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Clinical briefs for Monday, April 19

Skin reactions typically mild after coronavirus vaccinations: study … You probably have an asymptomatic infection right now, and it’s not COVID … Back pain management protocol for older adults uses proprioception … Dialysis patients should be prioritized for vaccines in state schedules, experts say

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Stable LTC antipsychotic prescribing in 2020 may reflect success of U.S. reduction initiatives

University of Michigan researchers have found relatively minimal changes in central nervous system-active medication use among Michigan nursing home residents with dementia following the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a finding that may be explained in part by regulatory pressures to reduce antipsychotic prescribing in U.S. skilled nursing facilities.  With the disruptions in daily routines…

Clinical briefs for Friday, April 16

CDC advisers delay decision on J&J shot … Breast cancer treatment in patients over 70 can be safely reduced, new study finds … Lack of caregiver support, cognitive and sensory decline biggest barriers in telehealth use among older adults … Stroke risk remains elevated 5 years after traumatic brain injury

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