• Low birth weight appears to increase risk of severe COVID-19 in adults

    6 days ago - By News Medical

    Researchers in Barcelona, Spain have conducted a study showing that low birth weight seems to be an independent risk factor for severe illness among non-elderly adults with coronavirus disease 2019 .
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  • Researchers identify factors linked to complications in urgent-start peritoneal dialysis

    7 days ago - By Healio

    While researchers of this study found “limited complications” associated with urgent-start peritoneal dialysis, they identified several factors that may increase the risk for a variety of catheter-related complications, including leakage and peritonitis.
    For patients who are not yet on dialysis but require renal replacement therapy within 2 weeks, urgent-start PD is a “feasible and well-tolerated alternative to hemodialysis,” according to José L. Hernández-Castillo, MD, of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and colleagues.
    “Adequate
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