DOAC (direct oral anticoagulant) pills are used in the treatment of atrial fibrillation by preventing blood clots. Even though blood clots are thought to contribute to complications from the new coronavirus infection, users of this class of drug do not seem to be protected against severe COVID-19, reports a large Swedish registry study from Karolinska Institutet published in The Journal of Internal Medicine.
Octapharma USA will present its most recent rare bleeding disorders research initiatives during the 62nd American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition, a virtual medical congress to be held December 5 - 8.
Black and Hispanic populations in the US experiencing disproportionately higher rates of COVID-19.
A mass screening programme of 10 million Wuhan residents identified 300 asymptomatic cases in May, but none were infectious - according to a new study. They found no 'viable' virus in the asymptomatic cases and the close contacts of these positive asymptomatic cases did not test positive. But these findings do not show that the virus can't be passed on by asymptomatic carriers. Rather mask-wearing, hand washing, social distancing and lockdown have helped reduce Covid-19 virulence.
Patients with liver cirrhosis display a wide range of clinical symptoms. A prospective study conducted by MedUni Vienna has now shown that blood levels of biomarkers for systemic inflammation increase over the various stages of the disease and can predict the development of complications, even in previously asymptomatic patients.
Researchers linked administrative health care and demographic data from Medicare to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York/Equifax Consumer Credit Panel to characterize the financial presentation of Alzheimer disease and related dementias before and after diagnosis.
The distribution of race/ethnicity among cases of COVID-19]-associated multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children reported to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is described in this observational study.
This observational study assessed whether receiving unemployment insurance is associated with lower health-related social needs, better health care access and better mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The combination of mild electrical stimulation and heat shock at 42 °C (MES+HS) exerts anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic effects in a mouse model of nephrotic syndrome (NS) by inhibiting apoptosis (cell death) of kidney cells. Clinical data have shown that the medical device used for this therapeutic approach is safe in humans. Researchers believe that it can be applied clinically to control the pathologies of NS.
Supplement to Annals of Internal Medicine discusses key considerations and strategies to address maternal mortality and morbidity in the United States