• CPAP, high-flow nasal oxygen to treat COVID-19 not linked to heightened infection risk

    12 days ago - By Healio

    In a new study, the use of CPAP and high-flow nasal oxygen to treat patients with moderate to severe COVID-19 did not produce higher levels of air or surface viral contamination in the immediate environment compared with supplemental oxygen.
    “Our findings show that the noninvasive breathing support methods do not pose a higher risk of transmitting infection, which has significant implications for the management of the patients,” Danny McAuley, MD, professor at Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, and consultant in intensive care medicine at the Royal Victoria
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  • Healthcare workers at increased SARS-CoV-2 infection risk during second wave

    Healthcare workers at increased SARS-CoV-2 infection risk during second wave

    12 days ago - By News Medical

    A new study evaluates the SARS-CoV-2 infection rates among healthcare workers during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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  • Obesity or Psoriasis: What Comes First?

    12 days ago - By Medscape

    Many psoriasis patients present with associated comorbidities such as obesity, and while the former is not currently deemed a risk factor for COVID-19, adiposity is.
    Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology
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  • Prior bariatric surgery may lower risks for poor COVID-19 outcomes

    Prior bariatric surgery may lower risks for poor COVID-19 outcomes

    12 days ago - By Healio

    Adults with type 2 diabetes who previously had bariatric surgery for obesity were less likely to need mechanical ventilation or die after hospitalization for COVID-19 compared with those who did not have surgery, according to study data.
    In post hoc analysis from the French multicenter nationwide CORONADO study, adults with a history of bariatric surgery who were hospitalized for COVID-19 in the first month of the pandemic had a significantly lower likelihood for poor outcomes compared with BMI-matched controls who did not undergo surgery. The findings provide an additional reason people with
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