Publications - COVID-19

Sex and gender differences in COVID testing, hospital admission, presentation, and drivers of severe outcomes in the DC/Maryland region

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2021-08-31
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medRxiv
Rates of severe illness and mortality from SARS-CoV-2 are greater for males, but the mechanisms for this difference are unclear.

A Case Study of Intra-Family Clustering of COVID-19 in India

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2021-08-18
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European Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medical Research
Background: With unprecedented COVID-19 disease-related morbidity and mortality globally, understanding the transmission dynamics of this disease is of paramount importance for disease control efforts. Despite the lockdown in India, there has been reported an ever-increasing number of infected...

Comparison of Time to Clinical Improvement With vs Without Remdesivir Treatment in Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19

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2021-03-24
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JAMA Network Open
Just Published in JAMA Network Open: In this retrospective analysis, remdesivir was associated with faster clinical improvement of COVID-19 in a cohort of predominantly non-White patients

Development of Severe COVID-19 Adaptive Risk Predictor (SCARP), a Calculator to Predict Severe Disease or Death in Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19

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2021-03-02
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Annals of Internal Medicine
Dr. Matt Robinson and colleagues developed a real-time tool that can predict severe disease or death among COVID patients

Tocilizumab for the Treatment of COVID-19 Among Hospitalized Patients: A Matched Retrospective Cohort Analysis

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2020-12-28
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Open Forum Infectious Diseases
Background: There is currently no single treatment that mitigates all harms caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection. Tocilizumab, an interleukin-6 antagonist, may have a role as an adjunctive immune-modulating therapy. Methods: This was an observational retrospective...

The burden of anxiety among people living with HIV during the COVID-19 pandemic in Pune, India

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2020-10-23
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BMC Public Health
Introduction: Globally, India has the third largest population of people living with HIV (PLHIV) and the second highest number of COVID-19 cases. Anxiety is associated with antiretroviral therapy (ART) nonadherence. It is crucial to understand the burden of anxiety and its sources among Asian...

Patient Trajectories Among Persons Hospitalized for COVID-19: A Cohort Study

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2020-09-22
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Annals of Internals Medicine
Risk factors for progression of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) to severe disease or death are underexplored in U.S. cohorts.

Mental health and quality of life among healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic in India

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2020-09-10
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Brain and Behavior
Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has placed healthcare professionals (HCP) in stressful circumstances with increased patient loads and a high risk of exposure. We sought to assess the mental health and quality of life (QoL) of Indian HCPs, the fourth highest-burden country for COVID-19. Method:...

SARS-CoV-2 Positivity Rate for Latinos in the Baltimore-Washington, DC Region

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2020-06-18
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JAMA
This study characterizes the trends in rates of SARS-CoV-2 positive test results among individuals in the Baltimore-Washington, DC area by self-reported race/ethnicity.

Undocumented U.S. Immigrants and Covid-19

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2020-03-27
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New England Journal of Medicine
NEJM: Kathleen Page and colleagues outline COVID-19 hardships faced by undocumented immigrants and strategies needed to ensure they have access to care.