• Treating COVID-19 in a patient with multiple myeloma

    1 month ago - By ScienceDaily

    A case study of a patient in Wuhan, China, suggests that the immunosuppressant tocilizumab may be an effective COVID-19 treatment for very ill patients who also have multiple myeloma and other blood cancers. The report also suggests that blood cancer patients may have atypical COVID-19 symptoms.
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  • UCI Health team initiates effort to build ‘bridge' ventilators

    1 month ago - By UC Irvine Health

    The call has gone out: Overtaxed hospitals need more ventilators for the growing number of COVID-19 patients. A UCI Health team is working with corporate and university collaborators around the country to help provide them.
    UCI surgeon Dr. Brian Wong and anesthesiologist Dr. Govind Rajan are partnering with Tom Milner, acting director of the Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic , to conceive and drive the design and creation of what they call a “bridge” ventilator.
    It's an inexpensive, quick-to-manufacture device to be employed when intensive care units are overwhelmed and no standard...
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  • Coronavirus: Virological findings from patients treated in a Munich hospital

    1 month ago - By ScienceDaily

    New research has detailed the clinical course and treatment of Germany's first group of COVID-19 patients. Criteria may now be developed to determine the earliest point at which COVID-19 patients treated in hospitals with limited bed capacity can be safely discharged.
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  • Q&A: AKF president discusses COVID-19 emergency fund in light of recent corporate support

    1 month ago - By Healio

    On March 20, the American Kidney Fund launched a COVID-19 emergency fund to provide financial assistance to low-income patients on dialysis or who have undergone kidney transplantation. The funding was quickly exhausted due to the large number of applications the organization received. After “appealing to corporations, foundations and individual donors to replenish the fund,” the AKF recently reported it has received donations from three corporations.
    "We are so grateful to Akebia, Horizon and Natera for stepping up to help patients during this
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  • No Staff COVID-19 Diagnoses After Plan at Chinese Cancer Center

    1 month ago - By Web MD

    Chinese researchers report that no staff members were diagnosed with COVID-19 after 'strict protective measures' for screening and managing patients with cancer were implemented.
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  • COVID-19 adversely impacts patients with cardiovascular disease and metabolic disorders

    1 month ago - By News Medical

    COVID-19 has a significant impact on patients with pre-existing conditions, many of which fall under the cardiovascular and metabolic disorder category.
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