Conference Reports

By Brian Hoyle

VIRTUAL -- October 4, 2021 -- A 3-day course of intravenous remdesivir was safe, well tolerated, and highly effective at preventing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) related hospitalisation or death in high-risk non-hospitalised individuals, according to a study presented...

By Brian Hoyle

VIRTUAL -- October 2, 2021 -- Primary efficacy analysis of the phase 3 PROVENT has demonstrated the effectiveness of the prophylactic administration of AZD7442, a long-acting antibody combination of tixagevimab and cilgavimab, in significantly lessening the development of...

By Erika Powers

VIRTUAL -- October 1, 2021 -- At the Virtual 2021 Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association (ATA), physicians presented a case series of patients who developed new onset Graves’ disease after infection with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

“All 3 of our...

By Nancy Melville

BRUSSELS -- September 7, 2021 -- Patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) who have high scores indicating clinical frailty show significantly higher rates of in-hospital and 30-day mortality, according to a study presented at the 40th International Symposium on...

By Nancy Melville

BRUSSELS -- September 7, 2021 -- The addition of intravenous (IV) immunoglobulin therapy to antibiotics significantly prevented secondary infections and mortality among patients with severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) who required mechanical ventilation,...

By Nancy Melville

BRUSSELS -- September 7, 2021 -- The sampling of peritoneal fluid during emergency laparotomy influences subsequent antimicrobial prescriptions in the intensive care unit (ICU), according to a study presented at the 40th International Symposium on Intensive Care and...

By Nancy Melville

BRUSSELS -- September 3, 2021 -- Patients with septic shock who have dynamic measurement of stroke volume following a fluid challenge in the first two days show significantly greater improvements in outcomes and a lower risk of death compared with those receiving...

By Nancy Melville

BRUSSELS -- September 3, 2021 -- Critically-ill patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and/or acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) who are over-sedated are at an increased risk of delirium, regardless of their age, according to a study presented at the...

By Walter Alexander

VIRTUAL -- September 1, 2021 -- For most patients who have out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, immediate cardiac catheterisation is not necessary, according to a study presented at the Virtual 2021 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress.

“Take your time and...

By Nancy Melville

VIRTUAL -- August 27, 2021 -- The presence of diffuse axonal injury and contusion on MRI among patients with acute traumatic brain injury (TBI) who otherwise test negative on initial head CT can be an important indicator of poorer functional outcomes after 6 months,...

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