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Clinical Briefs for Tuesday, August 11

Gilead seeks full U.S. approval for remdesivir … Mouthwashes may provide brief COVID-19 transmission protection, researchers claim … Calcium and vitamin D may help prevent future vertigo episodes, investigators find … Total U.S. life expectancy 78.60 for 2009 to 2011; Hispanic females top the list

Clinical Briefs for Monday, Aug. 10

Online Forum tackles skin integrity, infection control and staffing amid COVID-19 on Tuesday … Speed of coronavirus vaccine development raises safety concerns … Low-dose aspirin regimen in elderly raises serious GI bleed risk by 60% … Residents in under-resourced facilities report high rate of unmet preferences … Two in three hospitalized seniors prescribed drugs not…

Clinical Briefs for Friday, August 7

Potentially inappropriate meds prescribed at ‘high rates’ may increase healthcare visits, costs … Drugmakers ink deal to commercialize promising Parkinson’s drug … Skin disease common in older adults, say researchers … Dip in cancer cases likely reveals treatment delays due to pandemic

Clinical Briefs for Thursday, August 6

Proposed 9% cuts to therapy ‘potentially devastating’ … Medicare Part D favors generic drugs, say investigators … Novavax finds promising results in coronavirus vaccine trials … Bisphosphonates may reduce knee osteoarthritis … Heart disease meds underused among Hispanic/Latino populations with peripheral artery disease

Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, August 5

At-a-glance PPE shortages by state and COVID-19 positivity graphic released: AHCA … Uncontrolled hypertension found in a third of stroke survivors … Older LGBTQ adults have high rates of multimorbidity, mental illness, U.S. study finds … Record low global influenza rate likely due to social distancing
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