PRESERVED-HF: Dapagliflozin improves physical limitations in patients with HFpEF
September 14, 2021
The SGLT2 inhibitor dapagliflozin boosted KCCQ scores and 6-minute walk distance in HFpEF patients in a 324-patient randomized trial.
ESC heart failure guideline to integrate bounty of new meds
July 29, 2021
It has a simple answer to a seemingly complex issue: how to merge the newly approved with mainstay drug therapies. And it conditionally okays meds in a group long without guideline-directed options.
More obese, diabetic, chronically ill kids hospitalized with COVID-19
June 16, 2021
Children with diabetes, obesity, and cardiac and circulatory congenital anomalies were more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 and to be severely ill while hospitalized, a new study finds.
Weight-related COVID-19 severity starts in normal BMI range, especially in young
May 4, 2021
Increases in BMI, beginning in normal ranges, show a linear link to severe COVID-19 outcomes, independent of obesity-related diseases in younger and Black patients.
Being overweight ups risk of severe COVID-19 in hospital
April 29, 2021
This research “adds to the known data on the associations between obesity and severe COVID-19 disease and extends these findings” to patients who are overweight and/or have diabetes.
High obesity rates in Southern states magnify COVID threats
March 19, 2021
At least 29 states have green-lighted obesity for inclusion in the first phases of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. That could overwhelm government efforts and heighten competition for scarce doses.
CDC data strengthen link between obesity and severe COVID
March 9, 2021
Progressively intensive management of COVID-19 might be needed for patients with more severe obesity.
Call to action on obesity amid COVID-19 pandemic
March 9, 2021
Hundreds of thousands of deaths worldwide from COVID-19 could have been avoided if obesity rates were lower; call for people with obesity to be included in priority lists for COVID-19 vaccination.
BMI, age, and sex affect COVID-19 vaccine antibody response
March 5, 2021
Study finds that older and heavier men have lower antibody responses to the Pfizer mRNA vaccine than do younger, leaner, and female recipients.
Patient health suffers amid pandemic health care shortages
December 1, 2020
More than half of clinician respondents to a survey said they saw a decline in patient health because of delayed or inaccessible care.