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COVID-19 Feature Articles: Issue 62 July 8

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.


Tocilizumab for the treatment of noncritical COVID19 pneumonia: an overview of the rationale and clinical evidence to date.
Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology:2021: June 25 Full text

Association between administration of IL-6 antagonists and mortality among patients hospitalized for COVID-19. a meta-analysis.
JAMA:2021: July 6 Full text

Clinical Practice

Identifying patterns in unplanned hospital admissions during the COVID-19 pandemic: a single-centre retrospective study. AUS
Internal Medicine Journal: June 21
Full text

Fluoroscopic placement of nasojejunal feeding tubes in COVID-19 patients in the prone position.
Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition:2021: May 22 Full text

Cardiovascular rehabilitation in the COVID-19 era: ‘a phoenix arising from the ashes?’
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology:2021: June 28
Full text

COVID-19 did not delay time from referral to definitive management for head and neck cancer patients in a regional Victorian centre. AUS
ANZ Journal of Surgery:2021: June 29 Full text

COVID-19, masks, and hearing difficulty: perspectives of healthcare providers.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society:2021: July 6 Full text


Widespread implementation of a low-cost telehealth service in the delivery of antenatal care during the COVID-19 pandemic: an interrupted time-series analysis. AUS
Lancet:2021: July 1 Full text

Patient satisfaction and acceptability with telehealth at specialist medical outpatient clinics during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia. AUS
Internal Medicine Journal:2021: July 2 Full text

Utilization of telehealth for outpatient diabetes management during COVID-19 pandemic: how did the patients fare? AUS
Internal Medicine Journal:2021: July 6 Full text

Telehealth in Australian cardiology: Insight into factors predicting the use of telephone versus video during the COVID-19 pandemic. SVHA
Internal Medicine Journal:2021: July 6
Full text


Echocardiographic manifestations in COVID-19: a review.
Heart, Lung and Circulation:2021:30(8):1117-29
Full text

Risk of hospital admission for patients with SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7: cohort analysis.
BMJ:2021:373:n1412 Full text

Infection Control and Epidemiology

Safety and structural integrity of N95/PFF2 respirators decontamination.

American Journal of Infection Control:2021: July 3 Full text

Nosocomial outbreak of COVID-19 in a hematologic ward.

Infection and Chemotherapy:2021: June 22 Full text

Clinical characteristics and outcomes of COVID-19 in a low-prevalence, well-resourced setting, Sydney, Australia. AUS

Internal Medicine Journal:2021: July 6 Full text

Performance of the Innova SARS-CoV-2 antigen rapid lateral flow test in the Liverpool asymptomatic testing pilot: population based cohort study.

BMJ:2021:374:n1637 Full text

Vaccines and Vaccination

Recommendations for the use of COVID-19 vaccines in patients with immune-mediated kidney diseases.
Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation:2021:36(7):1160-68 Full text

Effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines against variants of concern, Canada.
MedRxiv:2021: July 3 Full text

Fractionation of COVID-19 vaccine doses could extend limited supplies and reduce mortality.
Nature Medicine:2021: July 5 Full text

Low dose mRNA-1273 COVID-19 vaccine generates durable T cell memory and antibodies enhanced by pre-existing crossreactive T cell memory.
MedRxiv:2021: July 5 Full text

COVID-19 vaccination intention in the first year of the pandemic: a systematic review. AUS

Journal of Clinical Nursing:2021: July 6 Full text

Evaluation of messenger RNA from COVID-19 BTN162b2 and mRNA-1273 vaccines in human milk.

JAMA Pediatrics:2021: July 6 Full text

Breakthrough SARS-CoV-2 infections in prison after vaccination.

New England Journal of Medicine:2021: July 7 Full text

Vaccine Adverse Effects

Covid-19: Should we be worried about reports of myocarditis and pericarditis after mRNA vaccines?
BMJ: June 24 Full text

Myocarditis following immunization with mRNA COVID-19 vaccines in members of the US military.

JAMA Cardiology:2021: June 29 Full text

Antibody epitopes in vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia.

Nature:2021: July 7 Full text

Frequency of thrombocytopenia and platelet factor 4/heparin antibodies in patients with cerebral venous sinus thrombosis prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

JAMA:2021: July 2 Full text

Thrombocytopenia and splenic platelet directed immune responses after intravenous ChAdOx1 nCov-19 administration.
BioRxiv:2021: June 29 Full text

Virology and Immunology

Ongoing global and regional adaptive evolution of SARS-CoV-2.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences:2021:118(29):e2104241118 Full text

Rapid decline of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in patients on haemodialysis: the COVID-FRIAT study.
Clinical Kidney Journal:2021:14(7):1835-44 Full text

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