Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : COVID -19


FEATURES OF THE STATE OF THE CELLULAR AND HUMORAL COMPONENTS OF IMMUNE SYSTEM IN PATIENTS WITH ANKYLOSING SPONDYLOARTHRITIS AFTER COVID-19

Abdurakhmanova Nargiza Mirza-Bakhtiyarkhonovna

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 8, Pages 1902-1907

The article presents data from our own studies on the study of the state of the immune status in patients with ankylosing spondylitis who have undergone COVID-19. In patients, a detailed immunogram was studied, as well as scales of disease activity. According to the results of the research, a sharp suppression of the cellular link of the immune system was revealed in patients with ankylosing spondylitis who underwent COVID-19, compared with the group who did not have coronavirus infection.

STUDY OF ROLE OF PLATELET COUNT AND MEAN PLATELET VOLUME IN EVALUATING THE DISEASE SEVERITY IN COVID 19 INFECTION-OUR EXPERIENCE AT TERITARY CARE HOSPITAL

A.Smitha Reddy, B.V. Anuradha Devi, Swarupa Ravuri, B. Nageshwar Rao, Danda Samyukta Reddy, Anunayi Jestadi

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 7, Pages 185-192

INTRODUCTION: Patients Infected with CORONA VIRUS- 2019 (COVID-19) showed changes in their platelet counts and Mean platelet volume (MPV). The present study was aimed to observe any association between lowered platelet counts with mean platelet volume (MPV) from the corana positive individuals.
METHODS: It is a prospective study from 1-8-2020 to 30-9-2020 .Patients  who presented with complaints of Fever, sore throat, body pains, cough, breathlessness, diarrhoea were evaluated at the triage area of the Hospital. Throat swab was taken and RT-PCR was done and only 200 confirmed cases were included in the study. Patient blood samples were collected and processed in SYSMAX 5 -part Haematology analyser in the Hospital Central Laboratory. The patients CBP, Platelet count and MPV were tabulated.
RESULTS: Out of 200 COVID-19 confirmed cases, the numbers of males were 145 (72.5%) and females 55 (27.5%). Most of the patients belonged to age group 50 years (25.5%), 60yrs age group (21%).  The Maximum age in our study group was 80 years, minimum age was 19 years and mean age was 50 years. In our study it was noticed that Severe thrombocytopenia was seen in one patient with platelet count 38,000/μL,(0.5%), Moderate thrombocytopenia was seen in two patients(1%) and mild thrombocytopenia  was seen in 12 (6%) cases. In our study only fifteen cases (7.5%) showed thrombocytopenia. The MPV for all fifteen cases were studied and MPV was in Range of 9.6- 11.8 fl.
CONCLUSION: Low platelet count and high MPV are associated with disease severity. Platelet count is one of easy cheap method for the assessing the disease severity along with other parameters 

A study on Adverse events following COVID-19 immunization(AEFI), Vaccination Awareness and Preference among people visiting vaccination centre, Shivamogga Institute of Medical Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka

Dr. Shashikiran G M, Dr. Darshitha R, Dr. Kanchana Nagendra, Dr. Raghavendraswamy Koppad

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 4, Pages 227-235

INTRODUCTION: Corona virus Disease is a fatal viral disease that continues to trouble
many countries around the world. Immunization is one of the most effective and costefficient
initiatives ever, saving millions of lives every year. COVID-19 vaccines are
considered to be of great importance in preventing and controlling the disease. This study
aimed to estimate AEFI, COVID-19 vaccine awareness, preference among people visiting
vaccination centre, SIMS, Shimoga. OBJECTIVE: 1. To estimate AEFI among people
visiting vaccination centre, SIMS, Shimoga. 2. To estimate COVID-19 vaccine awareness
and preference among people visiting vaccination centre, SIMS, Shimoga. MATERIALS
AND METHODS : A prospective longitudinal study was conducted for a period of one
month – July 2021. People visiting COVID vaccination centre, SIMS, Shimoga were
included in the study. Considering AEFI to be 30% after pilot study, sample size calculated
was 336. Data was collected from 373 participants. Ethical clearance was obtained by
Institutional Ethics Committee. Oral consent was taken from each participant. Each
participant is interviewed telephonically, and the relevant information was collected. The
collected data was tabulated in Microsoft excel sheet. Analysis is done by using epiInfo
software. Descriptive statistics like percentages, mean were used, and the results were
tabulated. RESULTS: Incidence of AEFI reported from our study population was 36%.
Majority of it was after first dose of vaccination (47%), and the most common complaint was
pain (64%) at the site of injection. Covishield was the most preferred vaccine as the
availability was good. Awareness regarding vaccine was mostly from the discussion among
friends, family members (25%) and from the health care provider (22%).

A study on Adverse events following COVID-19 immunization(AEFI), Vaccination Awareness and Preference among people visiting vaccination centre, Shivamogga Institute of Medical Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka.

Dr. Shashikiran G M, Dr. Darshitha R, Dr. Kanchana Nagendra, Dr. Raghavendraswamy Koppad

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 4, Pages 1278-1286

INTRODUCTION: Corona virus Disease is a fatal viral disease that continues to trouble
many countries around the world. Immunization is one of the most effective and costefficient
initiatives ever, saving millions of lives every year. COVID-19 vaccines are
considered to be of great importance in preventing and controlling the disease. This study
aimed to estimate AEFI, COVID-19 vaccine awareness, preference among people visiting
vaccination centre, SIMS, Shimoga. OBJECTIVE: 1. To estimate AEFI among people
visiting vaccination centre, SIMS, Shimoga. 2. To estimate COVID-19 vaccine awareness
and preference among people visiting vaccination centre, SIMS, Shimoga

IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE LIVELIHOODS OF FISHERMEN COMMUNITY IN YANAM, PUDUCHERRY: AN ANALYSIS

Kattungi Vijaya Sekhar; Dr. A. Irin , Sutha; Dr. R. Uma Devi

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 8, Pages 869-880

The Global pandemic, COVID-19 has unpredictable impacts on all the sectors of the
economy throughout the globe and no exception to the fishing sector. The fisheries sector
plays a vital role in the economy by providing food & employment to millions of people and
defining the cultural identity of many coastal communities and contributing to keep them
alive. The outbreak and the resultant lockdown in India have greatly affected the livelihoods
of fishing communities across India. Though the lockdown may help in arresting the spread of
corona virus; but has a chronic impact on the livelihoods of vulnerable population
particularly on food systems, storage and market chains, both locally and regionally. Yanam is
a coastal line in which most of the people depends on fishing for their bread and butter. As a
consequence of the current pandemic, thousands of fishermen lost their employment and
suffered increasing inequality and poverty. On this backdrop, the present study has been
undertaken to analyze the impact of COVID-19 on the Livelihoods of Fishermen community
in Yanam, Puducherry.