Large study finds higher burden of acute brain dysfunction for COVID-19 ICU patients

IMAGE: Brenda Pun, DNP, RN, Vanderbilt University Medical Center view more  Credit: Vanderbilt University Medical Center COVID-19 patients admitted to intensive care in the early months of the pandemic were subject to a significantly higher burden of delirium and coma than is typically found in patients with acute respiratory failure. Choice of sedative medications and curbs […]

Global trial reveals life saving drug for acute myeloid leukemia

A landmark paper published today in the New England Journal of Medicine describes the results from a global trial across 148 sites in 23 countries, showing a 30 per cent improvement in survival in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML).  The Phase 3 clinical trial called QUAZAR, showed that a drug, called CC-486, significantly improved […]

Model predicts acute kidney injury requiring dialysis in patients with COVID-19

Highlights In a recent study, a new algorithm achieved good performance for predicting which hospitalized patients will develop acute kidney injury requiring dialysis. Results from the study will be presented online during ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined October 19-October 25. Washington, DC (October 24, 2020) — A new artificial intelligence-based algorithm may help clinicians predict […]