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Mucosa-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells are recruited to the airways and strongly activated in some patients with severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to a study published in Science Immunology.

MAIT cells are antimicrobial T cells that recognise bacterial...

According to an open-access article in the American Journal of Roentgenology, because coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may present with medium to large arterial and venous abdominal and extremity macrothrombi, radiologists should raise concern for COVID-19 when identifying...

By Denise Baez

NEW YORK -- September 25, 2020 -- Neutralising auto-Abs against type I IFNs might underlie life-threatening coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia, according to a study published in Science.

Paul Bastard, MD, Necker Hospital for Sick Children, Paris,...

Hospitalised patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) who were vitamin D sufficient, with a blood level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D of at least 30 ng/mL, had a significant decreased risk for adverse clinical outcomes including becoming unconscious, hypoxia, and death, according to a...

By Denise Baez

High levels of soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) are strongly associated with incident acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients hospitalised with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), independent of kidney function and inflammatory biomarkers, according...

By Denise Baez

Alcohol-related liver disease (ALD), decompensated cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) were associated with an increased risk of death among patients with chronic liver disease who became infected with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to a study...

Infants born to women with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) showed few adverse outcomes, according to a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Among 263 initial infants enrolled in the Pregnancy Coronavirus Outcomes Registry (PRIORITY), adverse...

By Denise Baez

NEW YORK - September 18, 2020 -- There is a high prevalence of hypokalaemia among patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia, and is associated with disease severity and the need for invasive mechanical ventilation, according to a study published in the ...

By Denise Baez

NEW YORK -- September 17, 2020 -- High admission severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) viral load predicts mortality in hospitalised patients with and without cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Cell.

Lars F. Westblade, MD,...

A study published in JAMA Network Open found no association of cardiac events with azithromycin compared with amoxicillin, except among patients using other QT-prolonging drugs concurrently.

“Although azithromycin is a safe therapy, clinicians should carefully consider its use...

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