the potential to prevent severe COVID-19 symptoms. It could treat the illness early on and help to reduce pressure on hospitals. Author Louisa Wright, Madelaine Pitt Date 13.04.2021 A common asthma medication that can be used at home might be an effective treatment for early COVID-19 in adults, according […]

COVID-19: Current understanding of its Pathophysiology, Clinical presentation and Treatment

Authors: Anant Parasher Abstract Background The severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) coronavirus-2 is a novel coronavirus belonging to the family Coronaviridae and is now known to be responsible for the outbreak of a series of recent acute atypical respiratory infections originating in Wuhan, China. The disease caused by this virus, termed coronavirus disease 19 or simply […]

How To Increase Platelet Count In COVID Patients? What Is Thrombocytopenia?

Authors: Ananya Varma Platelets are said to play an important role in inflammatory signalling. Here is why it is important to keep a check of Platelet count in COVID patients.  Given that COVID-19 is a relatively novel disease, newer research continues to emerge into its characteristics with scientists now linking rapidly decreasing platelets to be a symptom of […]

Bell’s Palsy after second dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination in a patient with history of recurrent Bell’s palsy

Authors: Michael Repajic,a Xue Lei Lai,a Prissilla Xu,b and Antonio Liua,∗ Abstract Objective To report a patient with history of recurrent Bell’s Palsy who developed Bell’s Palsy 36 ​h after the administration of the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Case The patient is a 57-year-old female with past medical history of 3 episodes of Bell’s Palsy. She responded […]