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  1. Authors: Christiane Matuschek, Friedrich Moll, Heiner Fangerau, Johannes C. Fischer, Kurt Zänker, Martijn van Griensven, Marion Schneider, Detlef Kindgen-Milles, Wolfram Trudo Knoefel, Artur Lichtenberg, Balint Tamaskovics, Freddy Joel Djiepmo-Njanang, Wilfried Budach, Stefanie Corradini, Dieter Häussinger, Torsten Feldt…

    Content type: Review

  2. Authors: Haidong Huang, Chen Li, Paul Zarogoulidis, Kaid Darwiche, Nikolaos Machairiotis, Lixin Yang, Michael Simoff, Eduardo Celis, Tiejun Zhao, Konstantinos Zarogoulidis, Nikolaos Katsikogiannis, Wolfgang Hohenforst-Schmidt and Qiang Li

    Content type: Case report

Featured article: Obesity is associated with increased severity of disease in COVID-19 pneumonia

Obesity has been widely reported to be associated with the disease progression of COVID-19, although studies have reported different findings. In this review, Chu et al conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to investigate the association between obesity and poor outcomes of COVID-19 patients by performing a systematic review and meta-analysis.


Findings demonstrated that obesity was associated with poor prognosis for SARS-CoV-2 infection that comprised severe COVID-19, ICU care, IMV use, and disease progression, especially among younger patients. However, the meta-analysis did not find an association between obesity and hospital mortality. 

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About the Editor-in-Chief

Prof Dr Martijn van Griensven is Full Professor of regenerative medicine and Chair of the Department Cell Biology-Inspired Tissue Engineering (cBITE) at the MERLN Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine at Maastricht University, Netherlands. Martijn studied in Leiden, Netherlands and subsequently obtained his PhD in Hannover, Germany. In 2002, he was appointed as Professor for experimental trauma surgery and became co-director of the LBI for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology in Vienna, Austria in 2005. He was appointed as Head of experimental trauma surgery at the Technical University of Munich, Germany in 2011. He is a visiting Professor at Universidad Peruane Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru and Professor at the UNESCO Chair for biomaterials at Universidad de la Habana, Cuba. Furthermore, he is an official Associate Researcher at the Musculoskeletal Gene Research Group at the Department of Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic, USA. His research areas are related to engineering methods for the musculoskeletal system.

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