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Looking back decades shows hospitalized patients need more than movement to prevent dangerous clots

Based on a systematic review of scientific studies dating back nearly 70 years, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and collaborating institutions suggest that ambulation—walking or exercising without assistance—is not sufficient alone as a preventive measure against venous thromboembolism (VTE), a potentially deadly condition in which a blood clot forms, often in the deep veins of […]

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UK may move patients into hotels to ease hospital strain

England’s health care system may move patients into hotels to ease pressure on hospitals struggling to handle rising COVID-19 admissions. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Wednesday that the National Health Service was looking at various ways to reduce the strain on hospitals, including moving patients to hotels when appropriate. Discussions about the issue were first […]

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High-Dose Anticoagulation May Not Aid COVID-19 Patients

FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2020 — Higher doses of blood thinners are potentially harmful and have no clear benefits for hospitalized COVID-19 patients, according to a study published online Nov. 5 in Thrombosis Research. Lei Lynn, M.D., from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and colleagues retrospectively analyzed patient data from 402 COVID-19 patients hospitalized between […]

Medications

Update on CALAVI Phase II Trials for Calquence in Patients Hospitalised with Respiratory Symptoms of COVID-19

12 November 2020 — The CALAVI Phase II trials for Calquence (acalabrutinib) in patients hospitalised with respiratory symptoms of COVID-19 did not meet the primary efficacy endpoint. The addition of Calquence to best supportive care (BSC) did not increase the proportion of patients who remained alive and free of respiratory failure. No new safety signal for Calquence was observed in the […]