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Most Immunosuppressive Meds Not Tied to Worse COVID-19 Outcomes

Except for rituximab, no increased risk seen for in-hospital death or mechanical ventilation for those on long-term immunosuppressive therapy

Omicron Variant Spurs New York Officials to Recommend Masking Indoors

So far, there are no confirmed cases of the omicron variant in New York City, according to the health commissioner

Colchicine No Benefit Over Supportive Care for COVID-19

No significant reduction reported in mortality, ventilatory support, ICU admission, length of stay, serious adverse events; increase seen in adverse events, diarrhea

ATS: Consider FEɴᴏ Test for Optimizing Asthma Treatment

The use of FENO testing in addition to usual care is suggested for patients with asthma in whom treatment is being considered

Hospitals Lag in Sexual Harassment Policies

Findings reveal few of the top U.S. medical centers have policies addressing harassment of physicians and staff by patients

FDA Approves Livtencity for Posttransplant Cytomegalovirus

Livtencity is indicated for posttransplant CMV that does not respond to available antiviral treatments

RSNA: CT Imaging for Cancer Down During COVID-19 Peak in 2020

In post-COVID-19 peak period in 2020, CT volume still down for cancer screening and initial workup with inconsistent recovery for active cancer

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...

Enterovirus D68 Detections Lower Than Expected in 2020

382 EV-D68 detections in respiratory specimens from patients <18 in 2018, number dropped to six in 2019, 30 in 2020

Pandemic Had Greater Effect on Work-Life Balance for Female Physicians

A sizable gender gap evident for risk of depression and anxiety