Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How comorbidities increase risks for COVID patients

Comorbidities such as heart disease, respiratory disease, renal disease and cancer lead to an increased risk of death from COVID-19 according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Norfolk and Norwich ...

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

Mitral regurgitation deaths up after prolonged decline

(HealthDay)—Mortality due to mitral regurgitation (MR) in U.S. adults declined at an annual rate of approximately 4 percent from 1999 until 2012 but has since then increased by about 1.5 percent annually, according to a ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study connects diabetes, air pollution to interstitial lung disease

People with pre-diabetes or diabetes who live in ozone-polluted areas may have an increased risk for an irreversible disease with a high mortality rate. A new study published in the Environmental Health Perspectives connects ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Even mild fatty liver disease is linked to increased mortality

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, NAFLD, affects nearly one in four adults in Europe and the U.S. Earlier research has demonstrated an increased risk of death in patients with NAFLD and advanced fibrosis or cirrhosis. Now, ...

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