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Comprehensive care programs reduce costs in children with medical complexity

1. Enrollment in comprehensive care management programs for children with medical complexity (CMC) was associated with decreased inpatient, emergency department (ED), and overall healthcare...

Clinical characteristics of COVID-19 in China

1. Clinical data from early cases in China describe rapid transmission and variable degrees of illness. 2. Patients commonly presented with fever and cough following...

Period of increased suicide risk after opioid cessation

1. Cessation of opioid treatment was associated a period of increased risk of overdose or suicide, with a positive association between risk and length...

Initial data on the viability of SARS-CoV-2 in aerosol and on surfaces

1. SARS-CoV-2 appears to have the longest surface viability on plastic and stainless steel compared to aerosol, copper, or cardboard with detection of viable...

Improved SARS-CoV-2 clearance with combination hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin

1. Hydroxychloroquine treatment was found to significantly reduce viral load in COVID-19 patients, and had an enhanced effect when azithromycin was included in treatment Evidence...

Workplace focused programs may aid in hypertension control

1. Workplace wellness programs and health promotion may be an effective addition to standardized management of hypertension to improve health outcomes of employees. Evidence Rating:...

Electronic cigarette associated lung injury linked with THC and vitamin E containing products

1. Study findings suggest that use of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-containing products and vitamin E acetate to be associated with outbreak of use-associated lung injury in...

Fish oil supplementation likely reduces cardiovascular morbidity and mortality

1. Regular consumption of fish oil is likely associated with decreased all-cause and cardiovascular disease risk. 2. Consumption of fish oil was associated with decreased...

SARS-CoV-2 detected in respiratory, fecal, and serum specimens

1. A small number of individuals with confirmed COVID-19 were found to have viral RNA in their feces (29%) and blood (1%). No individuals...

Large study describes characteristics of children with COVID-19 in China

1. Children of all ages were susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection, with infants and younger children being most at risk for severe and critical illness....
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