A Systematic Review of the Protective Effect of Prior SARS-CoV-2 Infection on Repeat Infection

We systematically reviewed studies to estimate the risk of SARS-CoV-2 reinfection among those previously infected with SARS-CoV-2. For this systematic review, we searched scientific publications on PubMed and MedRxiv, a pre-print server, through August 18, 2021. Eligible studies were retrieved on August 18, 2021. The following search term was used on PubMed: (((β€œCohort Studies”[Majr]) AND …

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Clarifying the evidence on SARS-CoV-2 antigen rapid tests in public health responses to COVID-19

The use of rapid lateral flow antigen testing (LFT) for SARS-CoV-2 has been questioned1, 2, 3 with uncorroborated4 reports of poor LFT sensitivity. The debate surrounding the use of the Innova Lateral Flow SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Test in the UK risks confusing policy makers internationally and potentially stalling deployment of LFTs in other countries.5 As scientists …

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Diffusion-Magnetic Resonance Imaging predicts decline of kidney function in chronic kidney disease and in patients with a kidney allograft

Kidney cortical interstitial fibrosis is highly predictive of kidney prognosis and is currently assessed by evaluation of a biopsy. Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging is a promising non-invasive tool to evaluate kidney fibrosis. We recently adapted diffusion-weighted imaging sequence for discrimination between the kidney cortex and medulla and found that the cortico-medullary difference in apparent diffusion …

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Atypical Kawasaki Disease after COVID-19 Vaccination: A NewForm of Adverse Event Following Immunization

Abstract: Kawasaki disease (KD) is a medium-vessel vasculitis that is typically presented duringchildhood; fewer than 100 cases of KD have been reported worldwide in adult patients who metthe criteria according to the American College of Rheumatology. This study presents the case ofan 18-year-old patient with no previous history of any disease, who presented atypical KD …

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Triple Vaccinated put the most pressure on the NHS by far over the past 4 weeks according to UKHSA with 74% of Covid-19 hospitalisations recorded among the Vaccinated

The latest data available from the UK Health Security Agency confirms that the triple vaccinated population accounted for the majority of all Covid-19 hospitalisations between 20th Dec 21 and 16th Jan 22, with the double vaccinated population not far behind. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) publish a weekly Covid-19 Vaccine Surveillance Report containing data …

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