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Study: Tocilizumab reduces risk for death in patients with severe COVID-19
Treatment with the rheumatoid arthritis drug tocilizumab, sold as Actemra, reduces the risk for death among hospitalized patients with severe COVID-19 by about 30%, a study published by JAMA Internal Medicine found.
Weight loss surgery in obese diabetic patients significantly cuts pancreatic cancer risk
Weight loss surgery significantly cuts the risk of developing pancreatic cancer in people who are obese with diabetes, a new 20-year analysis has found.
AI predicts patients at highest risk for severe pain, increased opioid use post-surgery
Artificial intelligence (AI) used in machine learning models can predict which patients are at highest risk for severe pain after surgery, and help determine who would most benefit from personalized pain management plans that use non-opioid alternatives, suggests new research being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2020 annual meeting.
US program to improve outcomes for geriatric surgery patients shows promise
People age 65 years and older account for 40 percent of inpatient operations and one-third of outpatient procedures, and these older patients are more vulnerable to longer hospital stays and other complications after surgery than younger patients.
Immunotherapy improves survival in advanced bladder cancer patients
An immunotherapy drug called 'avelumab' has been shown to significantly improve survival in patients with the most common type of bladder cancer, according to results from a Phase III clinical trial led by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Cancer Center, the UK.
Coffee linked to longer survival in patients with colorectal cancer: Study
Coffee drinkers may have an edge against colon cancer, new research suggests.
COVID-19 patients suffer long-term lung and heart damage but it can improve with time
COVID-19 patients can suffer long-term lung and heart damage but, for many, this tends to improve over time, according to the first, prospective follow-up of patients infected with the coronavirus, presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress.
Coronavirus steroid treatment data boosts confidence of Australian doctors treating critically ill patients
When the first critically ill COVID-19 patients started arriving in Australian hospitals, intensive care doctors suspected steroids could be an effective treatment.
COVID-19 antibodies present in patients four months after recovery: Study
Antibody levels against the novel coronavirus rose and then held steady for up to four months in more than 90 percent of recovered COVID-19 patients in Iceland, according to a study published on Tuesday.
AstraZeneca diabetes drug improves survival in kidney disease patients, study shows
AstraZeneca said its Farxiga drug improved survival chances for patients suffering from kidney disease, underscoring the medicine’s role outside its established field of diabetes.
Medical information cancer patients should keep on hand
People visit the doctor for any number of reasons. An achy back, an annual physical exam or even an especially pesky cold may compel people to book appointments with their physicians. Many such appointments do not require follow-up visits, but those that do may yield information that patients should keep readily available.
Coronavirus causing heart disease in some patients, study finds
The coronavirus can cause heart disease in some patients, even those who had relatively mild symptoms of COVID-19, a new study has found.
Why young and female patients don't respond as well to cancer immunotherapy
Cancer immunotherapy — empowering a patient's own immune system to clear away tumors on its own — holds great promise for some patients. But for other patients, immunotherapy just doesn't work.
Nearly 294,000 patients recover from coronavirus in Iran
Iran’s Health Ministry said on Friday that nearly 294,000 people have recovered from the coronavirus infection so far in the country.
US sanctions seriously affecting treatment of Iranian patients: Iranian lawyer
A prominent Iranian lawyer criticized the illegal sanctions imposed by the United States on Iran, which have seriously affected the treatment of Iranian patients and stressed the need to punish those who have imposed the sanctions.

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