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New Chest X-Ray Scoring System Can Be Used to Predict Outcome of COVID-19 Patients

Research has found that in the setting of high pretest probability of COVID-19 infection or with quick turnaround of rapid real-time reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) COVID-19 test, chest X-ray (CXR) scoring can predict patient outcomes. More...
16 Apr 2021
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ECG Analysis Platform Detects High Risk AF Patients

A novel system uses 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) data to identify patients at high risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF) within the year. More...
15 Apr 2021
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ECMO Can Be Used as `Salvage Therapy` for COVID-19 Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Finds New Study

A large study has suggested survival benefit for severely ill COVID-19 patients treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). More...
15 Apr 2021
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Preoperative Intranasal Insulin Curbs Postoperative Delirium

Administration of intranasal insulin before gastrointestinal (GI) surgery in elderly patients helps protect them against postoperative delirium (POD), according to a new study. More...
14 Apr 2021
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Zoll Medical Acquires CSA Systems Manufacturer Respicardia

 ZOLL Medical Corporation (Chelmsford, MA, USA), an Asahi Kasei company, has acquired Respicardia, Inc. (Minnetonka, MN, USA), a provider of novel implantable neurostimulators for the treatment of moderate to severe Central Sleep Apnea (CSA). More...
14 Apr 2021
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Ground-Breaking 'Pan-Corona Antivirals' Could Stop SARS-CoV-2 in Its Tracks When Used at First Sign of COVID-19 Symptoms

Clinical trials will shortly be launched into pivotal, cost-effective antiviral treatments for COVID-19 following the discovery of a molecule which changes the shape of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein and in so doing inhibits the virus’ ability to enter cells. More...
14 Apr 2021
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Innovative Tension Band Targets Degenerative Spondylolisthesis

A new device offers an alternative to fusion for patients receiving surgical decompression for lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis with spinal stenosis. More...
13 Apr 2021