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Adults taking proton pump inhibitors have an increased risk for having a positive COVID-19 test

Risk for COVID-19 Increased for Adults Taking PPIs

Dose-response relationship observed; risk up 3.67-fold for those using PPIs up to twice daily
Black patients with esophageal cancer have a reduced likelihood of receiving surgery

Odds of Surgery Lower for Black Patients With Esophageal Cancer

Black race independently confers reduced odds of surgery; mortality higher for those without surgery
There is wide variation in the safety performance of electronic health record systems used in U.S. hospitals

Electronic Health Records Fail to Detect Many Medication Errors

Though broadly used in U.S. hospitals, EHRs fail to detect up to one-third of medication errors
Pre/probiotic therapy may be useful for patients with depression and/or anxiety disorders

Review: Pre/Probiotics May Be Useful for Depression, Anxiety

All seven studies demonstrated significant improvements in one or more of the outcomes measured
Prescriptions for oral steroid bursts are associated with a 1.8- to 2.4-fold increased risk for severe adverse events within the first month after initiation of drug therapy

Oral Corticosteroid Bursts Carry Risk for Severe Adverse Events

Highest rates of adverse events seen within first month after initiating short course of oral steroids
The use of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers is associated with lower risk of colorectal cancer risk that develops within three years after index colonoscopy

CRC Risk Down With ACEi, Angiotensin Receptor Blocker Use

5 percent reduction in adjusted hazard ratio risk with each single year increase in drug use
Among low-income adults

Medicaid Expansion Contributing to Earlier Cancer Diagnosis

Cancer diagnosis earlier for low-income adults with screening-amenable cancers following Medicaid expansion
Over 1 percent of Americans purchase prescription medication from outside of the United States to save money

Roughly 2 Million Americans Buy Prescriptions From Outside the Country

Patient education, stringent quality control measures necessary to ensure safe purchases
The spectrum of imaging findings in children with post-COVID-19 inflammatory condition (multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children) is described in a case series published online June 25 in Radiology.

Spectrum of Imaging Findings Described in COVID-19 MIS-C

Imaging findings include basal consolidation with collapse and pleural effusions on chest CT
Updated recommendations for reducing transmission of HIV

Updated Guidance Provided for Safe Solid Organ Transplantation

Universal donor nucleic acid testing for HIV, HBV, HCV and post-transplant monitoring recommended