Patients with COVID-19 who experience an ischaemic stroke may have worse outcomes, including greater stroke severity and mortality risk, than those without COVID-19, findings from the Global COVID-19 Stroke Registry showed.
A 4-week course of amoxicillin-clavulanate in children with protracted bacterial bronchitis (PBB) does not improve cough resolution rates compared with a 2-week course, according to a study from Australia. However, the longer course may significantly extend time to first cough exacerbation.
Ten countries in the Asia Pacific region, with six coming from Southeast Asia (SEA), have topped the ranking of nations that successfully suppressed the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, according to The Lancet COVID-19 Commission statement on the 75th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.
In highly viraemic mothers, initiating treatment with tenofovir alafenamide fumarate (TAF) at the 13th gestational week or later in pregnancy puts a lid on hepatitis B virus (HBV) and prevents vertical transmission when infants receive standard immunoprophylaxis, as shown in a study.
The need to balance limited supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) with staff and patient safety during the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic should not leave surgeons treating patients with inadequate PPE, according to a study.
Nurses play a critical role during a respiratory pandemic, and this systematic review further stresses the need for governments, policy makers, and nursing groups to actively engage in supporting them, both during and following a pandemic or epidemic. The absence of such support system may result in substantial psychological issues among nurses, leading to burnout and loss from the nursing workforce.
Daily albumin infusion to achieve serum albumin levels of ≥30 g/L did not reduce the risk of infection, renal dysfunction, or mortality in individuals with acute decompensated cirrhosis, according to results of the ATTIRE* study presented at ILC 2020.
Consuming cranberry juice twice daily for 8 weeks can help suppress Helicobacter (H.) pylori infection among Chinese adults, suggests a randomized study — thus opening the door to using cranberry juice as a complementary approach to H. pylori management.