Medical Health Cluster


Corticosteroid Dose in Patients Hospitalized with COVID-19

In patients requiring conventional oxygen support, giving a higher dose of dexamethasone raised risk for death compared with standard-dose corticosteroids. In patients hospitalized with COVID-19 who require oxygen support, dexamethasone (6 mg daily for 10 days) reduces mortality and is standard of care. Now, in a randomized open-label trial, the […]

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UCSD engineers study how a smartphone could someday help you track your blood oxygen level.

Your phone camera might have another useful feature beyond taking selfies. Engineers at UC San Diego and the University of Washington published a proof-of-concept study that showed a smartphone was capable of detecting blood oxygen levels almost on par with the industry standard medical device. If you’ve ever gone into […]

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New Guidelines Advise Expanded Use of High-Flow Nasal Oxygen for Patients With ARDS

Hospitalized patients with acute respiratory failure can benefit from high-flow nasal oxygen in certain settings, according to a new clinical guideline from the American College of Physicians. High-flow nasal oxygen (HFNO) has demonstrated advantages including improved oxygenation and ventilation, wrote Arianne K. Baldomero, MD, of Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care […]

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