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By Denise Baez Treatment of symptomatic coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) with nirmatrelvir plus ritonavir resulted in a risk of progression to severe COVID-19 that was 89% lower than the risk with placebo, without evident safety concerns, according to a study published in The New England Journal...
By Denise Baez Subcutaneously administered casirivimab and imdevimab was associated with reduced hospitalisation and death in high-risk outpatients with mild to moderate coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) symptoms when compared with no treatment, and showed similar outcomes compared with...
The overall risk of myopericarditis following coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination is very low, affecting 18 people per million vaccine doses, according to a study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. Kollengode Ramanathan, MD, National University Hospital, Singapore, and...
The incidence rate of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection with Omicron variant was 6 to 8 times that of Delta variant in children aged younger than 5 years, but severe clinical outcomes were less frequent than with Delta variant, according to a study published in...
Convalescent plasma is an effective and safe option as an early outpatient coronavirus disease 2019 (COVI-19) treatment, according to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The research showed that high-titre convalescent plasma, when administered to outpatients within 9 days...

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By Erika Pimentel

VIRTUAL -- April 20, 2022 -- Shorter epinephrine dosing intervals were associated with favourable outcomes in paediatric patients requiring CPR due to an in-hospital cardiac arrest, according to a study presented at the 51st Critical Care Congress, the Annual Meeting of...

By Eric Ramos

VIRTUAL -- March 30, 2022 -- A whole blood, multiplex host mRNA expression metric outperformed established risk prediction systems and biomarkers in identifying low-risk patients presenting to the emergency department with suspected infections or sepsis who can safely be...

By Ed Susman

VIRTUAL -- March 21, 2022 -- A nationwide study of patients presenting to the hospital due to a possible myocardial infarction (MI) indicates that a patient complaining of shortness of breath may have a worse outcome than patients who have chest pain as their main symptom,...

By Nancy Melville

VIRTUAL -- February 14, 2022 -- Patients with acute ischaemic stroke and high blood (BP) pressure following successful endovascular therapy show poorer outcomes if blood pressure is not lowered soon after the procedure, according to a study presented at the 2022...

By Nancy Melville

 VIRTUAL -- February 14, 2022 -- Systemic amyloidosis in older patients is associated with a significant increase in the risk of intracranial haemorrhage, according to a study presented at the 2022 International Stroke Conference (ISC).

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