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8-Jun-2021 12:45 PM EDT

Monoclonal antibody therapy for COVID-19 safe, effective for transplant patients

Mayo Clinic

Treating transplant patients with mild to moderate cases of COVID-19 with monoclonal antibodies is safe and helps prevent serious illness, according to a Mayo Clinic study recently published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases. These results are especially important because transplant patients who are infected with COVID-19 have a higher risk of severe illness and death.

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4-Jun-2021 2:25 PM EDT

Study Examines COVID-19 Among Patients Receiving Home Dialysis

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Patients with kidney failure who are undergoing dialysis—whether at dialysis clinics or at home—face a higher risk of developing COVID-19 and a higher risk of dying from the disease.

4-Jun-2021 2:30 PM EDT

Immune Responses After COVID-19 Vaccination in Kidney Transplant Recipients and Patients on Dialysis

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• A large majority of patients with kidney failure on dialysis—but not kidney transplant recipients—developed antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2 after COVID-19 vaccination. • Vaccination also led to strong T cell responses against the virus that causes COVID-19 in all patients on dialysis, and in nearly 58% of kidney transplant recipients.

Newswise: New treatment demonstrated for people with vaccine clots
8-Jun-2021 10:50 AM EDT

New treatment demonstrated for people with vaccine clots

McMaster University

The treatment’s effectiveness was described in a report describing three Canadian patients who received the AstraZeneca vaccine, and who subsequently developed VITT. Two suffered clotting in their legs and the third had clots blocking arteries and veins inside their brain.

Newswise: The Medical Minute: Vaccinating kids against COVID-19 protects them, their communities
Released: 9-Jun-2021 3:40 PM EDT

The Medical Minute: Vaccinating kids against COVID-19 protects them, their communities

Penn State Health

Is the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine really safe for children ages 12 and up? A Penn State Health expert gives an emphatic yes.

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Released: 9-Jun-2021 2:20 PM EDT

Normal Breathing Sends Saliva Droplets 7 Feet; Masks Shorten This

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

The WHO and the CDC recommend keeping a certain distance between people to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These social distancing recommendations are estimated from a variety of studies, but further research about the precise mechanism of virus transport is still needed. In Physics of Fluids, researchers demonstrate normal breathing indoors without a mask can transport saliva droplets capable of carrying virus particles to a distance of 2.2 meters in a matter of 90 seconds.

Newswise: SARS-CoV-2 Detectable — Though Likely Not Transmissible — on Hospital Surfaces
Released: 9-Jun-2021 1:40 PM EDT

SARS-CoV-2 Detectable — Though Likely Not Transmissible — on Hospital Surfaces

University of California San Diego Health

UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers discovered that SARS-CoV-2, or at least its genetic signature, abounds on hospital surfaces, often co-locating with one particular type of bacteria.

Newswise: Live Virtual Event for June 17: New JAMA study answers whether COVID-19 vaccines can impact male fertility
Released: 9-Jun-2021 12:45 PM EDT

Live Virtual Event for June 17: New JAMA study answers whether COVID-19 vaccines can impact male fertility

Newswise

This upcoming JAMA-published study examined whether the COVID-19 vaccine impacts male fertility.

 

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