Today's Health News

Prostate Cancer Surgery Lagged for Black Men During Pandemic

Black men less likely than White men to undergo prostatectomy despite similar COVID-19 risk factors, biopsy Gleason grade groups

Abelacimab Prevents VTE After Total Knee Arthroplasty

Single, postoperative IV dose of abelacimab superior to enoxaparin for preventing venous thromboembolism, with no increase in bleeding risk

Most Inflammatory, Cardiac Manifestations of MIS-C Resolve

Most inflammatory markers normalized by one to four weeks; however, elevated double-negative T cells seen in 92 percent at one to four months

Effectiveness Similar for First-Line ACE Inhibitors, ARBs in HTN

Risks for angioedema, cough, pancreatitis, and GI bleeding significantly lower with ARBs for first-line HTN treatment

Better Strategies Needed for Managing NAFLD in Adults

Needs assessment survey conducted in response to increasing clinical burden of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis

Survival Up for Multiple Cancer Types for Teens, Young Adults

Limited or no improvement seen in female breast cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, and bone and joint sarcomas

SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies May Persist Nine Months After Infection

Seroprevalence found to be 3.5 percent in Vo', Italy, in May 2020; 98.8 percent of sera still reacted against one or more antigens in November

Links Between Genetic Risk, Glaucoma Prevalence Examined

Polygenic variants tied to similar risk for developing glaucoma as some monogenic variants and are more prevalent in the general population

Vaccinations Start to Climb in States Hit Hard by Delta Variant

Variant, which first emerged in India, now accounts for an estimated 83 percent of coronavirus samples genetically identified in the United States

Circulation of Respiratory Viruses Low During COVID-19 Pandemic

Influenza activity decreased in March 2020, remained low through May 2021; decrease seen in other viruses, with no increase until Spring 2021