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Proton pump inhibitor use in children is associated with a small but significant increased risk for any fracture

Proton Pump Inhibitors May Up Fracture Risk in Children

Small but significant risk seen for upper-limb and lower-limb fractures
Artificial intelligence allows coronavirus disease 2019 to be detected and differentiated from community-acquired pneumonia on chest computed tomography

Artificial Intelligence Model Can Detect COVID-19 on Chest CT

Sensitivity and specificity for detecting COVID-19 90 and 96 percent, respectively, with AUC of 0.96
National health expenditures are projected to increase at an average annual rate of 5.4 percent for 2019 to 2028

National Health Spending Expected to Increase Through 2028

National health expenditures expected to represent 19.7 percent of gross domestic product by 2028
Leading up to the coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak

36 Percent of Available Hospital Beds Unoccupied on Typical Day

Leading up to COVID-19 outbreak, 2.2 hospital beds available per 1,000 persons, but most occupied
Cardiac injury is associated with increased mortality in hospitalized patients with coronavirus disease 2019

Cardiac Injury Linked to Increased Mortality in COVID-19

More hospitalized patients with cardiac injury required noninvasive or invasive mechanical ventilation
Certain types of EpiPens and their generic counterparts may fail or delay injection of lifesaving epinephrine for severe allergic reactions

FDA Warns of Defective EpiPen Dangers

Devices may activate prematurely if the blue safety release is removed using sideways force
In a statement published online March 19 by the Infectious Diseases Society of America

IDSA Issues Recommendations for COVID-19 Testing

Four-tier approach prioritizes ICU patients, those with symptoms and contact with a patient or travel history
In a special article published online March 17 in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Information on COVID-19 Provided for Gastroenterologists

COVID-19 can include GI symptoms such as diarrhea; gastrointestinal tract is potential route of infection
In an American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement

Recommendations Issued for Pediatric Abuse-Related Head Trauma

Recommendations for pediatricians include remaining vigilant for signs, consulting subspecialists
Strong demand for medications that show promise as treatments for COVID-19 have led to shortages of those drugs in the United States.

Shortages Seen for Drugs That Show Promise Against COVID-19

Patients who currently rely on remdesivir or hydroxychloroquine now facing dangerous shortages