Category: COVID

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COVID and the Skin: More than Just Skin Deep

by Dr. Shahrzad Alimohammadi and Edited by Dr. Christopher M. Cirino The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic erupted in early December 2019 and spread worldwide in the ensuing months. SARS-CoV-2 causes mild to severe respiratory infections and gastrointestinal, neurological, and dermatological complications (Li et al. 2020; Singh et al. 2021). […]

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Loss of Smell After COVID: Causes and Implications.

The findings suggest that inflammation induced by COVID-19, and in some cases direct infection, leads to damage of the olfactory bulb

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COVID Book: Pandemic Cory

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The COVID Pandemic Exposes Health Equity Gaps in the US

Key Points The increased incidence of COVID is associated with high-risk populations of color and with lower socioeconomic background for multiple reasons including work exposure and living situations  Increases in chronic disease conditions, such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and cancer, are found in lower socio-economic groups as well […]

Case Study: A COVID Patient and Ineffective Therapy

  Care Report: 44 year old female with a history of insulin requiring diabetes mellitus presents with increasing cough, shortness of breath and fever.   History of Present Illness: She reported to the emergency department five days prior to admission with the following symptoms: increased body aches nausea, […]

COVID: Amid the Rising Caseload in the United States, the Country Braces Itself

Key Points Addressed in this Article 1. What does “flatten the curve mean” 2. How is a virus like a natural disaster? 3. What are the features of social distancing? 4. What does a PCR mean and how sensitive is it? 5. What are the benefits of Scaling […]

COVID: Key Points to Understand the Pandemic

Key Points Addressed in Article  Definition of Case Fatality Rate (CFR)  Discussion of COVID-19 CFR from the Wuhan outbreak cases  Ways in which COVID-19 is spread, respiratory droplets, surface and fomite  Diagnostic modalities available for COVID-19, CT scan and PCR   COVID-19 has traveled far and wide from […]

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