• Eosinophilia in patients with asthma may be protective against severe COVID-19

    One year ago - By Healio

    Eosinophilia may be an important predictive factor for COVID-19-associated hospital admission and decreased mortality in patients with asthma, according to data published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice.
    “To our knowledge, this is the first study demonstrating a potential protective role of eosinophilia in asthma patients with COVID-19,” Denisa Ferastraoaru, MD, assistant professor in the department of medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York, and colleagues wrote. “The exact role of
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  • Add Gum Disease to List of Risk Factors for Severe COVID-19

    Add Gum Disease to List of Risk Factors for Severe COVID-19

    One year ago - By Web MD

    A new study finds that gum disease may raise the chances of hospitalization or death if COVID-19 strikes.
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  • People with dementia face more than twice the risk of catching, dying of COVID-19

    People with dementia face more than twice the risk of catching, dying of COVID-19

    One year ago - By Daily Mail

    People with dementia are also 2.6 times more likely to be hospitalized for the virus, and black people with dementia face double the risk of infection compared to white patients, the study found.
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  • People With Dementia at COVID-19 Risk

    People With Dementia at COVID-19 Risk

    One year ago - By Medindia Health

    COVID-19 risk was twice as high for patients with dementia than for those without it-while among those with dementia, said new research.
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  • Antiviral proves effective at preventing, treating COVID-19 in lab

    One year ago - By ScienceDaily

    Using a new research model containing human lung tissue, scientists showed that the broad spectrum, experimental drug EIDD-2801 proved effective at preventing and treating SARS-CoV-2 infection.
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  • Dementia represents independent risk factor for COVID-19 infection

    One year ago - By Healio

    Patients with dementia, particularly patients with vascular dementia, experienced an increased risk for COVID-19, according to findings published in Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia.
    The researchers also found that Black patients with dementia had a greater risk for COVID-19 than white patients.
    “Strong risk factors for cognitive decline and dementia include cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity and hypertension. Many of these common comorbidities in patients with dementia are also demonstrated risk factors for COVID-19 and are associated with worse clinical outcomes,”
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