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Clinical briefs for Friday, Sept. 18

Nursing home commission makes 27 recommendations, calls for ‘greater leadership role’ from CMS … Heparin nasal spray to be tested as COVID prevention … One in 10 older dental patients prescribed opioids while taking psychotropics … Conflicting orders may make POLST forms difficult to implement, study finds … Drug experts say ‘up is down’ in…

Clinical briefs for Thursday, Sept. 17

COVID mortality among some older Blacks is five times that of whites, analysis finds … CCRC partnership trains future geriatricians to treat growing aging population … Intensive blood pressure-lowering treatment may prevent orthostatic hypertension … Need for pacemakers found to be higher in type 2 diabetes patients

Clinical briefs for Wednesday, Sept. 16

SNF Quality Reporting Program seeking public input on healthcare-associated infections measure … NIH increases funding for dementia study of Mexican Americans … Arthritis drug may help shorten COVID recovery time … Alzheimer’s agitation drug ready for stage 3 trial, developer says … Physicians and scientists decry political meddling in CDC’s scientific COVID reports

Clinical briefs for Tuesday, Sept. 15

AstraZeneca COVID vaccine trial on hold in U.S. despite resuming elsewhere … Collapsed lung a complication of COVID-19; specialist care needed for older men … Pfizer, BioNTech enlarge late-stage coronavirus vaccine trial … Diet may protect former smokers against rheumatoid arthritis … AHCA/NCAL video celebrates recoveries from COVID-19 in long-term care

Clinical briefs for Monday, Sept. 14

Failure to thrive: Study reveals home health services often go undelivered … Chronic microaspiration could be hidden frailty factor, case studies suggest … Good cardiovascular health linked to lower risk of eye disease … Sept. 11 first responders prone to early cognitive decline, likely driven by PTSD … European Society of Cardiology recommends multimodality imaging, exercise testing, catheterization when treating adult congenital heart disease
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