Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Patients aged 60 to 69 most often hospitalized with COVID-19

(HealthDay)—Persons aged 60 to 69 years with COVID-19 are the most commonly hospitalized, according to a research letter published online April 24 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

ST-segment elevation described in patients with COVID-19

(HealthDay)—For patients with COVID-19 who have ST-segment elevation, indicating potential acute myocardial infarction, there is considerable variability in presentation, and prognosis is poor, according to a letter to ...

HIV & AIDS

Higher alcohol intake may harm bone health in HIV patients

(HealthDay)—Greater alcohol consumption is associated with lower serum levels of bone formation markers among patients living with HIV and substance use disorder, according to a study published online March 2 in Alcoholism: ...

Oncology & Cancer

Survival up for chronic lymphocytic leukemia 1995 to 2017

(HealthDay)—For patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in routine care, overall survival improved from 1995 to 2017, according to a study recently published in Leukemia & Lymphoma.

Cardiology

Alarming number of heart infections tied to opioid epidemic

An alarming number of people nationwide are developing infections of either the heart's inner lining or valves, known as infective endocarditis, in large part, due to the current opioid epidemic. This new trend predominantly ...

Cardiology

Treating stroke patients just 15 minutes earlier can save lives

Initiating stroke treatment just 15 minutes faster can save lives and prevent disability, according to a new UCLA-led study, published today in JAMA. The research also determined that busier hospitals—those that treat more ...

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