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Synopsis - Infant Botulism, Israel, 2007-2021
https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/index.aspx#/media/id/733534

cases indicate a stronger link to soil transmission, possible seasonal variation, and a milder course of disease.

ASL - When to Get Medical Care for COVID-19
https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/index.aspx#/media/id/733696

When to Get Medical Care for COVID-19 in American Sign Language This video can also be viewed at https://www.cdc.gov/video/socialmedia/316132-D_ParentsSupportingChildren_COVID19_ASL.mp4

Fresh Ideation Food Group LLC Recalls Sandwiches and Other Products Because of Possible Health Risk
https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/index.aspx#/media/id/733743

Fresh Ideation Food Group LLC of Baltimore, MD is recalling products sold from January 24, 2023 through January 30, 2023 because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Fresh Ideation Food Group LLC Recalls Sandwiches and Other Products Because of Possible Health Risk
https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/index.aspx#/media/id/733742

Fresh Ideation Food Group LLC of Baltimore, MD is recalling products sold from January 24, 2023 through January 30, 2023 because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

‘Exciting’: Post-SCT, antiviral T-cell therapy shows promise
https://www.mdedge.com/hematology-oncology/article/261033/transplant/exciting-post-sct-antiviral-t-cell-therapy-shows
Sharon Worcester, MA

Feb 3rd, 2023 - Posoleucel, an investigational off-the-shelf T-cell therapy, showed promising safety and efficacy for eradicating multiple viruses in a phase 2 study of patients who previously underwent allogeneic stem cell transplant (allo-SCT). Of 58 adult and pediatric patients with a total of 70 viral infections at the time of enrollment in the open-label trial, 55 (95%) had a treatment response within 6 w.

Adding Docetaxel to RT Improves Survival in Cisplatin-Ineligible Head & Neck Cancer
https://www.medpagetoday.com/hematologyoncology/othercancers/102964

Feb 3rd, 2023 - Adding docetaxel to radiation therapy (RT) improved survival outcomes in cisplatin-ineligible patients with locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, a phase III randomized trial showed. At a median follow-up of 32.4 months, the 2-year disease-free survival (DFS) rate was 42% with docetaxel plus RT and 30.3% with RT alone (HR 0.673, 95% CI 0.521-0.868, P=0.002), reported Kumar Pra...

Their Alzheimer's Disease Didn't Worsen. Why?
https://www.medpagetoday.com/neurology/alzheimersdisease/102961

Feb 3rd, 2023 - Sustained vigorous exercise might have slowed disease progression in two patients with positive Alzheimer's biomarkers and mild cognitive impairment, two case reports suggested. At age 64, patient 1 was diagnosed with amnestic mild cognitive impairment. More than 15 years later, at age 80, he had minimal cognitive and functional decline and was diagnosed with mild Alzheimer's disease. Patient 2...

Trends in Chronic Pain and Its Management Among Nursing Home Residents With Dementia
https://www.clinicaladvisor.com/home/topics/pain-information-center/pain-management-dementia-nursing-homes/
Clinical Advisor

Feb 3rd, 2023 - More than half of patients with dementia residing in nursing homes report moderate to severe chronic pain, among whom more than half had no specific underlying condition causing their chronic pain. In addition, patients reporting severe pain were more likely to receive opioids, but the use of opioids was not associated with any specific pain condition. These findings were published in the journ...

BCG Vaccine Flops for Preventing COVID, Other Respiratory Infections
https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19/102958

Feb 3rd, 2023 - The bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine failed to protect against COVID-19 and other respiratory tract infections (RTIs) among older adults with comorbidities, according to a randomized trial from The Netherlands. In a group of older patients with a median of two comorbidities, COVID infections were reported in 4.2% patients who received the BCG vaccine compared with 3.7% of those given plac...

Restricted fluid failed to reduce mortality in sepsis-induced hypertension
https://www.mdedge.com/chestphysician/article/261011/critical-care/restricted-fluid-failed-reduce-mortality-sepsis-induced
Heidi Splete, MDedge News

Feb 3rd, 2023 - A restrictive fluid strategy had no significant impact on mortality in patients with sepsis-induced hypotension compared to the typical liberal fluid strategy, based on data from 1,563 individuals. Intravenous fluids are standard in the early resuscitation of sepsis patients, as are vasopressor agents, but data comparing restrictive or liberal use in these patients are limited, wrote Nathan I.

Heart Failure Risk Lingers Long After Chemotherapy, Regardless of Dose
https://www.medpagetoday.com/cardiology/chf/102955

Feb 3rd, 2023 - Anthracycline users with breast cancer or lymphoma had an upfront risk of congestive heart failure (CHF) that persisted during long-term follow-up in a population-based case-control study. The cumulative incidence of new-onset CHF was significantly higher for cancer patients treated with anthracyclines compared with healthy controls at every time point -- namely: Importantly, cancer patients re...

Are HIV/AIDS Patients Receiving Adequate Dental Care?
https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/index.aspx#/media/id/361389

The American Dental Association has identified several barriers to adequate dental care, including appropriate case management, for vulnerable populations. The objective of this study was to examine the perceptions, attitudes, and beliefs of dental patients living with HIV/AIDS on the role and value of the dental case manager and the effect of its services on their oral or overall health.

Improvements Needed in Cause-of-Death Reporting
https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/index.aspx#/media/id/361387

Poor-quality cause-of-death reporting reduced reliability of mortality statistics used to direct public health efforts. In response to the overreporting of heart disease as a cause of death (COD) in New York City (NYC), researchers aimed to evaluate the immediate and longer-term effects of a COD educational program that NYC's health department conducted in 8 hospitals on heart disease reporting.

Factors of Variable Glycemic Control
https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/index.aspx#/media/id/361382

Although glycemic control is known to reduce complications associated with diabetes, it is an elusive goal for many patients who have the disease. This study aims to identify factors associated with sustained poor glycemic control, some glycemic variability, and wide glycemic variability among diabetes patients over 3 years.

Self-Reports vs. Examination-Based Heart Disease Risk Factors
https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/index.aspx#/media/id/361379

Obesity, hypertension, and high cholesterol are risk factors for cardiovascular disease, which accounts for about 20% of deaths in Washington State. For most states, self-reports from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System provide the primary source of information on these risk factors. This study compares prevalence estimates of self-reported obesity, hypertension, and high cholesterol...

Depictions of Tobacco Use In Youth-Rated Movies Rebound
https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/index.aspx#/media/id/361376

Youth who are heavily exposed to smoking in movies are approximately 2 to 3 times as likely to begin smoking as young people who are lightly exposed. A recent Preventing Chronic Disease study revealed that depictions of smoking have increased in the past few years. This editorial reviews the recent PCD article and reinforces the importance of eliminating tobacco imagery in youth-rated movies.

Smokers With Chronic Diseases Less Likely to Quit
https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/index.aspx#/media/id/361375

Among more than 195,000 state quitline callers, 32.3% reported having one or more of the following chronic diseases: asthma, coronary artery disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and diabetes. Callers who had a chronic disease were typically older, female, and less likely to quit smoking at 7 months than the nearly 30% of callers who had none of the mentioned chronic diseases.

Population-Based Strategies Needed to Reduce US Salt Intake
https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/index.aspx#/media/id/361371

Approximately 90% of Americans eat too much sodium. This practice leads to increased blood pressure, which increases the risk for stroke, coronary heart disease, heart failure, and renal disease. Population-based strategies to reduce sodium intake can be effective and are needed at national, state, and community levels. This article describes the role of communities and environments in influenc...

Long COVID's 7 Symptoms; Most of U.S. Backs Tobacco Ban; Ugly People and Face Masks
https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/longcovid/102945

Feb 3rd, 2023 - Note that some links may require subscriptions. Data on more than 50,000 people suggest that seven symptoms are unique to long COVID: heart palpitations, hair loss, fatigue, chest pain, shortness of breath, joint pain, and obesity. (Fierce Healthcare) Attorneys general in 20 states warned Walgreens and CVS of potential legal consequences if they sell abortion drugs by mail. (AP) Employees at th...

Faking a Cancer Dx? Fallopian Tube Removal; Trodelvy's New Breast Cancer Indication
https://www.medpagetoday.com/hematologyoncology/ovariancancer/102951

Feb 3rd, 2023 - A 19-year-old Iowa woman has been arrested after being accused of faking diagnoses of leukemia and pancreatic cancer in order to collect more than $37,000 in online donations. (CBS News) The Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance is urging even women without high-risk genetic mutations to have their fallopian tubes removed once they've finished having children, if they're undergoing a gynecologic ope...