Infection with the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 was less likely to result in hospitalization than infection with the delta variant, according to an observational study from Denmark presented at ECCMID 2022 and published in The Lancet.
A large study by the US National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) has identified factors associated with the risk of severe disease among children with SARS-CoV-2 infection as well as factors tied to an increased risk of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) as compared to acute COVID-19.
Several studies presented at AAN 2022 have revealed a lack of association between COVID-19 vaccination and negative cerebrovascular outcomes.
A large retrospective study from the US, presented at IDWeek 2021, has shown that the Abbott ID NOW rapid molecular COVID-19 assay is highly sensitive and specific at detecting SARS-CoV-2 infection in a paediatric population.
Same-day pre-event screening for SARS-CoV-2 using antigen-detecting rapid diagnostic tests (Ag-RDT) may enable the resumption of large-scale indoor events which were halted or had their attendance capacity reduced during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study from Spain presented at ECCMID 2021.
The addition of the monoclonal anti-interleukin-1β antibody canakinumab to the standard of care (SoC) regimen of platinum doublet chemotherapy and pembrolizumab in the first-line setting did not improve progression-free survival (PFS) or overall survival (OS) in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), results of the phase III CANOPY-1 trial showed.
Treatment comprising camrelizumab, carboplatin, and paclitaxel in the first-line setting improved overall survival (OS) in patients with advanced squamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to updated results of the phase III CameL-sq trial from China.
Treatment-naïve patients with locally advanced or metastatic EGFR-mutated (EGFRm) non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) experience improved progression-free survival (PFS) when treated with furmonertinib compared with gefitinib, according to results of the phase III FURLONG study.
Anaphylactic reactions warranting treatment after receipt of COVID-19 mRNA vaccinations appear to be relatively rare, according to a US study presented at AAAAI 2022.