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Explaining the Association Between COVID-19 and Stroke

4 monthes ago   |   By Medscape

Drs Mark Alberts and Jesse Weinberger discuss the mysterious association between COVID-19 and cerebrovascular disease in younger patients.
Medscape Neurology
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Trial to assess hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 prevention during cancer treatment

4 monthes ago   |   By Healio

A randomized phase 2 clinical trial will assess hydroxychloroquine for prevention of COVID-19 infection among patients undergoing radiation therapy for cancer.
“Patients may be at a higher risk for contracting COVID-19 during cancer treatment due to increased exposure,” Nancy Y. Lee, MD, FASTRO, vice chairman and radiation oncologist in the department of radiation oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, said in a press release. “There is an urgent need to identify effective risk-reduction strategies for these patients who require treatment for their cancer as we
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No Improvement in Death Rate for COVID-19 Patients who Received Hydroxychloroquine

4 monthes ago   |   By BWH

In an observational analysis of almost 100,000 hospitalized COVID-19 patients of whom nearly 15,000 received hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine, patients had worse outcomes and heightened risk of ventricular arrythmias
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COVID-19: Jury Out Over Prone Position in Nonintubated Patients

4 monthes ago   |   By Medscape

Placing COVID-19 patients who require noninvasive ventilation into the prone position may offer some transient benefits, but questions remain over whether it affects longer-term outcomes, experts say.
Medscape Medical News
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Face Masks Can Help Prevent Viral Spread

Face Masks Can Help Prevent Viral Spread

4 monthes ago   |   By Web MD

Face coverings may reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19, a new study suggests.
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Strokes Are Deadlier When They Hit COVID Patients

Strokes Are Deadlier When They Hit COVID Patients

4 monthes ago   |   By Web MD

COVID-19 hasn't increased the risk for stroke, but when a stroke occurs it's more likely to be fatal, a new study finds.
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Prone positioning may benefit some patients with COVID-19 respiratory failure

4 monthes ago   |   By Healio

Use of prone positioning is feasible and may yield improvements in some patients with COVID-19 who are receiving noninvasive respiratory support, according to two research letters published in JAMA.
In the first study, researchers evaluated a series of patients with COVID-19 who were awake, nonintubated and spontaneously breathing but required oxygen supplementation due to hypoxemic acute respiratory failure at the Aix-en-Provence Hospital in France from March 27 to April 8. Patients were followed for up to 10 days through April 28.
Of the 24 patients included in the study, 15 tolerated prone
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Protect financial wealth during the COVID-19 crisis

4 monthes ago   |   By Healio

Since our last column, the world has changed more during the course of 1 month than perhaps at any point in our lifetimes. The SARS-CoV-2 virus, once an obscure Asiatic pathogen, has rapidly morphed into the COVID-19 pandemic, which has affected lives, jobs, world economies and equity wealth at a historically efficient pace. Many orthopedic surgeons have seen their surgical livelihoods upended as elective surgical procedures have been suspended indefinitely. In many cases, surgeons have had to take reductions in pay as they try to keep staff and practices afloat while enduring an indefinite
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How to Improve and Protect Nursing Homes From Outbreaks

4 monthes ago   |   By NY Times

More than a third of America's Covid-19 deaths can be traced back to these facilities. Experts suggest several ways to make them safer.
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VIDEO: Treating liver diseases during COVID-19

4 monthes ago   |   By Healio

In this exclusive video, Nancy S. Reau, MD, section chief of hepatology and associate director of organ transplantation at Rush University Medical Center, discusses some important aspects of treating liver diseases during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition to how COVID-19 itself impacts liver conditions, she said factors like increased online alcohol sales and medications guidelines are some other important things to consider for patient management.
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Clinical distancing of patients with advanced HF, transplant may protect against COVID-19

4 monthes ago   |   By Healio

One hospital system protected its patients with advanced HF and cardiac transplant from COVID-19 by safely moving them from a central hospital, which was redesigned to care for patients with COVID-19, to a cardiac specialty hospital with no patients with COVID-19, according to a paper published in The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation.
“It is important to underscore the point that all decisions were patient-centric,” Mary Norine Walsh, MD, MACC, medical director of heart failure and transplantation at St. Vincent Heart Center in Indianapolis and past president of the
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Your Self-Care Toolkit For Dealing With The Tough COVID-19 Months Ahead

Your Self-Care Toolkit For Dealing With The Tough COVID-19 Months Ahead

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Anxiety, Depression, and Women; Suicide Linked to ADHD

Anxiety, Depression, and Women; Suicide Linked to ADHD

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, women were more likely to report symptoms of anxiety and depression versus men. However, Black and Hispanic women were less likely to receive... Read more ...

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Trump, Biden Face Off in Chaotic First Debate

Trump, Biden Face Off in Chaotic First Debate

During the 90-minute debate, the candidates sparred over the COVID-19 response and the future of the Affordable Care Act. Read more ...

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As we head into the November elections, at this point in our country's history two things have become glaringly obvious. One, Democrats do not think they can legitimately win... Read more ...

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A review published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine found that plant-based diets can help lower a person's risk of Type 2 diabetes by as much as 23 percent. This result... Read more ...

Giving the HPV vaccine to schoolgirls 'slashes risk of cervical cancer by 88%'

Giving the HPV vaccine to schoolgirls 'slashes risk of cervical cancer by 88%'

In the biggest study yet to evaluate the success of the vaccine, experts at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden followed 1.7million women over 11 years. Around 500,000 had... Read more ...

Patients With Psych Disorders at Elevated Risk of COVID-19 Death

Patients With Psych Disorders at Elevated Risk of COVID-19 Death

Patients with mental illness are more at risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes than the general population, according to a study from a large hospital system. Among 1,685 patients... Read more ...

Best Cancer Prevention Data Yet for HPV Vaccine

Best Cancer Prevention Data Yet for HPV Vaccine

Vaccination for human papillomavirus reduced the chances of developing invasive cervical cancer by almost 90% over an 11-year period, a Swedish study of almost 1.7 million... Read more ...

More than 4,000 New York children have lost a parent to coronavirus, report...

More than 4,000 New York children have lost a parent to coronavirus, report finds

A new report claims that 4,200 children in New York state have lost a parent or a guardian to coronavirus between March 2020 and July 2020, with 57% of them living in the... Read more ...