Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New non-invasive method of risk assessment in liver disease

In a recent study, an interdisciplinary research team from MedUni Vienna showed that functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) can be used as a non-invasive method for predicting complications in chronic liver disease. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How common is readmission after hospitalization for COVID-19?

For patients discharged after hospitalization for COVID-19, death or readmission was common, with about 11% being readmitted or dying within 30 days, according to new research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Covid treatments: still struggling for mass uptake

Several treatments are now available to fight COVID-19 but tight timelines, unequal access and weakening effectiveness against new variants have limited their ability to blunt the worst of the pandemic.

Cardiology

New cardiac defibrillator much safer for patients

High-risk patients who need defibrillators to prevent cardiac arrest can experience fewer complications with a type of device implanted under the skin, a Canadian study has found.

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