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Chimpanzee Adenovirus COVID-19 Vaccine Promising in Seniors

Immunogenicity similar across age groups; vaccine better tolerated in older versus younger adults

WHO: Remdesivir Not Advised for Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

Evidence to date has not shown clinically important effects on mortality, need for mechanical ventilation

Third COVID-19 Vaccine Shows Effectiveness

The AstraZeneca vaccine becomes the third to show good effectiveness

AHA: Blacks, Hispanics Make Up 53 Percent of COVID-19 Deaths

Mortality, MACE rates among patients hospitalized with COVID-19 did not differ by race, ethnicity

Cirrhosis Cases Rising Among Women in North America

Projected future increases in cirrhosis due to alcohol-related liver disease and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Early ECMO-Facilitated Resuscitation Ups Survival in OHCA

Findings seen among adults with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and refractory ventricular fibrillation

AHA: Care for Type 2 Myocardial Infarction Patients Varies

Just over half of patients with type 2 MI seen by a cardiologist in hospital; most did not see a cardiologist for follow-up care

Cognitive Exercises May Lower Risk for Postoperative Delirium

Cognitive prehabilitation reduced delirium among older adults undergoing major noncardiac surgery

FDA-Authorized Alpha-Defensin Lateral Flow Test Highly Accurate

Test demonstrates good performance for rapid diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infection around joint implants

Predictors of Late Effects in Young AML Survivors Explored

Most common late effects were endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory; likelihood of late effects up for those who underwent HSCT