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COVID-19 Feature Articles: Issue 20 August 13

A guide that lists selected articles regarding COVID-19 relevant to SVHA

COVID-19 Feature Articles

This page lists feature articles on COVID-19 relevant to people working at St Vincent's Health Australia.

All articles listed are open access unless stated otherwise.

Infection Control and Public Health

Viable SARS-CoV-2 in the air of a hospital room with COVID-19 patients.
MedRxiv:2020: August 4 Full text

Lesson learned from China regarding use of personal protective equipment.
American Journal of Infection Control:2020: August 11 
Full text

What are the sources of exposure in healthcare personnel with coronavirus disease 2019 infection?
American Journal of Infection Control:2020: August 12
Full text

Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in health care personnel in the New York City area.
JAMA:2020: August 6 Full text

Nursing homes: the titanic of cruise ships – will residential aged care facilities survive the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic? AUS
Internal Medicine Journal:2020: August 10 Full text

SARS-CoV-2-reactive T cells in healthy donors and patients with COVID-19.
Nature:2020: July 29 Full text

Clinical course and molecular viral shedding among asymptomatic and symptomatic patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection in a community treatment center in the Republic of Korea.
JAMA Internal Medicine:2020: August 6 Full text

SARS-CoV-2 viral load in the upper respiratory tract of children and adults with early acute COVID-19.
Clinical Infectious Diseases:2020: August 6 Full text

Prolonged persistence of SARS-CoV-2 in the upper respiratory tract of asymptomatic infected individuals.

QJM:2020:113(8):556-60 Full text

Mental Health

Considerations for assessing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health in Australia. SVHA
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry:2020: August 3 Full text

The psychological impact of COVID-19 on the mental health in the general population.
QJM:2020:113(8):531-37 Full text


Clinical outcomes associated with methylprednisolone in mechanically ventilated patients with COVID-19.
Clinical Infectious Diseases:2020: August 9
Full text

Clinical Practice

Screening and testing for COVID ‐19 before surgery.
ANZ Journal of Surgery:2020: August 7 Full text

Impact of COVID ‐19 on an Australian intensive care unit: lessons learned from South Australia. AUS
Internal Medicine Journal:2020: August 6 Full text

CSANZ COVID-19 Cardiovascular Nursing Care, Consensus Statement: Executive Summary. AUS
Heart, Lung and Circulation:2020: August 7 Full text

Patients presenting for hospital‐based screening for the coronavirus disease 2019: Risk of disease, and healthcare access preferences.
Emergency Medicine Australasia:2020: July 15 Full text


Obesity and mortality among patients diagnosed with COVID-19: results from an integrated health care organization.
Annals of Internal Medicine:2020: August 12 Full text

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