• Lung cancer risk prediction model lacks efficacy in diverse populations

    1 month ago - By Healio

    A risk prediction model for lung cancer calculated scores that did not align with diagnoses in African American patients, according to results of a cross-sectional study.
    African American individuals are less often eligible for lung cancer screening based on United States Preventive Services Task Force criteria, Christine S. Shusted, MPH, a research data analyst at Thomas Jefferson University, and colleagues wrote in a research letter published in JAMA Network Open.
    “One approach to mitigate disparities in eligibility is to use lung cancer risk prediction models to
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  • Many COVID-19 patients have psychiatric morbidity within 6 months of infection

    Many COVID-19 patients have psychiatric morbidity within 6 months of infection

    1 month ago - By Healio

    A significant proportion of patients who had COVID-19 experienced neurological and psychiatric morbidity in the 6 months following infection, according to results of a retrospective cohort study published in The Lancet Psychiatry.
    “We need large scale, robust and longer-term data to properly identify and quantify the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on brain health,” Maxime Taquet, PhD, of the department of psychiatry at the University of Oxford in the U.K., and colleagues wrote. “Such information is required both to plan services and identify research priorities.”
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  • Mood disorder diagnosis increases risk for COVID-19 mortality among hospitalized patients

    Mood disorder diagnosis increases risk for COVID-19 mortality among hospitalized patients

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Hospitalized individuals who had mood disorder history were at increased risk for greater COVID-19 morbidity and mortality, according to results of a retrospective cohort study published in American Journal of Psychiatry.
    “Growing evidence that SARS-CoV-2 may affect brain function directly or indirectly likewise increases concern for interaction between preexisting disorders involving the , including mood disorders, and adverse outcomes,” Victor M. Castro, MS, of the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and colleagues wrote. “Whether
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