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New Protocol Aims for Early Extubation in Cardiac Surgery Patients

Faster progression to extubation does not increase risk for reintubation or other adverse events

Clinical Benefit of Epic Sepsis Model in Question

External validation study shows poor performance for proprietary sepsis prediction model in hospitalized patients

Poll: Many ‘High-Risk’ Americans Unconcerned About Skin Cancer

AAD survey revealed that 49 percent of respondents were more worried about avoiding sunburn than preventing skin cancer

Respiratory Virus Detections Decreased During COVID-19

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

Preventive Aspirin Use Up for Seniors With Versus Without Diabetes

Among those with diabetes, likelihood of using aspirin did not differ for older versus younger (60 to 69 years) age categories

COVID-19 Vaccines Do Not Interfere With Male Fertility

No significant decreases seen in any sperm parameters following two doses of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine

Guidelines Updated for Managing BP in CKD Patients Not on Dialysis

Standardized office BP measurement preferred for management of high BP, with target of <120 mm Hg for systolic BP

Statin Use Not Tied to Cognitive Decline, Dementia in Seniors

No association seen for statin use versus nonuse with dementia, MCI, or changes in cognitive function over time

Untreated Sleep Apnea Tied to COVID-19 Infections, More Severe Cases

However, positive airway pressure therapy tied to lower rates of infection

Older Age, Black or Hispanic Race Tied to Higher Risk for Colorectal Cancer

Findings seen in a large study of veterans undergoing diagnostic colonoscopy