Study shows convalescent plasma works for immune-compromised Covid-19 patients, but it can be hard to find

CNN  —  Convalescent plasma – a once-celebrated treatment for Covid-19 that has largely fallen out of favor – does work well for people who are immune-compromised, according to a study…

E.R. Doctors Misdiagnose Patients With Unusual Symptoms

“As with all medical specialties, there is room for improvement in the diagnostic accuracy of emergency care,” Dr. Kang added. “All of us who practice emergency medicine are committed to…

They Created a Drug for Susannah. What About Millions of Other Patients?

Susannah Rosen, 8, spent much of her childhood in hospitals in New York City as doctors documented the gradual loss of her ability to stand, walk and see. But on…

Alzheimer’s Drug May Benefit Some Patients, New Data Shows

Dr. Thambisetty said the two deaths add to questions about lecanemab’s safety issues “in real world clinical practice where patients are likely to be sicker and have multiple other medical…

Evusheld: Many patients with weak immune systems don’t realize their Covid-19 medicine isn’t as effective as it used to be

CNN  —  Judy Salins considers herself a smart, empowered patient, but until this week, she had no idea that the medicine she takes to defend herself against Covid-19 isn’t protecting…

Medication Treatment for Addiction Is Shorter for Black and Hispanic Patients, Study Finds

When researchers mapped the proportion of treatment episodes that lasted at least six months in each group, they discovered another gap: Starting in 2011, all racial groups were experiencing an…

Paxlovid May Reduce Risk of Long Covid in Eligible Patients, Study Finds

People who took the antiviral drug Paxlovid within a few days after being infected with the coronavirus were less likely to be experiencing long Covid several months later, a large…

Covid Patients Coming Off Ventilators Can Take Weeks to Regain Consciousness

In March 2020, New York City’s hospitals filled up with patients desperately ill with Covid-19. In many cases, when their fluid-filled lungs could no longer give them oxygen, doctors sedated…

Monkeypox has ‘tragic’ outcomes in patients with HIV, CDC report finds

CNN  —  Monkeypox can have “devastating outcomes” on severely immunocompromised patients such as those with untreated HIV, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. New research published…

Heart failure: Black patients less likely to get devices and transplants they need, study finds

CNN  —  There’s growing evidence that Black heart failure patients are less likely to get advanced therapies than White patients. A study published Wednesday in the journal Circulation: Heart Failure…