Abnormal Coagulation parameters are associated with poor prognosis in patients with novel #coronavirus #pneumonia

In the recent outbreak of novel coronavirus infection in Wuhan, China, significantly abnormal coagulation parameters in severe novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) cases were a concern.. Conventional coagulation results and outcomes of consecutive 183 patients with confirmed NCP in Tongji hospital were retrospectively analysed. Results The overall mortality was 11.5%, the non‐survivors revealed significantly higher D‐dimer and fibrin degradation product (FDP) levels, longer prothrombin time and … Continue reading Abnormal Coagulation parameters are associated with poor prognosis in patients with novel #coronavirus #pneumonia

Effect of dose and duration of reduction in dietary #sodium on blood #pressure levels: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised trials

… Each 50 mmol reduction in 24 hour sodium excretion was associated with a 1.10 mm Hg (0.66 to 1.54; P<0.001) reduction in SBP and a 0.33 mm Hg (0.04 to 0.63; P=0.03) reduction in DBP. Reductions in blood pressure were observed in diverse population subsets examined, including hypertensive and non-hypertensive individuals. For the same reduction in 24 hour urinary sodium there was greater SBP … Continue reading Effect of dose and duration of reduction in dietary #sodium on blood #pressure levels: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised trials