Norwegian study on the benefits of COVID vaccination for residents and staff in nursing homes

Elderly people are among the most vulnerable to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). The mortality rate and disease severity in this group are extremely high. In most countries, vaccination against COVID-19 has been prioritized for residents and staff of long-term care facilities (LTCFs) and front-line workers. In Norway, […]

Vaccinated patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in Norway spend fewer days in hospital

Vaccination is the only solution to reducing the burden of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on global health systems today. Several messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) and vector-based vaccines have been administered globally following emergency approval by regulatory bodies to reduce the burden of serious illness, hospitalization and death. Study: Patient trajectories among hospitalized COVID-19 patients vaccinated with […]

Vaccine-induced neutralizing and non-neutralizing antibody activity against SARS-CoV-2

A recent study published in Cell reports demonstrated that vaccine-induced antibody functions against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) decline with age. Study: BNT162b2-induced neutralizing and non-neutralizing antibody functions against SARS-CoV-2 decline with age. Image credit: Parilov/Shutterstock Neutralizing antibodies (nAbs) to SARS-CoV-2 represent one of the core targets of vaccine efficacy for coronavirus disease […]

The prevalence and characteristics of metabolic syndrome according to different definitions in China: a national cross-sectional study, 2012–2015 | Public Health BMC

We are grateful to all colleagues involved in the China Hypertension Survey. The authors are grateful to OMRON Corporation, Kyoto, Japan, for providing the blood pressure monitor (HBP-1300) and the body fat and weight measuring device (V-body HBF-371); Henan Huanan Medical Science & Technology Co., Ltd, China, for providing digital ECG device (GY-5000); and Microlife, […]

Identifying Kounis Syndrome in Adults

Kounis Disease, also called Kounis Syndrome, is a rare but serious acute coronary syndrome that occurs when the coronary arteries are damaged or narrowed by a blood clot. It can lead to acute coronary heart disease, heart attack and other heart problems. It was first identified by a Greek physician by the name of Kounis […]

Persistent cardiac symptoms in individuals with mild initial COVID-19

In a recent study published in the journal Nature Medicine, researchers performed serial cardiac assessments on individuals with mild onset coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) who had no history of heart disease and significant comorbidities. They measured blood biomarkers of cardiac injury or dysfunction and performed cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR). Studies have identified cardiac symptoms, […]

The involvement of minor intron-containing gene-encoded proteins in viral infections

In a recent study sent out to bioRxiv* preprint server, researchers investigated the role of the minor intron-containing gene (MIG)-encoded proteins (MIG-Ps) depending on minor spliceosome-MiG excision to be expressed in infections by pathogenic viruses. Study: Smaller intron-containing genes: Achilles heel of viruses? Image credit: nobeastsofierce/Shutterstock Background The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic revealed the […]

Exploring the post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 in rehabilitated patients

In a recent study published in Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitationresearchers explored cognitive and psychological functioning among patients who received outpatient rehabilitation for post-coronavirus disease (COVID) sequelae. Study: Psychological and cognitive functioning among patients in outpatient rehabilitation by postcovid sequelae: an observational study. Image credit: eamesBot/Shutterstock Background In the months of disappearing acute disease, […]

Three-dimensional in vitro model to reproduce endothelial dysfunction induced by COVID-19

In a recent study published on bioRxiv* preprint server, researchers have developed a three-dimensional (3D) system in vitro tissue model to assess the effects of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) on vascular endothelial cells. Study: SARS-CoV-2 spike protein induces endothelial dysfunction in 3D-engineered vascular networks. Image Credit: PHOTOCREO Michal Bednarek/Shutterstock In vitro models […]

Impact of COVID-19 on the prevalence of diabetic ketoacidosis in children with type 1 diabetes

< div id=”body-40d2fe59-54ce-4740-98a1-9a5dd8748908″ itemprop=”articleBody”> In a recent study, published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, The researchers evaluated trends in the prevalence of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in the pediatric diagnosis of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D) before and after coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Image credit: Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on long-term trends in the […]

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