Happy New Year 2023 !
Happy New Year 2023 !
|During the peak of hospitalizations of patients with severe Covid-19 in Italy and Spain in March, a group of researchers in these and other countries obtained and analyzed samples, resulting in the identification of two chromosomal loci with Covid-19–induced respiratory failure. The findings confirm potential involvement of the ABO blood-group system|
In this group of patient studied, a blood-group–specific analysis showed a higher risk of severe disease complication (respiratory failure) in blood group A than in other blood groups and a protective effect in blood group O as compared with other blood groups.
By Kelly Young
Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS
Have a look at some of the latest developments in novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19):
Virus detected in semen: SARS-CoV-2 has been detected in the semen of men with COVID-19, according to findings in JAMA Network Open. Thirty-eight men with confirmed illness in China provided a semen sample for testing. Samples from 6 of the men (16%) tested positive for the virus; four of the men were in the acute stage of infection and two were in the recovery phase. The authors note that it is not yet known whether the virus can be transmitted sexually.
Hydroxychloroquine: Use of hydroxychloroquine is not associated with reduced risk for intubation or death among hospitalized COVID-19 patients, according to an observational study in the New England Journal of Medicine. Among nearly 1400 consecutive patients with COVID-19 in New York hospitals, researchers compared outcomes between those who received hydroxychloroquine and those who did not. After multivariable adjustment, the risk for the composite outcome of intubation or death was similar between the groups during a median follow-up of 23 days. (NEJM)
‘Frostbite’ toes and other peculiar rashes may be signs of coronavirus infection
Doctors recommend those with symptoms consider consulting a doctor, getting tested for the virus and self-isolation.
Parking is much better for our patients ! Both in Hurstville (02 9580 1311) and Menai (02 9532 1166). Yes, I run a dermatology clinic on the 1st floor of Menai Marketplace every Thursday afternoon.
We are operating in Hurstville on Monday and Thursday for the week before Easter.
We are still working but in restricted hours. We are here today, Monday and will return this Thursday, April 2nd. 2020.