A network medicine study has identified mechanisms by which COVID-19 can lead to dementia-like cognitive impairment. The findings may help inform risk management and treatment strategies for COVID-19-linked dementia.
A large registry study has shown that SARS-CoV-2 viral infection in college athletes is unlikely to involve the heart What are the implications for cardiac testing in return-to-play decisions?
A patient was diagnosed with immune thrombocytopenic purpura after presenting with easy bruising, petechiae and gingival bleeding. Following standard practice for admitted patients, a SARS-CoV-2 was ordered. To her physicians’ surprise, it came back positive.
Viral variants, in addition to host factors, contribute to disease severity, according to a recent study. In this article, infectious disease expert Frank Esper, MD, explains the study, and what the genomics of SARS-CoV-2 variants can tell us about lockdown and the next pandemic.
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Healthcare providers should be aware of the GI manifestations of COVID-19 and perform SARS-CoV-2 testing in patients presenting with digestive changes, especially those with respiratory symptoms.
A more transmissible strain of SARS-CoV-2 has emerged and is circulating globally, according to one new study. Steven Gordon, MD, Chairman of Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Infectious Disease, discusses this variant and forecasts what is ahead in the pandemic.
Preventive measures against COVID-19 are important even if a patient has recovered from a prior SARS-CoV-2 infection, says infectious disease expert Frank Esper, MD. In this article, Dr. Esper discusses the first documented cases of SARS-CoV-2 reinfection.
Pregnant women with COVID-19 are at higher risk for hospitalization than nonpregnant women with COVID-19, though risk of death is the same in both populations. Reproductive infectious disease expert Oluwatosin Goje, MD, discusses preterm delivery and other complications of COVID-19 in pregnancy.
A new network medicine study finds that melatonin usage may prevent COVID-19 infection, though large-scale trials are needed. Researcher Feixiong Cheng, PhD, discusses his team’s findings.
An Italian-led study published earlier this year reported that androgen deprivation therapy may play a protective role against the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Using an expansive enterprise-wide COVID-19 testing registry, Cleveland Clinic researchers set out to validate this report. Eric Klein, MD, discusses their findings.