This review highlights the importance of appropriate management of psychiatric aspects of COVID-19. The authors consider that paying insufficient attention to such issues could have serious implications for patients’ mental wellbeing.
In the review, the authors discuss the serious clinical challenges posed by COVID-19 systemic inflammation that can affect the central nervous system and aggravate mental health disorders.
The paper highlights how interdisciplinary research will help to understand how SARS-COV-2 affects the gastrointestinal system
Ole Petersen MAE (in collaboration with Oleg V Gerasimenko and Julia V Gerasimenko) describes an entirely unexpected link between SARS-COV-2 infection and physiological calcium signalling, thereby providing new insights into the mechanism by which this virus enters the cells in our body.
Martin McKee MAE has co-authored a paper entitled ‘Mitigating the wider health effects of covid-19 pandemic response’
Countries around the world have imposed social distancing and movement restrictions to control the Covid-19 pandemic. These measures are effective in limiting disease spread but produce negative effects on the economy and health of the population.
This paper analyses which groups in society are most vulnerable to the effects of both the pandemic and the social distancing measures and offers actions that could reduce the harmful indirect effects of the pandemic.
The open access paper was published by The BMJ – a leading medical research journal.
Members of Academia Europaea, Luca Steardo, Robert Zorec and Alex Verkhratsky, have published a commentary entitled ‘Neuroinfection may contribute to pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of COVID-19’.
The article considers whether coronavirus may enter the central nervous system of humans and infect neural cells, and the possible neurological and psychiatric impacts of neuroinflammation.