Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Innate immune system worsens the situation in severe COVID-19

In patients with severe COVID-19, the innate immune system overreacts. This overreaction may underlie the formation of blood clots (thrombi) and deterioration in oxygen saturation that affect the patients. This is shown in ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Oxygen deficit makes nerve cells grow

Oxygen deficit, also called hypoxia, in the brain is actually an absolute state of emergency and can permanently damage nerve cells. Nevertheless, there is growing evidence that to a certain extent, hypoxia can also be an ...

Medications

Anticancer drug may improve outcome for severe COVID-19 patients

Treating severe COVID-19 patients with the anticancer drug bevacizumab may reduce mortality and speed up recovery, according to a small clinical study in Italy and China that was led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Subset of COVID-19 patients have increased bleeding risk

The human body strives to keep itself in homeostasis, or balance. When blood clots are created, the body's innate response is to break the clots down to prevent significant health problems from arising.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Racially biased oxygen readings could be putting patients at risk

Thousands of times a day, doctors and nurses use a small device called a pulse oximeter—which fits on the end of a patient's finger to measure the percentage of oxygen in the blood—to help them make vital treatment decisions. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Cocoa flavanols boost brain oxygenation, cognition in healthy adults

The brains of healthy adults recovered faster from a mild vascular challenge and performed better on complex tests if the participants consumed cocoa flavanols beforehand, researchers report in the journal Scientific Reports. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pioneering remote screening for vital health signs indicating COVID-19

A key symptom of COVID-19—oxygen saturation—is now being estimated remotely from a camera, thanks to research from University of South Australia engineers Professor Javaan Chahl, Dr. Ali Al-Naji and their team of graduate ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Three reasons why COVID-19 can cause silent hypoxia

Scientists are still solving the many puzzling aspects of how the novel coronavirus attacks the lungs and other parts of the body. One of the biggest and most life-threatening mysteries is how the virus causes "silent hypoxia," ...

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