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Respiratory Virus Detections Decreased During COVID-19

Monthly antibiotic prescriptions for respiratory tract infections decreased 79 percent during pandemic period

Distinct Molecular Subtypes of RSV Bronchiolitis Identified

Four biologically and clinically meaningful endotypes identified; asthma risk higher for endotype B compared with endotype A

Higher-Dose DHA in Pregnancy Tied to Fewer Early Preterm Births

Rate of early preterm births lower with 1,000 mg versus 200 mg per day; greater effect seen for women with low DHA status at baseline

Myocarditis-Like Illness Reported After COVID-19 Vaccination

Case series describes seven cases in males younger than 40 years; all patients' symptoms were resolved by the time of hospital discharge

AAP: Screen All Children for Risk for Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Death

Because no single screening strategy can detect all conditions associated with SCA, CPR training in the community is important

Underlying Medical Conditions Up Risk for Severe COVID-19 in Children

Risk factors include type 1 diabetes, cardiac and circulatory congenital anomalies, and obesity, as well as prematurity

Pandemic Tied to Worsening of Teens’ Mental Health

However, pandemic also tied to decrease in substance use among both boys and girls

Long-Term Disparities in Respiratory Health Persist in the U.S.

Benefits of improved air quality and reduced smoking have not been equally distributed according to socioeconomic status

Paternal Depression May Linger After Child Discharged From NICU

Authors say there is need for increased attention to paternal mental health during infant NICU stay and after discharge to home

Physician’s Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of...