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Worldwide more physicians are using remdesivir to treat COVID-19 patients

Remdesivir Use Growing Globally in COVID-19 Patients

Yet, most physicians believe it is only moderately effective, better used earlier than official guidelines recommend
The VA health system has stopped nearly all use of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 patients

VA Slashes Use of Hydroxychloroquine to Treat COVID-19 Patients

Prescribing reduced to just three prescriptions in the last week as new research highlights possible dangers
A recall of the widely used diabetes drug metformin was announced by drug maker Apotex due to possible high levels of N-Nitrosodimethylamine

Metformin Recalled Due to Potential Cancer-Causing Chemical

Recall is for all lots of metformin hydrochloride extended-release tablets 500 mg from Apotex
Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of May 25 to 29

Physician’s Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of...
Women are less likely to have or die from cardiovascular disease than men

Globally, Women Less Likely to Develop Heart Disease Than Men

Rates of primary prevention higher in women, but secondary prevention efforts higher in men
Women have a good chance of having a second child with the help of assisted reproductive technology

Success More Than 50 Percent for Second Child With Fertility Treatment

Chances range from 51 to 88 percent depending on use of frozen versus fresh embryos
For residents of California and Washington with COVID-19

Burden of Severe COVID-19 High in California, Washington State

Length of stay was 9.3 days for survivors; probability high for ICU admission, mortality
There seems to be no significant difference between a five- and 10-day course of remdesivir for patients with severe COVID-19 not requiring mechanical ventilation

Five-Day Course of Remdesivir Beneficial in Severe COVID-19

No significant difference seen in five-, 10-day course for severe COVID-19 without mechanical ventilation
Quick response codes on casts of pediatric patients with fractures may be a convenient and useful way to connect children and their caregivers to cast care instructions

AAOS: QR Codes on Children’s Casts May Be Useful for Care Info

In many cases, scanning the code keeps patients from needing to contact the treating physician
High spirituality among stroke survivors may moderate the association between care partner depressive symptomatology and quality of life for survivors and their care partners

Spirituality May Have Protective Effect on QOL for Stroke Survivors

Spirituality may moderate link between care partner depressive symptoms and survivor psychological QOL