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J Endocrinol Invest ; 2022 May 21.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1859188

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PURPOSE: Our study examined whether telemedicine use in primary care is associated with risk factor assessment and control for patients with diabetes mellitus. METHODS: This was a retrospective, 1:1 propensity score matched cohort study conducted in a primary care network between February 2020 and December 2020. Participants included patients with diabetes mellitus, ages 18 to 75. Exposure of interest was any telemedicine visit. We determined whether hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), blood pressure (BP) and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) were assessed for each patient. For each risk factor, we also determined whether the risk factor was controlled when they were assessed (i.e., last HbA1c < 8.0%, BP < 130/80 mmHg, LDL-C < 100 mg/dL). RESULTS: After 1:1 propensity score matching, we identified 1,824 patients with diabetes during the study period. Telemedicine use was associated with a lower proportion of patients with all three risk factors assessed (162/912 [18%], versus 408/912 [45%], p < 0.001). However, when individual risk factors were assessed, telemedicine use did not impact risk factor control. When compared with patients with in-person visit only, the odds ratio (OR) for HbA1c < 8% was 1.04 (95% CI 0.74 to 1.46, p = 0.23) for patients with any telemedicine visit. Similarly, the OR for BP < 130/80 mmHg was 1.08 (95% CI 0.85-1.36 p = 0.53), and the OR for LDL-C < 100 mg/dL was 1.14 (95% CI 0.76-1.72, p = 0.52). CONCLUSIONS: Telemedicine use was associated with gaps in risk factor assessment for patients with diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic, but had limited impact on whether risk factors were controlled.

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Acs Applied Nano Materials ; 4(12):8, 2021.
Article in English | Web of Science | ID: covidwho-1586049

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The successful development of multifunctional cotton fabrics with antimicrobial and antiviral activities is essential to prevent the proliferation of microorganisms and transmission of coronavirus virions today, especially with the emergence of new variants of SARS-CoV-2. In this work, we developed antimicrobial cotton fabrics with Ag/TiO2 nanoparticles synthesized via sonochemistry. Here, we show that more than 50% of infectious SARS-CoV-2 remain active after prolonged direct contact self-disinfecting materials capable of inhibiting the proliferation of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. The findings bring several epidemiologic worries about using silver and TiO2 as self-disinfecting nanostructured agents to prevent coronavirus transmission.

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Medicina (B Aires) ; 81(6):1045-1047, 2021.
Article in Spanish | PubMed | ID: covidwho-1553205

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We describe a patient with COVID-19, with pericardial effusion, cardiac tamponade and severe myocardial depression. A 51-year-old woman, previously healthy, with mild COVID-19 presented with three episodes of syncope. She was admitted to the emergency room. An electrocardiogram showed sinus rhythm, diffuse superior concavity ST 2 mv;a CT scan showed pericardial effusion, without lung pathological findings. Due to shock, dyspnoea and encephalopathy, the patient was admitted to intensive care, where she received vasopressor support and mechanical ventilation. A bedside ultrasound showed pericardial effusion and tamponade;drainage was performed;transoesophageal ultrasound showed moderate deterioration of biventricular systolic function;global longitudinal strain -14.2%, estimated Fey 43%;global circumferential strain -10.1%. Seven days after admission, CT scan revealed bilateral infiltrates and pericardial thickening with post-contrast enhancement and mild pericardial effusion. On day 12 post admission, inotropic support was discontinued;patient on mechanical ventilation weaning and haemodynamically stable.

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Int J Environ Health Res ; : 1-19, 2021 Oct 24.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1479873

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COVID-19 is a worldwide health emergency, therapy for this disease is based on antiviral drugs and immunomodulators, however, there is no treatment to effectively reduce the COVID-19 mortality rate. Fucoidan is a polysaccharide obtained from marine brown algae, with anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and immune-enhancing properties, thus, fucoidan may be used as an alternative treatment (complementary to prescribed medical therapy) for the recovery of COVID-19.  This work aimed to determine the effects of ex-vivo treatment with fucoidan on cytotoxicity, apoptosis, necrosis, and senescence, besides functional parameters of calcium flux and mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔΨm) on human peripheral blood mononuclear cells isolated from SARS-CoV-2 infected, recovered and healthy subjects. Data suggest that fucoidan does not exert cytotoxicity or senescence, however, it induces the increment of intracellular calcium flux. Additionally, fucoidan promotes recovery of ΔΨm in PBMCs from COVID-19 recovered females. Data suggest that fucoidan could ameliorate the immune response in COVID-19 patients.

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HemaSphere ; 5(SUPPL 2):378-379, 2021.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-1393418

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Background: The COVID-19 pandemic had a high burden in Brazil. To date, data on mortality and prognostic factors of COVID-19 infection in Brazilian patients with hematological disorders are scarce. Aims: To describe the characteristics and outcomes of patients with hematological disorders admitted to the hematological COVID care unit of a reference center in Brazil;to analyze the impact of prognostic factors on in-hospital mortality. Methods: This prospective, single-center study,included 118 patients who have been admitted to the hematological COVID care unit of the Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da USP, S.o Paulo, Brazil, from March to September 2020.All patients had >18 years,an underlying hematological disease and a moderate or severe COVID- 19 infection.For analyses, patients were grouped in:(1)benign or no oncological treatment(n=43),(2) intensive chemotherapy,including induction protocols for acute leukemia and stem cell transplantation conditioning(n=44) or(3) intermediate chemotherapy,including lymphoma regimens,myeloma triple treatment or continuous treatment( n=31).The primary outcome was in-hospital mortality;secondary outcome was overall survival after admission in the COVID-19 unit.Univariate analysis(UVA) used odds ratio(OR) for baseline characteristics and ROC curve analysis for laboratory tests collected at admission.Multivariate analyses(MVA) were adjusted by age and hematological disease status group.The median follow-up and survival time after COVID-19-unit admission were estimated by Kaplan- Meier method.All statistical tests were two-sided;p-values<0.05 were considered significant. Results: Median age was 58(19-90) years and 55% of patients were male. Most patients(83%)had hematological malignancies,- mainly non-Hodgkin lymphoma(29%) and multiple myeloma(19%). The most frequent benign disease was sickle cell disease(5%).12 patients had undergone hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT),4 allogeneic and 8 autologous.70% had at least one comorbidity, mostly arterial hypertension and diabetes mellitus. Thromboembolic events occurred in 9%. Median hospital stay in the COVID-19 unit was 12(1-63) days;54% needed intensive care and 41% mechanical ventilation.In-hospital mortality rate was 41%[95%CI 32-50];most deaths occurred in patients with malignancies. Median follow-up was 73(95%CI 61-81) and 54(95%CI 39-66) days after admission and discharge from the COVID-19 unit, respectively.UVA showed a risk of death increased by 25% every 10 years old.The risk of in-hospital death was 3-fold and 5-fold higher in groups 2 and 3 compared with group 1.MVA showed higher risk of death in patients from group 2(OR=11.1,95% CI 2.9- 54.8) or group 3(OR=9.7,95%CI 2.4-47.5]),who had lactate dehydrogenase( LDH)>440 U/L(OR=16.8,95%CI 4.9-71.8),C-reactive protein(CRP)>100 mg/L(OR=4.1,95%CI 1.4-13.6) or platelet count<150x10e9/L(OR=3.7,95%CI 1.3-11.7), regardless of age(OR=1.2,95%CI 1.0-1.5).79% of in-hospital deaths were from COVID-19;others were mainly due to hematological disease.The overall median survival time after admission was 92 days(95% CI 34-NA) and the 75-day survival probability was 51%(95%CI 41-60).25% of patients had hospital readmission,mostly due to other infections. Summary/Conclusion: In line with other reports,patients with hematological diseases are at higher risk of mortality from COVID-19 infection, particularly in low and middle income countries.In our cohort, prognostic factors were status of disease,platelets count,LDH and CRP. These findings might help risk stratification and prioritization of vaccines in this setting.

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Journal of General Internal Medicine ; 36(SUPPL 1):S159-S160, 2021.
Article in English | Web of Science | ID: covidwho-1349080
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Journal of General Internal Medicine ; 36(SUPPL 1):S38-S38, 2021.
Article in English | Web of Science | ID: covidwho-1349019
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Dialisis y Trasplante ; 42(1):16-29, 2021.
Article in Spanish | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-1323622

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Since the last months of 2019, SARS-CoV-2 was identified as a highly contagious virus, March 11, 2020 WHO classified SARS-CoV-2 as a pandemic. Since April 21, 2020 Mexican Government declared Phase 3 of his Contingency plan to fight SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. SARS-CoV-2 is mainly a respiratory virus, but there are reports of involvement in organs distant from the lungs, including the kidneys. SARS-CoV-2 kidney involvement is sign of worse prognosis. Is important to know the characteristics of this injury, the way to diagnose it, its treatment and how to prevent it. Here we review some theories about kidney injury related to SARS-CoV-2 infection and its histopathological correlation. We also evaluate the relationship between SARS-CoV-2 and Angiotensin Converting Enzyme 2 receptors, the kidney injury related to the use of the novels therapies against SARS-CoV-2, renal replacement therapies prescription in SARS-CoV-2 y in kidney transplant patients. Since the lasts months SARS-CoV-2 has invaded and modified our knowledge and daily routine. Healthcare staff from the different specialties, including Nephrologist must keep in constant learning and training to fight against this pandemic with the better weapons.

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