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Pessary Treatment Successful for Symptomatic Pelvic Organ Prolapse

75.3 percent of patients report successful pessary treatment at five-year follow-up, with discontinuation rates decreasing over time

Time From eGFR Wait-List Threshold to ESKD Shorter in Blacks

Registering Blacks on transplant wait list at eGFR of 24 to 25 mL/min/1.73 m2 could improve racial equity in wait time prior to ESKD onset

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

Mortality Highest for Asians, Hispanic/Latinos With Lupus

Among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, mortality is increased for minorities, especially Asian, Hispanic/Latina women

Lenvatinib Plus Pembrolizumab Tops Sunitinib in Advanced RCC

Progression-free, overall survival significantly longer with combo versus sunitinib for advanced renal cell carcinoma

Pediatric Inpatient Admissions Down During Pandemic

Findings seen across a wide range of diagnoses and not reflective of seasonal variation

Avacopan Noninferior to Prednisone for ANCA-Associated Vasculitis

Avacopan noninferior to prednisone taper for remission at week 26, superior to prednisone taper for sustained remission at week 52

Enfortumab Vedotin Prolongs Survival in Advanced Urothelial Cancer

Overall survival longer compared with standard chemo for disease progression following platinum-based chemo and PD-1 or PD-L1 inhibitor

Certain Prostate Drugs Tied to Risk for Parkinson Disease

Use of glycolysis-enhancing drugs terazosin, doxazosin, or alfuzosin tied to lower risk for developing Parkinson disease than use of tamsulosin