Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Covid patients asphyxiate as Latin America battles oxygen shortage

As a second, deadly wave of COVID-19 batters Latin America, images have emerged from country after country of desperate people lining up for days to buy oxygen to ease the suffering of infected loved ones fighting for breath.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lower oxygen target does not cut deaths in respiratory failure

(HealthDay)—For adult patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure, mortality is similar with a lower- or higher-oxygenation target, according to a study published online Jan. 20 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Medications

New COVID-19 treatment trial results published

A clinical trial involving COVID-19 patients hospitalized at UT Health San Antonio and University Health, among roughly 100 sites globally, found that a combination of the drugs baricitinib and remdesivir reduced time to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What to know about pulse oximeters

(HealthDay)—If you use an oxygen concentrator and a pulse oximeter at home, proper use is crucial, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

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