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Healthcare workers in Cape Town ambivalent about patients who disengage from HIV treatment

A qualitative study sought to understand healthcare workers’ perspectives on patients who disengage from antiretroviral therapy (ART) at a clinic in Cape Town, South Africa. Results showed that healthcare workers had contradictory feelings about these patients, ranging from empathy to anger. Having sub-optimal adherence to or stopping HIV treatment can lead to drug resistance, HIV… Read More »

Brain scans of coronavirus patients suggest ‘significant’ grey matter loss over time: study

An analysis of brain scans from people once infected with COVID-19 suggested a consistent pattern in loss of grey matter over time, researchers say. Researchers affiliated with the University of Oxford posted findings ahead of peer review this week to medRxiv, drawing on data from the U.K. Biobank. They compared brain scans taken pre-pandemic to… Read More »

FDA Approves Kimyrsa (oritavancin) for the Treatment of Adult Patients with Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections (ABSSSI)

FDA Approves Kimyrsa (oritavancin) for the Treatment of Adult Patients with Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections (ABSSSI) MORRISTOWN, N.J., March 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Melinta Therapeutics, LLC (Melinta), a commercial-stage company focused on the development and commercialization of novel antibiotics, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved… Read More »

Many ‘Long Covid’ Patients Had No Symptoms From Their Initial Infection

The Coronavirus Outbreak liveLatest Updates Maps and Cases Risk Near You Vaccine Rollout New Variants Tracker Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story Many ‘Long Covid’ Patients Had No Symptoms From Their Initial Infection An analysis of electronic medical records in California found that 32 percent started with asymptomatic… Read More »

FDA Approves Bronchitol (mannitol) Inhalation Powder to Improve Pulmonary Function in Adult Patients with Cystic Fibrosis

FDA Approves Bronchitol (mannitol) Inhalation Powder to Improve Pulmonary Function in Adult Patients with Cystic Fibrosis CARY, N.C., Nov. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Chiesi USA, Inc., the U.S. affiliate of Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A., an international research-focused healthcare Group (Chiesi Group), received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Bronchitol (mannitol) inhalation powder. Bronchitol… Read More »

Indian diet for heart patients

Want to have a quick and light meal? Antioxidants, which are found in brightly coloured fruits, vegetables and grains help to control the amount of free radicals in the body. Please note that the portion or serving size will vary depending on the age, size, health of the patient and any other factors that the… Read More »

Half of Medicare patients do not receive recommended healthcare after hospitalization

In the period from October 2015 to September 2016, before the Affordable Care Act, a substantial portion of Medicare patients referred to home healthcare after hospitalization did not receive that care, new findings show. Using national data, the researchers detailed how often Medicare patients referred to home healthcare services after a hospital discharge received one… Read More »