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Temporal Improvement Seen in Standard of Care for Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

Outcomes improved from Adaptive COVID-19 Treatment Trial-2 to ACTT-3, although potential explanatory factors were similar

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Demographic Disparities Seen in Firearm Fatality Rates

Maximum rates of firearm homicides higher among non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic versus White men

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Medical Masks Similar to N95 Respirators for Preventing COVID-19

No significant difference seen with medical masks versus N95 respirators for health care personnel providing care to COVID-19 patients

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Left Digit Bias Seen in Acceptance of Organs for Donation

5.4 percent decrease seen in probability of any organ placement at age 70 versus 69 years

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

New COVID-19 Variant XBB Gaining Ground Among Americans

New omicron subvariant is taking hold in the United States, health officials say, though it does not look more severe than its predecessors

Monday, November 28, 2022

White House Urges COVID-19 Booster Shots Again, Citing Effectiveness

Booster vaccine adds between 30 and 56 percent more protection against getting COVID-19

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

CDC: Flu Has Started Early and With a Punch

United States has already seen 38,000 hospitalizations for flu; hospitals also treating high numbers of patients with RSV and COVID-19

Monday, November 21, 2022

Treatment Without ADT Delays Initiation of Systemic Therapy in Prostate Cancer

Metastasis-directed therapy can delay initiation of systemic therapy in patients with solitary oligorecurrent metastatic lesion

Monday, November 21, 2022

New Pfizer Booster Shot Shows Protection Against Emerging Omicron Variants

In early data, new Pfizer COVID-19 boosters marshal antibodies against newer omicron variants

Friday, November 18, 2022

FDA Oversight of Clinical Trials Described as 'Grossly Inadequate'

Article describes inadequate oversight relating to development of COVID-19 vaccines and predating the pandemic

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Multidimensional Factors Shaped Physician Stress During Pandemic

Physicians' perceptions of occupational stress at individual level were shaped by stressors within and across four levels

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

For Older Adults, Loneliness Ups Mortality After Nonelective Surgery

No increase seen in odds of death at 30 days in association with loneliness for older adults undergoing elective surgery

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Symptom Burden Increases in Year Before Dialysis Initiation

Among older adults, symptom number and burden stabilized and decreased in the year after dialysis

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Moderna Booster Shot Prompts Strong Immune Response Against Omicron Subvariants

Moderna reports its updated booster shot is indeed triggering a strong immune response to the omicron variants BA.5 and BA.4

Monday, November 14, 2022

Antiepileptic Med Use Increasing in Nursing Home Residents With Dementia

The two most common, valproic acid and gabapentin, being used in clinically distinct ways

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Prevalence Remains High

1.49 million people aged 40 years and older are living with late-stage AMD in the United States

Friday, November 4, 2022

CDC Updates Recommendations for Prescribing Opioids for Pain

Benefits and risk of all treatment options should be considered in the context of patient circumstances

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Frailty-Related Fracture Risk Higher for Seniors With Cancer History

Cancer survivors who received chemotherapy more likely to have fracture; link stronger within five years of diagnosis

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Prevalence of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Increasing Globally

Absolute DALY burden increased from 2000 to 2019, with most rapid increase in middle, low-middle, low SDI quintiles

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Older Adults With Poor-Prognosis Cancers Commonly Have Preexisting Conditions

These preexisting conditions impact functional impairment, mobility, falls

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

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