Hot Topics of the Day|PHGKB
Oct 17, 2021
Last Posted: Oct-17-2021 18:03:17
Blockchain applications in health care for COVID-19 and beyond: a systematic review
WY Ng et al, Lancet Digital Health, October 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a substantial and global impact on health care, and has greatly accelerated the adoption of digital technology. One of these emerging digital technologies, blockchain, has unique characteristics (eg, immutability, decentralization, and transparency) that can be useful in multiple domains (eg, management of electronic medical records and access rights, and mobile health). We conducted a systematic review of COVID-19-related and non-COVID-19-related applications of blockchain in health care.
Evaluation of COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough infections among immunocompromised patients fully vaccinated with BNT162b2
M di Fusco et al, MEDRXIV, October 16, 2021
Urinary peptidomic profiles to address age-related disabilities: a prospective population study
DS Martens et al, THe Lancet Healthy Longevity, October 2021
The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2019 called for innovation in addressing age-related disabilities. Our study aimed to identify and validate a urinary peptidomic profile (UPP) differentiating healthy from unhealthy ageing in the general population, to test the UPP predictor in independent patient cohorts, and to search for targetable molecular pathways underlying age-related chronic diseases.
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