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Mortality No Different for No Sedation Versus Light Sedation in ICU Patients

For mechanically ventilated intensive care unit patients, mortality at 90 days is no different for those randomly assigned to no sedation and those assigned to light sedation with daily interruption, according to a study published online Feb. 16 in the New England Journal of Medicine to coincide with the Society of Critical Care Medicine annual Critical Care Congress, held from Feb. 16 to 19 in Orlando, Florida.

Thoracic Radiation May Increase Fatigue, Dyspnea in Short Term

Thoracic radiation therapy is associated with increased fatigue and dyspnea as well as decreased physical activity, according to a study presented at the Cardiovascular Care of the Oncology Patient conference organized by the American College of Cardiology and held from Feb. 14 to 16 in Washington, D.C.

ASA: No Decline Seen in Active Smoking for Stroke Survivors

From 1999 to 2016, there was no decrease in the rate of active smoking among stroke survivors, according to a study to be presented at the American Stroke Association International Stroke Conference, held from Feb. 19 to 21 in Los Angeles.

ASA: Periodontal Disease Tied to Large-Artery Atherothrombotic Stroke

Periodontal disease is associated with large-artery atherothrombotic stroke, including stroke due to intracranial atherosclerosis, and people with gingivitis are more likely to have intracranial atherosclerosis, according to two studies scheduled to be presented at the American Stroke Association International Stroke Conference, held from Feb. 19 to 21 in Los Angeles.

Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 1,000; 13th U.S. Case Confirmed

More than 1,000 deaths and close to 43,000 illnesses have now been confirmed in the coronavirus outbreak that continues to rage in China, while a 13th U.S. case was reported late Monday.

Man Residing in China First U.S. Citizen to Die From Coronavirus

A 60-year-old man living in Wuhan, China, has become the first American citizen to die from the new coronavirus that first surfaced in the Chinese city.

More Americans Evacuated From China Due to Coronavirus

More Americans have been evacuated from the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China, as U.S. health officials reported a 12th domestic case of coronavirus late Wednesday in Wisconsin. The number of deaths in China has surpassed 600, and the infection count has risen above 31,000.

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