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Gastrointestinal symptoms are common in patients with coronavirus disease 2019

Gastrointestinal Symptoms Common in COVID-19 Patients

GI symptoms were more prevalent in later stages of epidemic in China
Following nonmajor orthopedic surgery of the lower limb

Rivaroxaban Prevents VTE After Lower-Limb Surgery

Rivaroxaban superior to enoxaparin for preventing major VTE after nonmajor orthopedic surgery
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is an independent risk factor for lung cancer incidence

COPD Independent Risk Factor for Lung Cancer

Risk for lung cancer higher for never smokers with COPD, ever smokers with or without COPD
Deep early remission of Crohn disease is associated with a significant decrease in long-term adverse effects

Early Deep Remission of Crohn Disease Tied to Better Outcomes

Findings show significant decrease in adverse outcomes over three years of follow-up
Legally dispensed marijuana products have stronger concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol than needed for chronic pain relief

Many Legal Marijuana Products Too Strong for Treating Pain

Majority of products in medicinal, recreational programs advertised to have >15 percent THC
Rates of autism spectrum disorders are declining among wealthy whites in California while escalating among poor and minority children

Autism Rates Inversely Tied to County’s Wealth

Wealthy California parents may have more access to private care, treatment
Greater alcohol consumption is associated with lower serum levels of bone formation markers among patients living with HIV and substance use disorder

Higher Alcohol Intake May Harm Bone Health in HIV Patients

Alcohol intake tied to levels of bone turnover markers in patients with HIV and substance use disorder
The first COVID-19 virus antibody test for use in the United States has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

Test for COVID-19 Antibodies Approved by FDA

Test checks for protective antibodies in a finger prick of blood
As COVID-19 pushes American hospitals to the breaking point

N.Y. Hospital Converts Sleep Apnea Machines Into Ventilators

T-shaped adapter can be quickly reproduced using 3D printer technology
America is in urgent need of blood donations during the COVID-19 pandemic

Amid COVID-19 Crisis, Blood Donor Restrictions Eased

FDA has changed abstinence period required for gay and bisexual blood donors from 12 months to three months