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All about COVID19 - An initiative from WhiteCoats that brings together updates from top curated resources exclusively for healthcare professionals

Studies conducted show that CBD appears to reduce the "cytokine storm" that damages the lungs and kills many patients with COVID-19 is by enabling an increase in levels of a natural peptide called apelin, which is known to reduce inflammation and whose levels are dramatically reduced in the face of this storm. Researchers reported CBD's ability to improve oxygen levels ...

With the rise of the current pandemic, many complications have been raised. In accordance with that, a new worrying finding shows that COVID-19 can cause sudden and irreversible hearing loss i.e. sensorineural hearing loss in patients. SSNHL more commonly known as sudden deafness is an unexplained and rapid loss of hearing. It related to issues with the sensory organs of ...

Scientists, according to a recent development, have created a score that can accurately predict who will develop a severe form of COVID-19. According to this study, a measurement called the Dublin-Boston score is designed to enable clinicians to make more informed decisions when identifying patients who may benefit from therapies, such as steroids, and admission to intensive care units. Until ...

Research had shown that melatonin improves survival in COVID-19 patients who require intubation and mechanical ventilation. Less common and more severe symptoms are influenced by the presence of comorbidities. More severe symptoms include respiratory distress requiring endotracheal intubation. In a retrospective study involving 189,987 patients, survival analysis was conducted to determine whether exposure to melatonin following intubation decreased mortality. The ...

 According to recent research, scientists from Hong Kong have discovered a class of metallodrugs currently used in the treatment of other infectious diseases is showing efficacy to potently suppress coronavirus replication and relieve viral-associated symptoms in trials. The conclusions deliver a new and readily available therapeutic option with high clinical potential for infection with SARS-CoV-2.  As the entire world is ...

Promaflex, the manufacturer of the film uses technology developed by Sao Paulo-based Nanox (https://en.nanox.com.br/). It uses the silver and silica nanoparticles built into its polyethylene structure. The adhesive plastic film is designed to protect surfaces such as handrails, doorknobs, touch screens, etc. It inactivates the SARS-CoV-2 on contact. The tests conducted at the University of São Paulo's Biomedical Sciences Institute's ...

Researchers, according to a recent study, bring into light a potential scenario in which immunity to coronavirus either through infection or a vaccine, diminishes within a year, similar to that seen for the endemic beta coronavirus that causes mild respiratory illness. If immunity to SARS-CoV-2 was longer, through protection provided by an immune response to infection with other endemic coronaviruses, ...

Virologists at the Rega institute have compared the activity of favipiravir and hydroxychloroquine against COVID-19 in hamsters. Hamsters were selected as they develop lung pathology similar to mild COVID-19 in humans and the virus replicates itself strongly in hamsters after infection. The hamsters were infected with COVID-19 and were either treated with favipiravir or hydroxychloroquine for four to five days. ...

SARS-CoV-2 has a variety of outcomes, from severe symptoms to mild and asymptomatic pathologies. A team of researchers in Spain hypothesize that the serum zinc levels significantly affect the COVID-19 progression. Zinc is an essential element required. It acts as a signaling molecule, structural element, and cofactor. Zinc balances our immune responses. It affects the adaptive and innate immunity. Zinc ...

In a recent study, researchers found that O-glycosylation played a novel role in disease development. For COVID-19, it was predicted that O-glycoproteome being a critical component of the infection, similar activities may occur. Though the human ACE2 receptor appears to be the primary receptor of the virus in host cells, the virus likely binds via the formation of an intermediate ...