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Among patients with mild-to-moderate acute traumatic brain injury

Tranexamic Acid Within Three Hours Cuts Some TBI Deaths

Patients with mild-to-moderate injury treated with tranexamic acid had reduced risk for head injury-related death
For patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

CHEST: Metoprolol Does Not Cut Time to COPD Exacerbation

Trial stopped early due to futility with respect to primary end point and safety concerns
For patients with metastatic breast cancer

Patient Cost Responsibility Up for Guideline-Discordant Care

Guideline-discordant tx linked to $1,841 higher patient costs in first year in metastatic breast cancer
For patients with knee osteoarthritis

Physical Therapy, Lifestyle Advice Underused in Knee OA

2007 to 2015 saw increase in use of NSAID prescriptions from orthopedists, primary care doctors
Among individuals aged 66 years and older

Suicide Risk Up With ARB Exposure Versus ACEI Exposure

Risk for suicide increased with angiotensin receptor blockers among individuals aged 66 years and older
Longer use of estrogen hormone therapy is associated with higher cognitive status in late life

Extended Estrogen Therapy Aids Late-Life Cognition

Benefit seen especially in older women and women initiating treatment within five years of menopause
For the 2018 to 2019 school year

CDC: Coverage 94.7 Percent for Two Doses of MMR in 2018 to 2019

2.8 percent of kindergartners were not up to date with MMR vaccination and did not have exemption
A shipment of baby powder has been recalled by Johnson & Johnson after U.S. authorities found asbestos in it.

Johnson & Johnson Recalls Baby Powder Due to Presence of Asbestos

This is the first time Johnson & Johnson has pulled its baby powder from the market
Most office-based physicians who provide sexually transmitted infections services report not having on-site access to the recommended injectable medications for same-day treatment of gonorrhea and syphilis

Most Physicians Treating STIs Do Not Have Meds on Hand

Increasing availability of treatments will help public health officials stop increases in STIs, authors say
An experimental growth factor therapy

Experimental Growth Factor May Aid Knee Osteoarthritis

However, clinical significance uncertain as patients did not report symptom improvement