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.
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.
A risk-stratified testing strategy employed at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) helped minimize disruption to surgical procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic and reduced virus transmission to healthcare workers (HCWs), a recent study showed.
Patients hospitalized with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 who are on angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) for hypertension should continue these medications, according to primary results of the BRACE CORONA trial presented at ESC 2020.
In virologically suppressed patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, switching from tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) to tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) did not affect their rates of viral suppression, according to the final 96-week analysis of a phase III study.
Application for Sputnik V, the tradename of the world’s first registered COVID-19 vaccine, has been submitted to the WHO for accelerated registration via the Emergency Use Listing (EUL) and prequalification.