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COVID-19 and Long Covid: Organs Damage and Dysfunctions, and Implications for Clinical Course

Senior Chief Medical Officer and Consultant, Department of Medicine, Hindu Rao Hospital and NDMC Medical College, New Delhi, India

Like any other infectious disease, the prognosis of COVID-19 is influenced by infecting agent, the SARS-CoV-2 virus load and the extent of organs affliction and damage. COVID-19 having a propensity for multiorgan involvement carries an adverse prognosis during the clinical course as well as later during the post-recovery period persisting as Long Covid. The direct cytopathic effects of SARS-CoV-2 virus a Readmore

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Living with COVID-19: The Nemesis, the Hubris, and the Elpis

Senior Chief Medical Officer and Consultant, Department of Medicine, Hindu Rao Hospital and NDMC Medical College, New Delhi, India

The immuno-thrombo-inflammatory disease: COVID-19 is an acute immuno-thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease manifested by dysfunctions related to multiple organs involved in its pathogenesis. Its incidence and prevalence of is related to environmental viability of the virus, various transmission factors associated with the agent and the host, possible modes of transmission, period of infectiousness, and Readmore

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COVID-19: Perspective, Patterns and Evolving strategies

Department of Medicine, Hindu Rao Hospital & NDMC Medical College, New Delhi, India

The Global Virome: The viruses have a global distribution, phylogenetic diversity, and host specificity. They are obligate intracellular parasites with single- or double-stranded DNA or RNA genomes, and afflict bacteria, plants, animals, and human population. The infecting virus binds to receptor proteins on the host cell surface, followed by internalisation, replication, and cell lysis. Readmore

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Update on COVID-19 Infections and the Promising Role of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapies in their Management

1Department of Hematology and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, Oncology Center, King Fahad Specialist Hospital, King Fahad Specialist Hospital, P.O. Box: 15215, Dammam 31444, Saudi Arabia
2Section of Cytogenetics, Department of Pathology, King Fahad Specialist Hospital, P.O. Box: 15215, Dammam 31444, Saudi Arabia
3Department of Research and Studies, General Directorate of Health Affairs in Riyadh Region, Ministry of Health, Riyadh 12822, Saudi Arabia

The pandemic of COVID-19 has adversely affected almost every aspect of our lives but the world health and economic sectors suffer most of the repercussions of this disease. The search for a cure for this rapidly spreading virus which is causing massive life losses around the globe requires clear understanding of the immunopathogenesis of this virus as well as the mechanisms of actions of the various ther Readmore

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A Historical Review of Enzymatic Debridement: Revisited

Medical Education Manager, Advance Wound Care| Wound Management Division, Smith & Nephew, Fort Worth, TX, USA

The following is an update to a book entitled, “A Historical Review of Enzymatic Debridement: Revisited”, which I wrote in 2003. Since its publication, while the relevant clinical evidence has remained consistent, the amount of biochemical research and knowledge gained has been impressive. In the first chapter a sampling of the typical topical enzymatic debriding agents that have been used in Readmore

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