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MeSH Disease

Infections (587)

Disease (522)

Coronavirus Infections (347)

Death (195)

Pneumonia (179)

Human Phenotype

Pneumonia (195)

Fever (141)

Cough (103)

Hypertension (91)

Respiratory distress (64)


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    IFN-γ and TNF-α drive a CXCL10+ CCL2+ macrophage phenotype expanded in severe COVID-19 and other diseases MESHD with tissue inflammation MESHD

    Authors: Lorien Shakib; Sara Shanaj; Aparna Nathan; - Accelerating Medicines Partnership Rheumatoid Arthritis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus; Laura T. Donlin

    doi:10.1101/2020.08.05.238360 Date: 2020-08-05 Source: bioRxiv

    Immunosuppressive and anti-cytokine treatment may have a protective effect for patients with COVID-19. Understanding the immune cell states shared between COVID-19 and other inflammatory diseases MESHD with established therapies may help nominate immunomodulatory therapies. Using an integrative strategy, we built a reference by meta-analyzing > 300,000 immune cells from COVID-19 and 5 inflammatory diseases MESHD including rheumatoid arthritis MESHD rheumatoid arthritis HP (RA), Crohn disease MESHD (CD), ulcerative colitis MESHD ulcerative colitis HP (UC), lupus, and interstitial lung disease MESHD. Our cross- disease MESHD analysis revealed that an FCN1+ inflammatory macrophage state is common to COVID-19 bronchoalveolar lavage samples, RA synovium, CD ileum, and UC colon. We also observed that a CXCL10+ CCL2+ inflammatory macrophage state is abundant in severe COVID-19, inflamed CD and RA, and expresses inflammatory genes such as GBP1, STAT1, and IL1B. We found that the CXCL10+ CCL2+ macrophages are transcriptionally similar to blood SERO-derived macrophages stimulated with TNF- and IFN-{gamma} ex vivo. Our findings suggest that IFN-{gamma}, alongside TNF-, might be a key driver of this abundant inflammatory macrophage phenotype in severe COVID-19 and other inflammatory diseases MESHD, which may be targeted by existing immunomodulatory therapies.

    Effectiveness of Convalescent Plasma SERO for Treatment of COVID-19 Patients

    Authors: Shanshan Chen; Chunya Lu; Ping Li; Lei Wang; Huaqi Wang; Qiankun Yang; Liyinghui Chen; Jianbin Li; Hongwei Ma; Qian Sang; Jing Li; Luyang Xu; Xiangjin Song; Fangfang Li; Yi Zhang; Yi Kang; Lihua Xing; Guojun Zhang

    doi:10.1101/2020.08.02.20166710 Date: 2020-08-04 Source: medRxiv

    Background and objective: The outbreak of COVID-19 has become a global health concern. In this study, we evaluate the effectiveness and safety of convalescent plasma SERO therapy in patients with severe and critically ill COVID-19. Methods: Sixteen COVID-19 patients received transfusion of anti-COVID-19 antibody SERO-positive convalescent plasma SERO. The main outcome was time for viral nucleic acid amplification (NAA) test turning negative. Clinical laboratory parameters were measured at the baseline (d0) before plasma SERO transfusion, and day 1 (d1), day 3 (d3) after transfusion as well. Results: Among the 16 patients, 10 of them had a consistently positive result of viral NAA test before convalescent plasma SERO transfusion. Eight patients (8/10) became negative from day 2 to day 8 after transfusion. Severe patients showed a shorter time for NAA test turning negative after transfusion (mean rank 2.17 vs 5.90, P = 0.036). Two critically ill patients transfused plasma SERO with lower antibody SERO level remained a positive result of NAA test. CRP level demonstrated a decline 1 day after convalescent plasma SERO treatment, compared with the baseline (P = 0.017). No adverse events were observed during convalescent plasma SERO transfusion. Conclusions: Viral NAA test of most patients with COVID-19 who received convalescent plasma SERO transfusion turned negative on the 2nd to 8th days after transfusion, and the negative time of severe patients was shorter than that of critically ill patients.

    Evaluation of Convalescent Plasma SERO versus Standard of Care for the Treatment of COVID-19 in Hospitalazed Patients: study protocol for a phase 2 randomized, open-label, controlled, multicenter trial

    Authors: Elena Diago-Sempere; Jose Luis Bueno; Aranzazu Sancho-Lopez; Elena Munez-Rubio; Ferran Torres; Rosa Malo de Molina; Ana Fernandez-Cruz; Isabel Salcedo De Diego; Ana Velasco-Iglesias; Concepcion Payares Herrera; Inmaculada Casas Flecha; Cristina Avendano-Sola; Rafael Duarte Palomino; Antonio Ramos-Martinez; Belen Ruiz-Antoran

    doi:10.1101/2020.07.31.20165720 Date: 2020-08-04 Source: medRxiv

    Background: COVID-19 is a respiratory disease MESHD caused by a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and causes substantial morbidity and mortality. At the time this clinical trial was planned, there were no available vaccine or therapeutic agents with proven efficacy, but the severity of the condition prompted the use of several pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. It has long been hypothesized that the use of convalescent plasma SERO (CP) from infected patients who have developed an effective immune response is likely to be an option for the treatment of patients with a variety of severe acute respiratory infections MESHD (SARI) of viral etiology. The aim of this study is to assess the efficacy and safety of convalescent plasma SERO in adult TRANS patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia MESHD pneumonia HP. Methods/Design: The ConPlas-19 study is a multicenter, randomized, open-label controlled trial. The protocol has been prepared in accordance with the SPIRIT (Standard Protocol Items: Recommendations for Interventional Trials) guidelines. The study has been planned to include 278 adult TRANS patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19 infection MESHD not requiring mechanical ventilation (invasive or non-invasive). Subjects are randomly assigned in a 1:1 ratio (139 per treatment arm), stratified by center, to receive intravenously administered CP (single infusion) plus SOC or SOC alone, and are to be followed for 30 days. The primary endpoint of the study is the proportion of patients that progress to categories 5, 6 or 7 (on the 7-point ordinal scale proposed by the WHO) at day 15. Interim analyses for efficacy and/or futility will be conducted once 20%, 40%, and 60% of the planned sample size are enrolled and complete D15 assessment. Discussion: This clinical trial is designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of passive immunotherapy with convalescent plasma SERO for the treatment of adult TRANS patients hospitalized with COVID-19. The results of this study are expected to contribute to establishing the potential place of CP in the therapeutics for a new viral disease MESHD. Trial registration: Trial registration at; Registration Number: NCT04345523;; Registered on 30 March, 2020. First posted date: April 14, 2020. Keywords: COVID-19, randomized, controlled trial, protocol, convalescent plasma SERO (CP), antibodies SERO.

    Evidence for sustained mucosal and systemic antibody SERO responses to SARS-CoV-2 antigens in COVID-19 patients

    Authors: Baweleta Isho; Kento T Abe; Michelle Zuo; Alainna J Jamal; Bhavisha Rathod; Jenny H Wang; Zhijie Li; Gary Chao; Olga L Rojas; Yeo Myong Bang; Annie Pu; Natasha Christie-Holmes; Christian Gervais; Derek Ceccarelli; Payman Samavarchi-Tehrani; Furkan Guvenc; Patrick Budylowski; Angel Li; Aimee Paterson; Yue Feng Yun; Lina G Marin; Lauren Caldwell; Jeffrey L Wrana; Karen Colwill; Frank Sicheri; Samira Mubareka; Scott D Gray-Owen; Steven J Drews; Walter L Siqueira; Miriam Barrios-Rodiles; Mario Ostrowski; James M Rini; Yves Durocher; Allison J McGeer; Jennifer L Gommerman; Anne-Claude Gingras

    doi:10.1101/2020.08.01.20166553 Date: 2020-08-04 Source: medRxiv

    While the antibody SERO response to SARS-CoV-2 has been extensively studied in blood SERO, relatively little is known about the mucosal immune response and its relationship to systemic antibody SERO levels. Since SARS-CoV-2 initially replicates in the upper airway, the antibody SERO response in the oral cavity is likely an important parameter that influences the course of infection MESHD. We developed enzyme linked immunosorbent assays SERO to detect IgA and IgG antibodies SERO to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein (full length trimer) and its receptor binding domain (RBD) in serum SERO (n=496) and saliva (n=90) of acute and convalescent patients with laboratory-diagnosed COVID-19 ranging from 3-115 days post- symptom onset TRANS (PSO), compared to negative controls. Anti-CoV-2 antibody SERO responses were readily detected in serum SERO and saliva, with peak IgG levels attained by 16-30 days PSO. Whereas anti-CoV-2 IgA antibodies SERO rapidly decayed, IgG antibodies SERO remained relatively stable up to 115 days PSO in both biofluids. Importantly, IgG responses in saliva and serum SERO were correlated, suggesting that antibodies SERO in the saliva may serve as a surrogate measure of systemic immunity.

    Neutralizing antibody SERO against SARS-CoV-2 spike in COVID-19 patients, health care workers and convalescent plasma SERO donors: a cohort study using a rapid and sensitive high-throughput neutralization assay

    Authors: Cong Zeng; John P Evans; Rebecca Pearson; Panke Qu; Yi-Min Zheng; Richard T Robinson; Luanne Hall-Stoodley; Jacob Yount; Sonal Pannu; Rama K Mallampalli; Linda Saif; Eugene Oltz; Gerard Lozanski; Shan-Lu Liu

    doi:10.1101/2020.08.02.20166819 Date: 2020-08-04 Source: medRxiv

    Rapid and specific antibody testing SERO is crucial for improved understanding, control, and treatment of COVID-19 pathogenesis. Herein, we describe and apply a rapid, sensitive, and accurate virus neutralization assay for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies SERO. The new assay is based on an HIV-1 lentiviral vector that contains a secreted intron Gaussia luciferase or secreted Nano-luciferase reporter cassette, pseudotyped with the SARS-CoV-2 spike (S) glycoprotein, and is validated with a plaque reduction assay using an authentic, infectious SARS-CoV-2 strain. The new assay was used to evaluate SARS-CoV-2 antibodies SERO in serum SERO from individuals with a broad range of COVID-19 symptoms, including intensive care unit (ICU) patients, health care workers (HCWs), and convalescent plasma SERO donors. The highest neutralizing antibody SERO titers were observed among ICU patients, followed by general hospitalized patients, HCWs and convalescent plasma SERO donors. Our study highlights a wide phenotypic variation in human antibody SERO responses against SARS-CoV-2, and demonstrates the efficacy of a novel lentivirus pseudotype assay for high-throughput serological surveys of neutralizing antibody SERO titers in large cohorts.

    The Lebanese Cohort for COVID-19; A Challenge for the ABO Blood SERO Group System

    Authors: Athar Khalil; Mahmoud Hassoun; Rita Feghali

    doi:10.1101/2020.08.02.20166785 Date: 2020-08-04 Source: medRxiv

    A sudden outbreak of pneumonia MESHD pneumonia HP caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome MESHD Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has rapidly spread all over the world facilitating the declaration of the resultant disease MESHD as a pandemic in March,2020. In Lebanon, the fast action of announcing a state of emergency MESHD with strict measures was among the factors that helped in achieving a successful containment of the disease MESHD in the country. Predisposing factors for acquiring COVID-19 and for developing a severe form of this disease MESHD were postulated to be related to epidemiological and clinical characteristics as well as the genomics signature of a given population or its environment. Biological markers such as the ABO blood SERO group system was amongst those factors that were proposed to be linked to the variability in the disease MESHD course and/or the prevalence SERO of this infection MESHD among different groups. We therefore conducted the first retrospective case-control study in the Middle-East and North Africa that tackles the association between the blood SERO group types and the susceptibility as well as the severity of SARS-CoV2 infection MESHD. Opposing to the current acknowledged hypothesis, our results have challenged the association significance of this system with COVID-19. Herein, we highlighted the importance of studying larger cohorts using more rigorous approaches to diminish the potential confounding effect of some underlying comorbidities and genetic variants that are known to be associated with the ABO blood SERO group system.

    Novel Treatment Approach to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) With a New Inhaler Theurapetic 

    Authors: Oguz Guvenmez; Huseyin Keskin; Suayip Birinci; Semra Sardaş; Mehmet Salih Sevdi; Kanat Tayfun; Adnan Kazım Usalan; Mujgan Çalışkan; Mehmet Karabay; Burak Ay; Resat Duman; Nilay Duman; Asım Kayıklık; Mehmet Cubuk; Muhammed Furkan Kanca; Ahmet Yaser Muslumanoglu

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-08-04 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background Current COVID-19 treatment methods are in the form of oral tablets or intravenous therapy. However, even if the efficacy of these agents is shown in in-vitro studies, the same effect cannot be seen in in-vivo. This is because these treatments are intended to reach the lungs through the blood SERO. However, severe interstitial edema MESHD edema HP and blood SERO alveolar barrier does not allow medications to reach the lungs effectively.Objective In the new inhaler treatment (NIT) given in this clinical study, the molecules that have antiviral, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects without any toxicity were brought together. This study aims to prevent rapid and effective clinical improvement in COVID-19 patients and prevent any complications related to COVID-19 infection MESHD.Methods This study approved by The Ministry of Health of Turkey. This clinical study was designed as a multi-center study and performed in Istanbul and Mersin, Turkey. The patients were divided into two groups. Patients were randomly assigned following simple randomization procedures. Eight patients received the normal treatment protocol, while eight patients received the new inhalation treatment protocol in addition to the normal treatment protocol. It was applied by connecting the T nebulizer device in intubated patients and with a nebulizer mask in non-intubated patients. Pulse oxygen saturation, respiratory rate, percentage of lung involvement, arterial blood SERO gas, and duration of hospitalization were compared after the treatment.Results One of the most important points of this study is the duration of hospital stay between the two groups. The mean duration of hospitalization in group 1 was 6.5 ± 1.8; in group 2 it was 17.1 ± 2.4. The duration of stay in Group 1 was significantly lower than group 2. (P < 0.05) FOS (Finger oxygen saturation) values were 89.2 ± 4.8 and 96.1 ± 4.7 in group 1 at the end of the 3rd and 7th days, respectively. In group 2, it was 80.3 ± 5.9 and 84.6 ± 4.4. After treatment FOS levels were significantly higher in group 1 for days 3 and 7. (P < 0.05)Conclusion Methods of treatment with multiple molecules should be developed for complex diseases MESHD, not single molecule therapy. In this sense, this study is very important as it will bring a new perspective to the scientific world. With the treatment mentioned in the current study; It is important in terms of making a new prophylaxis and therapeutic plan for Covid-19. It is thought that it will be unique in terms of creating a treatment plan with low potential for natural and non-synthetic side effects instead of using toxic and side effects products.

    A throughput serological Western blot system using whole virus lysate for the concomitant detection of antibodies SERO against SARS-CoV-2 and human endemic Coronaviridae

    Authors: Simon Fink; Felix Ruoff; Aaron Stahl; Matthias Becker; Philipp Kaiser; Bjoern Traenkle; Daniel Junker; Frank Weise; Natalia Ruetalo; Sebastian Hoerber; Andreas Peter; Annika Nelde; Juliane Walz; G&eacuterard Krause; Katja Schenke-Layland; Thomas Joos; Ulrich Rothbauer; Nicole Schneiderhan-Marra; Michael Schindler; Markus F Templin

    doi:10.1101/2020.07.31.20165019 Date: 2020-08-04 Source: medRxiv

    BACKGROUND: Seroreactivity against human endemic coronaviruses has been linked to disease MESHD severity after SARS-CoV-2 infection MESHD. Assays that are capable of concomitantly detecting antibodies SERO against endemic coronaviridae such as OC43, 229E, NL63, and SARS-CoV-2 may help to elucidate this question. We set up a platform for serum SERO-screening and developed a bead-based Western blot system, namely DigiWest, capable of running hundreds of assays using microgram amounts of protein prepared directly from different viruses. METHODS: The parallelized and miniaturised DigiWest assay was adapted for detecting antibodies SERO using whole protein extract prepared from isolated SARS-CoV-2 virus particles. After characterisation and optimization of the newly established test, whole virus lysates of OC43, 229E, and NL63 were integrated into the system. RESULTS: The DigiWest-based immunoassay SERO system for detection of SARS-CoV-2 specific antibodies SERO shows a sensitivity SERO of 87.2 % and diagnostic specificity of 100 %. Concordance analysis with the SARS-CoV-2 immunoassays SERO available by Roche, Siemens, and Euroimmun indicates a comparable assay performance SERO (Cohen's Kappa ranging from 0.8799-0.9429). In the multiplexed assay, antibodies SERO against the endemic coronaviruses OC43, 229E, and NL63 were detected, displaying a high incidence of seroreactivity against these coronaviruses. CONCLUSION: The DigiWest-based immunoassay SERO, which uses authentic antigens from isolated virus particles, is capable of detecting individual serum SERO responses against SARS-CoV-2 with high specificity and sensitivity SERO in one multiplexed assay. It shows high concordance with other commercially available serologic assays. The DigiWest approach enables a concomitant detection of antibodies SERO against different endemic coronaviruses and will help to elucidate the role of these possibly cross-reactive antibodies SERO.

    Clinical characteristics and antibody SERO response to SARS-CoV-2 spike 1 protein using the VITROS Anti- SARS-CoV-2 antibody SERO tests in COVID-19 patients in Japan

    Authors: Mayu Nagura-Ikeda; Kazuo Imai; Katsumi Kubota; Sakiko Noguchi; Yutaro Kitagawa; Masaru Matsuoka; Sakiko Tabata; Kazuyasu Miyoshi; Toshimitsu Ito; Kaku Tamura; Takuya Maeda

    doi:10.1101/2020.08.02.20166256 Date: 2020-08-04 Source: medRxiv

    Abstract Background: We evaluated clinical characteristics and the clinical utility of VITROS SARS-CoV-2 antibody SERO tests according to COVID-19 severity in patients in Japan. Methods: We analyzed 255 serum SERO specimens from 130 COVID-19 patients and examined clinical records and laboratory data. Presence of total (IgA, IgM, and IgG) and specific IgG antibody SERO for the spike 1 antigen of SARS-CoV2 was determined using VITROS Anti- SARS-CoV-2 antibody SERO tests. Findings: Overall, 98 (75.4%) and 32 (24.6%) patients had mild and severe COVID-19, respectively. On admission, 76 (58.5%) and 45 (34.6%) patients were positive for total and IgG antibody SERO assays. Among 91 patients at discharge, 90 (98.9%) and 81 (89.0%) patients were positive for total and IgG antibody SERO, respectively. Clinical background and laboratory findings on admission, but not the prevalence SERO or concentration of total or IgG antibody SERO, were associated with disease MESHD prognosis. Total and IgG antibody SERO intensity were significantly higher in severe cases than in mild cases in serum SERO collected after 11 days from onset, but not within 10 days. Conclusion: VITROS Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Total and IgG assays will be useful as supporting diagnostic and surveillance tools and for evaluation of humoral immune response to COVID-19. Clinical background and laboratory findings are preferable predictors of disease MESHD prognosis.

    A distinct innate immune signature marks progression from mild to severe COVID-19

    Authors: Stéphane Chevrier; Yves Zurbuchen; Carlo Cervia; Sarah Adamo; Miro E Raeber; Natalie de Souza; Sujana Sivapatham; Andrea Jacobs; Esther Bächli; Alain Rudiger; Melina Stüssi-Helbling; Lars C Huber; Dominik J Schaer; Jakob Nilsson; Onur Boyman; Bernd Bodenmiller

    doi:10.1101/2020.08.04.236315 Date: 2020-08-04 Source: bioRxiv

    Coronavirus disease MESHD 2019 (COVID-19) manifests with a range of severities, but immune signatures of mild and severe disease MESHD are still not fully understood. Excessive inflammation MESHD has been postulated to be a major factor in the pathogenesis of severe COVID-19 and innate immune mechanisms are likely to be central in the inflammatory response. We used 40-plex mass cytometry and targeted serum SERO proteomics to profile innate immune cell populations from peripheral blood SERO of patients with mild or severe COVID-19 and healthy controls. Sampling at different stages of COVID-19 allowed us to reconstruct a pseudo-temporal trajectory of the innate immune response. Despite the expected patient heterogeneity, we identified consistent changes during the course of the infection MESHD. A rapid and early surge of CD169+ monocytes associated with an IFN{gamma}+MCP-2+ signature quickly followed symptom onset TRANS; at symptom onset TRANS, patients with mild and severe COVID-19 had a similar signature, but over the course of the disease MESHD, the differences between patients with mild and severe disease MESHD increased. Later in the disease MESHD course, we observed a more pronounced re-appearance of intermediate/non-classical monocytes and mounting systemic CCL3 and CCL4 levels in patients with severe disease MESHD. Our data provide new insights into the dynamic nature of the early inflammatory response to severe acute respiratory syndrome MESHD coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection MESHD and identifies sustained pathological innate immune responses as a likely key mechanism in severe COVID-19, further supporting investigation of targeted anti-inflammatory interventions in severe COVID-19.

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Human Phenotype

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