Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

45.4 percent of U.S. adults at risk for complications with COVID-19

(HealthDay)—An estimated 45.4 percent of U.S. adults may have an increased risk for COVID-19 complications due to chronic conditions, according to a study published in the August issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Oncology & Cancer

Microbiome linked to infectious complications in AML

(HealthDay)—For patients with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) undergoing induction chemotherapy (IC), gastrointestinal microbiome composition is associated with infectious complications, according to a study published ...

Oncology & Cancer

ASCO: CRP predicts complications after esophagectomy

(HealthDay)—C-reactive protein (CRP) on postoperative day 4 (POD 4) after esophagectomy is associated with increased odds of serious infectious complications (SICs), according to a study presented at the American Society ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Extensive nonadherence to vaccine guidelines in diabetes

(HealthDay)—Among patients with diabetes, considered to be at increased risk of infection and infectious complications, there is considerable nonadherence to national guidelines for hepatitis B, influenza, and 23-valent ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Silent virus a rare, dangerous risk for the unborn

It's a common, usually harmless virus. But in a rare, unlucky set of circumstances, it can be devastating for infants whose mothers become infected during pregnancy.

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