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Internal Medicine Residency, Fellowship Applications Up During Pandemic

Authors say increase may be due to lower barriers for virtual interviews

Dexamethasone Does Not Increase Risk for Surgical-Site Infection

Dexamethasone reduces risk for nausea and vomiting after nonurgent, noncardiac surgery without increasing incidence of surgical-site infection

Physicians Report Sharing Office Visit Notes Beneficial Overall

While time concerns declined after implementation, half of the clinicians reported being less candid in their documentation

Exercise, Liraglutide Combo Superior for Weight Loss Maintenance

Weight loss greater compared with exercise alone, and decrease in body fat percentage greater compared with either strategy alone

Women Physicians Delay Childbearing Versus Nonphysicians

Physicians more likely to experience childbirth at older ages; have same cumulative probability of childbirth as nonphysicians

Risk Factors ID’d for COVID-19-Related Death in Diabetes

Risk for COVID-19-related death up in association with male sex, older age, preexisting comorbidities, insulin use

Farxiga Approved to Reduce Risk for CKD Progression

SGLT2 inhibitor approved for patients with CKD to prevent kidney function decline, kidney failure, CV death, hospitalization for heart failure

FDA Poised to Ban Menthol Cigarettes

Agency said it will also seek to ban menthol and other flavors in mass-produced cigars

Younger Age at T2DM Onset Linked to Subsequent Dementia Risk

Every five-year younger age at onset of type 2 diabetes linked to hazard ratio of dementia of 1.24 at age 70 years

White House to Propose Menthol Cigarette Ban

Also anticipated is a ban on menthol and other flavors in mass-produced cigars, including small cigars