A prospective, single-centre cohort study in 50 patients demonstrates the feasibility of bedside neuroimaging with low-magnetic field portable MRI in intensive care settings and reports a 40 percent prevalence of neuronal abnormalities among patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
An ounce of prevention has proven to be worth a pound of cure in Taiwan, where preventive measures against COVID-19, such as basic mask-wearing and hand-sanitizing, have simultaneously contained COVID-19 and led to a decline in other infectious diseases, as reported in a study.
Patients with COVID-19 who experience an ischaemic stroke may have worse outcomes, including greater stroke severity and mortality risk, than those without COVID-19, findings from the Global COVID-19 Stroke Registry showed.
A 4-week course of amoxicillin-clavulanate in children with protracted bacterial bronchitis (PBB) does not improve cough resolution rates compared with a 2-week course, according to a study from Australia. However, the longer course may significantly extend time to first cough exacerbation.
Ten countries in the Asia Pacific region, with six coming from Southeast Asia (SEA), have topped the ranking of nations that successfully suppressed the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, according to The Lancet COVID-19 Commission statement on the 75th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.
In highly viraemic mothers, initiating treatment with tenofovir alafenamide fumarate (TAF) at the 13th gestational week or later in pregnancy puts a lid on hepatitis B virus (HBV) and prevents vertical transmission when infants receive standard immunoprophylaxis, as shown in a study.