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Blacks, Hispanics Underrepresented in U.S. Surgical Leadership

Little progress made in increasing diversity for leadership positions in academic surgery in the U.S. from 2013 to 2019

Internal Medicine Residency, Fellowship Applications Up During Pandemic

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

Removing Race Adjustment Could Up Prevalence of CKD in Blacks

Some Black medication users reclassified to lower eGFR for which dose adjustment or discontinuation is recommended

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

Lower Kidney Function May Up Dementia Risk in Older Adults

In addition, steeper decline in eGFR within one year associated with higher dementia risk

Erythropoietin May Up Risk for Hip Fracture in Hemodialysis Patients

Risk for hip fracture increased with EPO doses of 50 to 149, 150 to 299, and ≥300 versus <50 units/kg/week

COVID-19-Associated Cancer Screening Deficit Quantified in U.S.

Absolute deficit in screening estimated at 3.9, 3.8, and 1.6 million for breast, colorectal, and prostate cancers, respectively

COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Found for 20 Percent on Hemodialysis

Increased odds of vaccine hesitancy seen for patients aged 18 to 44 years, Black and Native Americans or Pacific Islanders, women

Women Physicians Delay Childbearing Versus Nonphysicians

Physicians more likely to experience childbirth at older ages; have same cumulative probability of childbirth as nonphysicians

Risk Factors ID’d for COVID-19-Related Death in Diabetes

Risk for COVID-19-related death up in association with male sex, older age, preexisting comorbidities, insulin use