Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Risk for severe COVID-19 increases with BMI above 23

(HealthDay)—The risk for severe COVID-19 leading to hospital admission and death is increased at a body mass index (BMI) of more than 23 kg/m2, according to a study published online April 28 in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hand hygiene compliance rates peaked >90 percent in March 2020

(HealthDay)—Hand hygiene compliance rates exceeded 90 percent during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, but declined thereafter, according to a research letter published online April 26 in JAMA internal Medicine.

Medical economics

Mobile robotic system perceived as acceptable for health tasks

(HealthDay)—A mobile robotic system is perceived to be acceptable for use in multiple health tasks, and its use for triage interview is satisfactory for patients, according to a study published online March 4 in JAMA Network ...

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