Patient mortality lower for hospitalists working more days

(HealthDay)—Hospitalized Medicare patients treated by physicians who work more clinical days have lower 30-day mortality, according to a study published online Sept. 13 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Hirotaka Kato, Ph.D., from the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California in Los Angeles, and colleagues examined the association between the number of days worked clinically per year by […]

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New machine learning-based model predicts mortality risk of intensive care unit patients

A research team led by Dr Rosario Delgado from the UAB Department of Mathematics, in collaboration with the Hospital de Mataró, developed a new machine learning-based model that predicts the risk of mortality of intensive care unit patients according to their characteristics. The research was published in the latest edition of the journal Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, with a special […]

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Mortality up for very-high symptom burden before kidney transplant

(HealthDay)—For candidates for kidney transplantation, very-high symptom burden is associated with waitlist mortality, and symptom score improves after transplantation, according to a study published online June 18 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Kathryn Taylor, R.N., M.P.H., from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore, and colleagues leveraged a two-center prospective study of 1,298 […]

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Immune tolerance in hemophilia can be modulated by B cell activating factor

A group of scientists have just made a key discovery that could prevent and eradicate immune responses that lead to treatment failure in about one-third of people with severe hemophilia A. Hemophilia is the most common severe inherited bleeding disorder in men. The disease affects 1 in 10,000 males worldwide and results from deficiency of blood clotting factor VIII (FVIII). […]

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Countries with older populations have higher SARS-CoV-2 infections and deaths, says study

More than a year into the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the difference in the severity of the clinical syndrome by country-wide income levels has become clear. A new preprint, released on the medRxiv* server, examines some patterns revealed by a study of the factors operating in different regions and […]

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Research calculates the years of life lost to COVID-19 in 81 countries

Research published in the journal Scientific Reports, with prominent participation by the Centre for Research in Health and Economics (CRES-UPF) and the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, has calculated the years of life lost (YLL) rate due to the pandemic in 81 countries. The major direct and indirect effects of covid-19 have forced the authorities to implement policies that […]

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Social and structural factors influence racial disparities in COVID-19 mortality

COVID-19 mortality racial disparities in the U.S. are associated with social factors like income, education and internet access, according to a Rutgers study. The study, published in the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, highlights the need for public health policies that address structural racism. The researchers investigated the association between COVID-19 cases and deaths in 2,026 U.S. counties […]

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