COVID-19 Risk Factors

Factors associated with COVID-19 patient admissions to Intensive Care Units and with death include older age, comorbid conditions, obesity. Ethnic minority backgrounds and genetics, as well as economic inequalities are also likely to play a role in disease outcomes. A variety of COVID-19 risk factors are explored in the publications followed in this feed.

May 29, 2020

Screen time for children and adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic

Jason M NagataKelley Pettee Gabriel
May 28, 2020
Comment / EditorialOpen Access

COVID-19, food and nutrition insecurity and the wellbeing of children, pregnant and lactating women: A complex syndemic

Maternal & Child Nutrition
Rafael Pérez-EscamillaVictoria Hall Moran
June 1, 2020

A Butterfly Flaps its Wings: Extinction of Biological Experience and the Origins of Allergy

Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology : Official Publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology
Susan L Prescott
May 30, 2020

African American children are at higher risk for COVID-19 infection

Pediatric Allergy and Immunology : Official Publication of the European Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
Sindhura BandiMahboobeh Mahdavinia
May 30, 2020

Evidence and possible mechanisms of rare maternal-fetal transmission of SARS-CoV-2

Journal of Clinical Virology : the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
Charles EgloffPierre Roques
May 31, 2020
Open Access

Acute pulmonary embolism in COVID-19 disease: Preliminary report on seven patients

International Journal of Cardiology
Pompilio FaggianoRoberto Maroldi
May 31, 2020

Predictors for Severe COVID-19 Infection

Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Ashish BhargavaLouis Saravolatz
May 29, 2020
Open Access

Colchicine's effects on metabolic and inflammatory molecules in adults with obesity and metabolic syndrome: results from a pilot randomized controlled trial

International Journal of Obesity : Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
Andrew P DemidowichJack A Yanovski
May 29, 2020
Comment / Editorial

The COVID-19 epidemic of manuscripts

Journal of Advanced Nursing
Roger Watson, Mark Mark
May 29, 2020
Open Access

Would You Believe? A Virus Changes Diabetes Care

Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
Cornelis Cees J Tack
May 28, 2020

Social Work Values in Action during COVID-19

Journal of Gerontological Social Work
Vivian J Miller, HeeSoon Lee
May 30, 2020

COVID-19 and asthma: To have or not to have T2 inflammation makes a difference?

M Morais-Almeida, J Bousquet
May 31, 2020

Cancer treatment during COVID-19 pandemic

Medical Oncology
Vishal JindalIshmael Jaiyesimi
May 31, 2020
Comment / Editorial

Covid-19: ensuring equality of access to testing for ethnic minorities

BMJ : British Medical Journal
Catherine Dodds, Ibidun Fakoya
May 31, 2020

Pulmonary Delivery of Fenretinide: A Possible Adjuvant Treatment In COVID-19

International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Isabella OrientiGiovanna Farruggia

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