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Decline in SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Response Seen Over 60 Days

More than one in four health care personnel who were positive for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies were seronegative on repeat testing

Moderna to Request Emergency Approval for COVID-19 Vaccine

The company's application is based on data showing that the vaccine has met the necessary scientific criteria

COVID-19 Outcomes Not Improved With Convalescent Plasma

Clinical status, mortality did not differ for convalescent plasma versus placebo in adults with severe COVID-19 pneumonia

CT Use Down for ED Evaluation of Abdominal Pain in Children

Among adults with abdominal pain, use of CT in emergency department consistently increased from 1997 to 2016

Prognosis Good With Negative Biopsy in Active Surveillance

Negative biopsies during active surveillance for low-risk prostate cancer tied to more favorable outcomes

Breast Cancer, CRC Incidence No Different With, Without MS

However, bladder cancer incidence and mortality rates higher among individuals with multiple sclerosis

Canagliflozin Beneficial Even for Advanced Kidney Disease

Canagliflozin slows progression of kidney disease in participants with eGFR <30 mL/min/1.73 m2 with no increase in AKI

ART Treatment Not Tied to Higher Risk for Ovarian Cancer

Increased risk compared with general population likely due to nulliparity among ART-treated women; risk not increased versus subfertile women

CVD Risk Higher in T2DM Even With Optimal Risk Factor Management

Those with T2DM with optimal risk factor control have greater risk for cardiovascular disease events versus those without T2DM

Risk for Bone Fractures Up for Patients With Psoriatic Diseases

No difference in bone mineral density and no increased risk for osteoporosis seen for psoriatic disease patients versus controls