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A comparison of mortality-related risk factors of COVID-19, SARS, and MERS: A systematic review and meta-analysis

  • Source: In Journal of Infection October 2020 81(4):e18-e25

  • Abstract: Highlights •COVID-19 mortality risk factors were similar to those of SARS and MERS.•Advanced age, hypertension, diabetes, chronic lung disease, increased ... Methods We performed a systematic review with meta-analysis, using five databases to compare the predictors of death for COVID-19, SARS and ... Results 845 articles up through 11/4/2020 were retrieved, but only 28 studies were included in this meta-analysis. The results showed that males had a higher likelihood of death ... Conclusions COVID-19′s mortality factors are similar to those of SARS and MERS. Age and laboratory indicators could be effective predictors ...

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Clinical characteristics, symptoms and outcomes of 1054 adults presenting to hospital with suspected COVID-19: A comparison of patients with and without SARS-CoV-2 infection

  • Source: In Journal of Infection

  • Abstract: Highlights •We analysed data from 1054 hospitalised adults tested for SARS-CoV-2.•COVID-19 patients less frequently were smokers or ... Methods Detailed patient data was obtained from a large, controlled, non-randomised trial of molecular point-of-care testing versus laboratory RT-PCR for SARS-CoV-2 ... Results 1054 patients were included: 352 (33.4%) tested positive and 702 (66.6%) negative. 13.4% (47/352) COVID-19-positive patients had COPD versus 18.7% (131/702) of COVID-19-negative ... Conclusions There were substantial differences between patients with and without COVID-19 in terms of ethnicity, healthcare worker-status, comorbidities, symptoms, and outcomes. ...

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Impact of Routine Infant BCG Vaccination on COVID-19

  • Source: In Journal of Infection October 2020 81(4):625-633

  • Abstract: Highlights •We investigated impact of BCG vaccination on prevention of local COVID-19 spread.•Prefectural data on SARS-CoV-2 ... Methods Data on the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection, annual routine infant BCG vaccine coverage (represented by the number of BCG vaccinations ... Results The BCG vaccine coverage in 1999–2002, 2004, and 2012 in five prefectures with no COVID-19 infections was significantly higher than that in five ... Conclusions Our findings suggest that routine infant BCG vaccination coverage in young generation had a significant impact on prevention of local COVID-19

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Self-reported loss of smell without nasal obstruction to identify COVID-19. The multicenter Coranosmia cohort study

  • Source: In Journal of Infection October 2020 81(4):614-620

  • Abstract: Highlights •Isolated loss of smell without nasal obstruction is an early red-flag of COVID-19.•These patients should adopt all the preventive ... Methods Prospective multicentric cohort study in four olfactory ENT units and a screening center for COVID-19.Results i) Among a subset of 55 patients consulting for primarily recent loss of smell, we found that 51 (92.7%) had a COVID-19 positive ... Conclusions Self-reported loss of smell had a high predictive positive value to identify COVID-19. Making this sign well known publicly could ...

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Estimation of Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone-System (RAAS)-Inhibitor effect on COVID-19 outcome: A Meta-analysis

  • Source: In Journal of Infection August 2020 81(2):276-281

  • Abstract: Background and rationale Some studies of hospitalized patients suggested that the risk of death and/or severe illness due to COVID-19 ... Results We included 16 studies that involved 24,676 COVID-19 patients, and we compared patients with critical (n = 4134) vs. non-critical (n = 20,542) outcomes. The overall ... Conclusion RAAS inhibitors might be associated with better COVID-19 [email protected]@@@Graphical abstract Image, graphical abstract

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Diagnostic accuracy of the FebriDx host response point-of-care test in patients hospitalised with suspected COVID-19

  • Source: In Journal of Infection October 2020 81(4):607-613

  • Abstract: Highlights •Centralised laboratory PCR testing for COVID-19 is associated with long delays.•The FebriDx POCT can detect an antiviral host response ... Methods We performed a real-world diagnostic accuracy study of FebriDx in hospitalised patients during the first wave of the pandemic. Measures of diagnostic accuracy were ... Results FebriDx was performed on 251 patients and gave a valid result in 248. 118 of 248 (48%) were PCR positive for COVID-19. FebriDx results were ... Conclusions During the first wave of the pandemic, FebriDx had high accuracy for the identification of COVID-19 in hospitalised adults and ... Trial registration ISRCTN14966673

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Influenza-negative influenza-like illness (fnILI) Z-score as a proxy for incidence and mortality of COVID-19

  • Source: In Journal of Infection November 2020 81(5):793-796

  • Abstract: Summary Although direct detection of SARS-CoV2 in symptomatic or asymptomatic individuals is the ideal epidemiological tool for determining the burden of disease, the lack of ...

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High SARS-CoV-2 antibody prevalence among healthcare workers exposed to COVID-19 patients

  • Source: In Journal of Infection September 2020 81(3):420-426

  • Abstract: The seroprevalence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was examined among 105 healthcare workers (HCWs) exposed to ...

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The role of community-wide wearing of face mask for control of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic due to SARS-CoV-2

  • Source: In Journal of Infection July 2020 81(1):107-114

  • Abstract: Background Face mask usage by the healthy population in the community to reduce risk of transmission of respiratory viruses remains controversial. We assessed the effect ... Findings Within first 100 days (31 December 2019 to 8 April 2020), 961 COVID-19 patients were diagnosed in HKSAR. The COVID-19 incidence in ... Conclusion Community-wide mask wearing may contribute to the control of COVID-19 by reducing the amount of emission of infected saliva and ...

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Current epidemiological and clinical features of COVID-19; a global perspective from China

  • Source: In Journal of Infection July 2020 81(1):1-9

  • Abstract: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (

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