Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fears grow as coronavirus bears down on Mexico City

A hand-washing station and bright yellow signs warning of an area of "high infection" now greet the steady stream of hearses at the entrance to the San Nicolas Tolentino cemetery in a working-class neighborhood of this sprawling ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Outpatient COVID-19 clues

Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientific literature and news reports have dedicated much attention to two groups of patients—those who develop critical disease and require intensive care and those who have ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrests on the rise during COVID-19 crisis

(HealthDay)—Stress placed on the heart by COVID-19, a hesitancy by people to call 911, and even reluctance on the part of bystanders to perform CPR may be boosting rates of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, a new report finds.

Medications

Could tiny blood clots make COVID-19 more lethal?

(HealthDay)—The COVID-19 coronavirus appears to promote blood clotting throughout the body, which might help explain why the germ is so much more deadly than other members of its viral family, experts say.

Pediatrics

Pulse oximetry monitoring overused in infants with bronchiolitis

Monitoring blood oxygen levels with continuous pulse oximetry is being overused in infants with bronchiolitis who do not require supplemental oxygen, according to a study by researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia ...

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