The PRoFeSs score―which includes the Charlson score, as well as levels of day 3 lactate, day 1 and day 3 procalcitonin, day 3 D-dimer, and day 1 brain-type natriuretic peptide―can identify severe community-acquired pneumonia patients at high risk of poor outcomes 5 days after ICU admission, a recent study has found.
High partial pressure of carbon dioxide (PaCO2) and age, low body mass index (BMI), and previous admission for exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (ECOPD) in the last 2 years strongly predict 90-day mortality in patients with severe COPD, according to the Classification and Regression Tree (CART) analysis of a recent study.
A pulmonary artery diameter to ascending aorta diameter ratio (PA/A) ≥1 during acute exacerbation (AE) is a predictor of poor survival outcomes in patients with fibrotic interstitial lung disease (f-ILD), suggest the results of a recent study.
Adding the neuraminidase inhibitor oseltamivir to usual care speeds up recovery from influenza-like illness by a day compared with usual care alone, with even greater benefits seen in older, sicker patients with comorbidities, according to the ALIC4E study.
At a Menarini-sponsored symposium held during the Asian Pacific Society Congress, renowned cardiologist Prof John Camm provided the latest evidence for chronic stable angina with or without concomitant diseases, with a special focus on the antianginal agent ranolazine and combination therapies. The event was chaired and moderated by Dr Dante Morales from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine.
Obeticholic acid significantly improves fibrosis and disease activity in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a chronic liver disease currently with no approved therapy, according to an interim analysis of the landmark REGENERATE* study.
The Lancet Commission on Hypertension Group has recently released a position statement that contains a list of recommendations for the improvement of accuracy standards for devices that measure blood pressure (BP).