Recent studies found that stroke risk in COVID-19 was highest in middle-aged patients, that higher death rates among Hispanic patients were linked to lower health care access, and that mild COVID-19 didn't lead to cardiac abnormalities. The FDA, NIH, and CDC updated their vaccine guidance.
3 Nov 2021
Compared with oral thermometry, temperature measurement with a temporal artery thermometer was associated with significantly lower odds of detecting fever in Black patients but not in White patients, a retrospective cross-sectional study found.
14 Sep 2022
A British study highlighted the disproportionate effect of COVID-19 on black pregnant women, and articles by physicians urged action against racism and racial disparities.
17 Jun 2020
Research has long indicated that pulse oximeters can overestimate oxygen saturation in patients with darker skin, but experts are now trying raise awareness of the problem.
29 Jun 2022
A Brazilian trial found benefit from tofacitinib in hospitalized patients, while a study of Medicare patients showed racial disparities might stem from differences between hospitals.
23 Jun 2021
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Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.
15 Jan 2020
Recent studies showed that convalescent plasma didn't improve outcomes, a protocol reduced intubation rates, delirium was a common presentation among elderly patients, venous thromboembolism (VTE) was more common in the ICU, and racial disparities persisted after adjustment.
25 Nov 2020
Heart failure care can be improved by reducing variation between medicine and cardiology.
15 Apr 2021
On June 23, Anthony S. Fauci, MD, MACP, spoke at a conference and addressed the scientific response to the pandemic, racial disparities, and prevention strategies.
15 Jul 2020