Publications and Guidelines


Predictor of COVID-19 infection

Ferguson and colleagues from the Imperial College London estimate with infection propagation models that, across 11 countries between 7 and 43 million individuals have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 up to 28th March, representing between 1.9% and 11.4% of the population. With current government interventions remaining in place, they estimated that interventions across all 11 countries will have averted 59,000 deaths up to 31 March [95% uncertainty range 21,000-120,000].

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Ferguson and colleagues from the Imperial College London have done some serious modelling work to estimate how much government measures in 11 European countries reduced the basic reproduction number of SARS-CoV-2 infections. Also Switzerland is covered and the “lockdown” might have brought it down near 1 (with substantial uncertainty). They estimate that Swiss measures might have averted 340 deaths by March 31 [95% uncertainty range: 71 - 1,100].


Developing antibody tests for SARS-CoV-2

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, laboratories are rushing to produce reliable antibody tests. Antibodies are markers of a previous infection and they can be found in a patient’s blood sample any time from about a week after the infection happened. The most highly anticipated expectation of antibody tests to COVID-19 is to understand how many cases of COVID-19 have actually occurred in a population.

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Übersichtlicher Artikel zur Entwicklung, Verfügbarkeit und Rolle von zuverlässigen Antikörper-Tests für SARS-CoV-2.

#general #diagnosis #therapy

Association of Cardiac Injury With Mortality in Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19 in Wuhan, China

Out of 416 hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in Wuhan, China, 19.7% had cardiac injury, and were at a significant higher risk of death compared with patients without cardiac injury. Although the exact mechanism of cardiac injury needs to be further explored, the findings presented here highlight the need to consider this complication in COVID-19 management.

#diagnosis #cardiovascular #ICU

Potential Effects of Coronaviruses on the Cardiovascular SystemA Review

This review about the Coronavirus disease 2019 gives the reader information how Covid-19 is associated with a high inflammatory burden that can induce vascular inflammation, myocarditis, and cardiac arrhythmias.

#review #cardiovascular #cardiology

COVID-19 patients and the Radiology department – advice from the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the European Society of Thoracic Imaging (ESTI)

In their official statement, the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the European Society of Thoracic Imaging (ESTI) summarise main imaging findings of COVID-19, provide advice on the role of CT in the early diagnosis of COVID-19, and offer guidance on organisational measures for radiology departments during this pandemic.

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Sehr übersichtliches Resümee zur Rolle der Radiologie bei Diagnose und Management von COVID-19 Patienten sowie Erläuterungen zu Schutzmassnahmen für Gesundheitspersonal, verfasst von der Europäischen Gesellschaft für Radiologie.

#imaging #consensus statement #radiology

COVID-19 Pandemic, Corona Viruses, and Diabetes Mellitus

Older age and the presence of diabetes, hypertension, and severe obesity increases morbidity and mortality in patients with COVID-19. Considering the high prevalence of cardiovascular disease, obesity, and hypertension in patients with DM, it is unknown whether diabetes independently contributes to this increased risk. Plasma glucose levels and diabetes are independent predictors for mortality and morbidity in patients with SARS. Novel ways to deliver care to our diabetes patients using telehealth, remote patient monitoring, and wearable technologies are needed.

#general #diabetes #endocrinology

Virological assessment of hospitalized patients with COVID-2019

Detailed virological analysis of 9 COVID-19 cases hospitalized in Germany.Very high pharyngeal virus shedding during the first week (peak day 4). Infectious virus sheeding from throat, lung, but not from stool, blood, urine.

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Im Gegensatz zur Situation bei SARS-CoV, beweist diese Arbeit dass SARS-CoV-2 im Respirationstrakt aktiv repliziert

#clinical #diagnosis #infectious diseases

Clinical management of severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) when COVID-19 disease is suspected

Interim Guidelines (Second Edition Version 1.2) from the WHO on the treatment of severe COVID-19

#general #treatment #guidelines #ICU #pneumology #obstetrics & gynaecology

COVID-19 pneumonia: different respiratory treatment for different phenotypes?

Editorial on different phenotypes of COVID-19 and their respective respiratory support and treatment

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Die Autoren unterscheiden zwischen zwei Phänotypen der COVID-19 Pneumonie (L- und H-Typ), welche unterschiedliche Bedürfnisse beim pulmonalen Support haben.

#treatment #opinion #ICU #radiology #pneumology

Turbulent Gas Clouds and Respiratory Pathogen Emissions: Potential Implications for Reducing Transmission of COVID-19

Current understanding of turbulent gas cloud generation by sneezing - bearing payload of pathogens up to 7-8 m.

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Kommentar und instruktives Video - ab 00:55: 

#prevention #audio / video #infectious diseases