Coronavirus UK: SAGE file says diabetes influences BAME risk

Research by the universities of Edinburgh and Liverpool, presented to SAGE, showed that ethnicity did not have a bearing on death rate in intensive care but it did affect odds of admission.
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TYPE 2 DIABETES is one of the underlying health conditions that make somebody more vulnerable to the effects of coronavirus. Now diabetics may face self-isolation while others are allowed to move on with their lives.
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AbstractObjectiveClinical and laboratory biomarkers to predict the severity of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are essential in this pandemic situation of which resource allocation must be urgently prepared especially in the context of respiratory support readiness. Lymphocyte count has been a marker of interest since the first COVID-19 publication. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis in order to investigate the association of lymphocyte count on admission and the severity of COVID-19. We would also like to analyze whether patient characteristics such as age and comorbidities affect the relationship betw...
Source: Journal of Intensive Care - Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research
Compared to white or Hispanic patients, black patients seeking care have more advanced cases of Covid-19, researchers reported.
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Source: Diabetes Therapy - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Baljit Singh, Rakesh Garg, S S C Chakra Rao, Syed M Ahmed, JV Divatia, TV Ramakrishnan, Lalit Mehdiratta, Muralidhar Joshi, Naveen Malhotra, Sukhminder Jit Singh BajwaIndian Journal of Anaesthesia 2020 64(14):91-96 Management of the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2(SARS-CoV-2) remains challenging. The challenges are not only limited to its preventive strategies, but also extend to curative treatment, and are amplified during the management of critically ill patients with COVID-19. Older persons with comorbidities like diabetes mellitu...
Source: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
During coronavirus, Americans increasingly rely on migrant workers, many in the country illegally, who have no protections or financial support.
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On April 20, the president calls a press conference to announce a breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19. It’s a new use for an old malaria treatment, he says, one that is seeing miraculous results among the country’s most ill patients. It’s so safe that even schoolchildren could take it. In fact, he urges them to do so daily, as a preventative. He admits that he, too, is taking the medicine. No, this is not the President of the United States touting an unproven remedy for a virus that has infected nearly 5 million people worldwide. It is Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina, who is just as wi...
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NHS England has called on people with diabetes to access help available to them, including a new dedicated helpline, together with Diabetes UK, Novo Nordisk and Insulet, to advise those who need help with insulin, as well as online tools to help manage condition during outbreak.
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There are more than 34 million Americans living with diabetes — including more than a million people right here in New England. The CDC has said that older Americans and people with underlying health conditions, including diabetes, are at higher risk for serious complications if they get the coronavirus (Covid-19). If you’re one of the millions of New Engl anders living with diabetes, you’re probably wondering: What does that mean for you? The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is receiving…
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CONCLUSIONS Proportion and total number of adults at risk of severe Covid-19 are high in Brazil, with wide variation across states and adult subgroups. T hese findings should be considered while designing and implementing prevention measures in Brazil. We argue that these results support broad social isolation measures, particularly when testing capacity for SARS-CoV-2 is limited.
Source: Revista de Saude Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
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