Our first flagship journal of 2021, EMJ collates peer-reviewed research articles sharing topical advancements across a range of therapeutic disciplines, including cardiology, gastroenterology, microbiology, and more. These are accompanied by exciting features as well as interviews with world-class experts in dermatology and oncology, making this an issue that will cater to every clinician.
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Demographic and Clinical Presentation of Hospitalised Patients with SARS-CoV-2 During the First Omicron Wave
Since the detection of the first cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Omicron variant causing COVID-19 infections in South Africa in November 2021, there have been a few population-based reports to suggest that the clinical severity and presentation of this variant is different to previous COVID-19 surges. This variant is known to have several mutations to previous variants of this virus; hence, it was predicted to be much more infectious due to possible immune evasion.
Cutaneous Mucormycosis Co-infection in a Patient with COVID-19
A 54-year-old male tested positive in late February on a screening COVID-19 test performed after a family member’s test had become positive. A few weeks later, they presented to the emergency room at a different hospital centre with shortness of breath and fever.
Umbilical Cord Haematoma and Uterine Torsion: Rare Pregnancy Complications at Tu Du Hospital in Vietnam and a Review of Literature
Abnormalities of the umbilical cord are very common in pregnancy. These include marginal insertion, velamentous cord insertion, umbilical cord true knot, umbilical torsion, and many more.