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Depot Buprenorphine Improves Outcomes in Opioid Dependence

Improvement seen in treatment satisfaction and several secondary end points for depot buprenorphine versus sublingual buprenorphine

Blacks, Hispanics Underrepresented in U.S. Surgical Leadership

Little progress made in increasing diversity for leadership positions in academic surgery in the U.S. from 2013 to 2019

Vaccination Rates Low Among Lupus Patients on Medicaid

Acute care use for vaccine-preventable illnesses potentially could be avoided with greater use of outpatient care, vaccination in SLE patients

Risks for Suicide, Self-Harm Up for Adult ICU Survivors

Factors include previous depression or anxiety, previous PTSD, invasive mechanical ventilation

Guidance Issued for Managing CVST After COVID-19 Vaccination

CVST with thrombocytopenia reported after COVID-19 vaccine with adenoviral vector; management similar to heparin-induced thrombocytopenia

USPSTF Advises Applying Fluoride Dental Varnish for Young Children

Fluoride supplementation recommended for children 6 months and older if water supply does not contain enough fluoride

USPSTF Advises Fluoride Dental Varnish for Young Children

Fluoride supplementation recommended for children 6 months and older if water supply does not contain enough fluoride

FDA Approves Emergency Use of Pfizer Vaccine for Those Aged 12 to 15

Vaccination side effects comparable to those seen in trial participants ages 16 to 25 years

Gene Therapy Promising for SCID Due to ADA Deficiency

High overall, event-free survival seen at 24 and 36 months for severe combined immunodeficiency due to ADA deficiency

Antibody Response Lags After Second Vaccine Dose in Transplant Recipients

Fifty-four percent of solid organ transplant recipients had antibody response after two doses of SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccine