Older adults have higher risk of dying in ER if they arrive after midnight
Nov 16, 2023
The timing of when older adults arrive at a hospital and are admitted to an emergency department could put them at a slightly higher risk for adverse events, or even death, a new study finds.
High blood pressure plus COVID doubles risk of hospital stay: study
Alicia Lasek (f3)
Jul 25, 2022
Even after three COVID-19 vaccine doses, high blood pressure more than doubles the risk for hospitalization with an omicron variant infection, researchers report.
SARS-CoV-2-linked hospitalization, ED encounters rare after Paxlovid
Jun 28, 2022
As an early-stage treatment, Paxlovid may prevent COVID-19-related hospitalization among patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 cases, investigators say.
Fourth dose of Pfizer vaccine renews protection against omicron in seniors, investigators find
Apr 15, 2022
A fourth dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine cuts the risk of infection and severe illness in older adults when compared to a third dose given months earlier, a new study from Israel finds.
Researchers: Post-acute deaths rose among Medicare enrollees without COVID-19 during pandemic
Mar 11, 2022
Mortality rates for Medicare beneficiaries with non-COVID-19-related illness increased both in the hospital and at 30 days post-discharge during the pandemic, a large new study has found.
Financially strapped seniors who leave the hospital after heart attack have higher 6-month mortality
Feb 28, 2022
Older adults experiencing severe financial strain have a 61% higher risk of dying within six months of hospital discharge than their peers who report no problems meeting monthly expenses, investigators...
Remdesivir cuts risk of severe COVID-19 by 87 percent in non-hospitalized patients
Jan 21, 2022
The results suggest that remdesivir (brand name Veklury) could be used to treat outpatients early in the disease course, researchers say. The drug currently is authorized for use only in hospitalized COVID-19...
Assisted living memory care admission reduces odds of SNF placement, acute care stays, study finds
Jan 06, 2022
The results of a national study suggest that memory care may be best equipped to handle the needs of residents with dementia when compared to the general assisted living setting.
Clinical briefs for Thursday, Nov. 11
Nov 11, 2021
The next hospital crisis may be dementia behavioral emergencies, psychiatrist says … Neurologists prescribing Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm talk about practices and payments … Patients with diabetes may...
Cheap antidepressant cuts early COVID risks, may rival antibody therapy, researchers say
Oct 29, 2021
Outpatient treatment with the commonly available drug fluvoxamine (Luvox) compares favorably with more expensive treatments such as monoclonal antibodies, investigators say.