COVID-19: Journal Club #4 – The Webinar

Welcome to our fourth webinar and journal club reviewing recent research and featuring COVID-19 updates, hosted by the University of Manchester, Manchester Royal Infirmary and Royal College of Emergency Medicine in collaboration with St Emlyn’s.

The live event will take place on Tuesday 5th May at 11.30am BST (10.30am GMT). The entire webinar is available via YouTube and an edited podcast.

The Podcast

The COVID-19 Journal Club Panel

Today’s panel was hosted by Rick Body The panel includes Prof Paul Klapper (Professor of Clinical Virology), Dr Charlie Reynard (NIHR Clinical Research Fellow), Dr Anisa Jafar (Academic Clinical Lecturer), Prof Pam Vallely (Professor of Medical Virology), Prof Simon Carley and special guest Justin Morgenstern to discuss six papers about COVID-19 infection.

There will be another COVID 19 Journal Club next week (Tuesday 12th May at 11am).

The COVID-19 Papers

Deep Dive

He, X., Lau, E.H.Y., Wu, P. et al.​1​ Temporal dynamics in viral shedding and transmissibility of COVID-19Nat Med (2020).

The Other Papers….

Bahl P, Doolan C, de Silva C​2​ Airborne or Droplet Precautions for Health Workers Treating COVID-19? The Journal of Infectious Diseases. (2020)

Rajendran K, Narayanasamy K,Rangarajan J, Rathinam J, Natarajan M, Ramachandran A​4​Convalescent Plasma Transfusion for the Treatment of COVID-19: Systematic Review published online ahead of print. J Med Virol. 2020

Docherty A, Harrison E, Green C​6​. Features of 16,749 hospitalised UK patients with COVID-19 using the
ISARIC WHO Clinical Characterisation Protocol.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (2020)

Other St Emlyn’s COVID-19 Resourses

You can find more on COVID-19 at these St Emlyn’s Resources.

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References

  1. 1.
    He X, Lau EHY, Wu P, et al. Temporal dynamics in viral shedding and transmissibility of COVID-19. Nat Med. Published online April 15, 2020. doi:10.1038/s41591-020-0869-5
  2. 2.
    Bahl P, Doolan C, de Silva C, Chughtai AA, Bourouiba L, MacIntyre CR. Airborne or Droplet Precautions for Health Workers Treating Coronavirus Disease 2019? The Journal of Infectious Diseases. Published online April 16, 2020. doi:10.1093/infdis/jiaa189
  3. 3.
    Wang Y, Zhang D, Du G, et al. Remdesivir in adults with severe COVID-19: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicentre trial. The Lancet. Published online April 2020. doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(20)31022-9
  4. 4.
    Rajendran K, Narayanasamy K, Rangarajan J, Rathinam J, Natarajan M, Ramachandran A. Convalescent plasma transfusion for the treatment of COVID‐19: Systematic review. J Med Virol. Published online May 2020. doi:10.1002/jmv.25961
  5. 5.
    Tedeschi S, Giannella M, Bartoletti M, et al. Clinical impact of renin-angiotensin system inhibitors on in-hospital mortality of patients with hypertension hospitalized for COVID-19. Clinical Infectious Diseases. Published online April 27, 2020. doi:10.1093/cid/ciaa492
  6. 6.
    Docherty AB, Harrison EM, Green CA, et al. Features of 16,749 hospitalised UK patients with COVID-19 using the ISARIC WHO Clinical Characterisation Protocol. Published online April 28, 2020. doi:10.1101/2020.04.23.20076042


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