This collection showcases journal articles, preprints, and other publications and presentations about the Coronavirus COVID-19 by faculty and researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA, USA.

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Publications from 2020

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Finishing College Classes During COVID-19, Michelle G. Mullen and Deirdre G. Logan

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Should I Attend College in the Fall? Questions for Students with Mental Health Conditions to Consider, Michelle G. Mullen and Jean Wnuk

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Effects of tobacco cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and waterpipe smoking on endothelial function and clinical outcomes, Thomas Munzel, Omar Hahad, Marin Kuntic, John F. Keaney Jr., John E. Deanfield, and Andreas Daiber

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Multidisciplinary Care of Epidermolysis Bullosa during the COVID-19 Pandemic - Consensus: Recommendations by an International Panel of Experts, Dedee F. Murrell and Karen Wiss

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An adaptive model of health system organization and responses helped Vietnam to successfully halt the Covid-19 pandemic: What lessons can be learned from a resource-constrained country, Huy Nguyen, Minh Van Hoang, An Thi Minh Dao, Hoa L. Nguyen, Tien Van Nguyen, Phuong The Nguyen, Long Quynh Khuong, Phuong Mai Le, and Stuart Gilmour

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Global Learnings Evidence Brief: Protecting Health Care Workers in South Korea During the COVID-19 Pandemic, SeungJu Jackie Oh, Julia Ah-Reum An, and Ruby Kwak

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Perioperative Considerations During Emergency General Surgery in the Era of COVID-19: A U.S. Experience, Georgios Orthopoulos, Gladys L. Fernandez, Jessica L. Dahle, Elizabeth Casey, and Nicolas Jabbour

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Coronavirus conversations, in a time of logarithm, Thoru Pederson

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Publishing coronavirology: Peering into peer(less?) review, Thoru Pederson

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The 50th anniversary of reverse transcriptase-and its ironic legacy in the time of coronavirus, Thoru Pederson

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Addressing decontaminated respirators: Some methods appear to damage mask integrity and protective function, Richard E. Peltier, Jiayuan Wang, Brian L. Hollenbeck, Jennifer Lanza, Ryan M. Furtado, Jay Cyr, Richard T. Ellison III, and Kimiyoshi J. Kobayashi

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Understanding variation in covid-19 reported deaths with a novel Shewhart chart application, Rocco J. Perla, Shannon M. Provost, Gareth J. Parry, Kevin Little, and Lloyd P. Provost

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Li Wenliang, a face to the frontline healthcare worker. The first doctor to notify the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2, (COVID-19), outbreak, Eskild Petersen, David Hui, Davidson H. Hamer, Lucille Blumberg, Lawrence C. Madoff, Marjorie Pollack, Shui Shan Lee, Susan McLellan, Ziad Memish, Ira Praharaj, Sean Wasserman, Francine Ntoumi, Esam Ibraheem Azhar, Timothy D. Mchugh, Richard Kock, Guiseppe Ippolito, Ali Zumla, and Marion Koopmans

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COVID-19 Travel Restrictions and the International Health Regulations - Call for an Open Debate on Easing of Travel Restrictions, Eskild Petersen, Brian McCloskey, David S. Hui, Richard Kock, Francine Ntoumi, Ziad A. Memish, Nathan Kapata, Esam I. Azhar, Marjorie Pollack, Lawrence C. Madoff, Davidson H. Hamer, Jean B. Nachega, N. Pshenichnaya, and Alimuddin Zumla

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Using a pre-procedure COVID-19 huddle to improve operating room safety, Marc Philip T. Pimentel, Camilla B. Pimentel, Kimberly Wheeler, Emily Dehmer, Joshua C. Vacanti, and Richard D. Urman

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The Radiology Department during the COVID-19 pandemic: a challenging, radical change, Letterio S. Politi and Luca Balzarini

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging Alteration of the Brain in a Patient With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Anosmia, Letterio S. Politi, Ettore Salsano, and Marco Grimaldi

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An in-depth investigation of the safety and immunogenicity of an inactivated SARS-CoV-2 vaccine [preprint], Jing Pu, Shan Lu, and Qihan Li

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Use of N95, Surgical, and Cloth Masks to Prevent COVID-19 in Health Care and Community Settings: Living Practice Points From the American College of Physicians (Version 1), Amir Qaseem, Itziar Etxeandia-Ikobaltzeta, Jennifer Yost, Matthew C. Miller, George M. Abraham, Adam J. Obley, Mary Ann Forciea, Janet A. Jokela, and Linda L. Humphrey

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Should Remdesivir Be Used for the Treatment of Patients With COVID-19? Rapid, Living Practice Points From the American College of Physicians (Version 1), Amir Qaseem, Jennifer Yost, Itziar Etxeandia-Ikobaltzeta, George M. Abraham, Janet A. Jokela, Mary Ann Forciea, Matthew C. Miller, and Linda L. Humphrey

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Should Clinicians Use Chloroquine or Hydroxychloroquine Alone or in Combination With Azithromycin for the Prophylaxis or Treatment of COVID-19, Amir Qaseem, Jennifer Yost, Itziar Etxeandia-Ikobaltzeta, Matthew C. Miller, George M. Abraham, Adam Jacob Obley, Mary Ann Forciea, Janet A. Jokela, and Linda L. Humphrey

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Post myocardial infarction complications during the COVID-19 pandemic - A case series, Waqas Qureshi, Summer Aldrugh, Adedotun Ogunsua, Colleen Harrington, Wahaj Aman, Leora B. Balsam, Biswajit Kar, Gerard P. Aurigemma, Amartya Kundu, Nirmal Kaur, Craig Smith, Daniel Z. Fisher, Jeffrey J. Rade, and Nikolaos Kakouros

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Journal Club discussion of "Clinical course and risk factors for mortality of adult inpatients with COVID-19 in Wuhan, China: a retrospective cohort study", Sanjay Ram and Stuart M. Levitz

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Provider perceptions of a humanizing intervention for healthcare workers - a survey study of PPE Portraits, Jennifer Reidy, Cati Brown-Johnson, Nancy McCool, Shawna Steadman, Mary Beth Heffernan, and Vandana Nagpal

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Lifestyle Medicine in the COVID-19 Era, James M. Rippe

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COVID-19 Impact on Well-Being and Education in Radiology Residencies: A Survey of the Association of Program Directors in Radiology, Jessica B. Robbins, Eric England, Maitray D. Patel, Carolynn M. DeBenedectis, David S. Sarkany, Darel E. Heitkamp, James M. Milburn, Vivek Kalia, Kamran Ali, Glenn C. Gaviola, Christopher P. Ho, Ann K. Jay, Seng Ong, and Sheryl G. Jordan

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Impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on the Practice of Clinical Radiology, Max P. Rosen, Alexander Norbash, Jonathan Kruskal, Carolyn C. Meltzer, Judy Yee, and James Thrall

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A paradox of social distancing for SARS-CoV-2: loneliness and heightened immunological risk, Liron Rozenkrantz, Michael H. Bernstein, and Christopher C. Hemond

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Analysis of Rapidly Emerging Variants in Structured Regions of the SARS-CoV-2 Genome [preprint], Sean P. Ryder

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Nano-Vesicle (Mis)Communication in Senescence-Related Pathologies, Sherin Saheera, Ajay Godwin Potnuri, and Prasanna Krishnamurthy

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COVID-19 related immune hemolysis and thrombocytopenia, Kamal Kant Sahu, Azra Borogovac, and Jan Cerny

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Managing patients with hematological malignancies during COVID-19 pandemic, Kamal Kant Sahu and Jan Cerny

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Facing COVID-19 in the Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Setting: A New Challenge for Transplantation Physicians, Kamal Kant Sahu, Vishal Jindal, Ahmad Daniyal Siddiqui, and Jan Cerny

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Convalescent Plasma Therapy: A Passive Therapy for An Aggressive COVID-19, Kamal Kant Sahu, Vishal Jindal, Ahmad Daniyal Siddiqui, Jan Cerny, and Jonathan M. Gerber

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"Because Every Drop Counts": Blood donation during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Kamal Kant Sahu, Manish Raturi, Ahmad Daniyal Siddiqui, and Jan Cerny

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COVID-19 pandemic and impact on hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, Kamal Kant Sahu, Ahmad Daniyal Siddiqui, and Jan Cerny

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Managing sickle cell patients with COVID-19 infection: the need to pool our collective experience, Kamal Kant Sahu, Ahmad Daniyal Siddiqui, and Jan Cerny

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Mesenchymal Stem Cells in COVID-19: A Journey from Bench to Bedside, Kamal Kant Sahu, Ahmad Daniyal Siddiqui, and Jan Cerny

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Challenges for Management of Immune Thrombocytopenia during COVID-19 Pandemic, Kamal Kant Sahu, Ahmad Daniyal Siddiqui, Nima Rezaei, and Jan Cerny

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Considerations for Epidural Blood Patch and Other Postdural Puncture Headache Treatments in Patients with COVID-19, Pascal Scemama, Fadi Farah, Glen Mann, Roman Margulis, Karina Gritsenko, and Naum Shaparin

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ACEing COVID-19: A Role For Angiotensin Axis Inhibition in SARS-CoV-2 infection, Ravi Shah, Milka Koupenova-Zamor, and Venkatesh L. Murthy

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SARS-Coronavirus-2 nucleocapsid protein measured in blood using a Simoa ultra-sensitive immunoassay differentiates COVID-19 infection with high clinical sensitivity. [preprint], Dandan Shan, Eicke Latz, and Andrew J. Ball

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Characteristics and Outcomes of Children With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Infection Admitted to US and Canadian Pediatric Intensive Care Units, Lara S. Shekerdemian, Nabihah R. Mahmood, Katie K. Wolfe, Becky J. Riggs, Catherine E. Ross, Christine A. McKiernan, Sabrina M. Heidemann, Lawrence C. Kleinman, Anita I. Sen, Mark W. Hall, Margaret A. Priestley, John K. McGuire, Konstantinos Boukas, Matthew P. Sharron, Jeffrey P. Burns, and International COVID-19 PICU Collaborative

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Development of a Surgical Workforce Access Team (SWAT) in the Battle Against COVID-19, Parth D. Sheth, Jessica P. Simons, Devon I. Robichaud, Andrea L. Ciaranello, and Andres Schanzer

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Efficacy and Safety of Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine for COVID-19: A systematic review [preprint], Sonal Singh and Thomas J. Moore

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SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19: A genetic, epidemiological, and evolutionary perspective, Manuela Sironi, Seyed E. Hasnain, Tung Phan, Fabio Luciani, Marie-Anne Shaw, M. Anice Sallum, Marzieh Ezzaty Mirhashemi, Serge Morand, and Fernando Gonzalez-Candelas

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Sudden olfactory loss as an early marker of COVID-19: a nationwide Italian survey, Lucrezia Spadera, Alfonso Scarpa, and Raffaella Pizzolato

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Transitioning home: Tips for health care workers to keep their families safe, Kelly Sudnick

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Mild and Asymptomatic Covid-19 Infections: Implications for Maternal, Fetal and Reproductive Health, Bei Sun and John Yeh

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COVID-19: the novel coronavirus disease and its manifestations and management in ophthalmology, Shuo Sun, Wenqi Su, Christopher Q. Lin, Xiaorong Li, Hua Yan, Bo Tian, and Haijiang Lin

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Mathematic Modeling of COVID-19 in the United States, Yuanji Tang and Shixia Wang

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Considerations for the outpatient practice in pediatric surgery during the novel SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic, Michael V. Tirabassi

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The care of patients with Duchenne, Becker and other muscular dystrophies in the COVID-19 pandemic, Aravindhan Veerapandiyan, Kathryn R. Wagner, Susan Apkon, Craig M. McDonald, Katherine D. Mathews, Julie A. Parsons, Brenda L. Wong, Katy Eichinger, Perry B. Shieh, Russell J. Butterfield, Vamshi K. Rao, Edward C. Smith, Crystal M. Proud, Anne M. Connolly, and Emma Ciafaloni

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Implementation of field hospital pharmacy services during the COVID-19 pandemic, Neil Wallis, Carmen Gust, Emily Porter, Neil Gilchrist, and Angel Amaral

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Coagulopathy, endothelial dysfunction, thrombotic microangiopathy and complement activation: potential role of complement system inhibition in COVID-19, Xin Wang, Kamal Kant Sahu, and Jan Cerny

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Cardiovascular Training Programs: Challenges, Responsibilities and Opportunities, Gaby Weissman, James A. Arrighi, Naomi F. Botkin, Julie B. Damp, Friederike K. Keating, Venu Menon, Lisa J. Rose-Jones, Harsimran S. Singh, Victor Soukoulis, and Andrew M. Kates

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HIV-1 did not contribute to the 2019-nCoV genome, Chuan Xiao, Xiaojun Li, Shuying Liu, Yongming Sang, Shou-Jiang Gao, and Feng Gao

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A rapid, sensitive, and reproducible in vivo PBMC humanized murine model for determining therapeutic-related cytokine release syndrome, Chunting Ye, Hongyuan Yang, Mingshan Cheng, Leonard D. Shultz, Dale L. Greiner, Michael A. Brehm, and James G. Keck

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Reinventing Electronic Health Records During COVID-19: Better Patient Data and Faster Research by Restructuring Electronic Health Record Systems, John Yeh and Mary J. Yeh

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Balancing Science and Art in Medicine: COVID-19 and the Necessary Humanistic Shift in Medical Care, Mary J. Yeh and John Yeh

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Structural and Functional Analysis of the D614G SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Variant, Leonid Yurkovetskiy, Thomas Nyalile, Yetao Wang, William E. Diehl, Ann Dauphin, Claudia Carbone, Kristen Veinotte, Shawn B Egri, James B. Munro, Pardis C. Sabeti, Christos A. Kyratsous, Natalya V. Dudkina, Kuang Shen, and Jeremy Luban

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SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein variant D614G increases infectivity and retains sensitivity to antibodies that target the receptor binding domain [preprint], Leonid Yurkovetskiy, Thomas Nyalile, Yetao Wang, William E. Diehl, Ann Dauphin, Claudia Carbone, Kristen Veinotte, Shawn B. Egri, Pardis C. Sabeti, Christos Kyratsous, James B. Munro, Kuang Shen, and Jeremy Luban

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SARS-CoV-2 Receptor ACE2 Is an Interferon-Stimulated Gene in Human Airway Epithelial Cells and Is Detected in Specific Cell Subsets across Tissues, Carly G. K. Ziegler, Yuming Cao, Zhiru Guo, Jennifer P. Wang, Robert W. Finberg, Manuel Garber, Alex K. Shalek, Jose Ordovas-Montanes, and HCA Lung Biological Network