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Biosens Bioelectron ; 177: 112971, 2021 Jan 06.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1009326

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Effective and efficient management of human betacoronavirus severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)-CoV-2 virus infection i.e., COVID-19 pandemic, required sensitive and selective sensors with short sample-to-result durations for performing desired diagnostics. In this direction, one appropriate alternative approach to detect SARS-CoV-2 virus protein at low level i.e., femtomolar (fM) is exploring plasmonic metasensor technology for COVID-19 diagnostics, which offers exquisite opportunities in advanced healthcare programs, and modern clinical diagnostics. The intrinsic merits of plasmonic metasensors stem from their capability to squeeze electromagnetic fields, simultaneously in frequency, time, and space. However, the detection of low-molecular weight biomolecules at low densities is a typical drawback of conventional metasensors that has recently been addressed using toroidal metasurface technology. This research is focused on the fabrication of a miniaturized plasmonic immunosensor based on toroidal electrodynamics concept that can sustain robustly confined plasmonic modes with ultranarrow lineshapes in the terahertz (THz) frequencies. By exciting toroidal dipole mode using our quasi-infinite metasurface and a judiciously optimized protocol based on functionalized gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) conjugated with the specific monoclonal antibody specific to spike protein (S1) of SARS-CoV-2 virus onto the metasurface, the resonance shifts for diverse concentrations of the spike protein are monitored. Possessing molecular weight around ~76 kDa allowed to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus protein with significantly low as limit of detection (LoD) was achieved as ~4.2 fM. We envisage that outcomes of this research will pave the way toward the use of toroidal metasensors as practical technologies for rapid and precise screening of SARS-CoV-2 virus carriers, symptomatic or asymptomatic, and spike proteins in hospitals, clinics, laboratories, and site of infection.

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Expert Opin Drug Deliv ; : 1-4, 2020 Dec 14.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-975165
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ACS Applied Bio Materials ; 2020.
Article | WHO COVID | ID: covidwho-889126

ABSTRACT

To manage the COVID-19 pandemic, development of rapid, selective, sensitive diagnostic systems for early stage β-coronavirus severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV-2) virus protein detection is emerging as a necessary response to generate the bioinformatics needed for efficient smart diagnostics, optimization of therapy, and investigation of therapies of higher efficacy The urgent need for such diagnostic systems is recommended by experts in order to achieve the mass and targeted SARS-CoV-2 detection required to manage the COVID-19 pandemic through the understanding of infection progression and timely therapy decisions To achieve these tasks, there is a scope for developing smart sensors to rapidly and selectively detect SARS-CoV-2 protein at the picomolar level COVID-19 infection, due to human-to-human transmission, demands diagnostics at the point-of-care (POC) without the need of experienced labor and sophisticated laboratories Keeping the above-mentioned considerations, we propose to explore the compartmentalization approach by designing and developing nanoenabled miniaturized electrochemical biosensors to detect SARS-CoV-2 virus at the site of the epidemic as the best way to manage the pandemic Such COVID-19 diagnostics approach based on a POC sensing technology can be interfaced with the Internet of things and artificial intelligence (AI) techniques (such as machine learning and deep learning for diagnostics) for investigating useful informatics via data storage, sharing, and analytics Keeping COVID-19 management related challenges and aspects under consideration, our work in this review presents a collective approach involving electrochemical SARS-CoV-2 biosensing supported by AI to generate the bioinformatics needed for early stage COVID-19 diagnosis, correlation of viral load with pathogenesis, understanding of pandemic progression, therapy optimization, POC diagnostics, and diseases management in a personalized manner

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J Alzheimers Dis ; 77(2): 459-504, 2020.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-760837

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COVID-19 is a severe infectious disease that has claimed >150,000 lives and infected millions in the United States thus far, especially the elderly population. Emerging evidence has shown the virus to cause hemorrhagic and immunologic responses, which impact all organs, including lungs, kidneys, and the brain, as well as extremities. SARS-CoV-2 also affects patients', families', and society's mental health at large. There is growing evidence of re-infection in some patients. The goal of this paper is to provide a comprehensive review of SARS-CoV-2-induced disease, its mechanism of infection, diagnostics, therapeutics, and treatment strategies, while also focusing on less attended aspects by previous studies, including nutritional support, psychological, and rehabilitation of the pandemic and its management. We performed a systematic review of >1,000 articles and included 425 references from online databases, including, PubMed, Google Scholar, and California Baptist University's library. COVID-19 patients go through acute respiratory distress syndrome, cytokine storm, acute hypercoagulable state, and autonomic dysfunction, which must be managed by a multidisciplinary team including nursing, nutrition, and rehabilitation. The elderly population and those who are suffering from Alzheimer's disease and dementia related illnesses seem to be at the higher risk. There are 28 vaccines under development, and new treatment strategies/protocols are being investigated. The future management for COVID-19 should include B-cell and T-cell immunotherapy in combination with emerging prophylaxis. The mental health and illness aspect of COVID-19 are among the most important side effects of this pandemic which requires a national plan for prevention, diagnosis and treatment.


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Coronavirus Infections , Pandemics , Pneumonia, Viral , Coronavirus Infections/diagnosis , Coronavirus Infections/drug therapy , Coronavirus Infections/epidemiology , Coronavirus Infections/psychology , Coronavirus Infections/therapy , Humans , Immunotherapy , Mental Health , Nutritional Support , Pneumonia, Viral/diagnosis , Pneumonia, Viral/epidemiology , Pneumonia, Viral/psychology , Pneumonia, Viral/therapy
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Anup Agarwal; Aparna Mukherjee; Gunjan Kumar; Pranab Chatterjee; Tarun Bhatnagar; Pankaj Malhotra; B Latha; Sunita Bundas; Vivek Kumar; Ravi Dosi; Janak Kumar Khambholja; Rosemarie de Souza; Raja Rao Mesipogu; Saurabh Srivastava; Simmi Dube; Kiran Chaudhary; Subash S; S. Anbuselvi Mattuvar K; V Rajendran; A Sundararajaperumal; P Balamanikandan; R S Uma Maheswari; R Jayanthi; S Ragunanthanan; Sudhir Bhandari; Ajeet Singh; Ashok Pal; Anjali Handa; Govind Rankawat; Ketan Kargirwar; Joyce Regi; Darshana Rathod; Edwin Pathrose; Nirankar Bhutaka; Mayur H Patel; Rahul J Verma; Kamal Malukani; Shivani Patel; Apurv Thakur; Satish Joshi; Rashmi Kulkarni; Nilay N Suthar; Nehal M Shah; Hemang M Purohit; Cherry K Shah; Monila N Patel; Saket Shah; Smit H Shah; Tehsim Memon; Vishal R Beriwala; Kusum Jashnani; Fatema Ezzy; Simran Agrawal; Rakesh Bhadade; Atish M N; Tushar Madke; Vikash Kavishwar; Ramesh Waghmare; Nitin Valvi; B Thrilok Chander; A Vinaya Sekhar; Akhilesh Kumar Maurya; K Hemanth; K Nagamani; K Sudha; T Ravi Chandra; K Tushara Rao; J Vyshnavi; Rashmi Upadhyay; Shalini Bahadur; Rambha Pathak; Shikha Seth; Rakesh Gupta; Rita Saxena; Preksha Dwivedi; Reeni Malik; Deepti Chourasia; Jaya Lalwani; UM Sharma; JL Marko; Amit Suri; Vijay Kumar; Rajnish Kaushik; Parul Kodan; Bhabani Prasad Acharya; Kuldeep Kumar Gaur; Anubhav Gupta; Prerna Sachdeva; Shruti Dogra; Aikaj Jindal; M Joseph John; Avtar Singh Dhanju; Ranjana Khetrepal; Neeraj Sharma; Neetu Kukar; Divya Kavita; Rajesh Kumar; Rajesh Mahajan; Gurpreet Singh; Jaspreet Kaur; Raminder Pal Singh; Rajni Bassi; Swapneil Parikh; Om Shrivastav; Jayanthi Shastri; Maherra Desai; Shreevatsa Udupa; Varun A Bafna; Vijay Barge; Rajendra Madane; Sheetal Yadav; Sanjeev Mishra; Archana Bajpayee; M K Garg; G K Bohra; Vijaylakshmi Nag; Puneeth Babu Anne; Mohd Nadeem; Pallavi Singh; Ram Niwas; Niranjan Shiwaji Khaire; Rattiram Sharma; Mini p Singh; Naresh Sachdeva; Suchet Sachdev; Rekha Hans; Vikas Suri; L N Yaddanapudi; PVM Lakshmi; Neha Singh; Divendu Bhushan; Neeraj Kumar; Muralidhar Tambe; Sonali Salvi; Nalini Kadgi; Shashikala Sangle; Leena Nakate; Samir Joshi; Rajesh Karyakarte; Suraj Goyanka; Nimisha Sharma; Nikhil Verma; Asim Das; Monika Bahl; Nitya Wadhwa; Shreepad Bhat; Shweta Deshmukh; Vrushali Wagh; Atul Kulkarni; Tanvi Yardi; Ram S Kalgud; Purushottam Reddy; Kavitha Yevoor; Prashanth Gajula; Vivek Maleyur; Medini S; Mohith HN; Anil Gurtoo; Ritika Sud; Sangeeta Pahuja; Anupam Prakash; Parijat Gogoi; Shailja Shukla; D Himanshu Reddy; Tulika Chandra; Saurabh Pandey; Pradeep Maurya; Ali Wahid; Vivek Kumar; Kamlesh Upadhyay; Nidhi Bhatnagar; Nilima Shah; Mamta Shah; Tarak Patel; Ram Mohan Jaiswal; Ashish Jain; Shweta Sharma; Puneet Rijhwani; Naveen Gupta; Tinkal C Patel; Mahesh G Solu; Jitendra Patel; Yash R Shah; Mayur Jarag; Varsha Godbole; Meenakshi Shah; Rikin Raj; Irfan Nagori; Pramod R Jha; Arti D Shah; Gowtham Yeeli; Archit Jain; Rooppreet Kaur Gill; KV Sreedhar Babu; B Suresh Babu; Alladi Mohan; B Vengamma; K Chandra Sekhar; Srinivasulu Damam; K Narsimhulu; C Aparna; G Baleswari; Ravindranath Reddy K; P Chandrasekhar; Sunil Jodharam Panjwani; Pankaj J Akholkar; Kairavi Parthesh Joshi; Pragnesh H Shah; Manish Barvaliya; Milind Baldi; Ashok Yadav; Manoj Gupta; Nitin Rawat; Dilip Chawda; M Natarajan; M Sintha; David Pradeep Kumar; Fathhur Rabbani; Vrushali Khirid Khadke; Dattatray Patki; Sonali Marathe; Clyde D Souza; Vipul Tadha; Satyam Arora; Devendra Kumar Gupta; Seema Dua; Nitu Chauhan; Ajeet Singh Chahar; Joy John Mammen; Snehil Kumar; Dolly Daniel; Ravindraa Singh; Venkatesh Dhat; Yogesh Agarwal; Sohini Arora; Ashish Pathak; Manju Purohit; Ashish Sharma; Jayashree Sharma; Manisha Madkaikar; Kavita Joshi; Reetika Malik Yadav; Swarupa Bhagwat; Niteen D Karnik; Yojana A Gokhale; Leena Naik; Sangita Margam; Santasabuj Das; Alka Turuk; V Saravana Kumar; K Kanagasabai; R Sabarinathan; Gururaj Deshpande; Sharda Sharma; Rashmi Gunjikar; Anita Shete; Darpan Phagiwala; Chetan Patil; Snehal Shingade; Kajal Jarande; Himanshu Kaushal; Pragya Yadav; Gajanan Sapkal; Priya Abraham.
Preprint | medRxiv | ID: ppmedrxiv-20187252

ABSTRACT

Objectives: Convalescent plasma (CP) as a passive source of neutralizing antibodies and immunomodulators is a century-old therapeutic option used for the management of viral diseases. We investigated its effectiveness for the treatment of COVID-19. Design: Open-label, parallel-arm, phase II, multicentre, randomized controlled trial. Setting: Thirty-nine public and private hospitals across India. Participants: Hospitalized, moderately ill confirmed COVID-19 patients (PaO2/FiO2: 200-300 or respiratory rate > 24/min and SpO2 [≤] 93% on room air). Intervention: Participants were randomized to either control (best standard of care (BSC)) or intervention (CP + BSC) arm. Two doses of 200 mL CP was transfused 24 hours apart in the intervention arm. Main Outcome Measure: Composite of progression to severe disease (PaO2/FiO2<100) or all-cause mortality at 28 days post-enrolment. Results: Between 22 nd April to 14 th July 2020, 464 participants were enrolled; 235 and 229 in intervention and control arm, respectively. Composite primary outcome was achieved in 44 (18.7%) participants in the intervention arm and 41 (17.9%) in the control arm [aOR: 1.09; 95% CI: 0.67, 1.77]. Mortality was documented in 34 (14.5%) and 31 (13.5%) participants in intervention and control arm, respectively [aOR) 1.06 95% CI: 0.61 to 1.83]. Interpretation: CP was not associated with reduction in mortality or progression to severe COVID-19. This trial has high generalizability and approximates real-life setting of CP therapy in settings with limited laboratory capacity. A priori measurement of neutralizing antibody titres in donors and participants may further clarify the role of CP in management of COVID-19.

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