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Young With Intellectual Disability More Likely to Die of COVID-19

Concentration of COVID-19 cases, case fatality in those with IDD higher at younger ages

Benzodiazepine Use Linked to Risk for Ectopic Pregnancy

Excess of 80 ectopic pregnancies per 10,000 pregnancies found in women with benzodiazepine prescription

COVID-19 Drug Studies Questioned

Journals issue 'expressions of concern' over two recent studies of medications and their effect on COVID-19 patients

Women’s Acute Coronary Symptoms No Longer ‘Atypical’

Chest pain remains the most common presentation by both men and women

Reducing Number of BP Meds May Be Safe in Some Older Adults

No significant change in systolic BP control seen at 12 weeks versus pretrial medication

Weight, Blood Pressure Higher in Younger Patients With T2DM

Differentials for weight, BP for those with, without T2DM greater for younger versus older patients

Doxycycline Does Not Cut Growth of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Compared with placebo, no difference seen in growth of small abdominal aortic aneurysms at two years

Delayed Vaccination Enabled Measles Spread During 2018-2019 in NYC

Initial spread due to delayed vaccination; transmission facilitated by increased infectious contact

Chest CT Often Normal in Pediatric COVID-19 Patients

No change was seen in 10 of the 11 follow-up CT examinations carried out

Long-Term Rituximab May Aid in Antibody-Associated Vasculitis

Relapse rates lower versus placebo in granulomatosis with polyangiitis, microscopic polyangiitis