Surgery

Early tracheostomy no aid for severe stroke outcomes

Early tracheostomy does not significantly improve the rate of survival without severe disability at six months for patients with severe stroke receiving mechanical ventilation, according to a study published online May 4 ...

HIV & AIDS

The antibodies of 'post-treatment HIV controllers'

A very small percentage of people with HIV-1, known as "post-treatment controllers" (PTCs), are able to control their infection after interrupting all antiretroviral therapy. Understanding the fundamental mechanisms that ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Unvaccinated have highest SARS-CoV-2 incidence, hospitalization

(HealthDay)—Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 incidence and hospitalization rates are consistently higher for unvaccinated persons, and rates are lowest for those fully vaccinated with a booster, according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 less likely to be vaccinated

Patients with COVID-19 hospitalization and disease progression to death or mechanical ventilation are significantly less likely to be vaccinated with an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, according to a study published online Nov. 4 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Monthly COVID-19 hospitalization rates peaked in December 2020

(HealthDay)—For adults hospitalized with COVID-19, monthly rates of hospitalization, intensive care unit (ICU) admission, and death peaked in December 2020, according to a study published online Aug. 10 in the Annals of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Guidelines developed for diagnosing, treating botulism

(HealthDay)—In new evidence-based clinical guidelines published in the May 7 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, recommendations are presented for diagnosing, ...

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