COVID-19 Research Round Up

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The following article is a round up of various studies performed regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Clinical guidelines and personal communications with colleagues in China and Italy. Explaining the appropriate use of CPAP, NIV, BIPAP and high flow nasal O2 in patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19, interpreting CFR for patients with COVID-19, ICU data on management of critically ill patients with COVID-19 and related conditions, the effectiveness of convalescent plasma therapy in severe COVID-19 cases, the use of face masks in slowing down the spread of COVID-19, guidelines for severe asthma during the COVID-19 pandemic, study on the Impact of school closures for COVID-19 on the US Health care workforce, non pharmaceutical interventions for COVID-19, effect of delayed school opening on transmission dynamics of COVID-19 in Korea, immunogenicity and rapid translational development, recombinant coronavirus vaccines, hand hygiene for SARS-CoV-2, guidelines for Endoscopy during the COVID-19 pandemic, findings in coronavirus research made before the SARS and COVID-19 pandemic, disinfection of households and Inequalities in school closure response to COVID-19.

Summary

  1. The following article focuses on the clinical guidelines and personal communications with colleagues in China and Italy. Explaining the appropriate use of CPAP, NIV, BIPAP and high flow nasal O2 in patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. It is designed to provide a useful aid to use alongside clinical judgement. https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/wp-content/uploads/sites/52/2020/03/specialty-guide-NIV-respiratory-support-and-coronavirus-v3.pdf
  2. This study tells us about accurately interpreting CFR for patients with COVID-19. https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S221326002030165X
  3. ICU data on management of critically ill patients with COVID-19 and related conditions. https://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lanres/PIIS2213-2600(20)30161-2.pdf
  4. The effectiveness of convalescent plasma therapy in severe COVID-19 cases. https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/04/02/2004168117
  5. Use of face masks in slowing down the spread of COVID-19. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html
  6. Guidelines for severe asthma during the COVID-19 pandemic.              https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng166
  7. Study on the Impact of school closures for COVID-19 on the US Health care workforce. https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S2468266720300827
  8. Non Pharmaceutical interventions for COVID-19.                    https://wellcomeopenresearch.org/articles/5-59/v1
  9. The effect of delayed school opening on transmission dynamics of COVID-19 in Korea.  https://doi.org/10.3346/jkms.2020.35.e143
  10. Immunogenicity and rapid translational development, recombinant coronavirus vaccines. https://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/ebiom/PIIS2352-3964(20)30118-3.pdf
  11. Hand hygiene for SARS-CoV-2.                                     https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/jmv.25805
  12. Guidelines for Endoscopy during the COVID-19 pandemic. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jgh.15053
  13. Major findings in coronavirus research made before the SARS and COVID-19 pandemic. https://rupress.org/jem/article/doi/10.1084/jem.20200537/151597/Forty-years-with-coronavirusesForty-years-with
  14. Cleaning and disinfection of households. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cleaning-disinfection.html
  15. Inequalities in school closure response to COVID-19                                                            https://doi.org/10.101
  16. Mental Health of health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic in China. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3551329
  17. Aerosol and surface stability of SARS-CoV-2 vs SARS CoV-1.     https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2004973
  18. Nervous System involvement after infection with COVID-19 and other coronavirus. https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0889159120303573
  19. CXR features, precautions and safety measures for the radiology department. https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1546144020301502
  20. Therapeutic strategies in an outbreak – Wuhan, China                        https://f1000research.com/articles/9-72/v2

 

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