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Anticoagulants and corticosteroids in COVID-19 – what do we know so far?

INTRODUCTION The first cases of atypical pneumonia caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) were registered in December 2019, in Wuhan (China) [1]. The disease very quickly spread all over the world and, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus...

COVID-19 mortality in Belgrade

INTRODUCTION At the press briefing held on March 11, 2020, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) pointed out that the number of COVID-19 cases outside China had rapidly increased thirteen-fold, and that, due to the tripled number of affected countries,...

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on chronic pain management

INTRODUCTION Over the past eighteen months, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused dramatic societal, economic, and healthcare disruptions across the world. As of June 20th, 2021, in the United States alone, a total of 33,368,860 cases of COVID-19 have been reported, along with...

Mortality of health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

MORTALITY OF HEALTH WORKERS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC Today, there is enough evidence that the COVID-19 pandemic most severely affects countries with socially specific contexts [1,2], and in them, marginalized citizens, population groups with the least economic resources available, as well as...

Pleural effusion in a COVID-19 patient

INTRODUCTION As the global pandemic of the coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) progresses, many medical specialties still have a key role in establishing diagnosis and treatment. In radiology, most of the literature is focused on computerized tomography (CT) findings of COVID-19 manifestations...

Radiological presentation of COVID-19 pneumonia

INTRODUCTION The first studies related to clinical and radiological manifestations present in patients suffering from the infection caused by the new corona virus, which was subsequently officially named SARS-CoV-2, were published online on January 24, 2020, in the Lancet and New England Journal...

Rational use of antibiotics during the COVID-19 pandemic

INTRODUCTION The global pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus has long been considered an unprecedented crisis. On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared an international state of emergency in public health, due to the increase in infections caused by the SARS-CoV-2...

Spontaneous retroperitoneal hematoma in a COVID-19 patient

INTRODUCTION Since the beginning of the pandemic of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, on December 12, 2019, until now, the COVID-19 disease has shown many different clinical manifestations. Respiratory symptoms and fever are common in most patients infected with SARS-CoV-2. However, other systems may be involved...

The COVID-19 infection from the perspective of the gastroenterologist

INTRODUCTION The first case of the coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was registered in the Chinese city of Wuhan, in December 2019 [1]. It all started when several cases of pneumonia of unknown etiology appeared in that...

Thrombocytopenia and COVID-19: differential diagnosis and therapy

INTRODUCTION Over the past two years, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), has led to the infection of millions of people all over the world, and, according to data from November 2021, it has also led to more than five million...

Triage at a non-covid hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic

INTRODUCTION The COVID-19 pandemic has completely engaged the entire community of health workers. The disease is being analyzed from the perspective of epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations of the disease, best diagnostic criteria, and treatment protocols. At the same time,...

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