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    dcyphr-d by Daniel Amuedo on 2020-06-18
    AbstractMen and women appear to have different susceptibilities to (COVID-19). The S protein found on the surface of coronaviruses allows the virus to attach to the target (host) cell. After the virus is attached to the host, it will signal for a protein that modifies the S protein and allows the coronavirus to enter the cell. With higher levels of androgens (testosterone), the gene that codes for this protein is expressed more. This could explain why men are more susceptible to COVID19. In orde...
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    dcyphr-d by Daniel Amuedo on 2020-06-18
    Abstract This study was done to see if a disposable N95 mask can be sanitized and reused. Being able to reuse N95 masks would help with the shortage of masks for healthcare workers. Vaporized hydrogen peroxide, ultraviolet light, and ethanol were all tested as decontaminants. The best decontaminant was determined by how well the masks were decontaminated and how well the physical material of the masks held up, known as integrity. Introduction As we know, the SARS-CoV-2 has become a global ...
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    dcyphr-d by Sean Small on 2020-06-18
    AbstractThe study sought to clarify the role of boldness in defining psychopathy and distinguish psychopathy from antisocial personality disorder (ASPD).  They used the triarchic model of psychopathy, which describes the disorder along the dimensions of disinhibition, meanness, and boldness, to achieve this. This study evaluated the degree to which aspects of the triarchic model are represented in the Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R), in comparison with antisocial personality disorder (ASPD...
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    dcyphr-d by Daniel Amuedo on 2020-06-18
    Abstract  Minority ethnic and black individuals appear to be disproportionately affected by low vitamin D levels and COVID-19 infection. This study aims to establish if blood levels of vitamin D are associated with COVID-19 infection risk. UK biobank recruited 502,624 participants aged 37-73 years. Exposure data and blood vitamin D levels were acquired. The data was then cross referenced. Complete data was available for 348,598 UK Biobank participants. Only 449 participants had confirmed COVID-1...
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    dcyphr-d by Olivia Cauvi on 2020-06-18
    Abstract:There are no approved treatments to kill the virus responsible for COVID-19. Plasma from recovered patients can fight the virus. This study uses this plasma to help patients very sick with COVID-19. The symptoms of the patients improved within 3 days. No negative side effects were observed. Convalescent Plasma therapy could improve severe COVID-19 cases. More work is needed to find the right dose and time to administer the therapy.Introduction:The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus causes the disea...
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    dcyphr-d by Christina Hijiya on 2020-06-18
    AbstractRacial and ethnic disparities in access to health care could be a result of discrimination. In this study, the researchers wanted to identify differences in the rates at which patients, based on their race, are offered primary care appointments and how long they wait for those primary care appointments. They also wanted to understand the mechanisms by which how discrimination occurs. The researchers performed a cross-sectional study using 7 simulated black, Hispanic, and white callers. T...
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    dcyphr-d by Leanna Zelle on 2020-06-18
    AbstractSince COVID-19 clearly affects the respiratory system, the effect of the kidneys has not been well studied. This study looks at the kidneys of 26 COVID-19 patient autopsies. The patients passed away from respiratory failure and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome. 9 of the 26 had kidney injury that increased serum creatine and protein in the urine. The tubules of the kidney showed tissue death, red blood cell clusters, SARS-CoV-2 like clusters, and upregulated ACE2. This study shows dire...
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    dcyphr-d by Sean Small on 2020-06-18
    AbstractFamotidine is a drug commonly used for gastric acid suppression. Some researchers have pointed to it possibly stopping SARS-CoV-2 replication. This study tested whether famotidine use is associated with better outcomes in COVID-19 patients. These patients were hospitalized in a non-intensive care setting. They were exposed to famotidine within 24 hours of hospital admittance. The study found that famotidine use was associated with a reduced risk for death or intubation, and for death alo...
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    dcyphr-d by Daniel Amuedo on 2020-06-18
    AbstractThe abnormal blood coagulation function of severe COVID-19 patients is well known. But the prevalence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) is not. This study aims to determine the prevalence of VTE in severe COVID-19 patients. An ultrasound was used to determine if 81 severe patients had VTE. 25% of the patients had VTE, and 40% of the patients with VTE passed away. Age, lymphocytes, activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT), and D-dimer were all differing factors between VTE and non-VTE...
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    dcyphr-d by Adit Seth on 2020-06-18
    Abstract   The purpose of the research is to test whether cognitive psychology is relatively immune to nonnaïveté effects. 9 out of 9 major findings (selected on the basis of three findings per domains of perception/action, memory, and language) of cognitive psychology were reproducible and remained robust. Aims   The paper aims to evaluate whether the “comparatively robust” field of cognitive psychology can hold up to the ‘hallmark of scientific rigour’ by testing the reproducibility of nine pr...