Today's Health News

Fourth Vaccine Dose May Up COVID-19 Immunity in Kidney Transplant Recipients

Fourth dose of mRNA vaccine increased antispike IgG titers in some kidney transplant recipients with weak serologic response after three doses

More Kidneys From Deceased Donors With AKI Being Transplanted

Procurement and transplant of stage 3 AKI kidneys has increased, but discard rate is still high

Senate Committee Backs Califf Nomination to Head FDA

Among those who voted against Califf's nomination were Democrats who expressed concerns about his links to pharmaceutical companies

Supreme Court Blocks Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Large Employers

Mandate was a crucial component of the White House plan to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic

Fosfomycin Not Noninferior to Comparators for Bacteremic UTI

Fosfomycin not noninferior to ceftriaxone or meropenem for bacteremic urinary tract infection due to multidrug-resistant E. coli in adults

Incidence of Advanced Lung Cancer Continues to Decline in the U.S.

During 2014 to 2018, incidence continued to increase slowly for female breast cancer, remained stable for prostate cancer

Donepezil Tied to Risk for Overactive Bladder

Risk for overactive bladder varies across individual cholinesterase inhibitor drugs

Kidney Failure Risk Equation Bests eGFR for Predicting ESKD

KFRE score >20 percent had similar specificity, higher sensitivity for predicting end-stage kidney disease than eGFR <20 mL/min/1.73 m2

Removing Race May Up Equity in Preemptive Listing for Kidney Transplant

Race coefficients applied to calculation of eGFR in non-Black transplant candidates to demonstrate more equitable preemptive listing

Response to Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer Better in Black Men

Outcomes better for Black men compared with White men in clinical trials of definitive radiotherapy for localized prostate cancer