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.

Health

Moderate alcohol consumption does not up stroke risk in A-fib

(HealthDay)—For patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), low-to-moderate alcohol intake is not associated with an increased risk for stroke or other cardiovascular events, according to a study published online Jan. 25 in ...

Medications

Bamlanivimab plus etesevimab reduces SARS-CoV-2 viral load

(HealthDay)—Treatment with bamlanivimab and etesevimab, but not monotherapy with bamlanivimab, is associated with a reduction in severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) viral load in patients with mild-to-moderate ...

Oncology & Cancer

Renal insufficiency may worsen multiple myeloma outcomes

(HealthDay)—For patients with multiple myeloma (MM), those with renal insufficiency (RI) have an increased risk for disease progression or death, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published online Jan. ...

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Patient

A patient is any person who receives medical attention, care, or treatment. The person is most often ill or injured and in need of treatment by a physician or other medical professional, although one who is visiting a physician for a routine check-up may also be viewed as a patient.

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