Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup
Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of Jan. 17 to 21, 2022. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal studies and other trusted... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Risk for Diabetes Increased  for Pediatric Patients With COVID-19
FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 -- Patients aged younger than 18 years with diagnosed COVID-19 have an increased risk for newly diagnosed diabetes>30 days after acute infection, according to research published in the Jan. 14 issue of the U.S. Centers for... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Prolonged TV Watching Ups Blood Clot Risk
FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 -- Prolonged television watching increases the risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE), according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published online Jan. 20 in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. Setor K.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Blacks Increased Telemedicine Use for Surgical Consults
FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 -- There was increased use of telemedicine for surgical consults among some historically underrepresented patient groups during the second phase of the pandemic, according to a study published in the February issue of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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COVID-19 Rapid Test Makers Struggling to Meet Demand
FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 -- Shortages of both supplies and workers are wreaking havoc on the efforts of COVID-19 at-home test makers to deliver enough of the tests to Americans, even as the federal government pledges to provide 500 million free,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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COVID-19 Boosters Keep Older Americans Out of Hospitals: CDC
FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 -- The risk for hospitalization for COVID-19 among older Americans is far higher for those who are unvaccinated than for those who are fully vaccinated and have had a booster shot, new government data show. The differences are... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Closed-Loop System Improves Glycemic Control in Young Children With T1DM
FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 -- Compared with sensor-augmented pump therapy, a hybrid closed-loop system improves glycemic control in young children with type 1 diabetes, according to a study published in the Jan. 20 issue of the New England Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Peanut Oral Immunotherapy at Younger Age Ups Desensitization in Children
FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 -- For young children with peanut allergy, initiation of peanut oral immunotherapy is associated with an increase in desensitization and remission, according to a study published in the Jan. 22 issue of The Lancet. Stacie M.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Delay to Admission From ED Tied to Increase in 30-Day Mortality
FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 -- A delay of five or more hours to admission from the emergency department is associated with increased all-cause 30-day mortality, according to a study published online Jan. 19 in the Emergency Medicine Journal. Simon Jones,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Prevalence of Coronary Heart Disease Largely Unchanged From 2011 to 2018
FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 -- The prevalence of coronary heart disease (CHD) remained largely unchanged in the United States from 2011 to 2018, according to a research letter published online Jan. 19 in JAMA Cardiology. Yi-Ting Hana Lee, M.P.H., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Semaglutide Superior to Liraglutide for Weight Loss
FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 -- Among adults with overweight or obesity, once-weekly subcutaneous semaglutide plus counseling for diet and physical activity results in significantly greater weight loss at 68 weeks than once-daily subcutaneous liraglutide,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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One-Third of Pregnant Women Report Mental Distress During Pandemic
FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 -- Nearly one in three pregnant women have reported elevated symptoms of mental health distress and a negative impact on health behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published in the January issue of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Myopia Progressed Faster in Children Under COVID-19 Lockdowns
FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 -- Myopia progressed more rapidly in schoolchildren exposed to more COVID-19-related lockdown measures, according to a study published online Jan. 14 in JAMA Network Open. Kai Yip Choi, Ph.D., from the Hong Kong Polytechnic... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 21, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vaccine Effectiveness Against Symptomatic COVID-19 Wanes
FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 -- Vaccine effectiveness against symptomatic COVID-19 decreases by 20 weeks after the second dose of BNT162b2 or CHAdOx1-S, but limited waning is seen against COVID-19-related hospitalization and death, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 21, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Brain Imaging May ID THC-Linked Impairment in Cannabis Users
FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 -- Functional brain imaging may identify Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-associated impairment in cannabis users, according to a study published online Jan. 8 in Neuropsychopharmacology. Jodi M. Gilman, Ph.D., from Massachusetts... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 21, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Biosimilars Could Cut Spending for Biologic Therapy in the U.S.
FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 -- Biosimilar drugs could drive down prices for biologic drugs and generate savings of about $38.4 billion between 2021 and 2025, according to a study published online Jan. 3 in the American Journal of Managed Care. Andrew... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Recommendations Updated for Recombinant Zoster Vaccine
THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 -- Recommendations have been updated for use of the recombinant zoster vaccine (RZV) for prevention of herpes zoster and related complications among immunocompromised adults aged 19 years and older; the recommendations are... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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No Significant Increase Seen in Fetal Mortality Rates From 2019 to 2020
THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 -- From 2019 to 2020, there was no significant change in fetal mortality rates, according to a January Vital Statistics Rapid Release report, a publication from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Elizabeth... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Prophylactic Antibiotics Not Needed Before Invasive Dental Procedures
THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 -- There is no evidence to support administering antibiotic prophylaxis before invasive dental procedures (IDP) in patients with prosthetic joints, according to a study published online Jan. 19 in JAMA Network Open. Martin H.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 20, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Suicide Attempts Increased Among U.S. Adults From 2008 to 2019
THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 -- Suicide attempts among U.S. adults increased from 2008 to 2019, according to a study published online Jan. 19 in JAMA Psychiatry. Tanner J. Bommersbach, M.D., from the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Significant Health Benefits Seen With Meeting ATS Air Quality Standard
THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 -- Meeting the American Thoracic Society (ATS)-recommended air quality standards (limit long-term fine particular matter to 8 µg/m3) would yield significant health benefits, according to a study published recently in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Gained Weight During First Year of Pandemic
THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 -- Almost half of U.S. adults report gaining weight during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online in the January issue of Diabetes& Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Breast Cancer Survivors Face Higher Risk for Hypertension, Diabetes
THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 -- Women with, versus without, a history of breast cancer have a higher incidence of hypertension and diabetes up to 10 years following diagnosis, according to a study published online Jan. 13 in the Journal of Clinical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Fourth Vaccine Dose May Up COVID-19 Immunity in Kidney Transplant Recipients
THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 -- A fourth dose of an mRNA-based anti-severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) vaccine may increase antispike immunoglobulin (Ig)G titers in kidney transplant recipients, according to a research letter... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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COVID-19 Proning Teams Benefit From Wound Care Specialist Nurse
THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 -- The inclusion of a certified wound and skin care nurse on a multiprofessional prone-positioning team significantly reduces the odds of pressure injuries developing in patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19, according... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Long-Term Outcomes Described for Survivors of Childhood ALL
TURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 -- In an article published online Dec. 29 in Cancers, long-term adverse and positive outcomes are described for survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Charlotte Sleurs, Ph.D., from the University Hospital... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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U.S. Insurers Could Spend Millions for Ivermectin Rx for COVID-19
THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 -- Insurers could prevent substantial waste by restricting prescription coverage for inappropriate use of ivermectin for COVID-19, according to a research letter published online Jan. 13 in the Journal of the American Medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Same-Day Discharge Increasing for Hip, Knee Arthroplasty
THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 -- Same-day discharge (SDD) is becoming more common for both total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA), according to a study recently published online in the Journal of Arthroplasty. Eytan M. Debbi,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Health Care Utilization Highest in First 30 Days After COVID-19 Diagnosis
THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 -- Patients with even nonsevere COVID-19 seek health care frequently within 30 days of diagnosis, according to a study published online Jan. 6 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Brian Z. Huang, Ph.D., from Kaiser... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Emergency Department Interventions Cut Opioid Rx Rates
THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 -- Most emergency department interventions aimed at cutting opioid prescribing cut the prescription rate but not the prescribed opioid quantity, according to a review published online Jan. 13 in JAMA Network Open. Raoul... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Nomogram May Help Predict Survival in Primary Intestinal NHL
THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 -- A nomogram can assist clinicians in predicting cancer-specific survival in patients with primary intestinal non-Hodgkin lymphoma (PINHL), according to a study published online Dec. 20 in Cancer Management and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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WHO Says Worst of Pandemic Could Ease This Year if Vaccine Inequities Erased
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19, 2022 -- If COVID-19 vaccines and medicines are shared equally worldwide, the pandemic could ease this year, a top World Health Organization official said Tuesday. However, if wealthier countries do not share their resources with... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 19, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Biden Plans to Send 400 Million N95 Masks to Americans for Free
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19, 2022 -- The Biden administration plans to announce Wednesday that it will send 400 million free nonsurgical N95 masks to community health centers and pharmacies across the country so more Americans can get the masks that are most... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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COVID-19 Restrictions Eased in England
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19, 2022 -- Numerous COVID-19 restrictions will be dropped in England because government experts believe the omicron variant " has now peaked nationally, " British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday. As of Jan. 27, COVID-19... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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FDA Approves Rinvoq for Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19, 2022 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Rinvoq (upadacitinib) for the treatment of moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis in patients aged 12 years and older, the manufacturer announced Friday. The approval is... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Specialist-Led Model of Care Can Improve CVD Prevention in Psoriasis
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19, 2022 -- Dermatologists and patients with psoriatic disease have a positive view of a specialist-led model of care to improve cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention, according to a study published online Jan. 19 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Disparities Seen in Air Pollution Exposure Across the U.S.
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19, 2022 -- ZIP codes with higher densities of racial and ethnic minorities and low-income groups have higher average exposures to air pollution, according to a study published online Jan. 12 in Nature. Abdulrahman Jbaily, Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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More Kidneys From Deceased Donors With AKI Being Transplanted
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19, 2022 -- The absolute number of stage 3 acute kidney injury (AKI) kidneys transplanted increased from 2010 to 2020, according to a study recently published online in the American Journal of Transplantation. Caroline Liu, from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Ethnic Disparities Seen in Enrollment for a Clinical Trial ​
WEDNESDSAY, Jan. 19, 2022 -- In the Bronchiolitis Follow-up Intervention Trial (BeneFIT) setting, physicians more often determined that Hispanic patients were not appropriate for as-needed follow-up and excluded them from the trial, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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2021 USPSTF Lung Cancer Screening Criteria Expand Eligibility
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19, 2022 -- The 2021 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) criteria for lung cancer screening increase eligibility compared with earlier screening criteria, with reduced racial disparity, according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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BNT162b2 Vaccine Effective Against Severe COVID-19 in Adolescents
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19, 2022 -- Two doses of the BNT162b2 vaccine are highly effective against COVID-19-related hospitalization and critical disease in adolescents aged 12 to 18 years, according to a study published online Jan. 12 in the New England... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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AAN Position Statement Addresses Consent Issues in Acute Stroke
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19, 2022 -- Issues relating to consent for people who have experienced acute ischemic stroke are addressed in an American Academy of Neurology position statement published online Jan. 10 in Neurology. Justin A. Sattin, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Racial, Ethnic Disparities Seen in mAb Treatment for COVID-19
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19, 2022 -- There are racial and ethnic disparities in receipt of monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatment among patients with COVID-19, according to research published in the Jan. 14 early-release issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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AI Model May Predict COVID-19 Outcomes for Critically Ill
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19, 2022– Using proteomics data, a machine learning model may predict survival in critically ill COVID-19 patients, according to a study published online Jan. 18 in PLOS Digital Health. Vadim Demichev, Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Cardiac Outcomes Good for Children With COVID-19-Related MIS-C
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19, 2022 -- Children with COVID-19-related multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) have good functional recovery and coronary outcomes at three to four months, according to a study published online Jan. 19 in the Journal of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Gap Between Retinal Age, Chronological Age Tied to Mortality
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19, 2022 -- The gap between retinal age and chronological age is associated with the risk of all-cause and cause-specific noncardiovascular, noncancer mortality, according to a study published online Jan. 18 in the British Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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USPSTF: Individualize Counseling for Primary Prevention of CVD
TUESDAY, Jan. 18, 2022 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that physicians individualize the decision to refer adults without known cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors to behavioral counseling interventions for... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Adding a P2Y12 Inhibitor Does Not Improve Outcomes in COVID-19
TUESDAY, Jan. 18, 2022 -- The addition of a P2Y12 inhibitor to anticoagulant therapy does not improve organ support-free days among non-critically ill patients hospitalized for COVID-19, according to a study published in the Jan. 18 issue of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Survival Increase Seen for Adults With Relapsed Ph+ ALL
TUESDAY, Jan. 18, 2022 -- Real-world data show steady improvement in overall survival (OS) for patients with Philadelphia-positive (Ph+) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who experienced relapse after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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White House Launches Website for Free Home COVID-19 Tests a Day Ahead of Schedule
TUESDAY, Jan. 18, 2022 -- It was slated to debut on Wednesday, but the federal government quietly launched its website for Americans to order free at-home COVID-19 tests one day early. By going to COVIDTests.gov, individuals can quickly order four... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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