Certain concerns have been raised regarding the serologic diagnosis of cat-scratch disease (CSD), which include the use of low titres for positivity, incomplete diagnostic evaluation, and the lack of convalescent serologic testing, reveals a study.
A higher plasma viral load of SARS-CoV-2 is indicative of a more severe disease and worse survival outcomes, a recent study has shown. Viral load information may help in the risk stratification of patients with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Adverse right ventricular (RV) remodeling (dysfunction/dilation) is associated with increased mortality risk in patients with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) independent of standard clinical and biomarker risk stratification, according to a study.
The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) presents as a severe disease in most of the older patients and carries distinctive features, such as multiorgan injury and confusion and delirium, a new study reports.
Initial presenting symptoms do not differ between coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients with and without gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB), a recent study has found. In addition, peptic ulcer disease and rectal ulcers from rectal tubes are the most common aetiology of those with upper and lower GIB, respectively.
Diabetes is a key risk factor for heart failure (HF), which is the leading cause of hospitalization in patients with or without diabetes. SGLT-2* inhibitors (SGLT-2is) have been shown to reduce the risk of hospitalization for HF (HHF) regardless of the presence or absence of diabetes.