Hospital-acquired COVID-19 mortality drops in Omicron era post-vaccination, reveals Swedish study

published in a retrospective, matched cohort study JAMA Network Open, researchers investigated the incidence of hospital-acquired (nosocomial) severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection and 30-day mortality among hospitalized patients in Stockholm, Sweden. They found that nosocomial SARS-CoV-2 infection during the pre-vaccination period and early days of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic was […]

Study reveals no neuroinflammation in long COVID patients with neuropsychiatric symptoms

In a recently published study, Dr JOpen the AMA NetworkResearchers examined cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) markers of neuroinflammation in individuals with post-coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) status (PCC) and neuropsychiatric symptoms. PCC, also known as Long Covid, represents a diverse group of symptoms that persist for months following acute COVID-19. Some individuals with PCC have neuropsychiatric symptoms […]

Study compares sodium and carbohydrate levels in sports drinks for effective rehydration

In a recent study published in the journal Dr nutrientsResearchers in the United States evaluated the effects of different carbohydrate (CHO) and sodium (Na) contents of sports drinks (SD) and oral rehydration solutions (ORS) for post-exercise rehydration. Study: Post-exercise rehydration in athletes: effects of sodium and carbohydrates in commercial hydration drinks.. Image credit: GaudiLab/Shutterstock Inadequate […]

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HP DeskJet 3755 fEating: Functions: Scan, print, copy PPM Rate: 5.5 ppm (color), 8 ppm (monochrome). connection: Wi-Fi, Smart Assistant compatible While the standout feature of this printer is its price, it’s worth noting that you’ll never have to run to the store when you run out of ink. This printer comes with two full […]

Major trial finds apixaban reduces stroke risk in patients with device-detected atrial fibrillation

The widely available blood thinner apixaban significantly reduces stroke in at-risk patients with a type of atrial fibrillation that can only be detected by a pacemaker or other implanted cardiac electronic device, a global study has found. Oral anticoagulant drugs, which thin the blood to help prevent dangerous blood clots, reduce the risk of stroke […]

Abelacimab significantly reduces bleeding risk in atrial fibrillation patients with stroke risk

Abelacimab, an experimental anti-clotting drug, significantly reduced bleeding in people with atrial fibrillation (or AFib), according to results from the AZALEA-TIMI 71 trial, presented today in American Heart as ground-breaking science. Society’s Scientific Session 2023. Meeting, November. 11-13, in Philadelphia, is a major global exchange of the latest scientific advances, research and evidence-based clinical practice […]