According to a new study in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine, weakness, poor blood sugar control, and gastrointestinal complaints can now be added to the known symptoms of COVID-19, which included fever, coughing, and shortness of breath. Researchers analyzed 12,000 adult patients in New York City emergency departments to compile the data.
Are traditional cytotoxic chemotherapies becoming a thing of the past? This study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology shows a move toward targeted agents, as a combination of obinutuzumab, ibrutinib, and venetoclax induced deep remissions in patients with treatment-naive or relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
In this article from MedPage Today, drinking green tea and coffee was associated with reduced all-cause mortality in Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes, especially those who drank both, researchers reported. In a cohort study that followed nearly 5,000 patients for approximately 5 years, the researchers found a dose-response relationship for both beverages.
To help ready physicians with sound, scientific knowledge—untarnished by political views—essential to combating COVID-19, the Annals of Internal Medicine and the American College of Physicians hosted the COVID-19 Vaccine Forum on 10/16/20 to offer current, evidence-based information related to the science, approval processes, and development of clinical recommendations for vaccines.
In this feature from the British Medical Journal (BMJ), associate editor Peter Doshi explores the emerging research on immunological responses to COVID-19. Is it true that the human population had no pre-existing immunity to SARS-CoV-2? The article attempts to answer this question with a deeper discussion around herd immunity, T cells, antibodies, and more.
Our friends at the Mayo Clinic have provided this excellent resource to track the data you need to help protect yourself, your patients, your friends, your family, and anyone else you may come in contact with during this unprecedented time. Trends for the US are simple to access and see, whether they are new cases, […]
Doctors who participate in these surveys point to the ability to earn cash in just a few minutes, when you’re in line for coffee or during a commercial break while watching TV. But others say they can be more trouble than they’re worth if you’re not careful. Here’s an overview of how doctors can get […]
An urgent need exists for innovative testing strategies to expedite identification of COVID-19 cases and facilitate mass testing. Published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, this recent study aimed to determine the detection rate of SARS-CoV-2 using a novel, self-administered kit for saliva collection compared with standard swab testing.
Very cool or very scary? Published in the European Journey of Cardiology, a recent paper discussed a deep learning algorithm that uses facial recognition to assist in coronary artery disease (CAD) detection. The first work to demonstrate artificial intelligence (AI) being used to analyze faces to detect heart disease, can the technology be used for […]
In this research article, the authors demonstrate a simple optical measurement method to evaluate the efficacy of masks to reduce the transmission of respiratory droplets during regular speech. They tested 14 commonly available masks or masks alternatives, one patch of mask material, and a professionally fit-tested N95 mask.