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Fibrinogen and albumin are routinely used parameters in COVID-19. High fibrinogen levels and low albumin levels are associated with the severity of COVID-19 disease. Moreover, the fibrinogen to albumin ratio (FAR) level is known to be a better marker in cases of coagulopathy. A retrospective study was conducted to analyse the clinical benefits of FAR in COVID-19. 590 COVID-19 patients ...

Statins including lovastatin have anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-thrombotic, and immunomodulatory features which might play a potential role in treatment and prevention of SARS-CoV-2. Statins alleviate the effects of myocardial damage and thrombosis related to the COVID-19 infection. A case-control study was conducted to evaluate the protective effects of lovastatin in ICU patients with COVID-19. The study included 284 COVID-19 ICU admitted ...

An increased Intestinal fatty-acid binding protein (I-FABP) level in urine indicates enterocyte cell damage. A prospective cohort study with 283 SARS-CoV-2 inpatients (survivors and non-survivors patients) and healthy volunteers was conducted to investigate the role of I-FABP as a predictor of disease severity and poor prognosis.. Venous blood and urine samples were collected at admission, and on 7th and 14th ...

A retrospective cohort study was conducted by reviewing the medical records of 6,683 COVID-19 hospitalized patients to investigate the association of hemoglobin drop with increased risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) and in-hospital mortality among patients with COVID-19. The patient reports were classified into two groups, those with hemoglobin drop (≥3 g/dL) and those without hemoglobin drop. The analysis showed ...

Various electrolyte abnormalities which include hyponatremia, hypokalemia and hypocalcemia were reported in severe COVID-19 patients. A retrospective cohort study of 193 patients with confirmed COVID-19 pneumonia and hospitalization was conducted to evaluate the outcomes of hypermagnesemia in the patients with COVID-19. The majority of participants were males (108, 56%). The patients were classified on the basis of their magnesium levels ...

Some stem cells release molecules that reduce viral replication and have the ability to reset the innate and adaptive immune systems from an inflammatory state to a repair state. Molecules released from the stem cells provide therapeutic benefits by fighting viral infections and the “cytokine storm” observed in COVID-19. Stem cells release molecules act in two ways, first by inhibiting ...

It is particularly important that a person with type 2 diabetes receives a COVID-19 vaccination. This is because they are at an increased risk of serious complications if they acquire the virus and go on to develop the disease. There are several vaccines available, all of which are safe for people with type 2 diabetes. The Centers for Disease Control ...

Coronavirus vaccination has emerged as one of the primary keys to leveraging life in this pandemic. Be it any vaccine you get, the take-home message is to get vaccinated, and keep following appropriate norms to maximise immune protection. As with the vaccination itself, there are some do's and don'ts that experts recommend to minimize side effects and keep the vaccine ...

A new COVID-19 variant, C.1.2, detected in South Africa and several other countries, has put global health experts on alarm. As per a new study that is preprint and awaits peer review, the C.1.2 variant may be more infectious and have the ability to evade COVID-19 vaccines currently available. The study, conducted by South Africa's National Institute for Communicable Diseases ...

A web-based cross-sectional survey was conducted to understand the prevalence of fibromyalgia after an episode of symptomatic COVID-19 infection. From the data obtained from 616 patients, it was observed that fibromyalgia is common in COVID-19 recovered patients. 30.7% patients reported the presence of fibromyalgia. Although it is known that fibromyalgia is a female predominant disorder, the study showed a higher ...