Buongiorno! Guten Tag! Good Morning! My name is Aldo, I am a physician and I live in Milano, Italy. I have always read a lot of medical news, and I have realised how difficult it is to forget to read those news if you’re not disciplined enough or if you don’t make that a habit. So I have decided to help myself and the community, here and on the Telegram app, and share just two articles daily, those that get my attention. All the articles can be searched by Category or Tag. Buona Lettura!
Statins may be protective in SARS-CoV-2 infection. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of in-hospital statin use on 28-day mortality and ICU admission among patients with SARS-CoV-2 stratified into 4 groups: those who used statins prior to hospitalization (continued, discontinued) and those who did not (newly initiated, never). MethodsIn a cohort … Continue reading Association of #Statins and 28-Day Mortality in Patients Hospitalized with #SARS CoV-2 Infection
People with mental disorders and intellectual disabilities experience excess mortality compared with the general population. The impact of COVID-19 on exacerbating this, and in widening ethnic inequalities, is unclear. METHODSProspective data (N=167,122) from a large mental healthcare provider in London, UK, with deaths from 2019 to 2020, used to assess age- and gender-standardised mortality ratios … Continue reading All-cause and cause-specific mortality in people with #mental disorders and intellectual disabilities, before and during the COVID-19 pandemic: cohort study
We present a pilot study of near-infrared (NIR) 1068 nm transcranial photobiomodulation therapy (PBM-T). Impact upon motor function, memory, and processing speed in healthy individuals, older than 45 years of age, was evaluated. Methods: PBM-T was performed at home using a transcranial phototherapy device, a helmet that comprised 14 air cooled light emitting diode panel arrays, … Continue reading Effect of Transcranial Near-Infrared #Light 1068 nm Upon #Memory Performance in Aging Healthy Individuals: A Pilot Study
In a global prospective study of patients with relatively early-stage diabetes, microvascular and macrovascular complications were common and were associated with increased risk of subsequent hospitalization and death. •The strongest predictor of incident complications was the known atherosclerosis or heart failure at enrollment. •Poor glucose control and smoking were also associated with increased risk of … Continue reading Incidence Rates and Predictors of Microvascular and Macrovascular Complications in Patients with Type 2 #Diabetes: Results from the Longitudinal Global DISCOVER Study