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Asthma Exacerbations, ED Admissions Decreased During Lockdown

Nonpharmaceutical interventions to reduce COVID-19 associated with reduction in admissions for COPD, asthma

Many Older Adults Unaware of Potential Side Effects for New Rx

Physicians should spend more time discussing possible side effects of a newly prescribed medication during the office visit, authors say

New Symptoms Common Four Months After COVID-19

Half of patients declared at least one symptom that did not exist before COVID-19, most commonly fatigue, cognitive symptoms, dyspnea

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...

Greater Disability Tied to Worse COVID-19 Severity in MS Patients

Risk for hospitalization, ICU admission/ventilator support, death increased in multiple sclerosis patients with ambulatory disability, older age

Flu Vaccine Rate Expected to Reach All-Time High for 2020-2021 Season

Two-thirds saying they have or will get vaccine was driven by interest from adults 60 years and older

Rates of Macrolide Resistance in S. pneumoniae High Across the U.S.

Clinicians should consider alternatives to macrolide monotherapy as empiric therapy for suspected community-acquired bacterial pneumonia

Aspirin Use Tied to Lower Rates of COVID-19 Infection

Adults using low-dose aspirin for primary or secondary prevention of CVD had lower likelihood of COVID-19 infection versus nonusers

Opioid Discharge Prescription Guideline Satisfies Most Patients

93 percent of 229 patients undergoing surgery satisfied with guideline, which was based on their usage the day before discharge

March to November 2020 Saw Drop in COVID-19 Mortality at Nursing Homes

Adjusted mortality rates significantly declined from high of 20.9 percent in early April to 11.2 percent in early November