Today's Health News

Survival From COVID-19 High in Patients With Psoriasis

Risk for hospitalization increased for patients using nonbiologic systemic therapy versus biologics

Convalescent Plasma Has Limited Benefit for Moderate COVID-19

Randomized phase II trial shows no drop in progression to severe disease, all-cause deaths

CDC: Vaccination Coverage Generally High by Age 24 Months

Coverage with at least two doses of flu vaccine higher for children born 2016 to 2017 versus 2014 to 2015

SHEA Updates Guidance for Health Care Staff With Hepatitis, HIV

Career counseling recommended for those planning to conduct exposure-prone procedures

Findings Conflicted for Benefit of Tocilizumab in COVID-19

One trial shows reduction in mortality, but no evidence of efficacy seen in two additional trials

Skin Breaks Down With Prolonged AL/CVL Use in Neonates

Larger thalamic volumes seen with prolonged arterial line, central venous line use and fewer skin breaks

Cytokines Not at ‘Storm’ Levels in Those With Severe COVID-19

Levels in severely, critically ill COVID-19 patients much lower than in other inflammatory syndromes

Algorithm Predicts Death, Hospital Admission From COVID-19

Final risk algorithm includes age, ethnicity, deprivation, body mass index, range of comorbidities

Tocilizumab Does Not Prevent Intubation, Death in COVID-19

Intubation or death, disease worsening similar for tocilizumab, placebo in hospitalized patients

CDC: Number of COVID-19 Deaths May Be Underreported

Only two-thirds of the nearly 300,000 excess deaths in 2020 are attributed to COVID-19