Medical research

Signs and symptoms may ID COVID-19 even with negative RT-PCR

Hospitalized patients early in the pandemic who repeatedly tested negative with reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) but had signs and/or symptoms of COVID-19 had similar seropositivity as RT-PCR-confirmed ...

Pediatrics

Guidelines issued for managing critically ill pediatric patients

(HealthDay)—In 2022 clinical practice guidelines issued by the Society of Critical Care Medicine and published in the February issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, recommendations are presented for the management ...

Genetics

Editing RNA to fix protein problems in cystic fibrosis

The process of generating proteins from genes is akin to a factory, where workers follow a set of instructions that, ideally, are effective and clear. But for some people who suffer from cystic fibrosis (CF), one of their ...

Medical research

Smartwatch data used to predict clinical test results

With the increasing prevalence of smartwatches and fitness trackers, what is the best way to harness the potential of these devices? A team of NIH-funded researchers has an idea—to use these wearable sensors as a way to ...

Oncology & Cancer

Blood cancer cures and care: Addressing leukemia and lymphoma

Every four minutes, someone in the United States is diagnosed with a type of blood cancer, such as lymphoma or leukemia. According to the American Cancer Society's estimates, approximately 60,530 cases of leukemia and 90,000 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 mortality associated with 2 signs easily measured at home

A study of 1,095 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 discovered that two easily measurable signs of health—respiration rate and blood-oxygen saturation—are distinctly predictive of higher mortality. Notably, the authors ...

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