Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Noninfluenza viruses have rates of illness, death similar to flu

Noninfluenza respiratory viral infections (NIRV) are associated with illness and death rates similar to influenza in hospitalized adults, according to new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

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 ...

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 ...

Medical economics

U.S. health care spending increased 4.6 percent in 2019

Health care spending in the United States increased 4.6 percent in 2019, which was a similar rate of growth as that seen in 2018, according to a report published online Dec. 16 in Health Affairs.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Colombia brings back lockdowns as coronavirus cases rise

As the holiday season winds down, Colombia is experiencing a sharp rise in coronavirus infections that has prompted several cities to impose curfews and stay at home measures that had not been implemented for months.

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