New data on rare myocarditis after COVID-19 vaccination
December 8, 2021
Most adolescents and young adults recover quickly from the rare complication of myocarditis following mRNA COVID-19 vaccination, a new study shows.
No serious CV risks for elderly after Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
December 2, 2021
A French study adds to other evidence that the Pfizer mRNA COVID-19 vaccine does not increase the risk for serious cardiovascular adverse events in elderly individuals.
CDC unveils mental health protection plan for health care workers
November 22, 2021
“It’s long past time for us to care for the people who care for all of us and address burnout in our health care workers,” said U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy.
Growing evidence supports repurposing antidepressants to treat COVID-19
November 19, 2021
“We can’t tell if the drugs are causing these effects, but the statistical analysis is showing significant association,” said Dr. Marina Sirota.
Earlier discharge after surgery may come at the expense of post-discharge complications
October 29, 2021
“Our ultimate takeaway message is that there is a black hole that needs to be addressed between the time a patient gets discharged from the hospital to their first post-operative visit.”
AHA/ACC issues first comprehensive guidance on chest pain
October 29, 2021
The clinical practice guideline offers a contemporary approach to determine which patients need further testing and which do not.
Fluoroquinolones linked to sudden death risk for those on hemodialysis
October 25, 2021
Most patients undergoing hemodialysis have a least one risk factor for drug-induced QT interval prolongation.
No benefit from lower temps for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
October 20, 2021
The results “do not support the use of moderate therapeutic hypothermia to improve neurologic outcomes in comatose survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.”
FDA approves combo pill for severe, acute pain
October 19, 2021
Seglentis contains 56 mg of celecoxib and 44 mg of tramadol.
COVID-19 a rare trigger for Guillain-Barré syndrome
September 24, 2021
There were not more patients diagnosed with GBS during the first 4 months of the pandemic, compared with previous years.