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Model Can Aid Assessment of Multiple Pulmonary Nodules

Validated machine-based learning model performs better than surgeons, radiologists, CADx for predicting malignancy

Non-White Race Tied to Higher Likelihood of COVID-19 Infection

Age, not race, most important contributing factor for outcomes

Children Given Flu Shot Less Likely to Have Symptomatic COVID-19

Odds also lower for having severe disease for patients vaccinated for influenza, pneumococcal disease

Predictors of Death, Discharge ID’d for Diabetes Patients With COVID-19

Younger age, routine metformin therapy, and longer symptom duration on admission positively linked to discharge

Deceased Organ Donation Rose Among Blacks but Still Lags

Despite gains in deceased organ donation among racial/ethnic groups in the U.S., substantial racial differences remain

Prevalence of Multiple Chronic Conditions Up Among Veterans

Prevalence of MCC remained higher for male, female veterans after stratification by age and adjustment for sociodemographics

FDA Warns Not to Rely on Pulse Oximetry for Diagnosis, Treatment Decisions

Safety communication follows NEJM study showing risk for inaccuracy with use of pulse oximeters in those with dark skin pigmentation

Transplant Recipient Dies After Receiving COVID-19-Infected Lungs

Surgeon who handled the donor lungs also became infected and fell ill but recovered

U.S. COVID-19 Hospitalizations at Lowest Level Since November

There were about 59,800 COVID-19 patients in hospitals nationwide on Friday, a 55 percent decrease from Jan. 6

Physician’s Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of...