Tag: pneumonia

Insurance Companies Stop Waiving Out-of-Pocket COVID Costs

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Americans may be hit with surprising bills in the future if...

25% of Patients With Cancer Lack Immunity Against Measles

Before the onslaught of COVID-19, researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle had another infectious disease worry: an “unprecedented” outbreak of measles....

Mt. Sinai Leads Nation in Geriatric Hospital Services

Mt. Sinai Hospital, in New York City, was no. 1 this year in geriatric care, according to rankings by US News & World Report. The...

The Risk Factors Behind Infected Pancreatic Necrosis’ Deadly Toll

Patients with infected pancreatic necrosis (IPN) are more likely to experience organ failure and mortality, which makes identifying them as quickly as possible especially crucial....

FDA Approves 20-Valent Pneumococcal Vaccine (Prevnar)

The FDA has approved a novel pneumococcal 20-valent conjugate vaccine capable of protecting against 20 serotypes implicated in most cases of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD)...

Pandemic Boosts Care for Serious Illnesses at Home

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Late last year, Janet Yetenekian was one of the thousands of...

Paclitaxel Devices Exonerated in Real-World Data

A cohort analysis using advanced strategies to minimize the impact of confounders has concluded that the current Food and Drug Administration warning about paclitaxel-coated devices...

Some MS Treatments May Heighten COVID Risk

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. When it comes to SARS-CoV-2 infection among patients with multiple sclerosis...

Inslee Warns of Fourth COVID-19 Wave in Washington State

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday warned...

New Guidelines on Antibiotic Prescribing Focus on Shorter Courses

An antibiotic course of 5 days is usually just as effective as longer courses but with fewer side effects and decreased overall antibiotic exposure for...

Infections — Especially Urinary and Kidney — Are Higher in MS

Each year, roughly 1 in 60 adult patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) aged 65 years and under is hospitalized with urinary or kidney infections, a...

Children’s Hospitals Grapple With Young COVID ‘Long Haulers’

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A slumber party to celebrate Delaney DePue’s 15th birthday last summer...

GME Funding Tied to Better Outcomes, Resident Scores

Graduate medical education (GME) funding is linked with better patient outcomes and resident academic performance but did not boost hospitals’ bottom line, according to an...

Early Use of High-Titer Plasma May Prevent Severe COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Administering convalescent plasma that has high levels of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2...

New Gains in COVID-19 Science 1 Year Into the Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. This time last year, hospitals in Wuhan, China, reported the first...

Black Doctor Dies of COVID After Alleging Subpar Treatment

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. “This is how Black people get killed.” These are some of...

COVID-19 Case Fatality Doubled in Heart Transplant Patients

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Heart transplant recipients infected with SARS-CoV-2 are about twice as likely...

Vitamin D Deficiency in COVID-19 Quadrupled Death Rate

Vitamin D deficiency on admission to hospital was associated with a 3.7-fold increase in the odds of dying from COVID-19, according to an observational study...

COVID-19 Pneumonia Paper Earns Expression of Concern

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Researchers in China have received an expression of concern for a...

What Happened When the Only ER Doctor in a Rural Town Got COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Kurt Papenfus is the lone full-time emergency room doctor in Cheyenne...

Metapneumovirus Infections Indistinguishable From Flu, RSV

The all-consuming news about SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 has overshadowed other viral pathogens that are the cause of severe or fatal lower respiratory infections (LRI) including...

No Extra Cardiopulmonary Event Reduction With High-Dose Flu Vac

The high-dose influenza vaccine was not more effective than a standard-dose vaccine in lowering the risk for death or hospitalizations for cardiac or pulmonary events...

Lung Ultrasound Beats Chest X-Ray for COVID-19 Diagnosis

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Point-of-care lung ultrasound is better than chest x-ray for diagnosis of...

Potentially Practice-Changing Bacterial Therapy Trials Analyzed

A new formulation of an existing antibacterial agent and a potential therapeutic approach to a challenging clinical problem were the focus of a session on...

More Mask Wearing Could Save 130,000 US Lives by End of February

A cumulative 511,000 lives could be lost from COVID-19 in the United States by the end of February 2021, a new prediction study reveals. However,...