Clinical characteristics of 77 COVID-19 cases imported from abroad [77例境外输入性COVID-19病例临床特点分析]

Objective: To investigate the clinical characteristics of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) imported from abroad in Pudong Hospital Affiliated to Fudan University so as to provide evidence for epidemic prevention and control of COVID-19. Methods: We extracted data regarding 77 patients with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 in Pudong Hospital from Mar 14 to Jul 3, 2020.We then collected and analyzed their epidemic history, blood routine, C-reactive protein (CRP) and chest CT.

Clinical Characteristics of Overseas Imported and Local COVID-19 Cases in Hebei Province [河北省新型冠状病毒肺炎境外输入性病例 河北省新型冠状病毒肺炎境外输入性病例与本地病例临床特征分析研究]

Background: Under the increasingly severe situation of COVID-19 pandemic, Hebei Province has received a large number of individuals returned from abroad.Therefore, on the occasion of returning to work, production and school, it is imperative to effectively strengthen SARS-CoV-2 screening and management of overseas imported cases and to take actions to cut off the transmission channels to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2 from this group.Objective: To study the clinical characteristics of overseas imported and local COVID-19 cases in Hebei Province, to provide a reference for developing targe

Comparison of the clinical course of COVID-19 pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome in 2 passengers from the cruise ship diamond princess in February 2020

Objective: Rare disease Background: Patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome corona-virus 2 can rapidly progress to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Because clinical diagnosis of ARDS includes several diseases, understanding the characteristics of COVID-19-related ARDS is necessary for precise treatment. We report 2 patients with ARDS due to COVID-19-associated pneumonia. Case Report: Case 1 involved a 72-year-old Japanese man who presented with respiratory distress and fever.

Imported and locally transmitted mild SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia cases in Japan

Here, we describe two mild SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia cases. One was imported from Wuhan, and the other was locally transmitted in Japan without recent travel to China. In both cases, lower respiratory tract symptoms were observed first, and high fever progressed in about one week. The laboratory findings revealed normal WBC and CRP despite apparent lung infiltrations, and typical observations on CT imaging were important diagnostic clues. In the domestic endemic situation, a comprehensive evaluation of the clinical course, and laboratory and radiological findings was required for diagnosis.

First COVID-19 related death in Pakistan in a patient with a travel history in Saudi Arabia

Rationale: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) has been recognized as highly pathogenic. The current pandemic of SARS-CoV-2 has been spread globally and infected more than 200 countries. Patient concerns: We report the first confirmed fatal case of COVID-19 in Pakistan. A 50-year-old man returned from Saudi Arabia on March 09, 2020 and presented with cough, fever, malaise, poor appetite and difficulty in breathing to the Pulmonologist at District Headquarter Hospital Mardan. Diagnosis: The patient was initially diagnosed as COVID-19 suspected case.

Clinical course of a critically ill patient with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)

Although several studies have reported on the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of the patient with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), clinical course of the most severe cases requiring treatment in ICU have been insufficiently reported. A 73-year-old man traveling on a cruise ship with history of hypertension and dyslipidemia developed high fever, dyspnea and cough after 7 days of steroid treatment for sudden sensorineural hearing loss, and tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in sputa polymerase chain reaction (PCR) examination.

Clinical profile of Covid-19 infected patients admitted in a tertiary care hospital in North India

Background: The novel coronavirus (Covid-19) continues to wreck havoc across China, European countries, USA and now seems to gain a strong foothold in India. The aim of this report is to describe the clinical profiles of these Covid-19 infected patients admitted in Sawai Mansingh Hospital(S.M.S), Jaipur ranging from their age, sex, travel history, clinical symptoms, laboratory evaluation, radiological characteristics, treatment provided along with common side effects and the final outcome. The described cases are one of the earliest cases of Covid-19 in the Indian subcontinent.

SARS-CoV-2-associated acute hemorrhagic, necrotizing encephalitis (AHNE) presenting with cognitive impairment in a 44-year-old woman without comorbidities: A case report

Objective: Rare disease Background: Acute hemorrhagic necrotizing encephalitis (AHNE) is a rare manifestation of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. AHNE usually involves the subcortical white matter but not the cortical grey matter. This study describes the disruptive effects of AHNE associated with SARS-CoV-2 on cognitive function in a previously healthy and sound middle-aged woman resulting from alterations in cortical areas involved in the cognitive network.

Clinical characteristics, laboratory findings, radiographic signs and outcomes of 61,742 patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Introduction: In the current time where we face a COVID-19 pandemic, there is no vaccine or effective treatment at this time. Therefore, the prevention of COVID-19 and the rapid diagnosis of infected patients is crucial. Method: We searched all relevant literature published up to February 28, 2020. We used Random-effect models to analyze the appropriateness of the pooled results. Result: Eighty studies were included in the meta-analysis, including 61,742 patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection.

Transmission and clinical characteristics of coronavirus disease 2019 in 104 outside-Wuhan patients, China

Cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) emigrating from Wuhan escalated the risk of spreading the disease in other cities. This report focused on outside-Wuhan patients to assess the transmission and clinical characteristics of this illness. Contact investigation was conducted on each patient who was admitted to the assigned hospitals in Hunan Province (geographically adjacent to Wuhan) from 22 January to 23 February 2020. Cases were confirmed by the polymerase chain reaction test. Demographic, clinical, and outcomes were collected and analyzed.