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By Denise Baez Cumulative exposure to cigarette smoke is an independent risk factor for hospital admission and death from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. In a study of 7,102 patients who tested positive for severe acute respiratory...
By Denise Baez A novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variant has been identified in the United Kingdom, and preliminary analysis suggests that the variant is significantly more transmissible than previously circulating variants, according to a Threat Assessment Brief...
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on December 18, 2020, issued an emergency use authorisation (EUA) for the second vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The EUA allows Moderna’s mRNA-1273...
The American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI) has issued guidance for physicians and other providers related to the risk of an allergic reaction following vaccination with an mRNA-based coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine. ACAAI’s recommendations are in line with guidance...
By Denise Baez Among patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) who were treated during the first 2 months of the pandemic in New York City, early tracheostomy was noninferior to late tracheostomy, and was associated with improvement in some outcomes, according to a study published in JAMA...

Conference Reports

By Walter Alexander

NEW YORK -- December 8, 2020 -- Compared with the general black population in California, black patients with sickle cell disease who became infected with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have higher rates of COVID-19 death, according to a study presented at the...

By Eric Ramos

CHICAGO -- November 19, 2020 -- Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) was frequently diagnosed in patients hospitalised with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) who underwent imaging due to elevated D-Dimer levels; however, there was considerable overlap of peak D-Dimer values
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By Ed Susman

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla -- November 19, 2020 -- When patients who are experiencing asthma exacerbation present at the emergency department, they frequently do not receive guideline-directed treatment, education, or medication, according to a study presented at the Virtual 2020...

By Eric Ramos

CHICAGO -- November 10, 2020 -- Treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors does not appear to be a risk factor for contracting coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to a study presented at the Virtual 35th Annual Meeting of the Society of Immunotherapy of Cancer (...

By Louise Gagnon

OTTAWA, Ontario -- November 3, 2020 -- The adjunctive use of dantrolene sodium suspension to treat exertional heat stroke, in addition to body cooling, improved recovery of loss of consciousness, according to research presented at the 2020 Virtual Meeting of the American...

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