Many are taking steroids that could increase risk of COVID-related hospitalization, researchers say.
Despite guidelines, 14% are on three or more drugs that act on the brain and nervous system; families and providers should review prescriptions regularly.
Osteopontin is discovered as the culprit behind these patients’ main cause of death. However, a repurposed immunosuppressive drug may combat the pro-inflammatory protein.
A new national study examines patients’ perceptions of proton pump inhibitors, and how they are changing their use of these medications as a result.