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The PACAAP study aims to report the seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 IgG antibodies among HCWs testing during the massive campaign screening set up in France by French ministry of Health and national authorities in four hospital of the Alpine region.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a problem that is being faced in more than 200 countries in the world, including Indonesia. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic. The transmission of the virus occurred rapidly that 2 weeks from the first case diagnosed, 1000 patients tested positive. A week later, the number of positive cases exceeded 4600, reaching more than 30,000 patients and 2,500 deaths on March 18, 2020. The death rate due to COVID-19 in Indonesia is one of the highest in Asia. To date, no therapy has been shown to be effective for Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). A vaccine for SARS-CoV-2 also has not been found at this time and is in the research phase. Current management of COVID-19 patients focuses primarily on providing supportive care. Currently, several countries make treatment guidelines for COVID-19 patients by providing several types of anti-viral drugs and other drugs such as chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine, immunoglobulins, anti-cytokine agents or immunomodulators. The administration of these drugs does not escape the various side effects experienced by patients. Administration of chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine carries the risk of causing prolonged QT interval which can lead to arrhytmia disturbances such as torsades des pointes in certain people. Administration of chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine in combination with azithromycin increases the risk of developing arrhythmias. Giving anti-viruses such as lopinavir / ritonavir, umifenovir, remdesivir, favipiravir can also cause various side effects including gastrointestinal disturbances (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea), impaired liver function, and hyperuricaemia. Treatment with human immunoglobulins has been associated with a significantly increased risk of thrombotic events. Currently, no acupuncture research on COVID-19 patients has been published. However, acupuncture can play a role in several conditions that occur in COVID-19 according to the pathophysiology that occurs, this has been proven through several clinical studies conducted on non-COVID-19 cases that have pathophysiology that resemble COVID-19 conditions. In COVID-19 with mild-moderate symptoms, acupuncture can play a role in boosting the immune system, including increasing the number of Natural Killer cells and lymphocytes. Whereas in cases of severe COVID-19 symptoms, it is hoped that acupuncture can provide anti-inflammatory effect and prevent cytokine storm.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made severe impact worldwide for those inflicted by the disease, the caretakers, the general public, as well as the health care system. Hospitalized patients with COVID-19 experience physical isolation during treatment. Isolation may lead to psychological distress that could negatively affect well-being such as affective states of depression, anxiety, and loneliness. Thus, creative ways to deliver psycho-social support are needed when face-to-face therapy sessions may not possible. We investigated the effectiveness of video-based psychotherapy in reducing distress in patients with COVID-19 treated in a general hospital isolation ward in Jakarta. This study included 42 patients with COVID-19, who were asked to watch three brief psychotherapy videos about relaxation, managing thoughts and emotions, and mindfulness. Before and after watching the videos, patients were asked to complete the Subjective Units of Distress Scale (SUDS) to measure their stress level. 31 subjects experienced a significant decrease in SUDS score after the intervention. Our brief video-based psychotherapy intervention may have a positive effect on reducing distress in hospitalized COVID-19 patients in areas with scarce resources.
The Flavor test has been developed and validated by our group to assess retro-nasal olfactory performances. The original flavor test has been simplified, with the great advantage to be self-administrable for COVID-19 patients in isolation, without any risk to health professionals.
Background Numerous surgicals treatments have been described for the massive subcutaneous emphysema; however, some of these techniques cannot be carried out in a critical care unit and they are related with high morbidity and exposure in positive SARS COV-2 patients. More effective, less invasive and isolated procedures should be implemented. Technique Negative pressure therapy (NPT) that can allow effective solving of massive subcutaneous emphysema in a short period (5 days) with a minimally invasive approach at the bedside in Covid-19 or non infected critical patients. Conclusion NPT is an effective and low invasive strategy for the management of EES in critical patients with high risk of mortality.
This study aim to explore the optimal swap insertion length for mid-turbinate and nasopharyngeal samples. Our clinical trial took place at a Covid-19 test center in Copenhagen. Participants consisted of voluntary citizens who were at the test center for a nasopharyngeal antigen quicktest. An endoscopic examination was performed simultaneous with the swap to measure the length from the vestibulum nasi to the posterior wall of the nasopharynx and the mid-turbinate.
The investigator analyzed the data of the patients admitted to the surgical department during the period 1St September - 10Th December 2020 to estimate the seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection in the setting of a non-dedicated COVID-19 hospital and in a mild CoV-2 incidence area and to evaluate the difference of seroprevalence between Spring and Fall seasons in a cohort of patients undergoing surgery.
Background: To investigate the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection in hospitalized patients with vascular disorders after implementing institutional and governmental safety measures. Materials and Methods: Vascular patients (VPs) admitted to our tertiary care hospital were routinely tested for SARS-CoV-2 infection on a two days basis between March and December, 2020. The prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 was compared between VPs and two independent Austrian populations (April and November 2020) tested by the Austrian Ministry of Science. The results were also compared to a cohort of health care personnel (HCP) working in close proximity to the study patients, tested weekly, between March and December, 2020. RT-PCR and antigen test were used to detect SARS-CoV-2.
This observational study, a multicenter retrospective cohort database study, carried out in two medical centers, Centro Medico Bournigal (CMBO) in Puerto Plata and Centro Medico Punta Cana (CMPC) in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, sought to determine whether Ivermectin, at a weekly orally dose of 0.2 mg/kg, is an effective pre-exposure prophylactic method (PrEP) for the spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), in the healthcare workers. The study began on June 29, 2020 and ended on July 26, 2020 (4 weeks).
The presence of the described silent hypoxia in subjects diagnosed with COVID19 highlights the need for valid tools to assess respiratory capacity. The Roth test has been associated with acceptable sensitivity and specificity criteria in patients with previous respiratory pathology; however, its validity in this type of patient has not been proven.