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Optimal Therapy for Esophageal Cancer Feasible in Fit Elderly

Those 70 years and older have similar postoperative complication scores and long-term survival

Exposure to Greenspace Linked to Lower Risk for Pediatric-Onset IBD

Risk reduced for both ulcerative colitis, Crohn disease; linear dose response seen across increasing quartiles of greenspace

Possible SARS-CoV-2 Reinfection Described at Skilled Nursing Facility

Five patients tested positive in outbreaks in July and October 2020; disease severity worse during second outbreak

Decline in U.S. Suicide Rates From 2018 to 2019 Not Uniform

Significant declines seen in five states and certain subgroups, but several states experienced significant increases

Cutaneous Findings Described for Children With MIS-C

Cutaneous findings varied among patients; annular plaques in the proximal medial lower extremities were common

Model Estimates Harm Attributed to Menthol Cigarettes

From 1980 to 2018, menthol cigarettes were responsible for 10.1 million extra smokers, 3 million life years lost, 378,000 premature deaths

Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing Common for Women With UTIs

Many women receive prescriptions for inappropriate agents or durations; rural women more likely to receive Rx with inappropriately long duration

More Frequent Disinfectant Use Tied to Uncontrolled Asthma

Findings seen in a survey of U.S. adults with asthma during the COVID-19 pandemic

Transplant Beneficial for Kidney Failure in Sickle Cell

Patients with kidney failure associated with sickle cell disease are less likely to receive a transplant despite similar reduction in mortality

U.S. Patterns for Recurrent Coronary Heart Disease Examined

Decreases in recurrent MI rates, recurrent CHD event rates, heart failure hospitalization rates, all-cause death greater in women than men