ResearchPad - to-the-editor https://www.researchpad.co Default RSS Feed en-us © 2020 Newgen KnowledgeWorks <![CDATA[Dialysis in Northern India during COVD-19 pandemic: trying to maintain a balance]]> https://www.researchpad.co/article/elastic_article_16991 <![CDATA[Response by Zhang et al to Letter Regarding Article, “Association of Inpatient Use of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers With Mortality Among Patients With Hypertension Hospitalized With COVID-19”]]> https://www.researchpad.co/article/elastic_article_16981 <![CDATA[Response by Cohen et al to Letter Regarding Article, “Association of Inpatient Use of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers With Mortality Among Patients With Hypertension Hospitalized With COVID-19”]]> https://www.researchpad.co/article/elastic_article_16980 <![CDATA[COVID-19-associated invasive pulmonary aspergillosis]]> https://www.researchpad.co/article/elastic_article_16974 <![CDATA[COVID-19 and sex workers: human rights, the struggle for safety and minimum income]]> https://www.researchpad.co/article/elastic_article_16966 <![CDATA[SARS-CoV-2: Is the liver merely a bystander to severe disease?]]> https://www.researchpad.co/article/elastic_article_16956 <![CDATA[Neurosurgery in Iraq at the Time of Corona]]> https://www.researchpad.co/article/elastic_article_16889 <![CDATA[A Canadian perspective on coronavirus disease-19 and neurosurgical residency training]]> https://www.researchpad.co/article/elastic_article_16888 <![CDATA[A novel temporary cranial fixation technique for awake cranial surgery]]> https://www.researchpad.co/article/elastic_article_16883 <![CDATA[Letter to the editor: Cervical spondylotic myelopathy treated with laminectomy versus open-door laminoplasty]]> https://www.researchpad.co/article/elastic_article_16864 <![CDATA[Risk of neuropsychiatric disorders in offspring of COVID-19-infected pregnant women and nutritional intervention]]> https://www.researchpad.co/article/elastic_article_16832 <![CDATA[Tocilizumab administration in a refractory case of COVID-19]]> https://www.researchpad.co/article/elastic_article_16829 •Pathophysiological studies have demonstrated the role of inflammatory mediators in COVID-19 pneumonia.•In some COVID-19 cases, especially those with impaired immune function, an uncontrolled immune response that triggers an overproduction of immune cells and their signaling molecules occurs.•Cytokine release syndrome may be the underlying pathophysiology of refractory cases.•Tocilizumab, as an IL-6 antagonist, may have a promising role in the cytokine release syndrome that occurs in COVID-19.•Clinicians should be aware of the precautions and contraindications of tocilizumab.

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<![CDATA[Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in severe coronavirus disease 2019 pneumonia]]> https://www.researchpad.co/article/elastic_article_16821 <![CDATA[How to Perform Pediatric Lung Ultrasound Examinations in the Time of COVID‐19]]> https://www.researchpad.co/article/elastic_article_16805 <![CDATA[Caregiving at a Physical Distance: Initial Thoughts for COVID‐19 and Beyond]]> https://www.researchpad.co/article/elastic_article_16801 <![CDATA[Inaccurate conclusions by Tang and colleagues]]> https://www.researchpad.co/article/elastic_article_16794 <![CDATA[The outbreak of Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID‐19) caused a worrying delay in the diagnosis of oral cancer in north‐west Italy: The Turin Metropolitan Area experience]]> https://www.researchpad.co/article/elastic_article_16793 <![CDATA[Serological tests facilitate identification of asymptomatic SARS‐CoV‐2 infection in Wuhan, China]]> https://www.researchpad.co/article/elastic_article_16792 The Wuhan City has ended the lockdown and people have been allowed to resume working since April 8 if meeting a set of COVID‐19‐associated tests including SARS‐CoV‐2 nucleic acid test (NAT) of nasopharyngeal swabs, chest CT scan or a SARS‐CoV‐2‐specific serological test. Here, we reported the positive rate of COVID‐19 tests based on NAT, chest CT scan and a serological SARS‐CoV‐2 test, from April 3 to 15 in one hospital in Qingshan Destrict, Wuhan. We observed a ~10% SARS‐CoV‐2‐specific IgG positive rate from 1,402 tests. Combination of SARS‐CoV‐2 NAT and a specific serological test might facilitate the detection of COVID‐19 infection, or the asymptomatic SARS‐CoV‐2‐infected subjects. Large‐scale investigation is required to evaluate the herd immunity of the city, for the resuming people and for the re‐opened city.

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<![CDATA[Mesenchymal stem cells as a potential treatment for critically ill patients with coronavirus disease 2019]]> https://www.researchpad.co/article/elastic_article_16791 <![CDATA[Conjunctivitis and COVID‐19: A meta‐analysis]]> https://www.researchpad.co/article/elastic_article_16786