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Studies by AHN Neurologists Improve Understanding of Stroke Therapy Risks in Patients with Chronic Health Conditions
Intravenous thrombolysis may put stroke patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) at a higher risk for intracranial bleeding and mortality, according to a recent study published in the journal Neurology by researchers at the Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Neuroscience Institute. The study, “Intravenous thrombolysis in patients with chronic kidney disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis,” surveyed various studies published across different countries and assessed the association of CKD among more than 60,000 acute ischemic stroke patients undergoing IV thrombolytic therapy.
According to the CDC, stroke kills about 140,000 Americans each year, accounting for approximately one out of every 20 deaths. Nearly 90 percent of strokes are classified as acute ischemic strokes which take place when a blood clot or narrowed artery obstructs blood flow to the brain. Within minutes, the lac
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Why COVID-19 Infection Curves Behave so Unexpectedly
With the first COVID-19 epidemic peak behind them, many countries explained the decrease of infection numbers through non-pharmaceutical interventions. Phrases like "social distancing" and "flatten the curve" have become part of common vocabulary. Yet some explanations fell short: How could one explain the linear rise of infection curves, which many countries display after the first peak, in contrast to the S-shaped curves, expected from epidemiological models?
In a new paper published in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America), scientists at the Complexity Science Hub Vienna (CSH) and the Medical University of Vienna are the first ones to offer an explanation for the linear growth of the infection curve.
"At the beginning of the pandemic, COVID-19 infection curves showed the expected exponential growth," says Stefan Thurner, CSH president
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The American Academy Of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology And National Association Of School Nurses Release Guidance On School Attendance, Asthma And Covid-19
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) and National Association of School Nurses (NASN) have released School Attendance, Asthma and COVID-19, a document that contains considerations for school nurses as schools begin to re-open amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
While certain evaluation procedures and treatment recommendations for students with asthma are no longer consistent due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a lack of objective data to guide recommendations, this new document aims to summarize overall recommendations that may be updated as more data surrounding COVID-19 becomes available.
The document addresses considerations when it comes to personal protective equipment (PPE), daily controller medications, and treatment for asthma prior to physical activity. It also touches on asthma action plans and guidance regarding distinguishing symptoms of COVID-19 from asthma. A
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Sharecare YOU app offers an Immersive, 3D Simulation of the Human Body
Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place through its comprehensive and data-driven virtual heath platform, announced the launch of the Sharecare YOU desktop app, an immersive, 3D simulation of the human body designed to enhance science, health, and medical education from elementary grades to higher education and beyond. Building on the virtual reality (VR) capabilities the company has incorporated into its award-winning content and virtual health engagement platform, Sharecare YOU enables users – including students, teachers, and parents – to easily access its interactive photorealistic elements directly from their computers for the first time.
As a health and science learning tool, Sharecare YOU provides unmatched, photorealistic visualizations, allowing users to explore the human body in the highest resolution and most accurate 360-