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Safety of COVID-19 Vaccination in Patients With Dravet Syndrome

Jun 21, 2022

COVID-19 vaccination is safe in patients with Dravet syndrome, but vaccine hesitancy among caregivers has impacted vaccine uptake in this patient population. “Patients with neurological condi...

COVI-PRONE trial on its back

May 18, 2022

The randomized COVI-PRONE clinical trial demonstrated no difference in the risk of endotracheal intubation requirement at 30 days between awake prone positioning and standard positioning for patients ...

inDEPTH: Who Are the Women With Breast Cancer Survival Rates Near 100%?

May 16, 2022

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#VisualAbstract: Fewer hospital admissions and death were seen with SARS-CoV-2 Delta (B.1.617.2) compared to Omicron (B.1.1.529) variant infections

Apr 28, 2022

1. The risk of hospitalization and death was lower among cases infected with Omicron variant compared to Delta. 2. In unvaccinated cases, prior COVID-19 infection provided moderate protection. ...

inDEPTH: COVID-19 Pediatric Vaccine Hesitancy Among Racially Diverse Parents

Apr 12, 2022

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Association of COVID-19 Vaccination With Symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infection by Time Since Vaccination and Delta Variant Predominance

Mar 24, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to assess the relationships between symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection and the receipt of BNT162b2, mRNA-1273, and Ad26.COV2.S by day since vaccination before and after D...

From the Physician EIC: The Telehealth Extension & Evaluation Act Isn’t Enough

Feb 22, 2022

In early February, two senators introduced the Telehealth Extension and Evaluation Act to extend Medicare telehealth reimbursement waivers another 2 years following the end of the public health emerge...

Increased Severe Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia During Social Distancing

Feb 21, 2022

As a neonatologist, I was concerned about an apparent increase in the number of neonates being readmitted to the hospital with severe hyperbilirubinemia during the COVID-19 pandemic and social distanc...

COVID-19 & Children: Why Numbers Never Tell the Real Story

Feb 14, 2022

Imagine for a moment the trauma a parent experiences when burying their child. This is an unfortunate but palpable reality for 940 parents in the United States (US) whose children’s lives have been ...

Smart Devices & Social Media in Adults With Hearing Impairment

Feb 09, 2022

“Based on our previous research, we know that adults with hearing impairment experience more loneliness, depression, and anxiety than adults who hear normally,” Marieke F. van Wier, PhD, notes. ...

Administering COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Therapy in an ED-Embedded Infusion Center

Feb 07, 2022

“Our ED was filled with critically ill patients with COVID-19-related respiratory failure, many of them ‘boarding’ in the ED waiting for ICU beds to become available,” explains Julie-Kathryn G...

COVID-19 Surges Linked With Higher Rates of Non-COVID In-Hospital Mortality

Jan 26, 2022

“During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals observed precipitous declines in ED visits and inpatient admissions,” says Amber K. Sabbatini, MD, MPH, FACEP. “There were sudden reduc...

The Impact of Flu Vaccination on Survival for Elderly Men With COPD

Jan 24, 2022

Previous studies have established that patients aged 65 and older with COPD are at elevated risk for influenza-associated complications, such as hospitalization, ICU admissions, and death. Guidelines ...

Assessing COVID-19 Pediatric Vaccine Hesitancy Among Racially Diverse Parents

Jan 21, 2022

“COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations among young children are increasing across the US, with the burden disproportionately falling on Black and Hispanic children,” says Celia B. Fisher, PhD. “Wh...

From the Physician Editor-in-Chief - New Year, New Crisis: Can Our Healthcare System Survive?

Jan 18, 2022

During the past several weeks, the news about the US healthcare system has been dire. ICUs are at capacity, and patients are spending days in emergency rooms because there are no available beds. There...

Delayed Start of Therapy Feasible in Some Patients With MCL

Jan 10, 2022

Currently, the effect of the diagnosis-to-treatment interval (DTI) on survival in patients with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) has not been extensively examined. Researchers aimed to determine the feasibi...

Covid Long Hauler Symptoms Reported by as Many as 1 in 7

Jan 05, 2022

Both severe and mild cases associated with symptoms months later Within three weeks of a SARS-CoV-2 infection, one in seven U.S. adults developed at least one new type of clinical sequelae, according...

Covid-19: Clotting Disorders Pause Roll-Out of Adenovirus Vaccines

Jan 04, 2022

Regulators in U.S. and Europe link vaccines to CVST and thrombocytopenia Several setbacks hampered vaccination efforts in the battle against Covid-19. Among these were concerns about clotting disorde...

Death Risk High in CLL Patients Infected with Covid-19

Dec 31, 2021

Risk is equally high for patients in ’watch and wait’ mode after prior treatment The Covid-19 pandemic hit those already ill with other conditions especially hard. This was particularly t...

As Overdose Deaths Soar, DEA-Wary Pharmacies Shy From Dispensing Addiction Medication

Nov 11, 2021

When Martin Njoku saw opioid addiction devastate his West Virginia community, he felt compelled to help. This was the place he’d called home for three decades, where he’d raised his two gi...