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Delayed vaccination enabled the initial spread and increased infectious contact facilitated transmission of measles in the 2018 to 2019 outbreak in New York City

Delayed Vaccination Enabled Measles Spread During 2018-2019 in NYC

Initial spread due to delayed vaccination; transmission facilitated by increased infectious contact
Children with COVID-19 frequently have negative chest computed tomography findings

Chest CT Often Normal in Pediatric COVID-19 Patients

No change was seen in 10 of the 11 follow-up CT examinations carried out
In an American Thoracic Society clinical practice guideline

Guideline Details Pharmacologic Management of COPD

Clinical practice guideline addresses six emerging questions around COPD management
Physicians in China experienced a significant increase in mental health symptoms and fear of violence and a decline in mood after the outbreak of COVID-19

COVID-19 Took Toll on Mental Health of Chinese Physicians

Physicians saw drop in mood, rise in depression, anxiety symptoms, and fear of workplace violence
A surge in prescriptions for hydroxychloroquine/chloroquine was seen during the COVID-19 pandemic

Hydroxychloroquine Prescriptions Surge in U.S. During Pandemic

Increase in hydroxychloroquine/chloroquine fills seen during week of March 15 to 21, 2020
Body mass index is associated with tracheal intubation and/or death within seven days among individuals with diabetes hospitalized for COVID-19

BMI, Tracheal Intubation/Death Linked in Diabetes With COVID-19

In multivariable analyses with covariates, only BMI was positively linked to primary outcome
For patients with colorectal cancer and diabetes

Adherence to Diabetes Meds May Cut Mortality in Colorectal Cancer

Patients with colorectal cancer and diabetes have better survival with adherence to diabetes meds
Nursing home residents have persistently high rates of hip fracture

Rates of Hip Fracture High for Nursing Home Residents

In all years from 2007 to 2015, one-year mortality was high following hip fracture
High-potency cannabis is associated with increased cannabis use and problems and an increased likelihood of anxiety disorders

High-Potency Cannabis Tied to Increased Use, Anxiety Disorder

No evidence of link seen between high-potency cannabis use and alcohol use disorder or depression

May 2020 Briefing – Family Practice

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Family Practice for May 2020. This roundup includes the...