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Disparities Seen in Outcomes for Young Adults With CRC

Risk for death higher for those from lowest versus highest income and education areas

TAVR Increasingly Being Used in Young Adults Despite Uncertainty

TAVR volumes increased 134 percent from 2013 to 2017; valve choice associated with age

Naloxone Prescribing Increasing but Still Very Low

Factors associated with naloxone fills include high opioid daily dosage, concurrent benzodiazepines

Virtual Physical Therapy Feasible Following Knee Replacement

Benefits include lower three-month health care costs with comparable functional outcomes

Racial Disparities Noted in Quality of Care for Dementia

Asian patients less likely to be prescribed antidementia drugs; anxiolytics/hypnotic Rxs lower for blacks

Adult Exposure to Chickenpox Cuts Shingles Risk

A modest but long-lasting protective effect was observed, but full protection not achieved

Proteinuria After Inpatient Acute Kidney Injury Tied to Later Risk

Higher post-acute kidney injury urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio linked to kidney disease progression

Health-Related Quality of Life Lower for Women With PCOS

The strongest contributing factor to poor health-related quality of life was mental distress

Clinical Features ID’d for First 2019 Novel Coronavirus Patients

Forty-one patients ID'd with virus as of Jan. 2, 2020; all had pneumonia with abnormal chest CT findings

Model Shows Transitional Care Cost-Effective in Heart Failure

All three transitional care interventions more costly and effective than standard care