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Impaired First-Phase Ejection Fraction Tied to COVID-19 Mortality

Mortality increased in unadjusted, adjusted analyses for patients with impaired first-phase ejection fraction

Longitudinal CV Risk Inversely Linked to Cognitive Performance

Elevated systolic BP, high serum total cholesterol, obesity from childhood linked to worse midlife cognitive performance

Internal Medicine Residency, Fellowship Applications Up During Pandemic

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

Rehab + Vagus Nerve Stimulation May Restore Arm Function After Stroke

Arm function improved for patients who had moderate-to-severe arm weakness at least nine months after ischemic stroke

Dual Use of E-Cigarettes + Smoked Products Ups Risk for Respiratory Symptoms

Elevated risk for symptoms such as wheezing, nocturnal dry cough higher with dual use than for use of either product type alone

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

Low Bone Mineral Density Prognostic for Atherosclerotic CVD

Independent association found for lower BMD at lumbar spine, femur neck, total hip with higher risk for ASCVD events

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

Nocturnal Arousal Burden Linked to Long-Term CV, Overall Mortality

Arousal burden linked to significantly increased all-cause, CV mortality among women; link less clear for men

Exposure to Ambient Air Pollutants May Up BP in Children, Teens

Long-term exposure to PM with diameter ≤2.5 µm, PM with diameter ≤10 µm, and NO2 linked to systolic BP values