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USPSTF Presents New Approach to Sex, Gender in Recommendations

Task force will use inclusive approach to identify issues related to sex, gender in guideline development; will use gender-neutral language

Geriatrics-Focused Risk Factors ID’d for COVID-19 Death

Indicators other than age alone can be used to determine prognosis in older adults hospitalized with COVID-19

3 Percent of U.S. Cancer Cases Attributable to Physical Inactivity

Population-attributable fraction varied from 3.9 percent for urinary bladder cancer to 16.9 percent for stomach cancer

Impact of 2014 Policy Change Examined for Pediatric Kidney Transplants

Racial/ethnic disparities in time from dialysis initiation to transplantation mitigated by 2014 Kidney Allocation System

Doctors Report That Kidney Grown in Pig Worked in a Human

Kidney came from pig genetically engineered to grow an organ with a low risk for being rejected by the human body

U.S. Spending Up for Cancer Drugs Lacking Evidence of Survival Benefit

From 2017 to 2019, Medicare spending on 10 accelerated approval drugs with lack of overall survival benefit increased to $569 million

Inbox Time Linked to Reduced Odds of Physician Turnover

And increase in mean total messages received per day seen for physicians during March 2020 to June 2021

Trial of Labor Tied to Better Delivery Outcomes in Transplant Recipients

Trial of labor rather than scheduled cesarean delivery linked to better neonatal outcomes among kidney, liver transplant recipients

Former FDA Chief Robert Califf a Contender to Head Agency Again

FDA has not had a permanent head for more than eight months, is being overseen by Acting Commissioner Janet Woodcock

Antibody Response to BNT162b2 Reported in Pediatric Transplant Recipients

Positive antibody titers seen in 73.3 percent of pediatric solid organ transplant recipients who provided titers at one month after the second dose