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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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Pan Afr Med J ; 36: 257, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33014253

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Since asymptomatic infections as "covert transmitter", and some patients can progress rapidly in the short term, it is essential to pay attention to the diagnosis and surveillance of asymptomatic patients with SARS-COV2 infection. CT scan has great value in screening and detecting patients with COVID-19 pneumonia, especially in the highly suspected or probable asymptomatic cases with negative RT-PCR for SARS-COV2. This study aimed to detect incidentally COVID-19 pneumonia on medical imaging for patients consulting for other reasons.


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Betacoronavirus , Técnicas de Laboratório Clínico/métodos , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico por imagem , Pulmão/diagnóstico por imagem , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico por imagem , Dor Abdominal/complicações , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Doenças Assintomáticas , Lesões Encefálicas/complicações , Dor no Peito/complicações , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Feminino , Humanos , Achados Incidentais , Linfadenopatia/diagnóstico por imagem , Linfadenopatia/etiologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Derrame Pleural/diagnóstico por imagem , Derrame Pleural/etiologia , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Estudos Prospectivos , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X/métodos , Tunísia/epidemiologia , Adulto Jovem
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Urol Clin North Am ; 47(4): 457-467, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33008496

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Biochemically recurrent prostate cancer represents a stage of prostate cancer where conventional (continued on next page) computed tomography and technetium Tc 99m bone scan imaging are unable to detect disease after curative intervention despite rising prostate-specific antigen. There is no clear standard of care and no systemic therapy has been shown to improve survival. Immunotherapy-based treatments potentially are attractive options relative to androgen deprivation therapy due to the generally more favorable side-effect profile. Biochemically recurrent prostate cancer patients have a low tumor burden and likely lymph node-based disease, which may make them more likely to respond to immunotherapy.


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Antagonistas de Androgênios/uso terapêutico , Imunoterapia/métodos , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/terapia , Neoplasias da Próstata/patologia , Idoso , Terapia Combinada , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/diagnóstico por imagem , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/mortalidade , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/patologia , Seleção de Pacientes , Prognóstico , Antígeno Prostático Específico/sangue , Neoplasias da Próstata/mortalidade , Neoplasias da Próstata/terapia , Medição de Risco , Papel (figurativo) , Análise de Sobrevida , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X/métodos , Resultado do Tratamento
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BMC Pregnancy Childbirth ; 20(1): 587, 2020 Oct 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33023500

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BACKGROUND: There are no published cases of tonic-clonic seizures and posterior bilateral blindness during pregnancy and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Coronavirus (COV) 2 (SARS-COV-2) infection. We do not just face new and unknown manifestations, but also how different patient groups are affected by SARS-COV-2 infection, such as pregnant women. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), preeclampsia, eclampsia and posterior reversible leukoencephalopathy share endothelium damage and similar pathophysiology. CASE PRESENTATION: A 35-year-old pregnant woman was admitted for tonic-clonic seizures and SARS-COV-2 infection. She had a normal pregnancy control and no other symptoms before tonic-clonic seizures development. After a Caesarean section (C-section) she developed high blood pressure, and we initiated antihypertensive treatment with labetalol, amlodipine and captopril. Few hours later she developed symptoms of cortical blindness that resolved in 72 h with normal brain computed tomography (CT) angiography. CONCLUSION: The authors conclude that SARS COV-2 infection could promote brain endothelial damage and facilitate neurological complications during pregnancy.


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Anti-Hipertensivos/administração & dosagem , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Cegueira Cortical , Cesárea/métodos , Infecções por Coronavirus , Eclampsia , Fibrinolíticos/administração & dosagem , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral , Complicações Infecciosas na Gravidez , Convulsões , Adulto , Cegueira Cortical/diagnóstico , Cegueira Cortical/virologia , Encéfalo/diagnóstico por imagem , Angiografia por Tomografia Computadorizada/métodos , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/fisiopatologia , Diagnóstico Diferencial , Eclampsia/diagnóstico , Eclampsia/terapia , Eclampsia/virologia , Feminino , Humanos , Exame Neurológico/métodos , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/fisiopatologia , Gravidez , Complicações Infecciosas na Gravidez/diagnóstico , Complicações Infecciosas na Gravidez/etiologia , Complicações Infecciosas na Gravidez/fisiopatologia , Resultado da Gravidez , Convulsões/diagnóstico , Convulsões/etiologia , Convulsões/terapia , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X/métodos , Resultado do Tratamento
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J Cardiothorac Surg ; 15(1): 301, 2020 Oct 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33028398

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BACKGROUND: Spontaneous pneumomediastinum unrelated to mechanical ventilation is a newly described complication of COVID-19 pneumonia. The objective of this case presentation is to highlight an important complication and to explore potential predisposing risk factors and possible underlying pathophysiology of this phenomenon. CASE PRESENTATION: We present two patients with COVID-19 pneumonia complicated by spontaneous pneumomediastinum, pneumopericardium, pneumothorax and subcutaneous emphysema without positive pressure ventilation. Both patients had multiple comorbidities, received a combination of antibiotics, steroids and supportive oxygen therapy, and underwent routine laboratory workup. Both patients then developed spontaneous pneumomediastinum and ultimately required intubation and mechanical ventilation, which proved to be challenging to manage. CONCLUSIONS: Spontaneous pneumomediastinum is a serious complication of COVID-19 pneumonia, of which clinicians should be aware. Further studies are needed to determine risk factors and laboratory data predictive of development of spontaneous pneumomediastinum in COVID-19 pneumonia.


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Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Enfisema Mediastínico/etiologia , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Pneumopericárdio/etiologia , Pneumotórax/etiologia , Enfisema Subcutâneo/etiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Feminino , Humanos , Ventilação com Pressão Positiva Intermitente/métodos , Masculino , Enfisema Mediastínico/diagnóstico , Enfisema Mediastínico/terapia , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Oxigenoterapia/métodos , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , Pneumopericárdio/diagnóstico , Pneumotórax/diagnóstico , Pneumotórax/terapia , Radiografia Torácica , Enfisema Subcutâneo/diagnóstico , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X
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Rev Med Liege ; 75(10): 633-635, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Francês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33030836

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During the follow-up of oncologic patients, pulmonary nodules are frequently discovered and pose a challenge to radiologists. Eventhough metastatic origin is often proposed, a thorough imaging protocol including non- and contrast-enhanced computed tomography combined with advanced reconstruction techniques, can be of a great support in proposing alternative diagnosis and adequate complementary treatment. This statement is illustrated by the case of a 60-year-old patient in which a pulmonary nodule diagnosed first as a metastasis, proved to be an aneurysmal pulmonary formation.


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Neoplasias Pulmonares , Nódulos Pulmonares Múltiplos , Nódulo Pulmonar Solitário , Humanos , Pulmão , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Nódulos Pulmonares Múltiplos/diagnóstico por imagem , Nódulo Pulmonar Solitário/diagnóstico por imagem , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X
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Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi ; 117(10): 907-913, 2020.
Artigo em Japonês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33041302

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A 76-year-old woman suffered from repeated postprandial syncope of unknown cause. Computed tomography scanning revealed an enlarged hiatal hernia sac with food residues that compressed both the left atrium and inferior vena cava. As soon as the hernia cavity expanded during an upper gastrointestinal X-ray examination, she experienced a deterioration of her level of consciousness. Therefore, we diagnosed her of a swallow syncope due to left atrium compression by the huge hernia sac. The sac also compressed the inferior vena cava, and she experienced a transient elevation of her hepatobiliary enzyme level probably due to the influence of the congestive liver. Thus, clinicians should always keep this condition in mind when encountering patients with post-meal syncope.


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Hérnia Hiatal , Idoso , Dilatação , Feminino , Hérnia Hiatal/complicações , Hérnia Hiatal/diagnóstico por imagem , Humanos , Fígado , Síncope/etiologia , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X
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Comput Math Methods Med ; 2020: 9756518, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33014121

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The COVID-19 diagnostic approach is mainly divided into two broad categories, a laboratory-based and chest radiography approach. The last few months have witnessed a rapid increase in the number of studies use artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to diagnose COVID-19 with chest computed tomography (CT). In this study, we review the diagnosis of COVID-19 by using chest CT toward AI. We searched ArXiv, MedRxiv, and Google Scholar using the terms "deep learning", "neural networks", "COVID-19", and "chest CT". At the time of writing (August 24, 2020), there have been nearly 100 studies and 30 studies among them were selected for this review. We categorized the studies based on the classification tasks: COVID-19/normal, COVID-19/non-COVID-19, COVID-19/non-COVID-19 pneumonia, and severity. The sensitivity, specificity, precision, accuracy, area under the curve, and F1 score results were reported as high as 100%, 100%, 99.62, 99.87%, 100%, and 99.5%, respectively. However, the presented results should be carefully compared due to the different degrees of difficulty of different classification tasks.


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Betacoronavirus , Técnicas de Laboratório Clínico , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico por imagem , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico por imagem , Interpretação de Imagem Radiográfica Assistida por Computador/métodos , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X/estatística & dados numéricos , Inteligência Artificial , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Aprendizado Profundo , Humanos , Redes Neurais de Computação , Pneumonia/classificação , Pneumonia/diagnóstico por imagem , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Interpretação de Imagem Radiográfica Assistida por Computador/estatística & dados numéricos , Radiografia Torácica/estatística & dados numéricos , Sensibilidade e Especificidade
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J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol ; 64(5): 649-659, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33000560

RESUMO

To describe the chest CT features reported in children with confirmed COVID-19 infection, published in English literature. A systematic review was completed on PubMed, Embase and Scopus databases on the 1st of June 2020 using the PICO strategy. The NIH Quality Assessment Tool was used to assess the quality of the selected articles. The systematic review was evaluated by Case Series Studies and the Preferred Reporting Items for a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Diagnostic Test Accuracy Studies (PRISMA). The extracted data were assessed and compared with those reported in the adult population. Seventy-two articles were retrieved from the database search and screened by the title, abstract and keywords. Eleven articles were deemed eligible for full-text assessment. Nine articles were included for the data extraction and in the final analysis. Chest CT features in children with COVID-19 differ from those in adults. 'Ground-grass opacities' (GGOs) are the most commonly described abnormalities, but closely followed by a combination of GGO and consolidation, not usual in adults. Children tend to have a more variable involvement than the subpleural and posterior and basal topography described in adults. Interlobular thickening and air bronchogram found in adults with COVID-19 are not frequent in children. Pulmonary embolism reported in up to 30% of adults has not been yet reported in children. Original articles describing chest CT features in children with COVID-19 in the English literature are limited to small populations of Chinese children. Chest CT imaging features are very diverse across the selected studies and globally different from those reported in adults. Data from children of different countries would provide a more comprehensive description of chest CT features in children with COVID-19.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico por imagem , Pneumopatias/diagnóstico por imagem , Pneumopatias/virologia , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico por imagem , Radiografia Torácica/métodos , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X/métodos , Betacoronavirus , Criança , Técnicas de Laboratório Clínico , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Humanos , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase Via Transcriptase Reversa
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J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol ; 64(5): 668-670, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33001577

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This case report describes our early radiological experiences of middle-aged patients with COVID-19 at Westmead Hospital, Sydney. We found limited relationship between initial CT imaging appearances and progression to severe disease. The most effective use of imaging in COVID-19 is yet to be determined.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico por imagem , Pneumopatias/diagnóstico por imagem , Pneumopatias/virologia , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico por imagem , Radiografia Torácica , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X , Adulto , Austrália/epidemiologia , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Progressão da Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia
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Sensors (Basel) ; 20(19)2020 Oct 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33023039

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COVID-19, caused by SARS-CoV-2, has resulted in a global pandemic recently. With no approved vaccination or treatment, governments around the world have issued guidance to their citizens to remain at home in efforts to control the spread of the disease. The goal of controlling the spread of the virus is to prevent strain on hospitals. In this paper, we focus on how non-invasive methods are being used to detect COVID-19 and assist healthcare workers in caring for COVID-19 patients. Early detection of COVID-19 can allow for early isolation to prevent further spread. This study outlines the advantages and disadvantages and a breakdown of the methods applied in the current state-of-the-art approaches. In addition, the paper highlights some future research directions, which need to be explored further to produce innovative technologies to control this pandemic.


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Técnicas de Laboratório Clínico/métodos , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Pulmão/diagnóstico por imagem , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico por imagem , Infecções por Coronavirus/etiologia , Humanos , Pulmão/virologia , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico por imagem , Pneumonia Viral/etiologia , Termografia/métodos , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X , Ultrassonografia/métodos
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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33027392

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Tuberculosis of the skull or calvarial tuberculosis (CTB) is rare. The literature until 2019 reported less than 60 cases of CTB in childhood. The authors describe two patients with CTB associated with other manifestations of TB, such as: spine and rib injuries, peripheral adenopathy, hepatic and splenic involvement who improved with chemotherapy. The patients were a four-year-old and an eight-year-old child, whose diagnoses were confirmed by histopathological, bacteriological or molecular investigation. Both were not infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and did not need orthopedic treatment.


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Crânio/diagnóstico por imagem , Teste Tuberculínico/métodos , Tuberculose/diagnóstico , Antituberculosos/uso terapêutico , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Humanos , Coluna Vertebral/diagnóstico por imagem , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X , Resultado do Tratamento , Tuberculose/tratamento farmacológico
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Khirurgiia (Mosk) ; (9): 14-19, 2020.
Artigo em Russo | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33029997

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility of ultrasound in diagnosis of chronic paracolic inflammatory mass in patients with diverticular disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We analyzed ultrasonic findings in 216 patients with chronic inflammatory complications of colonic diverticular disease. Chronic paracolic inflammatory mass as the most common and significant chronic complication of diverticular disease was analyzed in 116 patients. Ultrasonic findings were compared with specimen assessment, intraoperative data, irrigoscopy, colonoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound and computed tomography data. RESULTS: Sensitivity of ultrasound for diagnosis of chronic paracolic inflammatory mass was 76,7%, specificity - 100%, overall accuracy - 87,5%. CT and endoscopic ultrasound were the most informative among different diagnostic tools (sensitivity 79,6% and 77,8%, respectively). CONCLUSION: Ultrasonic examination and computed tomography are the most valuable methods for diagnosis of chronic paracolic inflammatory mass in patients with diverticular disease. Ultrasound is a first-line method for diagnosis and follow-up of complicated diverticular disease due to its availability, safety and unnecessary special preparation of patients.


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Doenças Diverticulares , Diverticulose Cólica , Colonoscopia , Doenças Diverticulares/diagnóstico por imagem , Diverticulose Cólica/diagnóstico por imagem , Humanos , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X , Ultrassonografia
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Radiographics ; 40(6): 1574-1599, 2020 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33001783

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Infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) results in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which was declared an official pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. The infection has been reported in most countries around the world. As of August 2020, there have been over 21 million cases of COVID-19 reported worldwide, with over 800 000 COVID-19-associated deaths. It has become apparent that although COVID-19 predominantly affects the respiratory system, many other organ systems can also be involved. Imaging plays an essential role in the diagnosis of all manifestations of the disease, as well as its related complications, and proper utilization and interpretation of imaging examinations is crucial. With the growing global COVID-19 outbreak, a comprehensive understanding of the diagnostic imaging hallmarks, imaging features, multisystemic involvement, and evolution of imaging findings is essential for effective patient management and treatment. To date, only a few articles have been published that comprehensively describe the multisystemic imaging manifestations of COVID-19. The authors provide an inclusive system-by-system image-based review of this life-threatening and rapidly spreading infection. In part 1 of this article, the authors discuss general aspects of the disease, with an emphasis on virology, the pathophysiology of the virus, and clinical presentation of the disease. The key imaging features of the varied pathologic manifestations of this infection that involve the pulmonary and peripheral and central vascular systems are also described. Part 2 will focus on key imaging features of COVID-19 that involve the cardiac, neurologic, abdominal, dermatologic and ocular, and musculoskeletal systems, as well as pediatric and pregnancy-related manifestations of the virus. Vascular complications pertinent to each system will be also be discussed in part 2. Online supplemental material is available for this article. ©RSNA, 2020.


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Betacoronavirus/fisiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico por imagem , Pulmão/diagnóstico por imagem , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico por imagem , Tromboembolia/diagnóstico por imagem , Trombose/diagnóstico por imagem , Angiografia/métodos , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Síndrome da Liberação de Citocina/etiologia , Síndrome da Liberação de Citocina/fisiopatologia , Progressão da Doença , Produtos de Degradação da Fibrina e do Fibrinogênio/análise , Humanos , Inflamação , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/fisiologia , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Artéria Pulmonar/diagnóstico por imagem , Receptores Virais/fisiologia , Síndrome do Desconforto Respiratório do Adulto/diagnóstico por imagem , Síndrome do Desconforto Respiratório do Adulto/etiologia , Avaliação de Sintomas , Tromboembolia/sangue , Tromboembolia/etiologia , Trombose/sangue , Trombose/etiologia , Microangiopatias Trombóticas/diagnóstico por imagem , Microangiopatias Trombóticas/etiologia , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X/métodos , Ultrassonografia/métodos
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Int J Med Sci ; 17(16): 2468-2476, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33029089

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Rationale: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was first announced in Wuhan, and has rapidly evolved into a pandemic. However, the risk factors associated with the severity and mortality of COVID-19 are yet to be described in detail. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the information of 1525 cases from the Leishenshan Hospital in Wuhan. Univariate and multivariate Cox regression analyses were generated to explore the relationship between procalcitonin (PCT) level and the progression and prognosis of COVID-19. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were performed to explore the relationship between disease severity in hospitalized patients and their PCT levels. Survival curves and the cumulative hazard function for COVID-19 progression were conducted in the two groups. To further detect the relationship between the computed tomography score and survival days, curve-fitting analyses were performed. Results: Patients in the elevated PCT group had a higher incidence of severe and critical severity conditions (P < 0.001), death, and higher computed tomography (CT) scores. There was an association between elevated PCT levels and mortality in the univariate ((hazard ratio [1], 3.377; 95% confidence interval [2], 1.012-10.344; P = 0.033) and multivariate Cox regression analysis (HR, 4.933; 95% CI, 1.170-20.788; P = 0.030). Similarly, patients with elevated PCT were more likely to have critically severe disease conditions in the univariate (odds ratio [2], 7.247; 95% CI, 3.559-14.757; P < 0.001) and multivariate logistic regression analysis (OR, 10.679; 95% CI, 4.562-25.000; P < 0.001). Kaplan-Meier curves showed poorer prognosis for patients with elevated PCT (P = 0.024). The CT score 1 for patients with elevated PCT peaked at day 40 following the onset of symptoms then decreased gradually, while their total CT score was relatively stable. Conclusion: PCT level was shown as an independent risk factor of in-hospital mortality among COVID-19 patients. Compared with inpatients with normal PCT levels, inpatients with elevated PCT levels had a higher risk for overall mortality and critically severe disease. These findings may provide guidance for improving the prognosis of patients with critically severe COVID-19.


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Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/etiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/mortalidade , Pneumonia Viral/etiologia , Pneumonia Viral/mortalidade , Pró-Calcitonina/sangue , Idoso , Antibacterianos/uso terapêutico , Antivirais/uso terapêutico , Betacoronavirus/efeitos dos fármacos , China/epidemiologia , Comorbidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico por imagem , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Progressão da Doença , Feminino , Hospitalização , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico por imagem , Prognóstico , Estudos Retrospectivos , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X
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Int J Med Sci ; 17(16): 2561-2569, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33029098

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Background: During the outbreak period of COVID-19 pneumonia, cancer patients have been neglected and in greater danger. Furthermore, the differential diagnosis between COVID-19 pneumonia and radiation pneumonitis in cancer patients remains a challenge. This study determined their clinical presentations and radiological features in order to early diagnose and separate COVID-19 pneumonia from radiation pneumonitis patients promptly. Methods and Findings: From January 21, 2020 to February 18, 2020, 112 patients diagnosed with suspected COVID-19 were selected consecutively. A retrospective analysis including all patients' presenting was performed. Four patients from 112 suspected individals were selected, including 2 males and 2 females with a median age of 54 years (range 39-64 years). After repeated pharyngeal swab nucleic acid tests, 1 case was confirmed and 3 cases were excluded from COVID-19 pneumonia. Despite the comparable morphologic characteristics of lung CT imaging, the location, extent, and distribution of lung lesions between COVID-19 pneumonia and radiation pneumonitis differed significantly. Conclusions: Lung CT imaging combined with clinical and laboratory findings can facilitate early diagnosis and appropriate management of COVID-19 pneumonia with a history of malignancy and radiation therapy.


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Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico por imagem , Diagnóstico Diferencial , Neoplasias/radioterapia , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico por imagem , Pneumonite por Radiação/diagnóstico por imagem , Adulto , Técnicas de Laboratório Clínico , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Neoplasias Esofágicas/diagnóstico por imagem , Neoplasias Esofágicas/patologia , Neoplasias Esofágicas/radioterapia , Feminino , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/diagnóstico por imagem , Neoplasias Pulmonares/radioterapia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias Nasofaríngeas/diagnóstico por imagem , Neoplasias Nasofaríngeas/patologia , Neoplasias Nasofaríngeas/radioterapia , Neoplasias/virologia , Pandemias , Estudos Retrospectivos , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X
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Biomed Res Int ; 2020: 1708267, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33029489

RESUMO

We aimed to summarize reliable medical evidence by the meta-analysis of all published retrospective studies that examined data based on the detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) by clinical symptoms, molecular (RT-PCR) diagnosis, and characteristic CT imaging features in pregnant women. The MEDLINE, PubMed, Scopus, ISI Web of Science, ClinicalKey, and CINAHL databases were used to select the studies. Then, 384 articles were received, including the studies until 01/May/2020. As a result of the full-text evaluation, 12 retrospective articles covering all the data related were selected. A total of 181 pregnant cases with SARS-CoV-2 infections were included in the meta-analysis within the scope of these articles. According to the results, the incidence of fever was 38.1% (95% CI: 14.2-65%) and cough was 22% (95% CI: 10.8-35.2%) among all clinical features of pregnant cases with SARS-CoV-2 infection. So, fever and cough are the most common symptoms in pregnant cases with SARS-CoV-2 infection, and 91.8% (95% CI: 76.7-99.9%) of RT-PCR results are positive. Moreover, abnormal CT incidence is 97.9% (95% CI: 94.2-99.9%) positive. No case was death. However, as this virus spreads globally, it should not be overlooked that the incidence will increase in pregnant women and maybe in the risky group. RT-PCR and CT can be used together in an accurate and safe diagnosis. In conclusion, these findings will provide important guidance for current studies regarding the clinical features and correct detection of SARS-CoV-2 infection in pregnant women, as well as whether it will create emergency tables that will require the use of a viral drug.


Assuntos
Técnicas de Laboratório Clínico/métodos , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Complicações Infecciosas na Gravidez/diagnóstico , Betacoronavirus/genética , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Feminino , Humanos , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Gravidez , RNA Viral/análise , RNA Viral/genética , Estudos Retrospectivos , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase Via Transcriptase Reversa , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X
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