Secondary analysis of the DARE-19* trial presented at ASN Kidney Week 2021 has shown that the effect of dapagliflozin in patients with cardiometabolic risk factors hospitalized with COVID-19 is consistent regardless of kidney disease status.
Expectant mothers with symptomatic COVID-19 upon hospital admission for delivery had a higher risk of emergency complications surrounding delivery, according to a small retrospective study from the US presented at Anesthesiology 2021. Furthermore, infants born to symptomatic mothers were more likely to require intensive care unit (ICU) admission or respiratory support.
People who had an allergic response to the first dose of COVID-19 vaccination or who believe they will have an allergy to vaccination should not let their worries delay getting vaccinated — as most of them can still be fully vaccinated safely, suggest studies presented at ACAAI 2021.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced people to wear mask to prevent the spread of the disease, but the increasing prevalence of masking has also resulted in a reduction in emergency department (ED) visits for other viral illnesses and exacerbations of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a US study.
In patients with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) who require mechanical ventilation and deep sedation, the use of ketamine has a propofol- and vasopressor-sparing effect, as shown in a study.
New-generation therapies targeted toward specific genetic alterations such as EGFR and ALK mutations in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) can overcome resistance to first-generation therapies and improve survival of patients, according to a presentation at the 21st Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology (APSR 2016) held in Bangkok, Thailand.
A rapid and affordable test for diagnosing COVID-19 outside the walls of the healthcare units could improve case-finding, contact tracing, and infection control, says an expert during a pre-ECCMID 2021 session.