Having vaccination against influenza during pregnancy was not associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the offspring, a large cohort study reveals — providing more support for vaccination during pregnancy.
Patients who recover from, and then subsequently test positive for, the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) show no clinical, laboratory, and treatment distinctions from patients with a more typical disease course, according to a recent study.
Peri- and postmenopausal women who have an active sex life and exercise regularly have proven to be quite resilient in confinement in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, a study has found. On the other hand, those who use antidepressants are more likely to succumb to adversity and hence have poorer quality of life.
Use of systemic corticosteroids does not reduce in-hospital mortality for patients with severe or critical coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which is in stark contrast to that observed in the RECOVERY clinical trial, according to a study in Wuhan, China.
Several medical procedures—such as mechanical ventilation, autopsies, and bronchoscopies—generate aerosols and come with a high risk of transmitting the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to healthcare workers, according to a recent study.
A head-to-head study comparing five serological assays for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies showed that a commercial immunoassay by Siemens and a novel ELISA* test developed by the University of Oxford could achieve the desired sensitivity and specificity without further optimization — providing reassurance for their use.