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Rev. esp. med. nucl. imagen mol. (Ed. impr.) ; 39(5): 299-302, sept.-oct. 2020. ilus
Artigo em Espanhol | IBECS | ID: ibc-192565

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INTRODUCCIÓN: El 30 de enero de 2020 la organización mundial de la salud (OMS) declaró una emergencia internacional por la pandemia causada por un nuevo coronavirus. Existen algunas indicaciones oncológicas que tienen especial prioridad y se siguen realizando estudios a pesar de la situación actual. En estos estudios hemos encontrado hallazgos sospechosos de neumonía COVID-19 en pacientes asintomáticos. El objetivo de este trabajo es valorar la incidencia de estos hallazgos, describir sus características y valorar la evolución de los pacientes sospechosos. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se han revisado los estudios PET oncológicos realizados entre el 18 de marzo y el 8 de abril de 2020. Se han identificado los pacientes que presentaban hallazgos sugerentes de corresponder con un proceso infeccioso pulmonar de forma incidental en pacientes asintomáticos. Se han revisado las historias clínicas de estos pacientes para confirmar o descartar la infección por SARS-CoV-2. RESULTADOS: Durante el periodo especificado se realizaron un total de 129 estudios PET/TC con indicación oncológica. De ellos, en 11 (8,5%) se encontraron hallazgos sospechosos de proceso infeccioso pulmonar. Se trataba de 8 varones y 3 mujeres con edades comprendidas entre los 30 y los 79 años (media: 62,2). CONCLUSIONES: Los pacientes con COVID-19 pueden presentar escasos síntomas de la enfermedad, y en los estudios PET/TC se pueden detectar tanto pacientes presintomáticos como pacientes casi asintomáticos por lo que los médicos nucleares deben prestar especial atención en la valoración pulmonar de los estudios PET/TC


INTRODUCTION: On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared an international emergency due to the pandemic caused by a new coronavirus. There are some oncological indications that have special priority and studies are still being carried out despite the current situation. In these studies we have found suspicious findings of COVID-19 pneumonia in asymptomatic patients. The objective of this work is to assess the incidence of these findings, describe their characteristics and the evolution of suspected patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Oncological PET studies carried out in asymptomatic patients between March 18 and April 8, 2020 have been reviewed. Patients who presented findings suggestive of corresponding to an pulmonary infectious process were selected. Clinical findings have been reviewed to confirm or rule out SARS-CoV-2 infection. RESULTS: During the specified period, a total of 129 PET/CT studies were performed. Of these, 11 (8.5%) found suspicious findings of a pulmonary infectious process. These were 8 men and 3 women aged between 30 and 79 years (mean 62.2). CONCLUSIONS: Patients with COVID-19 can present few symptoms of the disease, and in PET/CT studies both presymptomatic and almost asymptomatic patients can be detected, so nuclear medicine physicians should take special attention to the pulmonary evaluation of PET/CT studies


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Humanos , Masculino , Feminino , Adulto , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Idoso , Tomografia Computadorizada com Tomografia por Emissão de Pósitrons/métodos , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico por imagem , Síndrome Respiratória Aguda Grave/diagnóstico por imagem , Vírus da SARS/isolamento & purificação , Estudos Retrospectivos , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico por imagem , Pandemias/estatística & dados numéricos , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase/métodos , Avaliação de Sintomas/métodos , Infecções Assintomáticas/epidemiologia
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Rev. esp. quimioter ; 33(5): 369-378, oct. 2020. tab, graf
Artigo em Inglês | IBECS | ID: ibc-193705

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BACKGROUND: There are few descriptions of the clinical presentation and evolution of consecutive SARS-CoV-2 infections with a long-enough follow up. METHODS: Description of the first consecutive 100 patients with microbiologically-proven COVID-19 in a large hospital in Madrid, Spain including a minimum of two-month follow up. RESULTS: The median age of the patients (52% males) was 61.5 years (IQR=39.5-82.0) and the median BMI was 28.8 kg/m2 (IQR=24.7-33.7). Overall 72% of the patients had one or more co-morbid conditions with a median age-adjusted Charlson index of 2 (IQR=0-5.7). Five patients (5%) were immunosuppressed. The most common symptoms at the time of diagnosis were fever (80.0%), cough (53.0%) and dyspnea (23.0%). The median O2 saturation at the time of first examination was 94% (IQR=90-97). Chest X-ray on admission was compatible with pneumonia in 63% of the cases (bilateral in 42% and unilateral in 21%). Overall, 30% were managed at home and 70% were admitted to the hospital. Thirteen patients were admitted to the ICU with a median of 11 days of stay in the Unit (IQR=6.0-28.0). CALL score of our population ranged from 4 to 13. Overall, 60.0% of patients received antibiotic treatment and 66.0%, empirical antiviral treatment, mainly with lopinavir/ritonavir (65%) or hydroxychloroquine (42%). Mortality, with a minimum of 60 days of follow up, was 23%. The median age of the deceased patients was 85 years (IQR=79-93). CONCLUSIONS: We found a high mortality in the first 100 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 at our institution, associated with advanced age and the presence of serious underlying diseases


ANTECEDENTES: Existen pocas descripciones de la presentación clínica y evolución de infecciones consecutivas por SARS-CoV-2 con un seguimiento lo suficientemente largo. MÉTODOS: Descripción de los primeros 100 pacientes consecutivos con COVID-19 probada microbiológicamente en un gran hospital de Madrid, incluyendo un seguimiento mínimo de dos meses. RESULTADOS: La mediana de edad de los pacientes (52% hombres) fue de 61,5 años (RIC=39,5-82,0) y la mediana de IMC fue de 28,8 kg/m2 (RIC=24,7-33,7). El 72% de los pacientes tuvieron una o más comorbilidades con un índice de Charlson ajustado a la edad de 2 (RIC=0-5,7). Cinco pacientes (5%) estaban inmunodeprimidos. Los síntomas más comunes al momento del diagnóstico fueron fiebre (80,0%), tos (53,0%) y disnea (23,0%). La mediana de saturación de O2 en el momento del primer examen fue del 94% (RIC=90-97). La radiografía de tórax al ingreso fue compatible con neumonía en el 63% de los casos (bilateral en el 42% y unilateral en el 21%). El 30% fueron manejados en su domicilio y el 70% ingresados en el hospital. Trece pacientes ingresaron en la UCI con una mediana de 11 días de estancia en la Unidad (RIC=6,0-28,0). El score CALL de nuestra población varió de 4 a 13. En general, el 60,0% de los pacientes recibió tratamiento antibiótico y el 66,0%, tratamiento antiviral empírico, principalmente con lopinavir/ritonavir (65%) o hidroxicloroquina (42%). La mortalidad, con un mínimo de 60 días de seguimiento, fue del 23%. La mediana de edad de los pacientes fallecidos fue de 85 años (RIC=79-93). CONCLUSIONES: Encontramos una alta mortalidad en los primeros 100 pacientes diagnosticados con COVID-19 en nuestra institución, asociada con edad avanzada y presencia de enfermedades subyacentes graves


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Humanos , Masculino , Feminino , Adulto , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Síndrome Respiratória Aguda Grave/epidemiologia , Vírus da SARS/patogenicidade , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Mortalidade Hospitalar/tendências , Espanha/epidemiologia , Estatísticas Hospitalares , Antivirais/uso terapêutico , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase/estatística & dados numéricos , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Índice de Gravidade de Doença
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Allergol. immunopatol ; 48(5): 518-520, sept.-oct. 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | IBECS | ID: ibc-191743

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) named by the WHO as a result of the global public health emergency. COVID-19 is caused by a new coronavirus named as novel coronavirus (2019-nCOV). From the first case reported in December 2019 it is now a pandemic situation and a major public health emergency. The COVID-19 transmission rate is very high, infecting two to three persons on average with contact to an already infected person. There is a need for the health system, specially in developing countries such as in Pakistan, to combat such a novel disease by rapid, accurate, and high quality diagnostic testing in order to screen suspected cases and also surveillance of the disease. A rapid, accurate and low-cost diagnostic point-of-care device is needed for timely diagnosis of COVID-19 and is essential to combat such outbreaks for compelling preventive measures against the disease spread. This review is to highlight the importance of point-of-care diagnostics device for robust and accurate diagnosis of COVID-19 in physician offices and other urgent healthcare-type settings and encourage academics and stake holders towards advancement in order to control outbreaks and develop the public health surveillance system


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Humanos , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Betacoronavirus/genética , Pandemias , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase/métodos , Testes Imediatos
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Environ Monit Assess ; 192(11): 681, 2020 Oct 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33025312

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Genotypic diversity among multi-drug-resistant (MDR) aquatic E. coli isolated from different sites of Yamuna River was analyzed using repetitive element PCR (rep-PCR) methods viz. ERIC-PCR and (GTG)5-PCR and compared with the MDR animal fecal isolates. The 97 E. coli isolates belonging to different serotypes, phylogroups, and multi-drug resistance patterns were analyzed. High genetic diversity was observed by both the methods; however, (GTG)5 typing showed higher discriminating potential. Combination of ERIC types (E1-E32) and (GTG)5 types (G1-G46) generated 77 genotypes. The frequency of genotypes ranged from 0.013 to 0.065. The genotype composition of E. coli isolates was highly diverse at all the sampling sites across Yamuna River except at its entry site in Delhi. The sampling sites under the influence of high anthropogenic activities showed an increase in number of unique genotype isolates. These sites also exhibited high multiple antibiotic resistance (MAR) indexes (above 0.25) suggesting high risk of contamination. Principal coordinate analysis (PCoA) showed limited clustering of genotypes based on the sampling sites. The most frequent genotypes were grouped in the positive zone of both the principal coordinates (PC1 and PC2). The genotypes of most of the animal fecal isolates were unique and occupied a common space in the negative PC1 area forming a separate cluster. High genotypic diversity among the aquatic E. coli and the drain isolates, discharging the untreated municipal waste in the river, was observed, suggesting that the sewage effluents contribute substantially to contamination of this river system than animal feces. The presence of such a high diversity among the MDR E. coli isolates in the natural river systems is of great public health significance and highlights the need of an efficient surveillance system for better management of Indian natural water bodies.


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Escherichia coli , Rios , Animais , Monitoramento Ambiental , Escherichia coli/genética , Fezes , Genótipo , Índia , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase
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Discov Med ; 29(157): 129-137, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33002409

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Sepsis is a life-threatening clinical condition demanding accurate and rapid diagnosis of the culprit pathogen, thereby to improve prognosis. Pathogen determination through blood culture is the gold standard for diagnosis but has limitations due to low sensitivity. Recently, circulating DNAs derived from pathogenic organisms were found in the plasma of patients with sepsis and were further proved to be more sensitive biomarkers for the diagnosis of the pathogen origin in sepsis. However, the fundamental molecular characteristics of circulating DNA in patients with sepsis remain unclear. Here, we used specific PCR and Sanger sequencing to verify the microbiology culture results via the corresponding plasma circulating DNA. We analyzed the composition and molecular characteristics of circulating DNA in septic patients using next-generation sequencing technology. We showed the presence of pathogen-derived circulating DNA in the plasma of patients with sepsis. The sizes of circulating DNA fragments derived from pathogenic bacteria showed a skewed unimodal distribution, while those derived from host cells showed a normal unimodal distribution. Lengths of fragments at peak concentration for both origins ranged from 150 bp to 200 bp, and reads mapping to pathogenic bacteria genome distributed uniformly on the reference. Our findings have improved our understanding of microbial circulating DNA in patients with sepsis as a potential methodology for the accurate diagnosis of sepsis, especially in light of an urgent need for such a diagnosis associated with the COVID-19 infection.


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Infecções Bacterianas/microbiologia , Ácidos Nucleicos Livres/sangue , DNA Bacteriano/sangue , Sepse/microbiologia , Adulto , Idoso , Infecções Bacterianas/complicações , Infecções Bacterianas/diagnóstico , Betacoronavirus , Ácidos Nucleicos Livres/análise , Técnicas de Laboratório Clínico , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Técnicas de Cultura , DNA Bacteriano/análise , Feminino , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias/complicações , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase , Sepse/complicações , Sepse/diagnóstico , Análise de Sequência de DNA
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BMC Pregnancy Childbirth ; 20(1): 580, 2020 Oct 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33008308

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BACKGROUND: During the ongoing global outbreak of COVID-19, pregnant women who are susceptible to COVID-19 should be highly concerned. The issue of vertical transmission and the possibility of neonatal infection is a major concern. CASE PRESENTATION: Case 1: A 35-year-old pregnant woman with a gestational age of 37 weeks and 6 days was admitted to our hospital at the point of giving birth. Except for the abnormalities in her chest CT image, she was asymptomatic. She had an uncomplicated spontaneous vaginal delivery, and her infant was discharged home for isolation. Because of the positive result of the maternal swabs for SARS-CoV-2 obtained on the 2nd day after sampling, we transferred the mother to the designated hospital and followed up with her by telephone interviews. Luckily, it was confirmed on February 23 that the newborn did not develop any COVID-19 symptoms after observation for 14 days after birth. Case 2: Another pregnant woman, with a gestational age of 38 weeks and 2 days, was also admitted to our hospital because of spontaneous labor with cervical dilation of 5 cm. Since she had the typical manifestations of COVID-19, including cough, lymphopenia, and abnormal chest CT images, she was highly suspected of having COVID-19. Based on the experience from case 1, we helped the mother deliver a healthy baby by vaginal delivery. On the 2nd day after delivery, the maternal nasopharyngeal swab result was positive, while the infant's result was negative. CONCLUSION: There is still insufficient evidence supporting maternal-fetal vertical transmission for COVID-19-infected mothers in late pregnancy, and vaginal delivery may not increase the possibility of neonatal infection.


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Infecções Assintomáticas , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Parto Obstétrico/métodos , Pulmão/diagnóstico por imagem , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Complicações Infecciosas na Gravidez/diagnóstico , Adulto , Antibacterianos/uso terapêutico , Antivirais/uso terapêutico , Betacoronavirus , Aleitamento Materno , Técnicas de Laboratório Clínico , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Tosse , Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/uso terapêutico , Feminino , Idade Gestacional , Humanos , Linfopenia , Máscaras , Oxigenoterapia , Pandemias , Isolamento de Pacientes , Equipamento de Proteção Individual , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase , Gravidez , Complicações Infecciosas na Gravidez/terapia , Testes Sorológicos , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X
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J Hematol Oncol ; 13(1): 131, 2020 10 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33008453

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SARS-CoV-2 has infected millions of people worldwide, but little is known at this time about second infections or reactivation. Here, we report a case of a 55-year-old female undergoing treatment for CD20+ B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia who experienced a viral reactivation after receiving rituximab, cytarabine, and dasatinib. She was initially hospitalized with COVID-19 in April and developed a high antibody titer with two negative nasal polymerase chain reaction (PCR) swabs for SARS-CoV-2 on discharge. After recovery, she resumed treatment in June for her leukemia, which included rituximab, cytarabine, and dasatinib. She promptly lost her COVID-19 antibodies, and her nasal PCR turned positive in June. She developed a severe COVID-19 pneumonia with lymphopenia, high inflammatory markers, and characteristic bilateral ground-glass opacities on chest CT, requiring high-flow nasal cannula and transfer to the intensive care unit. She received steroids, anticoagulation, and convalescent plasma, and within 48 h she was off oxygen. She was discharged home in stable condition several days later. Given the short time frame from leukemia treatment to PCR positivity and the low case rate in mid-June in New York City, reinfection appears to have been unlikely and SARS-CoV-2 reactivation is a possible explanation. This case illustrates the risks of treating recently recovered COVID-19 patients with immunosuppressive therapy, particularly lymphocyte- and antibody-depleting therapy, and raises new questions about the potential of SARS-CoV-2 reactivation.


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Betacoronavirus/genética , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Citarabina/uso terapêutico , Imunossupressores/uso terapêutico , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras B/tratamento farmacológico , Rituximab/uso terapêutico , Doença Aguda , Anticorpos Antivirais/sangue , Anticorpos Antivirais/imunologia , Anticoagulantes/uso terapêutico , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Citarabina/efeitos adversos , Feminino , Humanos , Imunização Passiva , Imunossupressores/efeitos adversos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase , Recidiva , Rituximab/efeitos adversos , Esteroides/uso terapêutico , Resultado do Tratamento
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Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc ; 2020: 2209-2212, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33018446

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This is a proof-of-concept study for the development of a field-deployable and low-cost PCR thermocycler (FLC-PCR) to perform Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) for the rapid detection of environmental E. coli. Four efficient (77.1 W) peltier modules are used as the central temperature control unit. One 250 W silicone heating pad is used for the heating lid. The PID (proportional-integral-derivative) control algorithm for the thermocycles is implemented by a low-cost 8-bit, 16 MHz microcontroller (ATMEGA328P-PU). ybbW and uidA genes from specific E. coli colonies were used as amplicons for the PCR reactions that were carried out by a commercial PCR machine (Bio-Rad) and our FLC-PCR thermocycler. The heating and cooling speeds averaged 1.11 ± 0.33°C/s which is on a par with the commercial bench-top PCR thermocycler and the efficiency of the heating lid outperformed the Bio-Rad PCR thermocycler. The overall cost of the system is lower than $200 which is more than ten times lower than commercially available units. The heating block can be customized to accommodate different PCR tubes and even microfluidic chambers. An 8000 W portable power generator will be used as the power supply for field studies.


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Escherichia coli , Calefação , Fontes de Energia Elétrica , Escherichia coli/genética , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase , Temperatura
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Bull World Health Organ ; 98(9): 590-598, 2020 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33012859

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Objective: To evaluate two pooled-sample analysis strategies (a routine high-throughput approach and a novel context-sensitive approach) for mass testing during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, with an emphasis on the number of tests required to screen a population. Methods: We used Monte Carlo simulations to compare the two testing strategies for different infection prevalences and pooled group sizes. With the routine high-throughput approach, heterogeneous sample pools are formed randomly for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis. With the novel context-sensitive approach, PCR analysis is performed on pooled samples from homogeneous groups of similar people that have been purposively formed in the field. In both approaches, all samples contributing to pools that tested positive are subsequently analysed individually. Findings: Both pooled-sample strategies would save substantial resources compared to individual analysis during surge testing and enhanced epidemic surveillance. The context-sensitive approach offers the greatest savings: for instance, 58-89% fewer tests would be required for a pooled group size of 3 to 25 samples in a population of 150 000 with an infection prevalence of 1% or 5%. Correspondingly, the routine high-throughput strategy would require 24-80% fewer tests than individual testing. Conclusion: Pooled-sample PCR screening could save resources during COVID-19 mass testing. In particular, the novel context-sensitive approach, which uses pooled samples from homogeneous population groups, could substantially reduce the number of tests required to screen a population. Pooled-sample approaches could help countries sustain population screening over extended periods of time and thereby help contain foreseeable second-wave outbreaks.


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Técnicas de Laboratório Clínico/métodos , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Betacoronavirus , Humanos , Método de Monte Carlo , Pandemias , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase
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Tohoku J Exp Med ; 252(2): 109-119, 2020 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33028754

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is associated with various symptoms and changes in hematological and biochemical variables. However, clinical features, which can differentiate COVID-19 from non-COVID-19, are not clear. We therefore examined the key clinical features of COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients. This study included 60 COVID-19 patients and 100 non-COVID-19 patients, diagnosed by PCR, and no significant differences in the age and sex were seen between the two groups. The frequencies of fatigue, loose stool, diarrhea, nasal obstruction, olfactory dysfunction, taste dysfunction, underlying hyperlipidemia, and the prescription of angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) were significantly higher in COVID-19 patients than those in non-COVID-19 patients. The counts of leucocytes, neutrophils, lymphocytes, eosinophils, monocytes, and basophils and the levels of chloride and calcium in blood of COVID-19 patients were significantly lower than those of non-COVID-19 patients. The frequencies of atypical lymphocytes and the levels of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and potassium were significantly higher in COVID-19 than those in non-COVID-19. The C-reactive protein (CRP) level in COVID-19 patients was significantly lower than that in non-COVID-19 patients, when we compared CRP levels among patients with elevated CRP. This study is the first to indicate that electrolyte levels and the frequency of atypical lymphocytes in COVID-19 are significantly different from those in non-COVID-19. Fatigue, loose stool, diarrhea, nasal obstruction, olfactory dysfunction, and taste dysfunction were the key symptoms of COVID-19. Furthermore, hyperlipidemia and ARB may be risk factors of COVID-19. In conclusion, leucocytes, leucocyte fractions, CRP, LDH, and electrolytes are useful indicators for COVID-19 diagnosis.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Eletrólitos/sangue , Linfócitos/virologia , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Betacoronavirus , Proteína C-Reativa/análise , Criança , Diagnóstico Diferencial , Feminino , Humanos , L-Lactato Desidrogenase/sangue , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Transtornos do Olfato/virologia , Pandemias , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase , Estudos Retrospectivos , Avaliação de Sintomas , Distúrbios do Paladar/virologia , Adulto Jovem
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(41): e22494, 2020 Oct 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33031285

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INTRODUCTION: Sneathia sanguinegens(S sanguinegens) is a gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium mostly reported to cause a perinatal infection, and there are no reports of S sanguinegens in prosthetic joint infection (PJI). The purpose of this report is to describe a very rare case of PJI after total hip arthroplasty (THA) caused by S sanguinegens. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 79-year-old woman presented with right coxalgia, inability to walk, and a fever of 39°C. She had undergone THA 28 years earlier for osteoarthritis of the hip. DIAGNOSES: The diagnosis was acute late-onset PJI, because blood tests revealed marked inflammatory reaction and computed tomography showed an abscess at the right hip joint; synovial fluid analysis resulted in detection of a gram-negative bacillus. INTERVENTION: Surgical debridement with retention of the implant and antibiotic therapy was performed. OUTCOMES: One month after surgery, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay showed that the pathogen was 99.9% likely to be S sanguinegens. There has been no recurrence of infection or loosening of the implant in the 2 years since her surgery. LESSONS: PCR should facilitate detection of previously unknown pathogens and potentially novel bacterial species.


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Fusobactérias , Infecções por Bactérias Gram-Negativas/complicações , Infecções Relacionadas à Prótese/microbiologia , Idoso , Antibacterianos/uso terapêutico , Artroplastia de Quadril , Feminino , Fusobactérias/isolamento & purificação , Infecções por Bactérias Gram-Negativas/diagnóstico , Humanos , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase , Infecções Relacionadas à Prótese/diagnóstico por imagem , Infecções Relacionadas à Prótese/cirurgia
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Rev. esp. patol ; 53(3): 182-187, jul.-sept. 2020. ilus, tab
Artigo em Inglês | IBECS | ID: ibc-192407

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We describe the implementation of a COVID-19 Autopsy Programme in our Hospital, report the main findings from the first autopsy of the programme and briefly review the reports of lung pathology of these patients


En este artículo presentamos el proceso de implementación de un Programa de Autopsias COVID-19 en nuestro hospital, presentamos los principales hallagos de la primera autopsia realizada y revisamos brevemente la patología pulmonar publicada previamente en estos pacientes


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Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Embolia Pulmonar/complicações , Autopsia/estatística & dados numéricos , Causas de Morte , Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Alvéolos Pulmonares/patologia , Síndrome Respiratória Aguda Grave/complicações , Vírus da SARS/isolamento & purificação , Apneia Obstrutiva do Sono/complicações , Hipertensão/complicações , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase/métodos , Esteroides/uso terapêutico , Pandemias , Técnicas Histológicas/métodos , Espanha/epidemiologia
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Clín. investig. ginecol. obstet. (Ed. impr.) ; 47(3): 106-110, jul.-sept. 2020. graf
Artigo em Espanhol | IBECS | ID: ibc-189900

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La convivencia con la infección por COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) en todos los entornos hospitalarios y de salud supone un reto actual de adaptación, creación de circuitos, protocolos y nuevos modelos de asistencia. Son todavía bastantes las incógnitas a resolver sobre esta infección en la actualidad, y mucho más desconocido es el impacto que la misma supone si lo trasladamos al terreno quirúrgico. La evidencia respecto al efecto del SARS-CoV-2 y cirugía laparoscópica es escasa y de calidad limitada, pero aun así, la laparoscopia ha sido considerada de elección por las distintas sociedades científicas en pacientes COVID para la mayoría de indicaciones en ginecología, por las conocidas ventajas hacia el paciente respecto a la vía abierta: menor morbilidad y estancia hospitalaria y porque comporta procedimientos quirúrgicos autónomos y contenidos respecto a la liberación de humo y donde, además, el instrumental y la disposición en quirófano permiten un alejamiento del cirujano y del resto de profesionales en el área quirúrgica respecto al paciente. A modo global, las dos recomendaciones fundamentales en quirófano de cirugía laparoscópica en esta época COVID incluyen: el uso de equipo de protección personal adecuado para el personal de quirófano y la adopción de precauciones para reducir la exposición al CO2 y el humo quirúrgico que puede producirse en estos procedimientos


Coexistence with COVID-19 infection (coronavirus disease 2019) in all hospital and health care settings is a current challenge of adaptation, as well as the creation of new protocols and care models. At present, there are still many unknowns about this infection, and much more unknown is the impact into the surgical field. Although evidence regarding the effect of SARS-CoV-2 and laparoscopic surgery is scarce, laparoscopy has been considered the method of choice by different scientific societies for most indications in gynaecology during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is due to the advantages over the open route. There is less morbidity and hospital stay, and in addition, as it involves autonomous and contained surgical procedures with respect to smoke release. Moreover, the instruments and the setting in the operating room mean that there can be safe distance from the surgeon and other staff to the patient. Overall, the main recommendations in laparoscopic surgery during the COVID era include: the use of Personal Protective Equipment for operating room personnel, and the adoption of safety measures to reduce CO2 exposure and surgical smoke reléase


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Humanos , Feminino , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Laparoscopia/métodos , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase , Algoritmos , Aerossóis/administração & dosagem , Aerossóis/normas , RNA Viral/sangue , Fatores de Risco
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Korean J Parasitol ; 58(4): 445-450, 2020 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32871638

RESUMO

Trombiculid "chigger" mites (Acari) are ectoparasites that feed blood on rodents and another animals. A crosssectional survey was conducted in 7 ecosystems of southern Vietnam from 2015 to 2016. Chigger mites were identified with morphological characteristics and assayed by polymerase chain reaction for detection of rickettsiaceae. Overall chigger infestation among rodents was 23.38%. The chigger index among infested rodents was 19.37 and a mean abundance of 4.61. A total of 2,770 chigger mites were identified belonging to 6 species, 3 genera, and 1 family, and pooled into 141 pools (10-20 chiggers per pool). Two pools (1.4%) of the chiggers were positive for Orientia tsutsugamushi. Ricketsia spp. was not detected in any pools of chiggers. Further studies are needed including a larger number and diverse hosts, and environmental factors to assess scrub typhus.


Assuntos
Orientia tsutsugamushi/isolamento & purificação , Roedores/parasitologia , Trombiculidae/microbiologia , Animais , Estudos Transversais , DNA Bacteriano/genética , Orientia tsutsugamushi/genética , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase/métodos , Tifo por Ácaros/microbiologia , Trombiculidae/genética , Vietnã
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