Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Toxic metabolic encephalopathy worsens COVID-19 outcomes

(HealthDay)—Toxic metabolic encephalopathy (TME) occurs in 12 percent of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 and is associated with an increased risk for in-hospital mortality, according to a study published online March ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fear of COVID-19 is killing patients with other serious diseases

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Joseph S. Alpert, MD, Editor-in-Chief of The American Journal of Medicine, published by Elsevier, has observed that although non-COVID inpatients suffered from the usual mix of conditions such ...

Cardiology

U.S. patterns for recurrent coronary heart disease examined

(HealthDay)—From 2008 to 2017, the rates of recurrent myocardial infarction (MI), recurrent coronary heart disease (CHD) events, heart failure hospitalization, and mortality declined in the year after MI, with greater reductions ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Artificial intelligence supports medical prognoses

Estimating the risk of patients dying is arguably one of the most difficult and stressful challenges physicians face. This has been especially true in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, with doctors around the world ...

Inflammatory disorders

Some inflammatory diseases linked to stroke-associated pneumonia

(HealthDay)—For patients discharged after acute ischemic stroke (AIS), the risk for stroke-associated pneumonia (SAP) is reduced for those with psoriasis or other chronic inflammatory diseases, according to a study published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil has overwhelmed its health systems

The spread of COVID-19 in Brazil overwhelmed the health systems in all the country's regions, particularly in areas where they were already fragile, according to a collaborative effort involving the Barcelona Institute for ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Better hospital nurse staffing tied to fewer sepsis deaths

(HealthDay)—Improving hospital nurse staffing could significantly reduce deaths from sepsis, according to a study published online Dec. 9 in the American Journal of Infection Control.

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