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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 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...
From 2004 to 2017

AAOS: Opioid Prescribing Down for Minor Ortho Injuries in Youth

However, 54.3 percent of patients received at least one dose of opioid during ED or clinic visit
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
A total of 9.5 percent of persons were uninsured from January through June 2019

9.5 Percent Uninsured in U.S. From January Through June 2019

Overall, 13.7 percent of adults aged 18 to 64, 4.4 percent of children aged 0 to 17 were uninsured
There are extensive financial relationships between leaders of U.S. professional medical associations and industry

Links Found Between Leaders of Medical Associations, Industry

Most leaders have ties to industry; considerable variation seen among 10 medical associations in U.S.
Individuals

Parents Facing Higher Levels of Stress During Pandemic

Pandemic-related stress also disproportionately impacting communities of color
In 2018

Only One in Four U.S. Hospitals With ICUs Have Tele-ICU Services

Wide regional variation seen for availability of telehealth outpatient visits, tele-ICU services
The COVID-19 pandemic poses risks to children's health

Parents Struggling to Provide for Families During Pandemic

Hardships greatest for low-income, Hispanic, and black parents
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force concludes that current evidence is inadequate for assessing the balance of benefits and harms of primary care interventions for preventing illicit drug use among children

USPSTF: Little Evidence Interventions Prevent Illicit Drug Use in Youth

Current evidence inadequate for assessing balance of benefits, harms of interventions among youth
Daily use of a fine particulate matter air filtration device can significantly improve airway mechanics and reduce airway resistance in children with asthma

Air Filters Shown to Improve Breathing in Children With Asthma

Daily in-bedroom use of a PM2.5 filter results in significant improvement of airway mechanics