Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Odds of pulmonary embolism up for obese COVID-19 patients

(HealthDay)—Patients with COVID-19 with a body mass index (BMI) >30 kg/m² have increased odds of developing pulmonary embolism (PE), according to a research letter published online May 14 in Radiology.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Further evidence of the dangers of smoking in pregnancy

Smoking during pregnancy is understood to pose risks to both baby and mother. Now, new research led by the University of Glasgow has found further evidence that maternal smoking poses a risk to baby and child health.

Health

Physician burnout eroding sense of calling

(HealthDay)—For physicians across specialties, burnout is associated with reduced odds of a sense of calling, according to a study published online Feb. 8 in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Isolated chorionic bump tied to fetal aneuploidy

(HealthDay)—In high-risk fetuses, sonographically isolated chorionic bumps are associated with fetal aneuploidy, according to a study published online Nov. 3 in the Journal of Clinical Ultrasound.

Oncology & Cancer

Educational booklet improves bowel preparation for inpatients

(HealthDay)—Providing inpatients with an educational booklet before colonoscopy improves the odds of achieving adequate bowel preparation, according to a study published in the June issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and ...

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