Effect of convalescent #blood products for patients with severe acute #respiratory infections of #viral etiology: a systematic review and meta-analysis

To determine whether convalescent blood products (CBPs) could offer a survival advantage for patients with severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) of viral etiology.. ..According to observational studies, the cases received CPBs showed a decline of all-cause mortality compared with cases without using (OR 0.36, 95% CI 0.23 to 0.56, P < 0.00001). The all-cause mortality in the randomized controlled trials (RCTs) showed no difference between the interventional … Continue reading Effect of convalescent #blood products for patients with severe acute #respiratory infections of #viral etiology: a systematic review and meta-analysis

#Emergency Visits for #Thunderstorm-Related Respiratory Illnesses Among Older Adults

Thunderstorm-related atmospheric changes are expected to increase in severity with rising global temperatures. Although large-scale evidence is limited, vulnerable populations, such as older adults or those with common chronic respiratory diseases, like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), are expected to be susceptible to negative health effects from these changes.The objective of this study was to determine whether increases in emergency department (ED) visits … Continue reading #Emergency Visits for #Thunderstorm-Related Respiratory Illnesses Among Older Adults