Tag: <span>kidney</span>

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Nose cells identified as likely COVID-19 entry points

Researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (United States) have identified two specific types of cells in the nose as points of probable initial infection for the COVID-19 coronavirus. In their work, published in the journal Nature Medicine, they have found that goblet and cylindrical cells in the nose have high levels of the input...

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Damage from COVID-19 beyond the lungs

The disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be surrounded by many unknowns. For now, everything points to the lungs being the main organs in which the ravages of this infection are shown. But beyond these, its reach could extend to different organs, including the heart and blood vessels, the liver, kidneys, intestine,...

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Caution on kidney dysfunctions of COVID-19 patients

To date, large amounts of epidemiological and case study data have been available for the COVID-19, which suggested that the mortality was related to not just respiratory complications. A new study analyzed kidney functions in COVID-19 patients and their relations to mortality. In this sense, in this multi-centered, retrospective, observational study, researchers included 193 adult...