• Acute Appendicitis in Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Neither Delayed Diagnosis Nor Worse Outcomes

    1 month ago - By Pediatric Emergency Care

    Aim
    The aim of this study was to describe the incidence of complicated appendicitis during the SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) pandemic lockdown.
    Methods
    This was a retrospective study of pediatric patients diagnosed with acute appendicitis in a single pediatric institution that assumed care responsibility for most of the pediatric emergencies during the lockdown period in Madrid. A control group was made up of the same number of patients diagnosed the previous year.
    Results
    One hundred fifty-one patients diagnosed with acute appendicitis were included (77...
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  • Vitamin D deficiency associated with higher risk of COVID-19 hospitalization

    1 month ago - By News Medical

    A new study published shows that low levels of vitamin D are associated with a higher risk of COVID-19 hospitalization.
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  • High factor V levels linked to lymphopenia and weakened immunity in severe COVID-19

    1 month ago - By News Medical

    A new study suggests that factor V, a coagulation factor, is upregulated in a range of white blood cells in severe COVID-19. This increase is linked to the observed coagulopathy, lymphopenia and suppression of adaptive immunity in such patients.
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  • Bad-News Mutants; Calif. Lifts Moderna Vax Hold; How to Enjoy Food Again?

    Bad-News Mutants; Calif. Lifts Moderna Vax Hold; How to Enjoy Food Again?

    1 month ago - By MedPageToday

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    Lab experiments suggest that available vaccines may be less effective against new SARS-CoV-2 variants and that COVID-19 survivors may be reinfected. (New York Times...
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  • ACE2 and furin levels linked to higher levels of inflammation in smokers with COVID-19

    1 month ago - By News Medical

    A new study reports the level of ACE2 and furin, two enzymes that are intimately linked to infection with SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of COVID-19.
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