• Severe COVID-19-Related Outcomes Found Worse in Men With RA

    2 monthes ago - By Medscape

    A retrospective electronic health record study of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and COVID-19 showed that men had more baseline comorbidities and increased risk of COVID-19 outcomes than females.
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  • COVID-19 leads to high in-hospital mortality for patients with pulmonary hypertension

    COVID-19 leads to high in-hospital mortality for patients with pulmonary hypertension

    2 monthes ago - By Healio

    In a cohort of patients with chronic precapillary pulmonary hypertension, the rates of in-hospital mortality for those who contracted COVID-19 were more than 40%, according to a study.
    Study investigator David Montani, MD, PhD, explained that SARS-CoV2 has a predilection for causing pulmonary vascular injury and that patients with pre-existing pulmonary vascular disease could therefore be at increased risk for adverse outcomes from COVID-19. “Conversely, pulmonary arterial hypertension therapies, which improve pulmonary endothelial function, could protect from SARS-CoV2 effects on the
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