Endocrinology & Metabolism

USPSTF advises against hormone therapy to prevent chronic conditions

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends against use of combined estrogen and progestin and estrogen alone for primary prevention of chronic conditions in postmenopausal persons. These findings form the basis of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus may double severe complications in pregnancy

A Kaiser Permanente analysis of pregnant patients who tested positive for the coronavirus found more than double the risk of poor outcomes including preterm birth, venous thromboembolism (blood clot), and severe maternal ...

Oncology & Cancer

Risk for cancer increased after VTE for patients with psoriasis

(HealthDay)—For patients with psoriasis, the risk for cancer is increased at the time of or after venous thromboembolism (VTE), according to a research letter published online Jan. 18 in the British Journal of Dermatology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Risk factors ID'd for postdischarge thrombosis in COVID-19 patients

(HealthDay)—For patients hospitalized with COVID-19, risk factors for postdischarge venous thromboembolism (VTE) include history of VTE, peak D-dimer level greater than 3 µg/mL, and predischarge C-reactive protein level ...

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