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MeSH Disease

Coronavirus Infections (118)

Cough (118)

Fever (104)

Infections (39)

Dyspnea (39)

Human Phenotype

Cough (117)

Fever (108)

Pneumonia (37)

Fatigue (34)

Dyspnea (21)


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    Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in peritoneal fluid from patients with kidney disease MESHD and COVID-19: report of two cases

    Authors: Margarita Ibarra-Hernandez; María de la Luz Alcantar-Vallín; Rodolfo I. Cabrera-Silva; Karina Sánchez-Reyes; Monserrat Alvarez-Zavala; Judith C. De Arcos-Jiménez; Luz A. González-Hernández; Vida V. Ruiz-Herrera; Sara A. Aguirre-Díaz; Roxana García-Salcido; Guillermo García-García; Jaime F. Andrade-Villanueva

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-09-16 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background: Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) has a broad clinical presentation, involving multiple organs besides the respiratory system. Currently, there is little evidence available on the presence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 MESHD (SARS-CoV-2) in peritoneal fluid (PF). In this study, we describe the detection of SARS-CoV-2 in the PF of two patients with COVID 19 and kidney disease MESHD.Case presentation: Case 1: A 71-year-old woman with a history of end-stage kidney disease MESHD who presented with a 15-day evolution of progressive dyspnea HP dyspnea MESHD, accompanied by dry cough MESHD cough HP and fever HP fever MESHD; IgM antibodies SERO to SARS-CoV-2 were detected on admission. Real-time SARS-CoV-2 polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) in the PF was positive. Three days after admission the patient's respiratory distress HP improved and she was discharged after 8 days of hospitalization.Case 2: A 78-year-old woman, with type 2 diabetes MESHD, hypertension HP hypertension MESHD, a 15-day history of polypnea, and a 5-day onset of fever HP fever MESHD and dyspnea HP dyspnea MESHD. IgM and IgG antibodies SERO to SARS-CoV-2 were detected on admission, as well as a positive nasopharyngeal qRT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2. During hospitalization she developed acute kidney injury HP acute kidney injury MESHD, requiring peritoneal dialysis, SARS-CoV-2 was confirmed in PF by qRT-PCRConclusions: These two cases highlights the importance of increasing the level of awareness for the presence and possible SARS-CoV-2 transmission TRANS through non-respiratory routes, like peritoneal fluid.Emphasis should be given to appropriate preventive strategies for minimizing the risk of transmission TRANS of COVID-19 from patients on peritoneal dialysis in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

    Clinical course and management of 73 hospitalized moderate patients with COVID-19 outside Wuhan

    Authors: Xiaojuan Peng; Qi Qi Liu; Zhaolin Chen; Guiyan Wen; Qing Li; Yanfang Chen; Jie Xiong; Xinzhou Meng; Yuanjin Ding; Ying Shi; Shaohui Tang

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-09-11 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background: Moderate cases account for the majority in patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection MESHD and can also progress to severe/critical condition. Here, we investigated the clinical course and management of hospitalized moderate SARS-CoV-2 patients.Methods: The medical records and follow-up data were analyzed from the SARS-CoV-2 patients outside Wuhan.Results: A total of 73 moderate patients (38 men, 35 women) were included, with median age TRANS of 47.0 (38.5-57.5) years. Among them, only one patient (1.4%) died using active treatment to improve symptoms. The median duration of the four main symptoms cough HP, fever HP fever MESHD, chest tightness HP chest tightness MESHD, and fatigue HP fatigue MESHD were about 1-2 weeks; the median duration of the positive nucleic acid test (NAT) results for SARS-CoV-2 was slightly more than 2 weeks; the median hospitalization time was almost four weeks in 72 moderate survivors. The duration of cough HP cough MESHD and fever HP fever MESHD was positively correlated with the duration of the positive NAT results. On admission, 50% had lymphopenia HP lymphopenia MESHD; less than 30% had abnormal blood SERO biochemistry findings involving hyperglycemia HP hyperglycemia MESHD, liver function and myocardial enzymes. At discharge, the laboratory indexes were substantially improved. Two weeks after discharge, 5.6% survivors experienced a recurrence of the positive NAT results. Conclusions: Moderate SARS-CoV-2 patients have a good prognosis by the active treatment. After discharge, it is necessary that moderate survivors undergo at least a 2-week collective medical observation in quarantine places, which can identify and treat a proportion of patients with re-positive NAT results and to prevent the spread of the potential sources of infection MESHD.

    Decrease of exercise endurance in critically ill COVID-19 survivors: 4 case reports

    Authors: Qian Geng; Xinxin Yu; Beilan Shen; Shiyue Li; Jinping Zheng; Liping Zhong; Yi Hong; Xiaoyan Huang; Qingsi Zeng; Shaoqiang Li; Feng Ye; Weijie Guan; Yanqing Xie; Nanshan Zhong; Yi Gao

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-09-04 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background: The Coronavirus Disease MESHD 2019 (COVID-19) already have been as a pandemic. However, knowledge about the sequelae of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection MESHD remains limited. Here we descirbe the pulmonary function test (PFT) and cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) of critically ill COVID-19 in four cases with sereve acute respiratory distress syndrome MESHD respiratory distress HP syndrome ( ARDS MESHD) after discharge.Case presentation: We introduce four patients who complained of fever HP fever MESHD, cough HP cough MESHD, chest tightness HP chest tightness MESHD and other symptoms, all of them were confirmed as SARS-CoV-2 infection MESHD by real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). They were treated with mechanical ventilation because of severe ARDS MESHD. After respiratory support, antiviral and anti-infective treatment, they were weaned from mechanic ventilation with the improvement of hypoxemia HP hypoxemia MESHD. All patients were discharged from the hospital after completion of treatment and had no mortality. Around 1-month post-discharge, they were followed up for chest computed tomography (CT) scan, and performed PFT and CPET. Peak oxygen uptake of predicted (peakVO2% pred) decreased in all four cases, although spirometry were in the normal range, and only 2 cases had mild decline in carbon monoxide diffusion capacity of predicted (DLCO%pred).Conclusions: We found reduced exercise endurance in all four COVID-19 survivors, even parts of them with normal or slightly abnormal static lung function. We also believe that exercise endurance impairment of COVID-19 convalescents is more likely affected by extrapulmonary factors. Taken the above into consideration, our study highlights that the combination of PFT and CPET are important tests for tracking the development and recovery of COVID-19 survivors.

    Association factors with severe cases and antiviral drug assessment in patients with COVID-19

    Authors: Xiaowei Gong; Xianfeng Guo; Shiwei Kang; Yan Li; Haixiang Gao; Yadong Yuan

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-09-02 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background Due to the latent onset of novel coronavirus disease MESHD 2019 (COVID-19), it is important to identify patients with increased probabilities for disease progression early in order to implement timely medical strategies. This study aimed to identify the factors associated with severe COVID-19 and evaluate the current antiviral drugs, especially in severe patients.Methods This was a retrospective observational study performed at the No. 7 Hospital of Wuhan (Wuhan, China) with hospitalized patients confirmed with COVID-19 from January 11 to March 13, 2020. Multivariable logistic regression analysis was used to identify the associated factors of severe COVID. Treatment of antivirus drugs were collected and evaluated.Results Of the 550 patients, 292 (53.1%) were female TRANS and 277 (50.4%) were ≥ 60 years old. The most common symptom was fever HP fever MESHD (n = 372, 67.7%), followed by dry cough MESHD cough HP (n = 257, 46.7%), and dyspnea HP dyspnea MESHD (n = 237, 43.1%), and fatigue HP fatigue MESHD (n = 224, 40.7%). Among the severe patients, 20.2% required invasive ventilator support and 18.0% required non-invasive ventilator. The identified risk factors for severe cases were: age ≥ 60 years (odds ratio (OR) = 3.02, 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.13–8.08, P = 0.028), D-dimer > 0.243 µg/ml (OR = 2.734, 95%CI: 1.012–7.387, P = 0.047), and low oxygenation index (OR = 0.984, 95%CI: 0.980–0.989, P < 0.001). In severe cases, the benefits of arbidol alone was 73.3%, which was better than ribavirin (7/17, 41.2%, P = 0.029).Conclusions Age ≥ 60 years, D-dimer > 0.243 µg/ml, and lower oxygenation index were associated with severe cases. Arbidol might provide more clinical benefits in treating patients with severe COVID-19 compared with other antiviral drugs.

    Gastrointestinal symptoms in coronavirus disease MESHD 2019: a cross-sectional study in Wuhan, China

    Authors: Yong Zhang; Zuneng Lu; Bo Wang; Jinxing Chang; Yonggang Ma

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-09-01 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background To investigate the clinical symptoms of coronavirus disease MESHD 2019 (COVID-19), particularly the prevalence SERO, time of symptom onset TRANS, and duration of gastrointestinal ( GI MESHD) symptoms.Methods This was a cross-sectional study using paper questionnaires. COVID-19 patients in a temporary hospital in Wuhan voluntarily completed surveys collecting data on COVID-19 symptoms and investigation results.Results A total of 212 adults TRANS were enrolled in this study, of whom 127 (59.9%) were female TRANS, mean age TRANS was 48.50 ± 13.15 years. Concerning symptoms, 78.8% (167/212) had fever HP fever MESHD, and 66% (140/212) had cough HP. Diarrhoea MESHD occurred in 43.8% (93/212) of patients. Nausea and vomiting HP Nausea and vomiting MESHD vomiting MESHD were also common (20.7%). Fever HP Fever MESHD and cough HP cough MESHD were frequently the initial symptoms of COVID-19, and they lasted for 5.00 [interquartile range (IQR): 3.00–10.00] days and 10.00 (IQR: 5.00–24.00) days, respectively. Most patients developed nausea and vomiting HP nausea and vomiting MESHD vomiting MESHD 2.00 (IQR: 0–9.00) days and diarrhoea MESHD 5.00 (IQR: 0.25–11.00) days after the onset of initial symptoms, respectively. There was a median duration of 4.00 (IQR: 2.00–8.75) days with diarrhoea MESHD, and 6.00 (IQR: 4.00–10.00) days with nausea and vomiting HP nausea and vomiting MESHD vomiting MESHD. The patients with diarrhoea MESHD were younger [45.85 ± 13.28 years vs 50.61 ± 12.82 years, P = 0.009] and were more likely to have an abnormal chest CT (95.7% vs 82.4%, P = 0.001) than those without diarrhoea MESHD.Conclusions In our cohort of patients, GI symptoms MESHD were common in COVID-19, occurred mostly during the middle stage of the disease, and lasted for a short duration. GI MESHD symptoms may not be associated with COVID-19 related treatment.

    Clinical characteristics study of elderly TRANS patients aged TRANS 75 or older with COVID-19 pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD in China

    Authors: Chao Zhang; Hua Fu; Long Zhang; Yuxiong Yin; Jing Lin; Hu Liu; Qing Mao

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-08-28 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a newly emerged respiratory disease MESHD caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 MESHD (SARS-CoV-2), has recently become pandemic. Clinical observation indicated that elderly TRANS patients had high incidence of severe pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD and poor treatment efficacy. Therefore, this study was to clarify the characteristics of elderly TRANS patients aged TRANS 75 or older with COVID-19 pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD in order to guide rational treatment for elderly TRANS patients. Methods: we enrolled 331 elderly TRANS patients aged TRANS 75 or older with confirmed COVID-19 in Huoshenshan hospital of Wuhan from February 3rd to March 31st. The cases were divided into general, serious and critical groups according to severity after hospitalization, and the difference among groups were compared by R package statistics software. Results: Compared with general group, serious and critical groups had more underlying comorbidities and higher incidence of cough HP cough MESHD, breath shortness MESHD and anorexia HP anorexia MESHD. Moreover, there existed obviously differences in many of laboratory indexes and CT images among them. serious and critical elderly TRANS patients were more likely to receive oxygen, mechanical ventilation, expectorant, corticosteroid, abidor, cephaloprin, imipenem, human serum SERO albumin (HSA), nutrition support, anti SARS-CoV-2 positive plasma SERO and actemra. Multivariate analysis of factors showed that male TRANS sex, hypertension HP hypertension MESHD, diabetes MESHD, renal diseases MESHD, breath shortness MESHD, neutrophil, platelet, creatinine, lactate dehydrogenase were the risk factor for serious and critical illness. While blood SERO cell (WBC) was the protective factor. Conclusion: elderly TRANS patients have high incidence of severe pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD and poor treatment efficacy. The reasons might be that many of the elderly TRANS patients with COVID-19 pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD have certain chronic disease MESHD, poor immune function and a meager response to the virus. the pathogenic mechanism of SARS-CoV-2 might be involved in the cell-mediated immunity and cytokine storms by acting on lymphocytes.

    Clinical and immunological factors that distinguish COVID-19 from pandemic influenza A(H1N1)

    Authors: Jose Alberto Choreno-Parra; Luis Armando Jimenez-Alvarez; Alfredo Cruz Lagunas; Tatiana Sofia Rodriguez-Reyna; Gustavo Ramirez-Martinez; Montserrat Sandoval-Vega; Diana Lizeth Hernandez-Garcia; Eduardo M. Choreno-Parra; Yalbi I. Balderas-Martinez; Mariana Esther Martinez-Sanchez; Eduardo Marquez-Garcia; Edda Sciutto; Jose Moreno-Rodriguez; Jose Omar Barreto-Rodriguez; Hazel Vazquez-Rojas; Gustavo Ivan Centeno-Saenz; Nestor Alvarado-Pena; Citlaltepetl Salinas-Lara; Carlos Sanchez-Garibay; Gabriela Hernandez-Molina; Criselda Mendoza-Milla; Andrea Dominguez; Julio Granados; Lula Mena-Hernandez; Luis Angel Perez-Buenfil; Guillermo Dominguez-Cheritt; Carlos Cabello-Gutierrez; Cesar Luna-Rivero; Jorge Salas-Hernandez; Patricio Santilla-Doherty; Justino Regalado; Angelica Hernandez-Martinez; Lorena Orozco; Ethel A. Garcia-Latorre; Carmen M. Hernandez-Cardenas; Shabaana A. Khader; Albert Zlotnik; Joaquin Zuniga

    doi:10.1101/2020.08.10.20170761 Date: 2020-08-14 Source: medRxiv

    The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 MESHD (SARS-CoV-2), the causative agent of coronavirus disease MESHD 2019 (COVID-19), is a global health threat with the potential to cause severe disease manifestations in the lungs. Although clinical descriptions of COVID-19 are currently available, the factors distinguishing SARS-CoV-2 from other respiratory viruses are unknown. Here, we compared the clinical, histopathological, and immunological characteristics of patients with COVID-19 and pandemic influenza A(H1N1). We observed a higher frequency of respiratory symptoms, increased tissue injury markers, a histological pattern of alveolar pneumonia MESHD pneumonia HP, and higher levels of IL-1RA, TNF-, CCL3, G-CSF, APRIL, sTNF-R1, sTNF-R2, sCD30, and sCD163 in influenza patients. Conversely, dry cough MESHD cough HP, gastrointestinal symptoms MESHD, interstitial lung pathology, increased Th1 (IL-12, IFN-{gamma}) and Th2 (IL-4, IL-5, IL-10, IL-13) cytokine levels, along with IL-1{beta}, IL-6, CCL11, VEGF, TWEAK, TSLP, MMP-1, and MMP-3, were observed in COVID-19 cases. We demonstrated the diagnostic potential of some clinical and immune factors to differentiate COVID-19 from pandemic influenza A(H1N1). Our data suggest that SARS-CoV-2 induces a dysbalanced polyfunctional inflammatory response that is different from the immune response against influenza. These findings might be relevant for the upcoming 2020-2021 influenza season, which is projected to be historically unique due to its convergence with COVID-19.

    A case report of moderate COVID-19 with an extremely long-term viral shedding period in China

    Authors: yonghong wang; chaoyuan liu; qinghui meng; shuang gui; yu wu; pengjiang cheng; peng wang; xiuyong liao

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-08-14 Source: ResearchSquare

    BackgroundAn ongoing outbreak of novel coronavirus disease MESHD 2019 (COVID-19) from Wuhan, China, is currently recognized as a global public health emergency, which has subsequently spread to the rest of China and other countries. The WHO raised the COVID-19 alert to the highest level. The virus is a new highly contagious via human-to-human transmission TRANS. The median duration of viral shedding is 20.0 days. We report that the longest duration of viral shedding was 32.0 days from illness onset in a patient with moderate COVID-19 admitted to QianJiang Central Hospital.Case presentationA 37-year-old male TRANS sought medical advice while suffering from fever HP fever MESHD, dry cough MESHD cough HP, fatigue HP fatigue MESHD, dizziness MESHD, runny nose and diarrhoea MESHD. Five days before the visit, he had a history of travel TRANS from affected geographic areas. The patient had a positive RT-PCR test, and chest CT images showed multiple nodules and mixed ground-glass opacification with consolidation in both lungs. Laboratory findings showed that his lymphocyte and CD4+ counts were below the normal range. The patient was given antiviral treatment, including arbidol, lopinavir, IFN-α, and traditional Chinese medicine, and other necessary support care. All clinical symptoms and CT imaging manifestation abnormalities resolved during the course of therapy.ConclusionAlthough the positive RT-PCR tests were verified in consecutive upper respiratory specimens, the clinical symptoms, CT imaging findings, CD4 + lymphocyte counts, and IgG antibody SERO levels had obviously improved. Positive tests may be detecting pieces of inactive viruses, which would not be transmissible in individual cases.

    Clinical and Imaging Characteristics of Two COVID-19 Cluster Infections in Beijing, China: A Retrospective Study

    Authors: Ying Zhao; Jingbo Du; Qi Leng; Zhenwu Li

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-08-08 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background: As a new infectious disease MESHD, coronavirus disease MESHD 2019 (COVID-19) is not fully understood. During January - July 2020, there were two clusters infections MESHD in Beijing, China. This study was to analyze the features of the two COVID-19 infections in Beijing.Methods: In this retrospective single-center study, 89 cases with the positive novel coronavirus nucleic acid test were collected from January to July 2020 in Beijing. They were divided into January-March group and June-July group. Two groups of data were compared.Results: The eighty-nine cases, 47 males TRANS and 42 females TRANS, mean age TRANS (41±14 years), were used for our study. The most common symptoms were fever HP fever MESHD (46/89, 52%) and cough HP (34/89, 38%). The clinical classification were moderate type (56/89,63%), mild type (24/89, 27%), severe type (4/89, 4%), critical type (0), respectively. Ground glass opacity (GGO) (47%) was the majority CT pattern. The frequency of involvement of lower lobe was higher than that of upper lobe (P<0.01). In January - March group, there were 5 patients (18%) exposure to Wuhan, 15 patients (54%) family clusters, 5 patients (18%) colleague clusters, 3 patients (11%) imported cases. In June-July group, 41 patients (68%) had an exposure to Xinfadi market of Beijing, 6 patients (10%) family clusters, and 14 patients (23%) colleague clusters. The number of patients with fever HP fever MESHD, cough HP cough MESHD, chest CT severity score and the number of lesion lung lobes MESHD in January-March group was higher than that in June-July group (P<0.05).Conclusions: Two COVID-19 clusters were dominated moderate and mild type, but few severe types. Patients in June-July group had less symptoms, imaging and family clusters than that in January-March group. This suggested that closely monitoring, early quarantined, nucleic acid test of COVID-19 and chest CT were important measures to prevent epidemic.

    COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates by Identification of B and T Cell Multi-Epitopes Against SARS-COV-2 MESHD

    Authors: Suresh Kumar; Sarmilah Mathavan; Wee Jia Jin; Nur Azznira Bt Azman; Devindren Subramanaiam; Nur Afiqah Binti Zainalabidin; Dhivashini Lingadaran; Zainah Binti Abdul Sattar; Danniya Lakshmi Manickam; Priscilla Sheba Anbananthan; Johan Ahmad Taqiyuddin; Yuvapriya Thevarajan

    id:10.20944/preprints202008.0092.v1 Date: 2020-08-04 Source:

    Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new discovered strain where WHO officially declares the disease as COVID-19 while the virus responsible for it called Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 MESHD or SARS-CoV-2. The incubation period TRANS of this disease is between 14 days. Ordinary clinical symptoms that reported around the world include fever HP fever MESHD, cough HP cough MESHD, fatigue HP fatigue MESHD, diarrhoea MESHD and vomiting HP vomiting MESHD as well as asymptomatic TRANS for certain people. Infection is spread mainly through broad droplets. In early March 2020, WHO again has announced that COVID-19 is a pandemic with currently no specific treatment. The potential use of SARS-COV-2 proteome as a vaccine candidate by analysing through B-cell and T-cell antigenicity by using a immunoinformatics approach as a vaccine development early stage. In this study, we used consensus sequence for SARS-COV-2 proteome that was retrieved from NCBI database. VaxiJen 2.0 was mainly used to identify the antigenic property of SARS-COV-2 proteins. IEDB then used to analyse the B-cell epitope, the presence of T cell immunogenic epitope in SARS-COV-2 proteins was obtained by using compromise method of MHC class I and II tools that accessible respectively using ProPred-1 server and MHC II Binding Prediction in IEDB database. The best epitopes of B and T-cell epitopes were predicted with high antigencity and the information is disseminated through web-based database resource ( This study will be useful to find a new epitope-based candidate for SARS-COV-2. However, further study needs to be done for the next stages of vaccine development.

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