Inflammation during COVID-19 hospitalization linked to mortality
May 13, 2022
Elevated C-reactive protein during hospitalization is associated with increased mortality risk after recovery from COVID-19.
OIG: Older Medicare recipients often harmed during hospital stays
May 13, 2022
Fully 25% of older American Medicare beneficiaries are at high risk of being harmed during acute care stays, according to the HHS Office of the Inspector General.
Repeat booster jabs for residents? COVID-19 immunity in nursing homes wanes quickly, large study shows
Mar 21, 2022
Results from hundreds of facilities demonstrate not only the value of booster vaccinations, but that there may be an ongoing need for additional shots in the long-term care population.
Clinical briefs for Thursday, Feb. 24
Feb 24, 2022
12 women named Veteran VIPs in McKnight’s Women of Distinction Awards … 3 Moderna shots offer 99% protection against omicron, delta hospitalization … COVID-19 infections fall by 90% from pandemic...
2002 to 2014 saw increase in hypertensive crisis hospitalizations
Feb 01, 2022
Increase in crisis hospitalizations steady for men and women; decrease seen in odds of death during these crises
Unvaccinated have highest SARS-CoV-2 incidence, hospitalization
Feb 02, 2022
COVID-19 incidence and hospitalization rates are consistently higher for unvaccinated persons, and lowest for those fully vaccinated with a booster, according to research published Monday by the CDC.
CDC: Third shot raises mRNA vaccine efficacy against hospitalization for range of patients
Jan 31, 2022
Adults who receive a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine are better protected against COVID-19 hospitalization than their peers who have received only two doses, and immunocompromised...
Omicron renders Pfizer vaccine less effective; variant surge to hit U.S. by January
Dec 15, 2021
The vaccine is less able to prevent infection, but retains 70% protection against hospitalization, a new study shows. The news comes as federal health officials warn that omicron is spreading rapidly in...
Monoclonal antibodies excel in treating COVID-19 breakthrough cases, Mayo Clinic says
Nov 19, 2021
Monoclonal antibody treatment lowers the odds of hospitalization by 77% in patients with COVID-19 breakthrough infections, investigators say. These SARS-CoV-2 reinfections have become more common in long-term...
Clinical briefs for Friday, Nov. 19
Nov 19, 2021
CNAs reject Florida measure that would reduce nurse care requirement … CDC: Unvaccinated health plan enrollees had double the rate of COVID-19 hospitalizations … American Academy of Neurology releases...