Receiving an influenza vaccination after hospitalization for an invasive coronary procedure or a myocardial infarction (MI) may reduce the risk of all-cause or cardiovascular (CV) death, according to results of the IAMI* trial.
While both mRNA vaccines available on the market are strongly protective against SARS-CoV-2 infection and severe COVID-19 illness, emerging real-world data suggest that Moderna’s mRNA-1273 is more effective than Pfizer-BioNTech’s BNT162b2 vaccine in the face of Delta predominance.
Low-waged migrant workers in Singapore suffer from a high mental health burden amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, driven by fears for their health and jobs and compounded by their poor access to quality health services, according to a recent study.
Researchers from The University of Hong Kong (HKU) have uncovered a novel mechanism of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)–induced lung injury and vascular damage through epithelial–endothelial cell interaction and demonstrated the immunomodulatory role of imatinib, supporting its use for the treatment of coronavirus-19 (COVID-19).
An international study led by researchers from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and The University of Hong Kong (HKU) finds that protease inhibitor simeprevir potently reduces severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) viral load and demonstrates synergy with remdesivir in vitro.
A US study has found that COVID-19 vaccines are very effective at preventing SARS-CoV-2 infection requiring hospitalization, intensive care unit (ICU) admission, or an emergency department (ED) or urgent care clinic visit among adults aged ≥50 years, including those most at risk for severe disease due to advanced age, comorbidities, or race/ethnicity.
A 14-day quadruple therapeutic regimen containing vonoprazan – a first-in-class potassium-competitive acid blocker (P-CAB) with reportedly stronger acid inhibition than proton pump inhibitors – provided an excellent cure rate for Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection in patients with high clarithromycin and quinolone resistance regardless of CYP3A4/5 genotypic polymorphism, according to the prospective VQ-HP trial presented at APDW 2021.
Intravenous (IV) administration of the beta-blocker metoprolol safely reduces the exacerbation of lung in patients with COVID-19–related acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a study has shown. Reduced lung inflammation then leads to improvement in oxygenation and to fewer days on mechanical ventilation and of admission to intensive care unit (ICU).