Acute urinary retention tied to increased risk of certain cancers
November 24, 2021
“Admission with a first-time acute urinary retention could be an opportunity to diagnose an occult cancer.”
Severe COVID two times higher for cancer patients
November 8, 2021
Cancer patients are at high risk of developing COVID-19 with severe outcomes, but the magnitude of the risk hasn’t been documented on a wide scale until now.
In and out surgeries become the norm during pandemic
October 29, 2021
The number of same-day discharges has grown for various surgeries but it’s not always the right or the preferred choice, experts say.
COVID-19 vaccines: Safe for immunocompromised patients?
December 17, 2020
Data are limited thus far, and the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines in immunocompromised patients remain unknown.
Upper GI bleeds in COVID-19 not related to increased mortality
December 9, 2020
A Spanish survey suggests upper GI bleeding and delays in endoscopies in COVID-19 patients have little effect on in-hospital mortality.
Liver injury linked to COVID-19–related coagulopathy
November 18, 2020
Cells that line the liver’s blood vessels produce high levels of factor VIII, a coagulation factor, when they are exposed to interleukin-6, an inflammatory molecule associated with COVID-19.
INR fails to predict bleeding in patients with cirrhosis
October 6, 2020
The investigators hope the study findings reinforce minimizing administration of fresh frozen plasma for inappropriate correction of international normalized ratio, which carries a multitude of adverse effects among cirrhotic patients.
COVID-19 outcomes no worse in patients on TNF inhibitors or methotrexate
September 16, 2020
No increase was seen in hospitalization and death rates, providing additional support for keeping patients on these immunosuppressive treatments during the COVID-19 pandemic, although more research is needed and shared decision making is warranted.
Infectious COVID-19 can persist in gut for weeks
September 14, 2020
“We found active and prolonged SARS-CoV-2 infection in the stool of patients with COVID-19, even after recovery, suggesting that coronavirus could remain in the gut of asymptomatic carriers.”
Higher death rate seen in cancer patients with nosocomial COVID-19
July 30, 2020
All-cause mortality was higher in cancer patients with hospital-acquired COVID-19 than in those with community-acquired COVID-19.