As most EU/EEA countries are starting to ease the current lock down, we at BestPractice Nordic think it is time to zoom out and get an overview of the situation. In this COVID-19 perspective MD and professor at Institute for Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University Denmark, Eskild Petersen gives an overview and share his thoughts about ...

Keep up with the mass amount of information about COVID-19 being rolled out online. In this perspective we present three of this week’s COVID-19 headlines from Medscape, JAMA Network & The Lancet. Read about the susceptibility and severity of COVID-19 described from the human genome, managent of ADHD during the pandemic and gastrointestinal involvement in ...

COVID-19 patients with glycemic control issues, characteristics from COVID-19 patients in New York City and an audio interview about vaccines and antivirals. In this perspective we present three of this week’s COVID-19 headlines from Medscape, JAMA Network & The New England Journal of Medicine. MEDSCAPE Medical News: Hospitalized COVID-19 patients with glycemic control issues have ...

Are you fully informed about the features of COVID-19, its detection, and the future potential approaches for the development of vaccines? Get a detailed and graphically illustrated analysis of the virus made by Manlio Fusciello, PhD student working at the Division of Pharmaceutical Biosciences & Drug Research Program at the University of Helsinki. The latest global ...

Keep up with the mass amount of information about COVID-19 being rolled out online. In this perspective we present three of this week’s COVID-19 headlines from Reuters, Medscape & The Lancet. Medscape: Diabetes is a risk factor in COVID‐19 Observations from the 2003 SARS coronavirus has showed that diabetes worsened outcomes of the viral infection. ...

SARS-CoV-2 – Man-made or natural?

COVID-19 | Best Practice Nordic | 31. Mar 2020 kl. 3:12 | ,

Rumors about the origin of the virus SARS-CoV-2 causing COVID-19 are continuously circulating the globe, conspiring about if the virus is a man-made product of genetic manipulation or a lab-escape. In a correspondence article in the online journal Nature Medicine1 these conspiracies are refuted by the comparing of available genome sequence data for known coronavirus ...

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has caused deaths across many countries. However, one country stands out in terms of confirmed cases and a high fatality rate: Italy. With an overall case-fatality rate of 7.2%, Italy has a considerably higher case-fatality rate compared to China at 2.3%. But what are the underlying reasons for ...

According to The European Crohn’s and Colitis Organization (ECCO), patients under immunosuppressive/immunomodulatory treatment are not in a significant increased risk of catching COVID-19. As the risk of severe infections is slightly higher in patients under immunosuppression therapies, it is expected that the same might occur in SARS-CoV-2 infections. But data from immunosuppressed patients and SARS-CoV-2 ...

Studies have shown a higher prevalence of severe disease progression with COVID-19 among men – especially Asian men – than in women and in patients of other ethnicities. Furthermore, smokers seem generally more prone to the serious complications of COVID-19 infection, but there is not strong evidence. No firm conclusions can therefore be drawn about ...

This COVID-19 perspective was produced by Professor Jens D. Lundgren – one of the world’s leading infectious disease specialists. Jens. D. Lundgren is currently leading a clinical trial of investigational vaccine designed to protect against COVID-19. Jens D. Lundgren is also the founder and member of the steering committee of the HIV in Europe Initiative ...

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