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COVID-19 Feature Articles: Issue 38 December 30

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.


Efficacy and safety of the mRNA-1273 SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.
New England Journal of Medicine:2020: December 30 Full text

Maintaining safety with SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.
New England Journal of Medicine: 2020: December 30
Full text


Tocilizumab in patients hospitalized with Covid-19 pneumonia.
New England Journal of Medicine:2020: December 17 Full text

A neutralizing monoclonal antibody for hospitalized patients with Covid-19.
New England Journal of Medicine:2020: December 22
Full text


High rate of persistent symptoms up to 4 months after community and hospital-managed SARS-CoV-2 infection. SVHA
Medical Journal of Australia: 2020: December 22 Full text

Mortality of patients with COVID19 who undergo an elective or emergency surgical procedure: a systematic review and metaanalysis. AUS
ANZ Journal of Surgery: 2020: December 27 Full text

Characterizing long COVID in an international cohort: 7 months of symptoms and their impact.
MedRxiv:2020: December 27 Full text

Prolonged unconsciousness following severe COVID-19.
Neurology:2020: December 21 Full text

Analyses of abdominal adiposity and metabolic syndrome as risk factors for respiratory distress in COVID-19.
BMJ Open Respiratory Research:2020: December 16 Full text


Upper respiratory viral load in asymptomatic individuals and mildly symptomatic patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Thorax:2020: December 15 Full text

Antibody status and incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection in health care workers.
New England Journal of Medicine:2020: December 23 Full text

Infection Control

Face masks to prevent transmission of COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
American Journal of Infection Control:2020: December 19 Full text

Substantial reduction of healthcare facility-onset Clostridioides difficile infection (HO-CDI) rates after conversion of a hospital for exclusive treatment of COVID-19 patients.
American Journal of Infection Control:2020: December 19
Full text

Morbidty and Mortality

Readmission and death after initial hospital discharge among patients with COVID-19 in a large multihospital system.
JAMA:2020: December 14 Full text

Neurologic syndromes predict higher in-hospital mortality in COVID-19.
Neurology:2020: December 18 Full text

COVID-19 symptoms: longitudinal evolution and persistence in outpatient settings.
Annals of Internal Medicine:2020: December 8 Full text

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