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COVID-19 Feature Articles: Issue 45 February 18

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.


Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in patients with severe respiratory failure from COVID-19.
Intensive Care Medicine:2021: February 2 Full text

Effect of tocilizumab on clinical outcomes at 15 days in patients with severe or critical coronavirus disease 2019: randomised controlled trial.
BMJ:2021: February 11 Full text

Chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine for prevention and treatment of COVID19.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews:2021: February 12 Full text

Effect of high-dose zinc and ascorbic acid supplementation vs usual care on symptom length and reduction among ambulatory patients with SARS-CoV-2 Infection: the COVID A to Z randomized clinical trial.
JAMA Network Open:2021: February 12 Full text

Repurposed antiviral drugs for Covid-19 — interim WHO Solidarity Trial Results.
New England Journal of Medicine:2021: February 11 Full text

Clinical Practice

Preoperative screening and testing for COVID19 during Victoria's second wave. AUS
ANZ Journal of Surgery:2021: February 16
Full text

‘It's not hands-on therapy, so it's very limited’: Telehealth use and views among allied health clinicians during the coronavirus pandemic. SVHA
Musculoskeletal Science and Practice:2021; February 5 Full text

Telemedicine lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic: The augmented outpatient otolaryngology teleconsultation.
American Journal of Otolaryngology:2021: February 15 Full text


Cardiac arrest in COVID-19: characteristics and outcomes of in- and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. a report from the Swedish Registry for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
European Heart Journal:2021: February 5
Full text

Impact of cardiovascular disease and risk factors on fatal outcomes in patients with COVID-19 according to age: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Full text

Thresholds of glycemia and the outcomes of COVID-19 complicated with diabetes: a retrospective exploratory study using continuous glucose monitoring.
Diabetes Care:2021: February 11
Full text

Ventricular arrhythmia burden during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. AUS
European Heart:2021:42(5):520-28
Full text

Onset, duration and unresolved symptoms, including smell and taste changes, in mild COVID-19 infections. A cohort study in Israeli patients.
Clinical Microbiology and Infection:2021: February 16
Full text

DNA and RNA oxidative damage and mortality of patients with COVID-19.
American Journal of Medical Sciences:2021: February 16 Full text


Reports of anaphylaxis after receipt of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines in the US—December 14, 2020-January 18, 2021.
JAMA:2021: February 12 Full text

Neutralizing activity of BNT162b2-elicited serum — preliminary report.
New England Journal of Medicine:2021: February 17 Full text

Serum neutralizing activity elicited by mRNA-1273 vaccine — preliminary report.
New England Journal of Medicine:2021: February 17
Full text


Comparative evaluation of four SARS-CoV-2 antigen tests in hospitalized patients.
International Journal of Infectious Diseases:2021: February 17 Full text

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