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Bacteria Risk Spurs Recall of 8 Million Laundress Products

Eleven customers have reported Pseudomonas infections; company investigating possible connection to the recalled products

FDA: No Useful Monoclonal Antibody Treatments Left Against New COVID-19 Variants

Immunocompromised patients can still receive convalescent plasma

Legalization of Medical Marijuana Beneficial for Cancer Patients

Reduction seen in rate of one or more opioid days and in the rate of one or more pain-related hospital events

Study Looks at Extent of Residual Lung Abnormalities After COVID-19 Hospitalization

Posthospitalization prevalence of residual lung abnormalities estimated at 11.7 percent in sensitivity analyses

Supraphysiological Oxygen During Surgery Linked to Organ Damage

Odds of acute kidney injury, myocardial injury, lung injury increased for those exposed to supraphysiological oxygen

RSNA: New AI Algorithm Predicts 10-Year Cardiovascular Risk From Chest X-Ray

Performance similar to the standard atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk score

Airway Inflammation, Emphysema More Common in Marijuana Smokers

In age-matched analysis, marijuana smokers had higher rates of bronchial thickening, bronchiectasis, mucoid impaction than tobacco-only smokers

Quality Improvement Collaborative Improving Cancer Screening Postpandemic

National Return-to-Screening collaborative linked to improvements in cancer screening compared with prepandemic, pandemic periods

Extended-Release Morphine Does Not Reduce Breathlessness in COPD

One week of extended-release morphine does not significantly reduce the intensity of worst breathlessness

Medical Masks Similar to N95 Respirators for Preventing COVID-19

No significant difference seen with medical masks versus N95 respirators for health care personnel providing care to COVID-19 patients