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Lopinavir-ritonavir is not an effective treatment for patients admitted to hospital with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to findings from the Randomised Evaluation of Covid-19 Therapy (RECOVERY) trial, published in The Lancet.

Many clinical care guidelines have...

The earlier plasma is collected after a donor’s recovery from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the better, as antibodies start to disappear after 3 months of symptom onset, according to a study published in the journal Blood.

The results may also have implications for vaccine...

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) occurs in 22.7% of patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19) who are admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) and in 7.9% of patients hospitalised for COVID-19 but who did not require ICU admission, according to a systematic review published in research...

By Denise Baez

A study of almost 80,000 adults with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) showed that people with Parkinson’s disease have a 30% higher risk of dying from the virus compared with people without Parkinson’s.

The results, published in Movement Disorders, come...

Delirium appears to be a key symptom of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in frail, older people, even in the absence of more typical symptoms such as cough or fever, according to a study published in Age and Ageing.

“This is the first study demonstrating higher prevalence of...

By Denise Baez

Among patients with HIV, the risk for poor outcomes from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was higher in patients with comorbidities and lower CD4 cell counts, despite HIV viral suppression, according to a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

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Among patients with type 2 diabetes admitted to the hospital for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), sitagliptin treatment at the time of hospitalization was associated with reduced mortality and improved clinical outcomes compared with standard-of-care treatment, according to an observational...

Early results of an experimental vaping study have shown significant lung injury from e-cigarette devices with nickel-chromium alloy heating elements.

The findings were consistent, with or without the use of nicotine, vitamin E oil or tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which have previously been...

By Denise Baez

NEW YORK -- September 28, 2020 -- Use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) among patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) does not appear to protect against infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) or the...

By Denise Baez

Elevated red blood cell distribution width (RDW), a routine complete blood count component, appears to be associated with a significantly higher mortality risk for patients with hospitalised with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to a study published in JAMA...

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