3 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Allergies for Good

Allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever, affects approximately 20 percent of people of all ages. The most common symptoms include nasal itching, watery nasal discharge, sneezing, itchy red eyes, sore throat, or hoarse voice. Allergic rhinitis is caused by a nasal reaction to small airborne particles called allergens (substances that cause an allergic reaction). [...]

3 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Allergies for Good2021-04-06T05:15:22-04:00

COVID Lung vs Smoker’s Lung : Are Covid-19 Patient’s Lung worse than Smoker’s Lung?

There is a lot of interest in the news media recently whether covid-19 pneumonia patients’ lungs are worse than a smoker's lung. Answer to this question depends on the status of the patient. If a patient is admitted to hospital due to COVID-19 pneumonia, their lung is likely worse than any patient with smoker’s [...]

COVID Lung vs Smoker’s Lung : Are Covid-19 Patient’s Lung worse than Smoker’s Lung?2021-03-06T10:50:54-05:00

Frontline Health Care Workers in Scotland and Their Families Are at Increased Risk of Hospitalization from COVID

These researchers identified 158,445 Scottish health care workers between 18 and 65 years of age who were employed by the National Health Service. They used Scottish employment databases to create linkages to other health-related databases and to identify members of their households (n = 229,905). Additionally, the researchers used these same databases to identify people [...]

Frontline Health Care Workers in Scotland and Their Families Are at Increased Risk of Hospitalization from COVID2020-11-21T11:44:52-05:00

Convalescent Plasma Does Not Reduce Worsening nor All-Cause Mortality in Patients Hospitalized with Moderate COVID in India (PLACID Trial)

n this open-label phase II trial from 39 hospitals in India, the researchers randomized patients to standard care (n = 229) or standard care plus convalescent plasma (n = 235). The patients had all been hospitalized with moderate illness (PaO2/FiO2 ratio between 200 mm Hg and 300 mm Hg or a respiratory rate of more [...]

Convalescent Plasma Does Not Reduce Worsening nor All-Cause Mortality in Patients Hospitalized with Moderate COVID in India (PLACID Trial)2020-11-08T07:21:47-05:00

Hives and Itchy Skin at Night : 5 Ways to Ease the Itch and Sleep Better

HIVES OVERVIEW "Urticaria" or hives are raised areas of the skin that itch intensely and are red with a pale center. Hives develop when there is a reaction that activates immune cells in the skin called mast cells and release natural chemicals mainly histamine, which causes hive. In most cases, hives appear suddenly and disappear [...]

Hives and Itchy Skin at Night : 5 Ways to Ease the Itch and Sleep Better2020-11-01T06:29:55-05:00

Antibodies Persist for Four Months after Infection; Infection Fatality Ratio 0.3%, Much Higher in Older Patients.

This Icelandic study measured a variety of IgG and IgM antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in six groups of Icelanders who had either never been tested or had tested negative and in two groups of Icelanders who had tested positive and had recovered. They weighted the sample by age and sex to estimate the number of Icelanders [...]

Antibodies Persist for Four Months after Infection; Infection Fatality Ratio 0.3%, Much Higher in Older Patients.2020-10-05T07:53:28-04:00

Meta-analysis of Seven RCTs Confirms That Systemic Corticosteroids Reduce 28-Day COVID-19 Mortality

The World Health Organization has created a Rapid Evidence Appraisal for COVID-19 Therapies (REACT) working group to perform an ongoing series of meta-analyses. This meta-analysis did a careful search of clinical trial registries to identify all ongoing or completed studies comparing a systemic corticosteroid with placebo or usual care in patients who were critically ill [...]

Meta-analysis of Seven RCTs Confirms That Systemic Corticosteroids Reduce 28-Day COVID-19 Mortality2020-09-21T05:06:31-04:00

Impact of Famotidine Use on Clinical Outcomes of Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19

Abstract Introduction: To compare outcomes in patients hospitalized with coronavirus (COVID-19) receiving famotidine therapy with those not receiving famotidine. Methods: Retrospective, propensity-matched observational study of consecutive COVID-19-positive patients between February 24, 2020, and May 13, 2020. Results: Of 878 patients in the analysis, 83 (9.5%) received famotidine. In comparison to patients not treated with famotidine, patients treated with [...]

Impact of Famotidine Use on Clinical Outcomes of Hospitalized Patients With COVID-192020-08-29T12:02:38-04:00

Pediatric SARS-CoV-2: Clinical Presentation, Infectivity, and Immune Responses

Abstract Objectives: As schools plan for re-opening, understanding the potential role children play in the coronavirus infectious disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and the factors that drive severe illness in children is critical. Study design: Children ages 0-22 years with suspected severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection presenting to urgent care clinics or being [...]

Pediatric SARS-CoV-2: Clinical Presentation, Infectivity, and Immune Responses2020-08-22T12:46:01-04:00

Identification of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in Healthcare Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Units

Available information on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission by small particle aerosols continues to evolve rapidly. To assess the potential role of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in airborne viral transmission, this study sought to determine the viral presence, if any, on air handling units in a healthcare setting where [...]

Identification of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in Healthcare Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Units2020-08-16T09:13:13-04:00
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