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Decrease Noted in Peritoneal Dialysis-Linked Peritonitis Rates

5 percent decline seen in peritonitis rate per year; rate varied by patient factors, including age, race, prior peritoneal episodes

Multidose Antibiotic Prophylaxis No Better for Breast Implant Surgery

Multiple-dose regimen not superior to single-dose regimen among women undergoing implant-based breast reconstruction

Physician Burnout Significantly Increased During 2020 to 2021

Additionally, decreases in satisfaction with work-life integration and increases in depression seen

Total Number of HPV Vaccination Encounters Down During Pandemic

However, there was an increase seen in vaccinations per encounter, with seasonal variation

4.4 Million Americans Have Gotten Updated COVID-19 Boosters

Public health officials expect demand for the new booster to surge in the next few weeks

Japan to Drop COVID-19 Restrictions, Ease Entry for Tourists

Independent tourists can begin traveling to Japan on Oct. 11

Neuropsychiatric Manifestations Seen in Monkeypox Patients

Headache, fatigue, and myalgia are reported frequently; serious complications, such as confusion, encephalitis, and seizure, are less common

Norovirus Outbreaks Have Increased to Prepandemic Levels

In surveillance year 2021 to 2022, 992 outbreaks were reported compared with 1,056 and 343 in 2019 to 2020 and 2020 to 2021

More Batches of Moderna COVID-19 Shots Shipped Amid Reports of Shortages

While supplies of the updated Pfizer booster shot appear to be plentiful, some pharmacies have reported not having enough Moderna vaccine

Medical Debt Tied to Worsening of Food, Housing Insecurity

Risk factors for medical indebtedness include hospitalization, disability, high deductible, Medicare Advantage, and no insurance coverage