• Smoking modestly increases risk for severe COVID-19, research now shows

    14 days ago - By Healio

    Smoking modestly increased the risk for severe disease in hospitalized patients with COVID-19, particularly among younger patients without diabetes, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    The findings, published in Nicotine & Tobacco Research, contrast with those of an earlier meta-analysis that found no link between cigarette smoking and the severity of COVID-19 among nearly 1,400 patients in China.
    In the latest analysis, Antonios Karanasos, MD, PhD, a cardiologist at the University of Athens and Hippokration General Hospital in Greece, and colleagues reviewed 22 studies that
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  • CT Imaging Finds No Sinus Changes in COVID-19 Anosmia

    14 days ago - By Medscape

    No significant mucosal changes or olfactory cleft abnormalities were found in a CT imaging study of the paranasal sinuses of COVID-19 patients in Iran.
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  • Antibiotic use ‘widespread' among patients with COVID-19; co-infections uncommon

    14 days ago - By Healio

    A study published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology reported “widespread” use of empirical antibiotics for patients with COVID-19 at a New York hospital, and that coinfections among COVID-19 patients were uncommon.
    “Antibiotic use was through the roof, but it was not justified by the relatively small number of patients who ended up getting these infections,” Priya Nori, MD, director of the antimicrobial stewardship program at Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine and assistant professor in Albert Einstein College of Medicine's
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  • A Long Road to Recovery for Some COVID Survivors

    A Long Road to Recovery for Some COVID Survivors

    14 days ago - By Web MD

    After fighting COVID-19, many patients struggle to walk or even turn over in their beds. Physical therapists help them regain the strength to do those everyday tasks independently.
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  • Higher Death Rate in Cancer Patients With Nosocomial COVID-19

    14 days ago - By Medscape

    The all-cause mortality rate in cancer patients with nosocomial COVID-19 was more than double that of patients with community-acquired COVID-19.
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