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Remdesivir may speed time to clinical improvement for patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection

Remdesivir May Accelerate Recovery From Severe COVID-19

Early results from NIH study promising, but Lancet study did not show significant clinical benefit
Patients with glomerular disease and their caregivers give highest priority to outcomes of kidney function

Study Explores Outcomes Valued by Glomerular Disease Patients

Highly ranked outcomes for patients and caregivers include kidney function, survival, but also fatigue
Screening symptomatic health care workers for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection is feasible during the pandemic

Symptomatic Health Care Staff in U.K. Screened for COVID-19

Shift in transmission dynamics noted as of March 24, concurrent with steps to implement social distancing
At least half of older adults report experiencing a disruption to their medical care at one month into social distancing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Pandemic Disrupting Health Care for 55 Percent of Older Adults

One in five older adults reported trying telemedicine; 49 percent find it comparable to an in-person visit
Mepivacaine spinal anesthesia allows for earlier ambulation for patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty compared with the more commonly used bupivacaine

Choice of Spinal Anesthesia Key to Early Ambulation After THA

Patients who received mepivacaine rather than bupivacaine more likely to ambulate at 3.5 hours
For patients with COVID-19

Men Have More Serious Disease, Higher Death Rate From COVID-19

Number of men in deceased group was 2.4 times higher than women in public dataset from China
Cases of large-vessel stroke in individuals younger than 50 years are described in patients with COVID-19 in a case report published online April 28 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Large-Vessel Stroke Described in Young Adults With COVID-19

Five patients younger than 50 years presented with large-vessel stroke during two-week period in NYC
In 2018

14.9 Percent of U.S. Adults Had Ever Used an E-Cigarette in 2018

Prevalence of ever e-cigarette use and current use highest for men, non-Hispanic whites, those ages 18 to 24
Total insurance coverage

Medicaid Expansion Tied to Higher Mammography Rates

Expansion states saw higher Medicaid, total insurance coverage, and use of coverage for mammography
The incidence of Alzheimer disease is significantly higher in patients with psoriasis versus individuals without psoriasis

Psoriasis Tied to Higher Alzheimer Disease Risk

Among psoriasis patients, those on systemic treatment had lower risk for Alzheimer disease