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Rural Patients With Alzheimer Disease Have Shorter Survival

MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2020 — Rural Medicare beneficiaries with Alzheimer disease and related dementia (ADRD) spend more time in nursing homes, receive less home health care, and have shorter survival than their urban counterparts, according to a study published online Oct. 22 in JAMA Network Open. Momotazur Rahman, Ph.D., from the Brown University School of […]

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Response to adjuvant bevacizumab among patients with resected melanoma may vary by age

Younger patients with resected melanoma had some benefit from adjuvant treatment with the anti-VEGF therapeutic bevacizumab (Avastin) while older patients with resected melanoma did not, according to results published in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Preclinical data showed that VEGF, a protein that promotes angiogenesis and is the […]

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Comparative study reveals hospitalized Covid-19 patients have less comorbidity than Influenza patients

A comparative study between hospitalized coronavirus and Influenza patients revealed that Covid-19 patients had fewer comorbidities and lower medication use than influenza patients. The study was done on the patients from the US and Spain. It was published by the Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) community. OHDSI has established an international network of […]

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Simponi Aria (golimumab) Approved by the FDA for Active Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and Extension of Its Active Psoriatic Arthritis Indication in Patients 2 Years of Age and Older

HORSHAM, PA, September 30, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Simponi Aria (golimumab) for patients 2 years of age and older for the treatment of active pJIA and has extended the PsA indication for this same patient population. “This […]

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Why is obesity so common in COVID-19 patients?

A hormone that connects the body’s metabolism and immune response system may explain why COVID-19 is so dangerous for people with obesity. “The problem for people with obesity is that their leptin levels are always high, and that can affect the response to a COVID-19 infection,” said Candida Rebello, Ph.D., RD, lead author of a […]

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People die when hospital bed shortages force patients out

(HealthDay)—When patients are pushed out of the hospital after hip surgery to make room for others, the odds of dying increase, according to a recent study from Norway. When beds are in short supply, patients are forced out, researchers say. Fridays, the day before holidays and times when hospitals are overbooked are prime times for […]