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COVID-19 Feature Articles: Issue 76 October 14

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.


Effect of convalescent plasma on organ support–free days in critically ill patients with COVID-19: a randomized clinical trial.
JAMA:2021: October 4 Full text

Efficacy and safety of therapeutic-dose heparin vs standard prophylactic or intermediate-dose heparins for thromboprophylaxis in high-risk hospitalized patients with COVID-19: The HEP-COVID Randomized Clinical Trial.
JAMA Internal Medicine: October 7 Full text

Investigating lipid-modulating agents for prevention or treatment of COVID-19: JACC State-of-the-Art Review.
Journal of the American College of Cardiology:2021: October 11 Full text

Clinical Practice

D-dimer testing for the exclusion of pulmonary embolism among hospitalized patients with COVID-19.
JAMA Network Open:2021: October 8 Full text

Opportunistic Covid-19 vaccination in the ED. SVHA
Emergency Medicine Australasia:2021: October 8 Full text


Prior Glucose-Lowering Medication Use and 30-Day Outcomes Among 64,892 Veterans With Diabetes and COVID-19.
Diabetes Care:2021: October 6 Full text


Impact of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on ST-elevation myocardial infarction: a cardiac magnetic resonance imaging study.
European Heart Journal:2021: October 11 Full text

Social distancing and bacteraemia in the time of COVID-19.
Internal Medicine Journal:2021: October 6 Full text


Waning immune humoral response to BNT162b2 Covid-19 vaccine over 6 Months.
New England Journal of Medicine:2021: October 6 Full text

Protection across age groups of BNT162b2 vaccine booster against Covid-19.
MedRxiv:2021: October 7 Full text

Covid-19 breakthrough infections in vaccinated health care workers.
New England Journal of Medicine:2021: October 14 Full text

Effect of immunosuppression on the immunogenicity of mRNA vaccines to SARS-CoV-2.
Annals of Internal Medicine:2021: August 31 Full text

Vaccine Adverse Effects

Myocarditis after BNT162b2 mRNA Vaccine against Covid-19 in Israel.
New England Journal of Medicine:2021: October 6
 Full text


A prenylated dsRNA sensor protects against severe COVID-19.
Science:2021: September 28 Full text

Immunity to SARS-CoV-2 up to 15 months after infection.
BioRxiv:2021: October 11 Full text

Psychosocial Issues

Generational differences in psychological wellbeing and preventative behaviours among nursing students during COVID-19: a cross-sectional study. AUS
Contemporary Nurse:2021: September 30 Full text

The impact of COVID-19 pandemic-related stress experienced by Australian nurses. AUS
International Journal of Mental Health Nursing:2021: October 11 Full text

Basic Sciences

There is no “origin” to SARS-CoV-2.
Environmental Research:2021: October 6 Full text

A genetic link between risk for Alzheimer's disease and severe COVID-19 outcomes via the OAS1 gene.
Brain:2021: October 7 Full text

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