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Rev Paul Pediatr ; 39: e2020217, 2021.
Artigo em Português, Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32876096

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OBJECTIVE: To analyze the current scientific literature to document, in an integrative review, the main findings that correlate Kawasaki disease (KD) to COVID-19. DATA SOURCES: The search was carried out in June 2020 in the following databases: Biblioteca Virtual em Saúde (BVS), periódico da CAPES and U.S National Library of Medicine (PubMed). The combination of descriptors used was [(COVID-19 OR SARS-CoV-2) AND (Kawasaki disease)], and the inclusion criteria stipulated were studies published from January 2019 to June 2020, without restriction of language or location, and available online in full. News, editorials, comments, and letters, as well as duplicates and articles that did not answer the guiding question were excluded. DATA SYNTHESIS: A total of 97 articles were identified, of which seven comprised this review. The association of KD to the new coronavirus appears to trigger a severe clinical condition of vasculitis. Different from the usual, in this inflammatory syndrome, patients are older, and prevalence is higher in children from African or Caribbean ancestry; clinical and laboratory manifestations are also atypical, with a predominance of abdominal complaints and exaggerated elevation of inflammatory markers. In addition, there was a greater report of rare complications and greater resistance to the recommended treatment for KD. CONCLUSIONS: Pediatric COVID-19 and its potential association to severe KD, still unfamiliar to health professionals, reinforces the importance of testing patients with vasculitis for the new coronavirus and the need to wage high surveillance and preparation of the health system during the current pandemic.


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Infecções por Coronavirus , Síndrome de Linfonodos Mucocutâneos , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral , Síndrome de Resposta Inflamatória Sistêmica/virologia , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Criança , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/fisiopatologia , Gerenciamento Clínico , Humanos , Síndrome de Linfonodos Mucocutâneos/epidemiologia , Síndrome de Linfonodos Mucocutâneos/terapia , Síndrome de Linfonodos Mucocutâneos/virologia , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/fisiopatologia
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Biomed Res Int ; 2020: 2606058, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33029499

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On March 11th, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 infection as a pandemic. Since it is a novel virus, there are basically no proven drugs or therapies; although many laboratories in different countries are working to develop a vaccine, it will take time to make it available. Passive immunization is the therapy born from the intuition of Behring and Kisato in the late 19th century. It was widely used for the treatment of bacterial infections until the discovery of antibiotics, as well as during the viral pandemics of the 20th century and of the beginning of the 21st; it still has clinical applications (e.g., tetanus prevention). This paper summarizes the basic principles of passive immunization, with particular reference to convalescent plasma. The literature concerning its use during past epidemics and the results of the first clinical studies concerning its use during the current pandemic are discussed too. A large section is dedicated to the analysis of the possible, although rare, side effects. Recently, in 2017, the WHO Blood Regulators Network (BRN) published a position paper, recommending convalescent plasma as the first-choice treatment to be tested in the absence of authorized drugs; however, this strategy has not been followed. In the current epidemic, the principle of passive immunization through convalescent plasma has been applied in several circumstances and particularly in patients with serious complications. The first reported results are encouraging and confirm the effectiveness of plasma therapy and its safety. Also, the FDA has proposed plasma treatment in order to face the increasingly complex situation and manage patients with serious or immediately life-threatening COVID-19 disease. Several studies and clinical programs are still ongoing.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Humanos , Imunização Passiva/efeitos adversos , Imunização Passiva/métodos , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Segurança , Resultado do Tratamento , Estados Unidos , United States Food and Drug Administration , Organização Mundial da Saúde
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PLoS Med ; 17(10): e1003358, 2020 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33001967

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BACKGROUND: Loss of smell and taste are commonly reported symptoms associated with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19); however, the seroprevalence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) antibodies in people with acute loss of smell and/or taste is unknown. The study aimed to determine the seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in a community-based population with acute loss of smell and/or taste and to compare the frequency of COVID-19 associated symptoms in participants with and without SARS-CoV-2 antibodies. It also evaluated whether smell or taste loss are indicative of COVID-19 infection. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Text messages, sent via primary care centers in London, United Kingdom, invited people with loss of smell and/or taste in the preceding month, to participate. Recruitment took place between 23 April 2020 and 14 May 2020. A total of 590 participants enrolled via a web-based platform and responded to questions about loss of smell and taste and other COVID-19-related symptoms. Mean age was 39.4 years (SD ± 12.0) and 69.1% (n = 392) of participants were female. A total of 567 (96.1%) had a telemedicine consultation during which their COVID-19-related symptoms were verified and a lateral flow immunoassay test that detected SARS-CoV-2 immunoglobulin G (IgG) and immunoglobulin M (IgM) antibodies was undertaken under medical supervision. A total of 77.6% of 567 participants with acute smell and/or taste loss had SARS-CoV-2 antibodies; of these, 39.8% (n = 175) had neither cough nor fever. New loss of smell was more prevalent in participants with SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, compared with those without antibodies (93.4% versus 78.7%, p < 0.001), whereas taste loss was equally prevalent (90.2% versus 89.0%, p = 0.738). Seropositivity for SARS-CoV-2 was 3 times more likely in participants with smell loss (OR 2.86; 95% CI 1.27-6.36; p < 0.001) compared with those with taste loss. The limitations of this study are the lack of a general population control group, the self-reported nature of the smell and taste changes, and the fact our methodology does not take into account the possibility that a population subset may not seroconvert to develop SARS-CoV-2 antibodies post-COVID-19. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that recent loss of smell is a highly specific COVID-19 symptom and should be considered more generally in guiding case isolation, testing, and treatment of COVID-19. TRIALS REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov NCT04377815.


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Anticorpos Antivirais/sangue , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Transtornos do Olfato/virologia , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Distúrbios do Paladar/virologia , Adulto , Betacoronavirus , Técnicas de Laboratório Clínico , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Feminino , Humanos , Imunoglobulina G/sangue , Imunoglobulina M/sangue , Londres , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Testes Imediatos , Soroconversão , Estudos Soroepidemiológicos , Envio de Mensagens de Texto
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Biomed Res Int ; 2020: 2854186, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33015160

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Objectives: To evaluate the role of short-term low-dose glucocorticoids in mild COVID-19 patients. Methods: We conducted a retrospective, cross-sectional, single-center study in Kunming, China. A total of 33 mild COVID-19 cases were divided into two treatment groups (with and without glucocorticoids, methylprednisolone, were used in this setting), and the absolute value of peripheral blood lymphocyte count; CD3+, CD4+, and CD8+ T cell counts; and the time to achieve negative transformation of a nucleic acid pharyngeal swab were recorded. Peripheral blood lymphocyte and T cell counts were compared between the treatment group and 25 healthy individuals. At the point of time when there was a 50% accumulation conversion rate (positive to negative nucleic acid on pharyngeal swab), and the nucleic acid turned negative in half of the patients in two groups, the peripheral blood lymphocyte and T cell counts were compared between treatment groups. Results: The mean cumulative time for the 50% negative conversion rate of the nucleic acid in the pharyngeal swab was 17.7 ± 5.1 days and 13.9 ± 5.4 days in the glucocorticoid group and the nonglucocorticoid group, respectively. The absolute peripheral blood lymphocyte count and the T cell subset count in the glucocorticoid group were lower than those in the nonglucocorticoid group. When the nucleic acid turned negative in half of the patients, the absolute value of peripheral blood lymphocyte count and CD4+ T cells of the glucocorticoid group and the nonglucocorticoid group was not significantly different; the CD3+ and CD8+ T cells in the glucocorticoid group were lower than those in the nonglucocorticoid group. The absolute peripheral blood lymphocyte count, CD3+ T cells, and CD4+ T cells in the glucocorticoid group were lower than those of the healthy group during the whole disease period, and CD8+ T cells returned to normal at 19-21 days of the disease period. There was no significant difference between the nonglucocorticoid group and the healthy group for absolute peripheral blood lymphocyte and CD8+ T cells; moreover, CD3+ T cells and CD4+ T cells were lower in the nonglucocorticoid group than those in the healthy group from the day of admission to the 18th day and returned to normal at the period of 19-21 days. The absolute peripheral lymphocyte count (P = 0.048, effect size d = 0.727) and T cell subset count (CD3: P = 0.042, effect size d = 0.655; CD4: P < 0.01, effect size d = 0.599; and CD8: P = 0.034, effect size d = 0.550) in the nonglucocorticoid group were higher than those in the glucocorticoid group, and the difference between the groups was statistically significant. Conclusions: This study found that the use of short-term, low-dose glucocorticoids does not negatively influence the clinical outcome, without affecting the final clearance of viral nucleic acid in mild COVID-19 patients.


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Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Glucocorticoides/administração & dosagem , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Adolescente , Adulto , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Criança , China/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Humanos , Contagem de Linfócitos , Masculino , Metilprednisolona/administração & dosagem , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Subpopulações de Linfócitos T/imunologia , Fatores de Tempo , Resultado do Tratamento , Adulto Jovem
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Rev. esp. geriatr. gerontol. (Ed. impr.) ; 55(5): 286-288, sept.-oct. 2020. tab
Artigo em Espanhol | IBECS | ID: ibc-192478

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INTRODUCCIÓN: El síndrome de tormenta de citoquinas (STC) es una complicación muy grave de los pacientes con infección por SARS-CoV-2. El tratamiento y la evolución no están bien definidos. Nuestro objetivo es describir sus características clínicas, los tratamientos empleados y su evolución clínica. PACIENTES Y MÉTODO: Estudio retrospectivo observacional de pacientes consecutivos ingresados en el período comprendido entre el 23 de marzo y el 12 de abril de 2020 con infección por SARS-CoV-2 confirmada, con neumonía por estudio radiológico o tomografía de tórax, que cumplían criterios de STC y que recibieron tratamiento. Clasificamos a los pacientes en los que recibieron solo pulsos de glucocorticoides (GC), o pulsos de GC y tocilizumab. Determinamos niveles séricos de ferritina, PCR y dímeros-D. La variable final fue la supervivencia. RESULTADOS: Veintiún pacientes con una edad de 83 años (80-88 años). La ferritina media fue de 1.056 microg/L (317-3.553), la PCR de 115,8mg/dL (22-306) y los dímeros-D de 2,9mg/L (0,45-17,5). Todos los pacientes recibieron pulsos de GC y en 2 casos simultáneamente tocilizumab. El tiempo medio de seguimiento fue de 13,7 días (8-21). La mortalidad global fue del 38,1% (8/21pacientes). Los 2 pacientes que recibieron tocilizumab fallecieron. Los fallecidos presentaron niveles significativamente más elevados de ferritina (1.254 vs. 925microg/L; p = 0,045) y PCR (197,6 vs. 76mg/dL; p = 0,007). Al final del seguimiento se observó una disminución en los parámetros bioquímicos con ferritina de 727microg/L, PCR de 27mg/dl y dímeros-D de 1,18mg/L. En 13/21 pacientes (61,9%) el STC se controló sin necesidad de añadir otros tratamientos. CONCLUSIONES: La mortalidad del STC por SARS-CoV-2 es alta a pesar del tratamiento. Una mayor respuesta inflamatoria se asoció con una mayor mortalidad. Aunque parece que el uso precoz de pulsos de GC puede controlarlo, pudiendo disminuir la necesidad de uso de otros tratamientos, con el diseño del estudio y sus limitaciones, no se puede establecer esta conclusión


INTRODUCTION: Cytokine storm syndrome (CTS) is a serious complication of patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection. Treatment and evolution in octogenarians are not well defiREVned. Our objective is to describe its clinical characteristics, the treatments and its clinical evolution. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Retrospective observational study of consecutive patients admitted in the period between March 23 and April 12, 2020 with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection, with pneumonia by radiological study or chest tomography, whith STC criteria and who received treatment. We classified patients as those who received only glucocorticoid (GC) pulses, or GC and tocilizumab pulses. We determined serum levels of ferritin, CRP and D-dimers. The final variable was survival. RESULTS: 21 patients, (80-88 years). The mean ferritin was 1056 microg/L (317-3,553), CRP 115.8mg/dL (22-306) and D-dimers 2.9m/L (0.45-17.5). All patients received GC pulses and in 2 cases simultaneously tocilizumab. The mean follow-up time was 13.7 days (8-21). The overall mortality was 38.1% (8/21 patients). The 2 patients who received tocilizumab died. The deceased had significantly higher levels of ferritin (1,254 vs. 925microg/L; P=.045) and CRP (197.6 vs. 76mg / dL; P=.007). At the end of the follow-up, a decrease in the biochemical parameters was observed with ferritin of 727microg/L, CRP of 27mg/dl and D-dimers of 1.18mg/L. In 13/21 patients (61.9%), the CTS was controlled without the need to add other treatments. CONCLUSIONS: STC mortality from SARS-CoV-2 is high despite treatment. A greater inflammatory response was associated with a higher mortality. Although it seems that the early use of GC pulses could control it, and the use of other treatments such as tocilizumab shouldo be, with the study design and its limitations, this conclusion cannot be stablished


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Humanos , Masculino , Feminino , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Síndrome Respiratória Aguda Grave/imunologia , Vírus da SARS/patogenicidade , Citocinas/efeitos adversos , Inflamação/fisiopatologia , Glucocorticoides/administração & dosagem , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/uso terapêutico , Estudos Retrospectivos , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Epidemias , Mediadores da Inflamação/imunologia , Inflamação/imunologia , Ferritinas/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfo-Histiocitose Hemofagocítica/imunologia
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Curr Opin HIV AIDS ; 15(6): 336-340, 2020 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33002954

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a highly contagious and potentially lethal pandemic caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). No specific antiviral treatment is currently available. The purpose of this review is to highlight the main repurposed drug treatments with in-vitro or in-vivo efficacy against the SARS-CoV-2. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent clinical trials suggested remdesivir, IFN-ß-1b and favipiravir have potential clinical and/or virological benefits on patients with COVID-19. Short course of stress dose of corticosteroids might be used as adjunctive treatment to patients who are late presenters with cytokine storm. Convalescent plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients with high neutralizing antibody might also be beneficial in the treatment of severe disease. SUMMARY: Early effective antiviral therapy in COVID-19 patients will suppress the SARS-CoV-2 viral load. Adjunctive therapy with corticosteroid and convalescent plasma might further ameliorate the cytokine response. Further randomized clinical trials of combination therapy are needed.


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Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Corticosteroides/uso terapêutico , Antivirais/uso terapêutico , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Humanos , Imunização Passiva , Interferon beta/uso terapêutico , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia
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Nutrients ; 12(10)2020 Sep 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33003648

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The third coronavirus outbreak in the last two decades has caused significant damage to the world's economy and community health. The highly contagious COVID-19 infection has affected millions of people to date and has led to hundreds of thousands of deaths worldwide. Aside from the highly infectious nature of SARS-CoV-2, the lack of a treatment or vaccine has been the main reason for its spread. Thus, it has become necessary to find alternative methods for controlling SARS-CoV-2. For the present review, we conducted an online search for different available nutrition-based therapies for previously known coronavirus infections and RNA-based virus infections as well as general antiviral therapies. These treatments have promise for combating COVID-19, as various nutrients and minerals play direct and indirect roles in the control and prevention of this newly emerged viral infection. The patients' nutritional status with COVID-19 must be analyzed before administering any treatment, and nutritional supplements should be given to the affected individuals along with routine treatment. We suggest a potential interventional role of nutrients to strengthen the immune system against the emerging infection caused by COVID-19.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Sistema Imunitário/efeitos dos fármacos , Minerais/farmacologia , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Oligoelementos/farmacologia , Vitaminas/farmacologia , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Suplementos Nutricionais , Humanos , Sistema Imunitário/fisiologia , Micronutrientes , Minerais/uso terapêutico , Estado Nutricional , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Síndrome Respiratória Aguda Grave , Oligoelementos/uso terapêutico , Vitaminas/uso terapêutico
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Trials ; 21(1): 828, 2020 Oct 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33023671

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OBJECTIVES: Primary objectives • To assess the time from randomisation until an improvement within 84 days defined as two points on a seven point ordinal scale or live discharge from the hospital in high-risk patients (group 1 to group 4) with SARS-CoV-2 infection requiring hospital admission by infusion of plasma from subjects after convalescence of SARS-CoV-2 infection or standard of care. Secondary objectives • To assess overall survival, and the overall survival rate at 28 56 and 84 days. • To assess SARS-CoV-2 viral clearance and load as well as antibody titres. • To assess the percentage of patients that required mechanical ventilation. • To assess time from randomisation until discharge. TRIAL DESIGN: Randomised, open-label, multicenter phase II trial, designed to assess the clinical outcome of SARS-CoV-2 disease in high-risk patients (group 1 to group 4) following treatment with anti-SARS-CoV-2 convalescent plasma or standard of care. PARTICIPANTS: High-risk patients >18 years of age hospitalized with SARS-CoV-2 infection in 10-15 university medical centres will be included. High-risk is defined as SARS-CoV-2 positive infection with Oxygen saturation at ≤ 94% at ambient air with additional risk features as categorised in 4 groups: • Group 1, pre-existing or concurrent hematological malignancy and/or active cancer therapy (incl. chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery) within the last 24 months or less. • Group 2, chronic immunosuppression not meeting the criteria of group 1. • Group 3, age ≥ 50 - 75 years meeting neither the criteria of group 1 nor group 2 and at least one of these criteria: Lymphopenia < 0.8 x G/l and/or D-dimer > 1µg/mL. • Group 4, age ≥ 75 years meeting neither the criteria of group 1 nor group 2. Observation time for all patients is expected to be at least 3 months after entry into the study. Patients receive convalescent plasma for two days (day 1 and day 2) or standard of care. For patients in the standard arm, cross over is allowed from day 10 in case of not improving or worsening clinical condition. Nose/throat swabs for determination of viral load are collected at day 0 and day 1 (before first CP administration) and subsequently at day 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 14, 28 or until discharge. Serum for SARS-Cov-2 diagnostic is collected at baseline and subsequently at day 3, 7, 14 and once during the follow-up period (between day 35 and day 84). There is a regular follow-up of 3 months. All discharged patients are followed by regular phone calls. All visits, time points and study assessments are summarized in the Trial Schedule (see full protocol Table 1). All participating trial sites will be supplied with study specific visit worksheets that list all assessments and procedures to be completed at each visit. All findings including clinical and laboratory data are documented by the investigator or an authorized member of the study team in the patient's medical record and in the electronic case report forms (eCRFs). INTERVENTION AND COMPARATOR: This trial will analyze the effects of convalescent plasma from recovered subjects with SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in high-risk patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection. Patients at high risk for a poor outcome due to underlying disease, age or condition as listed above are eligible for enrollment. In addition, eligible patients have a confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection and O2 saturation ≤ 94% while breathing ambient air. Patients are randomised to receive (experimental arm) or not receive (standard arm) convalescent plasma in two bags (238 - 337 ml plasma each) from different donors (day 1, day 2). A cross over from the standard arm into the experimental arm is possible after day 10 in case of not improving or worsening clinical condition. MAIN OUTCOMES: Primary endpoints: The main purpose of the study is to assess the time from randomisation until an improvement within 84 days defined as two points on a seven-point ordinal scale or live discharge from the hospital in high-risk patients (group 1 to group 4) with SARS-CoV-2 infection requiring hospital admission by infusion of plasma from subjects after convalescence of a SARS-CoV-2 infection or standard of care. Secondary endpoints: • Overall survival, defined as the time from randomisation until death from any cause 28-day, 56-day and 84-day overall survival rates. • SARS-CoV-2 viral clearance and load as well as antibody titres. • Requirement mechanical ventilation at any time during hospital stay (yes/no). • Time until discharge from randomisation. • Viral load, changes in antibody titers and cytokine profiles are analysed in an exploratory manner using paired non-parametric tests (before - after treatment). RANDOMISATION: Upon confirmation of eligibility (patients must meet all inclusion criteria and must not meet exclusion criteria described in section 5.3 and 5.4 of the full protocol), the clinical site must contact a centralized internet randomization system ( https://randomizer.at/ ). Patients are randomized using block randomisation to one of the two arms, experimental arm or standard arm, in a 1:1 ratio considering a stratification according to the 4 risk groups (see Participants). BLINDING (MASKING): The study is open-label, no blinding will be performed. NUMBERS TO BE RANDOMISED (SAMPLE SIZE): A total number of 174 patients is required for the entire trial, n=87 per group. TRIAL STATUS: Protocol version 1.2 dated 09/07/2020. A recruitment period of approximately 9 months and an overall study duration of approximately 12 months is anticipated. Recruitment of patients starts in the third quarter of 2020. The study duration of an individual patient is planned to be 3 months. After finishing all study-relevant procedures, therapy, and follow-up period, the patient is followed in terms of routine care and treated if necessary. Total trial duration: 18 months Duration of the clinical phase: 12 months First patient first visit (FPFV): 3rd Quarter 2020 Last patient first visit (LPFV): 2nd Quarter 2021 Last patient last visit (LPLV): 3rd Quarter 2021 Trial Report completed: 4th Quarter 2021 TRIAL REGISTRATION: EudraCT Number: 2020-001632-10, https://www.clinicaltrialsregister.eu/ctr-search/trial/2020-001632-10/DE , registered on 04/04/2020. FULL PROTOCOL: The full protocol is attached as an additional file, accessible from the Trials website (Additional file 1). In the interest in expediting dissemination of this material, the familiar formatting has been eliminated; this Letter serves as a summary of the key elements of the full protocol. The study protocol has been reported in accordance with the Standard Protocol Items: Recommendations for Clinical Interventional Trials (SPIRIT) guidelines (Additional file 2). The eCRF is attached (Additional file 3).


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Anticorpos Antivirais/sangue , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus , Pandemias , Plasma/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral , Idoso , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Ensaios Clínicos Fase II como Assunto , Convalescença , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Feminino , Humanos , Imunização Passiva/métodos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Monitorização Fisiológica/métodos , Estudos Multicêntricos como Assunto , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Risco Ajustado , Índice de Gravidade de Doença
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J Transl Med ; 18(1): 359, 2020 09 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32958009

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More than seven months into the coronavirus disease -19 (COVID-19) pandemic, infection from the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) has led to over 21.2 million cases and resulted in over 760,000 deaths worldwide so far. As a result, COVID-19 has changed all our lives as we battle to curtail the spread of the infection in the absence of specific therapies against coronaviruses and in anticipation of a proven safe and efficacious vaccine. Common with previous outbreaks of coronavirus infections, SARS and Middle East respiratory syndrome, COVID-19 can lead to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) that arises due to an imbalanced immune response. While several repurposed antiviral and host-response drugs are under examination as potential treatments, other novel therapeutics are also being explored to alleviate the effects on critically ill patients. The use of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) for COVID-19 has become an attractive avenue down which almost 70 different clinical trial teams have ventured. Successfully trialled for the treatment of other conditions such as multiple sclerosis, osteoarthritis and graft versus host disease, MSCs possess both regenerative and immunomodulatory properties, the latter of which can be harnessed to reduce the severity and longevity of ARDS in patients under intensive care due to SARS-CoV-2 infection.


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Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Transplante de Células-Tronco Mesenquimais , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , Animais , Ensaios Clínicos como Assunto , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Humanos , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Síndrome do Desconforto Respiratório do Adulto/etiologia , Síndrome do Desconforto Respiratório do Adulto/imunologia , Síndrome do Desconforto Respiratório do Adulto/terapia , Pesquisa Médica Translacional
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Cell ; 183(1): 169-184.e13, 2020 10 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32931734

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The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has made deployment of an effective vaccine a global health priority. We evaluated the protective activity of a chimpanzee adenovirus-vectored vaccine encoding a prefusion stabilized spike protein (ChAd-SARS-CoV-2-S) in challenge studies with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and mice expressing the human angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 receptor. Intramuscular dosing of ChAd-SARS-CoV-2-S induces robust systemic humoral and cell-mediated immune responses and protects against lung infection, inflammation, and pathology but does not confer sterilizing immunity, as evidenced by detection of viral RNA and induction of anti-nucleoprotein antibodies after SARS-CoV-2 challenge. In contrast, a single intranasal dose of ChAd-SARS-CoV-2-S induces high levels of neutralizing antibodies, promotes systemic and mucosal immunoglobulin A (IgA) and T cell responses, and almost entirely prevents SARS-CoV-2 infection in both the upper and lower respiratory tracts. Intranasal administration of ChAd-SARS-CoV-2-S is a candidate for preventing SARS-CoV-2 infection and transmission and curtailing pandemic spread.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Imunogenicidade da Vacina , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Vacinas Virais/imunologia , Adenoviridae/genética , Administração Intranasal , Animais , Anticorpos Neutralizantes/sangue , Anticorpos Antivirais/sangue , Chlorocebus aethiops , Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Feminino , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Injeções Intramusculares , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/patologia , Mucosa Respiratória/imunologia , Mucosa Respiratória/patologia , Mucosa Respiratória/virologia , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/genética , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/imunologia , Células Vero , Vacinas Virais/administração & dosagem
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Viruses ; 12(9)2020 09 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32961897

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Some coronaviruses are zoonotic viruses of human and veterinary medical importance. The novel coronavirus, severe acute respiratory symptoms coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), associated with the current global pandemic, is characterized by pneumonia, lymphopenia, and a cytokine storm in humans that has caused catastrophic impacts on public health worldwide. Coronaviruses are known for their ability to evade innate immune surveillance exerted by the host during the early phase of infection. It is important to comprehensively investigate the interaction between highly pathogenic coronaviruses and their hosts. In this review, we summarize the existing knowledge about coronaviruses with a focus on antiviral immune responses in the respiratory and intestinal tracts to infection with severe coronaviruses that have caused epidemic diseases in humans and domestic animals. We emphasize, in particular, the strategies used by these coronaviruses to circumvent host immune surveillance, mainly including the hijack of antigen-presenting cells, shielding RNA intermediates in replication organelles, 2'-O-methylation modification for the evasion of RNA sensors, and blocking of interferon signaling cascades. We also provide information about the potential development of coronavirus vaccines and antiviral drugs.


Assuntos
Antivirais/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Coronavirus/imunologia , Evasão da Resposta Imune , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Antivirais/uso terapêutico , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Coronavirus/classificação , Coronavirus/fisiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Citocinas/imunologia , Imunidade Inata , Imunidade nas Mucosas , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Transdução de Sinais , Tropismo Viral
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Mol Neurobiol ; 57(12): 5263-5275, 2020 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32869183

RESUMO

Similar to its predecessors, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) exhibits neurotrophic properties, which lead to progression of neurologic sequelae. Besides direct viral invasion to the central nervous system (CNS), indirect CNS involvement through viral-mediated immune response is plausible. Aberrant immune pathways such as extreme release of cytokines (cytokine storm), autoimmunity mediated by cross-reactivity between CNS components and viral particles, and microglial activation propagate CNS damage in these patients. Here, we review the currently available evidence to discuss the plausible immunologic pathways that may contribute to the development of COVID-19 neurological complications, namely Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, seizure, and brainstem involvement.


Assuntos
Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Doenças do Sistema Nervoso/etiologia , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Animais , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Tronco Encefálico/fisiopatologia , Tronco Encefálico/virologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Síndrome da Liberação de Citocina/etiologia , Síndrome da Liberação de Citocina/imunologia , Efeito Citopatogênico Viral , Surtos de Doenças , Síndrome de Guillain-Barré/etiologia , Síndrome de Guillain-Barré/imunologia , Humanos , Camundongos , Esclerose Múltipla/etiologia , Esclerose Múltipla/imunologia , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/fisiologia , Doenças do Sistema Nervoso/imunologia , Doenças Neurodegenerativas/etiologia , Doenças Neurodegenerativas/imunologia , Neuroglia/patologia , Neuroglia/virologia , Neurônios/patologia , Neurônios/virologia , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/fisiologia , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Receptores Virais/fisiologia , Insuficiência Respiratória/etiologia , Insuficiência Respiratória/fisiopatologia , Convulsões/etiologia , Convulsões/imunologia , Síndrome Respiratória Aguda Grave/complicações , Síndrome Respiratória Aguda Grave/epidemiologia , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/etiologia , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/imunologia
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Stroke ; 51(10): 3156-3168, 2020 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32897811

RESUMO

Understanding the relationship between infection and stroke has taken on new urgency in the era of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This association is not a new concept, as several infections have long been recognized to contribute to stroke risk. The association of infection and stroke is also bidirectional. Although infection can lead to stroke, stroke also induces immune suppression which increases risk of infection. Apart from their short-term effects, emerging evidence suggests that poststroke immune changes may also adversely affect long-term cognitive outcomes in patients with stroke, increasing the risk of poststroke neurodegeneration and dementia. Infections at the time of stroke may also increase immune dysregulation after the stroke, further exacerbating the risk of cognitive decline. This review will cover the role of acute infections, including respiratory infections such as COVID-19, as a trigger for stroke; the role of infectious burden, or the cumulative number of infections throughout life, as a contributor to long-term risk of atherosclerotic disease and stroke; immune dysregulation after stroke and its effect on the risk of stroke-associated infection; and the impact of infection at the time of a stroke on the immune reaction to brain injury and subsequent long-term cognitive and functional outcomes. Finally, we will present a model to conceptualize the many relationships among chronic and acute infections and their short- and long-term neurological consequences. This model will suggest several directions for future research.


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Aterosclerose/epidemiologia , Infecções/epidemiologia , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/epidemiologia , Arritmias Cardíacas/epidemiologia , Arritmias Cardíacas/fisiopatologia , Aterosclerose/imunologia , Aterosclerose/fisiopatologia , Bacteriemia/epidemiologia , Bacteriemia/imunologia , Bacteriemia/fisiopatologia , Betacoronavirus , Doença Crônica , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/fisiopatologia , Infecções por Citomegalovirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Citomegalovirus/imunologia , Infecções por Citomegalovirus/fisiopatologia , Endotélio/fisiopatologia , Infecções por HIV/epidemiologia , Infecções por HIV/imunologia , Infecções por HIV/fisiopatologia , Humanos , Hospedeiro Imunocomprometido/imunologia , Infecções/imunologia , Infecções/fisiopatologia , Inflamação/imunologia , Influenza Humana/epidemiologia , Influenza Humana/imunologia , Influenza Humana/fisiopatologia , Pandemias , Ativação Plaquetária , Agregação Plaquetária , Pneumonia/epidemiologia , Pneumonia/imunologia , Pneumonia/fisiopatologia , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/fisiopatologia , Prognóstico , Fatores de Risco , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/imunologia , Trombose/epidemiologia , Trombose/imunologia , Infecção pelo Vírus da Varicela-Zoster/epidemiologia , Infecção pelo Vírus da Varicela-Zoster/imunologia , Infecção pelo Vírus da Varicela-Zoster/fisiopatologia
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Nutrients ; 12(9)2020 Sep 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32911778

RESUMO

The pandemic caused by the new coronavirus has caused shock waves in many countries, producing a global health crisis worldwide. Lack of knowledge of the biological mechanisms of viruses, plus the absence of effective treatments against the disease (COVID-19) and/or vaccines have pulled factors that can compromise the proper functioning of the immune system to fight against infectious diseases into the spotlight. The optimal status of specific nutrients is considered crucial to keeping immune components within their normal activity, helping to avoid and overcome infections. Specifically, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) evaluated and deems six vitamins (D, A, C, Folate, B6, B12) and four minerals (zinc, iron, copper and selenium) to be essential for the normal functioning of the immune system, due to the scientific evidence collected so far. In this report, an update on the evidence of the contribution of nutritional factors as immune-enhancing aspects, factors that could reduce their bioavailability, and the role of the optimal status of these nutrients within the COVID-19 pandemic context was carried out. First, a non-systematic review of the current state of knowledge regarding the impact of an optimal nutritional status of these nutrients on the proper functioning of the immune system as well as their potential role in COVID-19 prevention/treatment was carried out by searching for available scientific evidence in PubMed and LitCovid databases. Second, a compilation from published sources and an analysis of nutritional data from 10 European countries was performed, and the relationship between country nutritional status and epidemiological COVID-19 data (available in the Worldometers database) was evaluated following an ecological study design. Furthermore, the potential effect of genetics was considered through the selection of genetic variants previously identified in Genome-Wide Association studies (GWAs) as influencing the nutritional status of these 10 considered nutrients. Therefore, access to genetic information in accessible databases (1000genomes, by Ensembl) of individuals from European populations enabled an approximation that countries might present a greater risk of suboptimal status of the nutrients studied. Results from the review approach show the importance of maintaining a correct nutritional status of these 10 nutrients analyzed for the health of the immune system, highlighting the importance of Vitamin D and iron in the context of COVID-19. Besides, the ecological study demonstrates that intake levels of relevant micronutrients-especially Vitamins D, C, B12, and iron-are inversely associated with higher COVID-19 incidence and/or mortality, particularly in populations genetically predisposed to show lower micronutrient status. In conclusion, nutrigenetic data provided by joint assessment of 10 essential nutrients for the functioning of the immune system and of the genetic factors that can limit their bioavailability can be a fundamental tool to help strengthen the immune system of individuals and prepare populations to fight against infectious diseases such as COVID-19.


Assuntos
Infecções por Coronavirus , Nutrigenômica , Estado Nutricional , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral , Adolescente , Adulto , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/fisiopatologia , Feminino , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Humanos , Masculino , Metais Pesados/sangue , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estado Nutricional/genética , Estado Nutricional/imunologia , Estado Nutricional/fisiologia , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/fisiopatologia , Selênio/sangue , Vitaminas/sangue , Adulto Jovem
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