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Misdiagnosis in the COVID era: When Zebras are Everywhere, Don’t Forget the Horses.

JACC Case Rep. 2020 Apr 27 Misdiagnosis in the COVID era: When Zebras are Everywhere, Don’t Forget the Horses. Yousefzai R1, Bhimaraj A1. Author information 1 Department of Cardiology, Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center. Abstract We report a patient who presented with respiratory failure, chest pain, and fever. In the COVID-19 pandemic

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COVID Pushing Cardiac Rehab into a New Era?

Can J Cardiol. 2020 Apr 25. COVID-19: A Time for Alternate Models in Cardiac Rehabilitation to Take Center Stage. Babu AS1, Arena R2, Ozemek C2, Lavie CJ3. Author information 1 Department of Physiotherapy, Manipal College of Health Professions, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal – 576104, Karnataka, India. Electronic address: abrahambabu@gmail.com.

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Melatonin as a potential adjuvant treatment of COVID-19?

Rev Med Virol. 2020 Apr 21 Melatonin: Roles in influenza, Covid-19, and other viral infections. Anderson G1, Reiter RJ2. Author information 1 CRC Scotland & London, London, UK. 2 Department of Cellular and Structural Biology, University of Texas Health Science at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas. Abstract There is a

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Smartphone-based 30-minute COVID-19 detection from nasal swab?

Lab Chip. 2020 Apr 25. Smartphone-based multiplex 30-minute nucleic acid test of live virus from nasal swab extract. Sun F1, Ganguli A2, Nguyen J3, Brisbin R4, Shanmugam K4, Hirschberg DL5, Wheeler MB6, Bashir R7, Nash DM8, Cunningham BT7. Author information 1 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA. bcunning@illinois.edu. 2 Department

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Why are COVID-19 patients hypercoagulant? A link to endothelial dysfunction.

Thromb Haemost. 2020 Apr 21. COVID-19-Related Severe Hypercoagulability in Patients Admitted to Intensive Care Unit for Acute Respiratory Failure. Spiezia L1, Boscolo A2, Poletto F1, Cerruti L1, Tiberio I3, Campello E1, Navalesi P2, Simioni P1. Author information 1 General Internal Medicine and Thrombotic and Haemorrhagic Diseases Unit, Department of Medicine, Padua University Hospital, Padua, Italy.

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COVID-19 and the CRISPR Community Response

COVID-19 and the CRISPR Community Response Kevin Davies and Rodolphe Barrangou On January 4, most of us were easing back into the research lab and teaching routine after a well-deserved holiday break. Few of us paid much heed to a 1,300-word essay in STAT by science writer Helen Branswell. We should

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No SLE patients with COVID-19? An interesting commentary in BMJ

Ann Rheum Dis. 2020 Apr 15. SLE, hydroxychloroquine and no SLE patients with covid-19: a comment. Joob B1, Wiwanitkit V2. Author information 1 Medical Center, Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand beuyjoob@hotmail.com. 2 Department of Community Medicine, Dr DY Patil University, Pune, Maharastra, India. Inter-relationship between covid-19 and rheumatic diseases is an interesting topic in

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Is hypertension simply a reaction to severe COVID-19, a predisposing factor, or a phenomenon related to ACE2 expression?

Circ Res. 2020 Apr 7. COVID-19 and the Heart. Akhmerov A1, Marban E2. Author information 1 Smidt Heart Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, UNITED STATES. 2 Heart Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, UNITED STATES. Abstract Infection with the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, produces a clinical syndrome known as COVID-19. When severe, COVID-19 is a systemic illness characterized by hyperinflammation, cytokine storm and elevations of

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Risk factors of fatal outcome in hospitalized subjects with coronavirus disease 2019 from a nationwide analysis in China.

Chest. 2020 Apr 15. Risk factors of fatal outcome in hospitalized subjects with coronavirus disease 2019 from a nationwide analysis in China. Medical Treatment Expert Group for COVID-19. Author information Abstract BACKGROUND: The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has become a global health emergency. Cumulative number of new confirmed

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CBC, IL-6, IL-10 and serum ferritin surface as strongest predictor of COVID-19 severity and mortality

Clin Chem Lab Med. 2020 Apr 10. Hematologic, biochemical and immune biomarker abnormalities associated with severe illness and mortality in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): a meta-analysis. Henry BM1, de Oliveira MHS2, Benoit S3,4, Plebani M5, Lippi G6. Author information 1 Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, The Heart Institute, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH,

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