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HSC Medicine, Dentistry and Healthcare Sciences Current Awareness Bulletins: COVID-19: Long-Term Effects

COVID-19: Long-Term Effects current awareness bulletin

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June 2024(2)

Acute and post-acute respiratory complications of SARS-CoV-2 infection: population-based cohort study in South Korea and Japan 10.1038/s41467-024-48825-w

A bispecific antibody exhibits broad neutralization against SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variants XBB.1.16, BQ.1.1 and sarbecoviruses 10.1038/s41467-024-49096-1 

Brain microstructure and connectivity in COVID-19 patients with olfactory or cognitive impairment 10.1016/j.nicl.2024.103631

COPD patients with high blood eosinophil counts exhibit a lower rate of omicron infection and milder post-infection symptoms 10.1111/crj.13790

Evidence mounts that about 7% of US adults have had Long COVID (JAMA Data Brief) 10.1001/jama.2024.11370

A Long COVID definition: a chronic, systemic disease state with profound consequences (National Academies report)

Emerging trends in management of long COVID with a focus on pulmonary rehabilitation: a review 10.1111/crj.13777

Immunogenicity and protection efficacy of a COVID-19 DNA vaccine encoding spike protein with D614G mutation and optimization of large-scale DNA vaccine production 10.1038/s41598-024-64690-5

Immunogenicity and safety of beta variant COVID-19 vaccine AZD2816 and AZD1222 (ChAdOx1 nCoV-19) as primary-series vaccination for previously unvaccinated adults in Brazil, South Africa, Poland, and the UK: a randomised, partly double-blinded, phase 2/3 non-inferiority immunobridging study 10.1016/S2666-5247(24)00078-8

Incidence and co-infection with COVID-19 of dengue during the COVID-19 pandemic 10.1016/j.jfma.2024.06.007

Long-term health effects of COVID-19: disability and function following SARS-CoV-2 infection (National academies report)  

Neurocognitive impairment in Long COVID: a systematic review 10.1093/arclin/acae042

Predictive value of invasive mechanical ventilation parameters for mortality in COVID-19 related ARDS: a retrospective cohort study 10.1038/s41598-024-64725-x 

SARS-CoV-2 infects cells lining the blood-retinal barrier and induces a hyperinflammatory immune response in the retina via systemic exposure 10.1371/journal.ppat.1012156

Transfer of IgG from Long COVID patients induces symptomology in mice 10.1101/2024.05.30.596590

What causes Long COVID? Case builds for rogue antibodies 10.1038/d41586-024-02010-7


Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology (Jun); bioRxiv (May); Clinical Respiratory Journal, The (May); JAMA (Jun); Journal of the Formosan Medical Association (Jun); Lancet Microbe, The (Jun); National Academies website (Jun); Nature (Jun); Nature Communications (May-Jun); NeuroImage: Clinical (Jun); PLoS Pathogens (Apr); Scientific Reports (Jun)

June 2024(1)

Association between COVID-19 booster vaccination and COVID-19 outcomes among U.S. adults 10.3390/vaccines12050503

Clinical coding of long COVID in primary care 2020–2023 in a cohort of 19 million adults: an OpenSAFELY analysis 10.1016/j.eclinm.2024.102638

Cognitive dysfunctions in the course of SARS‑CoV‑2 virus infection, including NeuroCOVID, frontal syndrome and cytokine storm 10.3892/br.2024.1791

COVID-19 and anosmia: the story so far 10.1177/01455613211048998

COVID-19 predictors of morbidity and mortality 10.7759/cureus.59017

Evaluation of the effects of COVID-19 on cochleovestibular system with audiovestibular tests 10.1177/01455613211069916  

Experiences and care needs of children with long COVID: a qualitative study 10.3399/BJGPO.2023.0143

Global antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic use in COVID-19 patients within health facilities: a systematic review and meta-analysis of aggregated participant data 10.1016/j.jinf.2024.106183

Heart rate variability modulation through slow paced breathing in healthcare workers with Long-COVID: a case-control study 10.1016/j.amjmed.2024.05.021

Investigating the effects of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 on sperm parameters and serum levels of male sexual hormones: prospective observational study 10.1016/j.nmni.2024.101432

Long COVID: sufferers can take heart 10.31128/AJGP-07-23-6896

Navigating an unfamiliar world – parents' experiences of having a child with post COVID-19 10.1016/j.pedn.2024.05.023

Prognostic significance of chronic kidney disease and impaired renal function in Japanese patients with COVID-19 10.1186/s12879-024-09414-w

Proteogenomic analyses identify coagulation factor XI as a thromboinflammatory mediator of long COVID 10.1101/2024.05.17.24307553

Public perspectives on COVID-19 public health and social measures in Japan and the United Kingdom: a qualitative study 10.1186/s12889-024-18866-3

Role of inflammation in the development of COVID-19 to Parkinson’s disease 10.2147/JIR.S460161

Summary of WHO infection prevention and control guideline for COVID-19: striving for evidence based practice in infection prevention and control 10.1136/bmj.q645

What do we know about COVID-19’s effects on the brain? 10.1136/bmj.q897


American Journal of Medicine, The (May); Australian Journal of General Practice (Apr); Biomedical Reports (May); BJGP Open (Apr); BMC Infectious Diseases (May); BMC Public Health (May); BMJ (15th and 23rd May); Cureus (Apr); Ear, Nose and Throat Journal (May); eClinicalMedicine (May); Journal of Infection (May); Journal of Inflammation Research (May); Journal of Pediatric Nursing (May); medRxiv (May); New Microbes and New Infections (Aug-Oct); Vaccines – Basel (May)

May 2024(2)

Analyzing factors affecting positivity in drive-through COVID-19 testing: a cross-sectional study 10.1186/s12985-024-02388-w

Antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of curcumin and curcuminoids in SH-SY5Y cells infected by SARS-CoV-2 10.1038/s41598-024-61662-7

The association between probable post-COVID-19 condition and sleep-related parameters: a longitudinal study of non-hospitalised patients 10.1111/jsr.14215

Comparison of clinical characteristics and disease burden of febrile seizures in children with and without COVID-19 10.1186/s12887-024-04821-z

Correlates of COVID-19 vaccine uptake among the forcibly displaced: evidence from Libya 10.1186/s13690-024-01306-4

COVID-19 rapid guideline: managing COVID-19 (updated NICE guideline NG191)

Defining the correlates of lymphopenia and independent predictors of poor clinical outcome in adults hospitalized with COVID-19 in Australia 10.1038/s41598-024-61729-5

Effects of pulmonary rehabilitation on functional and psychological parameters in post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC) patients 10.1186/s12890-024-03047-0

Exploring the perceptions and experiences of community rehabilitation for Long COVID from the perspectives of Scottish general practitioners’ and people living with Long COVID: a qualitative study 10.1136/bmjopen-2023-082830

Genomic analysis of severe COVID-19 considering or not asthma comorbidity: GWAS insights from the BQC19 cohort 10.1186/s12864-024-10342-x

Long COVID symptoms after 8-month recovery: persistent static lung hyperinflation associated with small airway dysfunction 10.1186/s12931-024-02830-1

Measures implemented in the school setting to contain the COVID‐19 pandemic (new Cochrane rapid review) 10.1002/14651858.CD015029.pub2

The molecular basis of olfactory dysfunction in COVID-19 and Long COVID 10.1159/000539292

Rain, rain, go away, come again another day: do climate variations enhance the spread of COVID-19? 10.1186/s12992-024-01044-w

Remdesivir and tixagevimab plus cilgavimab for treating COVID-19 (new NICE guideline TA971)

Strategies to improve COVID-19 vaccination in a pregnant, marginalized population: quality improvement project 10.2105/AJPH.2024.307665

What do we know about COVID-19’s effects on the brain? 10.1136/bmj.q897


American Journal of Public Health (May); Archives of Public Health (May); BMC Genomics (May); BMC Pulmonary Medicine (May); BMJ, The (15th May); BMJ Open (May); Cochrane Library (May); Globalization and Health (May); Journal of Sleep Research (May); Lifestyle Genomics (May); NICE website (May); Respiratory Research (May); Scientific Reports (May); Virology Journal (May)