Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Health insights for a year with COVID-19 in Australia

A new report into the health effects of COVID-19 on Australians during 2020 and early 2021 includes analyses of the years of healthy life lost, international comparisons and impacts on population groups, mental health and ...

Medications

Mycophenolate mofetil treats immune thrombocytopenia

(HealthDay)—For adults with immune thrombocytopenia, the addition of mycophenolate mofetil to a glucocorticoid for first-line treatment is associated with fewer treatment failures and higher response rates than glucocorticoid-only ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US bears the brunt of pandemic

North America led an uptick in cases of COVID-19 around the world this week, recording the most new cases and deaths.

Pediatrics

Outcome good at one year for majority of PIMS-TS patients

(HealthDay)—A majority of patients with pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome temporally associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (PIMS-TS) have good medium- and long-term outcomes, according ...

Medications

Prophylactic steroids may prevent complications of thyroidectomy

(HealthDay)—A single preoperative dose of dexamethasone reduces rates of postoperative hypocalcemia and voice dysfunction in patients undergoing thyroidectomy, according to a study published online Sept. 2 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head ...

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