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As of July 29

CDC Updates Info on Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children

Distinguishing this COVID-19-related syndrome from others can be challenging
Primary care physicians generally do not recognize antibiotic resistance and inappropriate prescribing as issues in their practice

Physicians Do Not See They Are Part of Antibiotic Rx Problem

Providers do not recognize their own inappropriate prescribing, want incentives for stewardship
Women with peripheral artery disease have a higher burden of depressive symptoms compared with men

Women Have More Depression With Peripheral Artery Disease

Depressive symptoms associated with worse disease-specific health status
During the COVID-19 pandemic

In-Person Clinic Visits at VA Down by Half Early in Pandemic

30 percent decline seen in total outpatient visits despite increases in telephone and video visits
Pupil area is an independent predictor of all-cause mortality and readmission due to heart failure

Pupil Area May Help Indicate Prognosis in Heart Failure

Study shows pupil area adds prognostic information to the Seattle Heart Failure Score
Contrary to current guidelines

Outcomes Worse With No Surgery for Cholecystitis in Pregnancy

Most pregnant women managed nonoperatively despite guidelines calling for cholecystectomy
Higher neonatal adiposity is significantly associated with higher overall body mass index levels at ages 2 to 6 years

Neonatal Adiposity Linked to Higher Childhood BMI Levels

Neonatal adiposity also associated with increased likelihood of overweight or obesity at ages 2 to 6
Risk for early-onset neonatal bacterial sepsis increases with maternal overweight and obesity

Maternal Weight Tied to Early-Onset Neonatal Bacterial Sepsis

Half of this association explained by cesarean section delivery, preeclampsia, preterm delivery
Preoperative opioid and sedative use are risk factors for morbidity and mortality following colorectal resections

GI Surgical Outcomes Worse With Preop Use of Opioids, Sedatives

Findings seen in patients undergoing colorectal resection for nontrauma reasons
Overall survival is longer and the incidence of remission is higher among previously untreated

Drug Combo Prolongs Survival in Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Findings seen for azacitidine + venetoclax in older patients ineligible for intensive chemotherapy