Vol 5-1 Original Research Article

COVID-19 in Arab Americans Revealed a Public Health Concern

COVID-19 infection can lead to severe consequences, especially among ethnic minorities. Data about COVID-19 infection outcomes in the Arab American population as a minority ethnic group compared to other racial and ethnic minorities are lacking. We conducted a retrospective observational cohort study that included 1,740 hospitalized adult patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection from March 12th, 2020, to January 30th, 2021, at a single center to compare baseline characteristics and outcomes in Arabs hospitalized with COVID-19 to patients from other ethnic groups during the same study period. Of those, we identified 320 Arab patients. We found that Arab American population suffered similar odds of complications and adverse outcomes despite having fewer risk factors for severe illness.

DOI: 10.29245/2689-9981/2022/1.1166 View / Download Pdf
Vol 5-1 Case Report

Mycobacterium Bovis mycotic aneurysm of the visceral aorta after intravesical BCG therapy

Case report of a 73-year-old man with Mycobacterium bovis BCG supra renal saccular aortic aneurysm eight months after intravesical BCG therapy.

DOI: 10.29245/2689-9981/2022/1.1169 View / Download Pdf