Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 mortality associated with 2 signs easily measured at home

A study of 1,095 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 discovered that two easily measurable signs of health—respiration rate and blood-oxygen saturation—are distinctly predictive of higher mortality. Notably, the authors ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Subset of COVID-19 patients have increased bleeding risk

The human body strives to keep itself in homeostasis, or balance. When blood clots are created, the body's innate response is to break the clots down to prevent significant health problems from arising.

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

California hospital, in midst of COVID-19 crisis, maxes out

The crush of patients with coronavirus is so severe in Los Angeles that on Tuesday they exceeded the normal capacity at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital, which serves many Blacks and Latinos in America's largest ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

For moms, oxygen during childbirth often unnecessary

Babies who suffer oxygen deficiencies during birth are at risk of brain damage that can lead to developmental delays, cerebral palsy and even death. To prevent this, most women in labor undergo continuous monitoring of the ...

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