Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How to spot patients most likely to die from blood infections

David Gonzalez's "a-ha" moment came when a physician-colleague, George Sakoulas, MD, shared with him one of the biggest problems faced in clinical practice: How long it takes to diagnose a patient.

Medical research

Oxygen therapy harms lung microbiome in mice

One of the hallmarks of severe COVID-19 is shortness of breath and significantly reduced levels of oxygen in the blood, called hypoxemia. Upon hospitalization, these patients are administered oxygen in an attempt to bring ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Type III interferons: Protective or harmful in COVID-19?

Interferons and other cytokines produced by the immune system are important defenses against viral infections, but as we have seen in COVID-19, they can also contribute to damaging, potentially life-threatening lung inflammation. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Some multidrug-resistant bacterial infections down in U.S.

(HealthDay)—From 2012 to 2017, there were decreases in the incidence of some multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacterial infections in hospitalized patients in the United States, according to a study published in the April 2 issue ...

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