#Neutrophil more than #platelet activation associates with #thrombotic complications in #COVID-19 patients

SARS-CoV-2 infection is associated with hypercoagulability which predisposes to venous thromboembolism (VTE). We analyzed platelet and neutrophil activation in COVID-19 patients and their association with VTE. Methods Hospitalized COVID-19 patients and age- and sex-matched healthy controls were studied. Platelet and leukocyte activation, neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs), and matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9), a neutrophil-released enzyme, were measured. Four patients were re-studied after recovery. The activating effect of … Continue reading #Neutrophil more than #platelet activation associates with #thrombotic complications in #COVID-19 patients

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#UV-LED disinfection of #Coronavirus: Wavelength effect

UV light-emitting diodes (UV LEDs) are an emerging technology and a UV source for pathogen inactivation, however low UV-LED wavelengths are costly and have low fluence rate. Our results suggest that the sensitivity of human Coronavirus (HCoV-OC43 used as SARS-CoV-2 surrogate) was wavelength dependent with 267 nm ~ 279 nm > 286 nm > 297 nm. Other viruses showed similar results, suggesting UV LED with … Continue reading #UV-LED disinfection of #Coronavirus: Wavelength effect

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