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Q&A: Navigating neurological consequences of COVID-19

A review in JAMA Neurology concluded that clinicians should monitor patients with COVID-19 for neurological disorders, but more research is needed to further examine the role of SARS-CoV-2 as a contributor to postinfectious neurologic complications, one of the review’s authors told Healio Primary Care.“The biggest issue and recurring theme regarding neurologic manifestations in patients with…

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Curcumin no better than placebo for postoperative Crohn’s recurrence

Oral curcumin was no more effective than placebo for preventing Crohn’s disease recurrence among patients who underwent surgery for Crohn’s, according to study results.Previous research has shown that curcumin may have some anti-inflammatory properties. Gilles Bommelaer, of Université Clermont Auvergne in France, and colleagues sought to determine its efficacy for the prevention of postoperative Crohn’s…

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Study shows terlipressin improves kidney function in hepatorenal syndrome

Newly published research from the United Kingdom demonstrates terlipressin is effective for improving kidney function in hospitalized patients with hepatorenal syndrome type 1.“Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a complication of advanced liver disease, occurring in approximately 3.23% of hospitalized adult patients with chronic liver disease including cirrhosis,” Kevin Moore, MD, of the UCL Institute of…

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Financial guide to re-open practices and seek loan forgiveness

As practices begin to re-open and resume full activity across the United States, it is time to take a hard look at the financial impact of the COVID-19 shutdown and how practice owners can mitigate long-term effects.This article outlines a few actions to take and calculations to consider with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans.If…

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SARS-CoV-2 infection-related liver function abnormality linked to longer hospital stay

Over one-third of patients admitted to the hospital with SARS-CoV-2 infection had abnormal liver function that correlated with longer hospital stay than patients with normal liver function, according to a study published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.“[Abnormal] liver tests are common in COVID-19 patients,” Zhenyu Fan, MD, from the department of gastroenterology and hepatology at…