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Hypozincemia in the early stage of COVID-19 is associated with an increased risk of severe COVID-19

2 monthes ago   |   By Clinical Nutrition

Nutritional predisposition to severe coronavirus disease 2019 remains unclear. Zinc deficiency could be critical since it is associated with a higher susceptibility to infections. We evaluated the prevalence of hypozincemia in the early stage of COVID-19, its association with risk factors for severe COVID-19 and its prognostic value for hospitalization for respiratory complications within 10 days.
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Asthma exacerbation risk persists despite maintenance adherence, disease severity

Asthma exacerbation risk persists despite maintenance adherence, disease severity

2 monthes ago   |   By Healio

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Patients with asthma faced high risks for exacerbations despite their maintenance medication or disease severity, reported researchers at the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting.
“Patients with asthma have worsening symptoms that are likely related to both underlying inflammation and bronchoconstriction,” Njira L. Lugogo, MD, director of the asthma program in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine at University of Michigan, said during her presentation.
Clinicians should broadly consider concomitant
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