Frailty is a factor in higher mortality for women awaiting liver transplants

Women awaiting liver transplants in the United States are known to be about one-third more likely than men to become too ill to undergo surgery or die before receiving a liver. Now a study headed by UC San Francisco and Columbia University highlights the role that frailty plays in this gender gap. The study followed […]

Can glucose-lowering drugs impact mortality in COVID-19 patients with type 2 diabetes?

CAMBRIDGE, MA – October 27, 2020— In a preprint paper, “Impact of Glucose-Lowering Drugs on Mortality and Other Adverse Outcomes in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Admitted for COVID-19,” researchers conclude a neutral effect on mortality and other adverse outcomes. Though, given the close relationship between diabetes and COVID-19, they call for more prospective studies. […]

Laboratory findings associated with severe illness, mortality among hospitalized patients with COVID

What The Study Did: This observational study examined how well sociodemographic features, laboratory value and comorbidities of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in Eastern Massachusetts might predict a course of severe illness. Authors: Roy H. Perlis, M.D., M.Sc., of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and an associate editor at JAMA Network Open, is the corresponding author. To access the […]

Greater prostate cancer incidence; mortality among Black men linked to genetic alterations

Bottom Line: Prostate cancer tumors from African American men had higher frequencies of certain genetic alterations that may be associated with aggressive disease, compared with prostate cancer tumors from white men. Journal in Which the Study was Published: Molecular Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research Author: Jianfeng Xu, DrPH, Vice […]