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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 Oct. 19 to 23

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...
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
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

American Academy of Pediatrics, Oct. 2-5

The American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference The annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics was held virtually this year from Oct....
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
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
Proactive interventions such as asthma self-management education

Proactive Interventions Cut Spending for Children With Asthma

Reductions in utilization varied by state and intervention
Exposure to maternal hypothyroidism during the periconceptual period is associated with an increased risk for childhood attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in offspring

Maternal Hypothyroidism Linked to Risk for ADHD in Offspring

Risk for ADHD increased in children of mothers with hypothyroidism diagnosed prior to, during pregnancy
In a clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Guidelines Issued on Managing Infants Exposed to HIV

Counseling should be provided for parents, caregivers of infants exposed to HIV, including for routine care