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USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Glaucoma Screening in Adults

And in second recommendation statement, evidence insufficient for screening asymptomatic older adults for impaired visual acuity

Lidocaine Infusions Beneficial for Refractory Chronic Migraine

Decrease seen in median pain rating from baseline to end of hospitalization; pain rating remained below baseline at postdischarge visit

Counseling, Provision Interventions Increase Contraceptive Use

No increased risk seen for sexually transmitted infections or reduction in condom use with interventions

Risk for Hospitalization for Heart Failure Down With SGLT-2i Treatment for T2D

Risk for stroke, MI, all-cause mortality similar for those initiating SGLT-2i or metformin

Burden of Persistent Symptoms High After COVID-19 Infection

No specific causes of symptoms of postacute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection identified

Persistent Opioid Use After Sarcoma Treatment Explored Among Youth

23 percent of adolescents and young adults who used opioids during treatment have new persistent use after treatment

H. pylori Infection Often Detected in Patients With Dyspepsia

Study in Ethiopia shows risk factors for peptic ulcer disease include H. pylori infection and NSAID/acetylsalicylic acid use

Survival Similar for Early, Delayed Surgery in Stage I Esophageal Cancer

For patients with stage II/III esophageal cancer, five-year survival is improved with early versus delayed esophagectomy

Nearly Four in 10 Older Women Remain Sexually Active

Authors say women should speak to their providers about sexual health, including the impact of menopause-related symptoms

Vaccination After SARS-CoV-2 Infection May Cut Long COVID Risk

Initial decrease in odds for long COVID seen after first vaccine dose with evidence suggesting sustained improvement after second dose