1. SciScore for 10.1101/2021.07.17.21260655: (What is this?)

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    Table 1: Rigor

    EthicsField Sample Permit: This study was done in compliance with Act 008430/1993 of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Colombia, which classified it as minimal-risk research.
    Consent: All the patients were asked for their consent and were informed about the Colombian data protection law (1581 of 2012).
    IRB: The institutional review board of the Universidad del Rosario approved the study design. 2.2.
    Sex as a biological variablenot detected.
    RandomizationFor this analysis, 25 random sets were used, and a final optimal number of clusters were obtained based on the average silhouette width.
    Blindingnot detected.
    Power Analysisnot detected.
    Cell Line AuthenticationAuthentication: Patients were systematically evaluated for post-COVID manifestations (see below), including depression and autonomic symptoms by validated scales, as well as for clinical characteristics during the acute COVID-19.

    Table 2: Resources

    Antibodies
    SentencesResources
    All patients were tested for total anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies (see below for details).
    anti-SARS-CoV-2
    suggested: None
    Antibodies anti-SARS-CoV2: Total IgG, IgA and IgM antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 were evaluated in serum samples through the Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 electrochemiluminescence immunoassay “ECLIA” (Roche Diagnostics International AG, Rotkreuz, Switzerland).
    anti-SARS-CoV2: Total IgG
    suggested: None
    IgM
    suggested: None
    The Elecsys anti-SARS-CoV-2 S assay detects antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 Receptor Binding Domain (RBD) in a double-antigen sandwich assay format.
    SARS-CoV-2 Receptor Binding Domain (RBD
    suggested: None
    Software and Algorithms
    SentencesResources
    Autonomic symptoms were evaluated by COMPASS 31 [14, 18]. 2.4.
    COMPASS
    suggested: (COMPASS, RRID:SCR_015874)
    PubMed was systematically searched for published and unpublished studies.
    PubMed
    suggested: (PubMed, RRID:SCR_004846)
    To summarize the diverse information of frequencies of post-COVID manifestations, a meta-analysis approach was employed using Metafor R package (http://www.jstatsoft.org/v36/i03/).
    Metafor
    suggested: (metaphor, RRID:SCR_003450)

    Results from OddPub: We did not detect open data. We also did not detect open code. Researchers are encouraged to share open data when possible (see Nature blog).


    Results from LimitationRecognizer: An explicit section about the limitations of the techniques employed in this study was not found. We encourage authors to address study limitations.

    Results from TrialIdentifier: No clinical trial numbers were referenced.


    Results from Barzooka: We did not find any issues relating to the usage of bar graphs.


    Results from JetFighter: We did not find any issues relating to colormaps.


    Results from rtransparent:
    • Thank you for including a conflict of interest statement. Authors are encouraged to include this statement when submitting to a journal.
    • Thank you for including a funding statement. Authors are encouraged to include this statement when submitting to a journal.
    • No protocol registration statement was detected.

    Results from scite Reference Check: We found no unreliable references.


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