Today's Health News

Incidence, Prevalence of Pediatric IBD Increasing Globally

Incidence and prevalence highest in Northern Europe, North America; lowest in Southern Europe, Asia, Middle East

CV, Cancer Risk Up With Tofacitinib for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Incidences of major adverse cardiovascular events, cancers higher with tofacitinib versus TNF inhibitor; criteria for noninferiority not met

Remdesivir May Benefit Adults Early in COVID-19 Course

Real-world data support the use of remdesivir for hospitalized COVID-19 patients receiving no oxygen or low-flow oxygen

Likelihood of Hospital Admission Up During Foot Ulcer Episodes

All-cause inpatient admissions 2.8 times more likely, death 1.5 times more likely during foot ulcer episodes versus period after healing

4.95 Million Deaths Linked to Antimicrobial Resistance in 2019

Lower respiratory infections accounted for >1.5 million deaths associated with resistance, making it the most burdensome syndrome

Thrombosis, Thrombocytopenia Syndrome Up After Ad26.COV2.S

Reporting rates 3.83 per million vaccine doses for Ad26.COV2.S versus 0.00855 per million for mRNA-based vaccines

Screening Nonsmokers May Up Lung Cancer Overdiagnosis, Spurious Survival Rates

Promoting low-dose CT screening among mostly nonsmoking women increased detection of early-stage, but not late-stage, lung cancers

Risk for Carditis Tied to Second Dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

No such increased risk seen with Sinovac inactivated virus vaccine

USPSTF: Evidence Still Lacking for Atrial Fibrillation Screening

Evidence currently inadequate for assessing the balance of benefits and harms of screening for atrial fibrillation in asymptomatic adults

Recommendations Simplified for Pneumococcal Vaccination

ACIP recommends PCV20 alone or PCV15 in series with PPSV23 for all aged 65 years and older or younger adults at risk