• Study explores histopathological, serological, and clinical characteristics of PASC in patients with mild COVID-19

    1 month ago - By News Medical

    Researchers investigated the clinical, histopathological, imaging, and serological characteristics of post-acute sequelae of coronavirus disease 2019 in patients with mild COVID-19.
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  • COVID-19 vaccination may improve efficacy of treatment for nasopharyngeal cancer

    COVID-19 vaccination may improve efficacy of treatment for nasopharyngeal cancer

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Patients with nasopharyngeal cancer who underwent COVID-19 vaccination had a better response to a combination of anti-PD-1 therapy and chemotherapy than their unvaccinated counterparts, according to a letter published in Annals of Oncology.
    In addition, patients who received the CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine did not have a higher rate of adverse events from the cancer treatment than those who did not receive the vaccine.
    Anti-PD-1 therapy has shown efficacy among patients with nasopharyngeal cancer. However, concerns arose during the pandemic about whether anti-PD-1 blockade
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  • ‘ZIP code matters': COVID-19 hospitalizations, CV outcomes differ by where people live

    ‘ZIP code matters': COVID-19 hospitalizations, CV outcomes differ by where people live

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Social and economic factors have the greatest impact on COVID-19 outcomes, including an “epidemic” of CV diseases and hospitalizations, and social determinants of health must be addressed to counter disparities, according to a speaker.
    “The COVID-19 pandemic really did show us how unfair many health outcomes were,” Karol Watson, MD, PhD, FNLA, FACC, FAHA, co-director of the UCLA program in preventive cardiology and member of the Cardiology Today Editorial Board, said during a presentation at the World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes & Cardiovascular
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  • Association of the COVID-19 Pandemic With Adolescent and Young Adult Eating Disorder Care Volume

    1 month ago - By JAMA Pediatrics

    This case series compares the number of adolescent/young adult patients seeking inpatient and outpatient eating disorder care before and after onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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  • Patients with PTSD at an increased risk for hospitalization, death from COVID-19

    Patients with PTSD at an increased risk for hospitalization, death from COVID-19

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Patients with PTSD who were diagnosed with COVID-19 were more likely to be hospitalized or die, compared with those without a psychiatric disorder, researchers reported in Translational Psychiatry.
    PTSD is associated with an increased risk for physical illness and early mortality. However, it is unknown if the disorder also increases the risk for adverse outcomes of COVID-19, Kristen Nishimi, PhD, MPH, of the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of California, San Francisco, and colleagues wrote.
    Nishimi and colleagues conducted a retrospective cohort study that
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