Loading...
dcyphr | Browse
Browse

Take a look to see if the paper you are reading is here. If not, submit a request in the "Request" tab!

  • 0

    likes

    dcyphr-d by Alexander Alexandrov on 2020-06-18
    Abstract This study uses ANSYS workbench 16.0 (modeling software) to conduct thermal structure analysis: to observe the thermal stresses and heat fluxes of brake rotors using different materials and designs. It uses this type of analysis to evaluate rotor performance under extreme braking conditions (when heat related issues are most prevalent). Introduction Modern braking systems involve a rotor and caliper design. A rotor attached to a hub spins along with a vehicle’s wheel and a caliper appli...
  • 0

    likes

    dcyphr-d by Alexander Alexandrov on 2020-06-18
    Abstract SARS-CoV-2 has been found in stool, gastrointestinal tract, saliva, and urine samples in the past. This study is the first to conduct research on the virus’s presence in semen. It should be noted that the study is limited in its sample size (only 32 semen samples from different individuals) and the extent of its data (no study of fetal development). With this being said, the paper states that semen may carry SARS-CoV-2, even in recovering patients. Introduction A strong comprehension o...
  • 0

    likes

    dcyphr-d by Alexander Alexandrov on 2020-06-18
    Abstract This is a paper published during the exponential rise of COVID-19 cases in Italy, before the country experienced its peak. It uses statistical models and information gathered from Hubei, China to predict the exponential growth in the number of COVID-19 in Italy. The time frame of the predictions is over, but the methods shared remain valuable and they may be used in other regions. The data presented in the paper anticipated a spike in cases which would overwhelm the country’s intensive ...
  • 0

    likes

    dcyphr-d by Alexander Alexandrov on 2020-06-18
    IntroductionOne of the first steps utilized by governments trying to combat the spread of novel coronavirus is the restriction of public mobility. This tactic includes everything from limiting public transportation to banning public gatherings. While past studies have looked at the effect of mobility restrictions on certain subpopulations (school children or workers), none have observed information about a population as a whole. This study’s goal is to create several comprehensive coronavirus tr...
  • 0

    likes

    dcyphr-d by Alexander Alexandrov on 2020-06-18
    AbstractOlfactory dysfunction (issues with one’s sense of smell) is a symptom which has recently been associated with COVID-19. With this being said, there is little data on the duration of the condition or on patient recovery timelines. This paper used a series of online surveys to analyze the symptom’s relationship with COVID-19 and to gain recovery data.  Introduction Anosmia (loss of sense of smell) has been added to the extensive list of symptoms associated with COVID-19, alongside respirat...
  • 0

    likes

    dcyphr-d by Alexander Alexandrov on 2020-06-18
    Abstract This paper discusses information from several previously conducted studies on the potentially negative effects of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine on pregnant women. It discusses the potential risks which arise from the medications’ long half lives and prolonged exposure to them. Risks coming from eye, ear, and adrenal accumulation are mentioned. Overall findings are reassuring, suggesting that the risk for developmental issues, premature birth, or low birth weight do not increase fro...
  • 0

    likes

    dcyphr-d by Alexander Alexandrov on 2020-06-18
    AbstractThis study shares the case of a 6 month infant simultaneously diagnosed with Kawasaki disease (KD) and COVID-19. The significance of the COVID-19 diagnosis parallel to the KD diagnosis is not clear; the paper simply shares symptoms and patient characteristics for future reference. Treatment for this case was routine and included intravenous immunoglobulin and high dose aspirin.  Introduction  While COVID-19 has developed into a global pandemic with hundreds of thousands of deaths, its ef...
  • 0

    likes

    dcyphr-d by Alexander Alexandrov on 2020-06-18
    Abstract This is a statement from the Indian Heart Rhythm Society (IHRS) summarizing the cardiovascular effects of hydroxychloroquine. The primary effects discussed are QT interval prolongation (heart taking too long for electrical recharge) and potentially fatal arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat). This paper also addresses methods of identifying high risk groups and the monitoring necessary to prevent cardiac related death.  Introduction Hydroxychloroquine is often used for “autoimmune disorders,...
  • 0

    likes

    dcyphr-d by Alexander Alexandrov on 2020-06-18
    Abstract  This study evaluated the efficacy of several known antiviral drugs (ribavirin, penciclovir, nitazoxanide, nafamostat, chloroquine, remdesivir, and favipiravir) in treating 2019-nCoV. These medications were tested on lab isolated 2019-nCoV in vitro. A series of standard assays were used to gather cytotoxicity, virus yield, and infection rate data. Overall, remdesivir and chloroquine stand out for their effectiveness against 2019-nCoV and because of the experience the medical community h...
  • 0

    likes

    dcyphr-d by Alexander Alexandrov on 2020-06-18
    AbstractThis is a retrospective study revealing mortality information about 52 critically illadult patients diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 in Wuhan Jin Yin-tan hospital. Symptom, laboratory, comorbidity and outcome data was gathered about these ICU patients. Overall findings noted significant mortality for ill individuals over 65 years of age and a frequent need for mechanical respiration.Introduction  The initial spread of the now global SARS-CoV-2 virus was traced back to areas around Wuhan, China....