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Neonates with prolonged arterial line/central venous line use have fewer skin breaks and have significantly larger thalamic volumes early in life compared with those with restricted line use

Skin Breaks Drop With Prolonged AL/CVL Use in Neonates

Larger thalamic volumes seen with prolonged arterial line, central venous line use and fewer skin breaks
COVID-19 may not cause a cytokine storm

Cytokines Not at ‘Storm’ Levels in Those With Severe COVID-19

Levels in severely, critically ill COVID-19 patients much lower than in other inflammatory syndromes
A population-based risk algorithm performs well for predicting death and hospital admission due to COVID-19 in adults

Algorithm Predicts Death, Hospital Admission From COVID-19

Final risk algorithm includes age, ethnicity, deprivation, body mass index, range of comorbidities
For moderately ill hospitalized patients with COVID-19

Tocilizumab Does Not Prevent Intubation, Death in COVID-19

Intubation or death, disease worsening similar for tocilizumab, placebo in hospitalized patients
The number of COVID-19-related deaths may be underestimated

CDC: Number of COVID-19 Deaths May Be Underreported

Only two-thirds of the nearly 300,000 excess deaths in 2020 are attributed to COVID-19
The first company to start a phase 3 trial of a COVID-19 vaccine reached its target of enrolling 30

U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Enrolls 30,000

Moderna says it is on track to apply for FDA approval to market the vaccine in early December
In a move that widens the pool of people considered at risk for COVID-19 infection

CDC Broadens Definition of ‘Close Contact’ in Tracing COVID-19 Infections

Change will likely have biggest impact in group settings where people are in repeated contact with others
Vertebral fractures are a clinical marker of fragility and poor prognosis in patients with COVID-19

Vertebral Fractures Marker of Poorer Prognosis in COVID-19

COVID-19 patients with vertebral fractures more often require noninvasive mechanical ventilation
Anthony Fauci

Fauci ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ for COVID-19 Vaccine by Year’s End

Fauci was speaking at a virtual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
A third surge of COVID-19 cases now has a firm grip on the United States

New Wave of COVID-19 Infections Taking Hold in America

Luckily, the climbing case count has not yet translated to increased deaths