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Updated MELD score adds serum albumin, female sex
https://www.mdedge.com/internalmedicine/article/247883/gastroenterology/updated-meld-score-adds-serum-albumin-female-sex
Brandon May

Oct 25th, 2021 - A newly updated version of the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score was effective for predicting short-term mortality in patients with end-stage liver disease and addressed important determinants of wait list outcomes that haven’t been addressed in previous versions, according to findings from a recent study. The new model, termed MELD 3.

Fauci in the Doghouse; SCOTUS to Review Texas Abortion Law; Public Health's Downfall
https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19/95235

Oct 25th, 2021 - Note that some links may require registration or subscription. NIH officials admitted that they funded research to the Wuhan Institute of Virology that enhanced bat coronaviruses, but insisted there were too many genetic differences for one of those viruses to have led to the origin of the COVID pandemic. (Vanity Fair) Meanwhile, 24 legislators sent a letter to NIAID Director Anthony Fauci, MD,...

Psoriasis patients with more severe disease at higher risk of developing PsA
https://www.mdedge.com/dermatology/article/247833/psoriatic-arthritis/psoriasis-patients-more-severe-disease-higher-risk

Oct 24th, 2021 - Key clinical point: Patients with psoriasis with the most severe disease were at highest risk of developing psoriatic arthritis (PsA), highlighting the need for regular screening for signs and symptoms of PsA. Major finding: Overall incidence of PsA in patients with mild, moderate, and severe psoriasis was 2.

I Am CDC - Scott Scales
https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/index.aspx#/media/id/415950

Since 2009, I’ve had the pleasure of working at CDC. Before that, I had a 27-year adventure with the United States Army where I was fortunate enough to travel the world, meet the love of my life, and fly some of the world’s best helicopters. At CDC, after two years with the Division of Emergency Operations, I was recommended for a detail assignment to the CDC Office of the Director and was ulti...

I Am CDC - Sharon McAleer
https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/index.aspx#/media/id/415940

I've been at CDC since May of 2000. I always felt my path to CDC was accidental, but over the years, I've come to realize, it's perfect for me. I grew up in Ireland and was a bit of a sports nut.... big into Gaelic football, running, cycling, and swimming-I still love that stuff! When I was a student at Queens University in Belfast, I never imagined that I would end up working for one of th...

I Am CDC - CAPT Casey Barton Behravesh
https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/index.aspx#/media/id/415941

I’ve been at CDC since 2006. I’m a Captain in the United States Public Health Service, a veterinarian, and an epidemiologist. So why is a veterinarian working for a human health agency? That’s because of One Health, the close connection between human health, animal health, and the health of our shared environment. People, animals, and the environment face many of the same health challenges, so ...

I Am CDC - Kimberly Nguyen
https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/index.aspx#/media/id/415944

I joined CDC in 2010, after working for the Connecticut Department of Public Health, because I wanted to protect people’s health in the whole country, not just in one state. Currently, I work for the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. We assess child and adult vaccination coverage in the United States. Vaccinations are one of the top ten great public health achievements ...

I Am CDC - Alexis Peterson
https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/index.aspx#/media/id/415947

Almost 4 years ago, I landed at CDC in the Injury Center in an unconventional way. I’ve always loved science, and specifically the interplay between the brain and human behavior. Luckily for me, I learned early on that the best scientists are often those who don’t limit their interests to a narrow field of research, but rather look for multiple approaches in areas to work in. So I left academia...

ASL Video Series: COVID-19 Variants
https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/index.aspx#/media/id/426367

A number of COVID-19 variant viruses are spreading in the United States and throughout the world. Variants are versions of the virus that have changed or mutated. So far, current information shows that COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the United States provide protection against most variant viruses. More COVID-19 information in ASL: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvrp9iOILTQ...

ASL Video Series: COVID-19 Vaccines Work
https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/index.aspx#/media/id/426364

Research studies show that the COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized and recommended for use in the United States work well at preventing COVID-19. More COVID-19 information in ASL: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvrp9iOILTQatwnqm61jqFrsfUB4RKh6J More COVID-19 information in English text: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/ Development of these materials was supported by a grant ...

Agenus Withdraws BLA for Balstilimab in Metastatic Cervical Cancer
https://www.onclive.com/view/agenus-withdraws-bla-for-balstilimab-in-metastatic-cervical-cancer

Oct 22nd, 2021 - The immuno-oncology company Agenus has made the decision to withdraw its biologic license application (BLA) for the use of the PD-1 inhibitor balstilimab in patients with recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer who experienced disease progression on, or after, chemotherapy.1 The decision follows the full approval of pembrolizumab (Keytruda) on October 13, 2021, for use as a single agent in pat...

Oncopeptides Withdraws Melphalan Flufenamide Myeloma Indication in the United States
https://www.onclive.com/view/oncopeptides-withdraws-melphalan-flufenamide-myeloma-indication-in-the-united-states

Oct 22nd, 2021 - Oncopeptides AB (publ) has made the decision to withdraw the indication of melphalan flufenamide (Pepaxto; melflufen) in combination with dexamethasone in select adult patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma from the US market.1 In February 2021, the FDA approved melflufen plus dexamethasone for use in adult patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma who have received at ...

Explainer-Americans wonder: Which COVID-19 booster is best?
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-boosters-explainer/explainer-americans-wonder-which-covid-19-booster-is-best-idUSKBN2HC243

Oct 22nd, 2021 - CHICAGO (Reuters) - Americans this week were handed a big decision when it comes to getting a COVID-19 vaccine booster. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday said individuals who qualify could choose a different vaccine from the one they received for their initial inoculation. For Americans asking how to choose, the following is what some experts advise: The CDC ...

Walmart, Walgreens U.S. stores roll out Moderna, J&J COVID-19 booster shots
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-boosters/update-4-walmart-walgreens-u-s-stores-roll-out-moderna-jj-covid-19-booster-shots-idUSL4N2RI3BC

Oct 22nd, 2021 - (Reuters) -Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc and Walmart Inc said on Friday their U.S. pharmacies started administering COVID-19 booster shots from Moderna Inc and Johnson & Johnson, in addition to previously authorized Pfizer-BioNTech booster. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday recommended J&J and Moderna’s booster shots and said Americans can choose a different shot f...

Myeloma Drug Pulled From Market Just Months After Approval
https://www.medpagetoday.com/hematologyoncology/myeloma/95223

Oct 22nd, 2021 - Just months after FDA granted accelerated approval of its myeloma drug, Oncopeptides has pulled melphalan flufenamide (melflufen, Pepaxto) from the market. The decision followed an FDA hold on clinical trials of the drug after data from a confirmatory trial showed an increased mortality risk in patients treated with melflufen. The phase III OCEAN study compared melflufen plus dexamethasone and ...

HCA Healthcare's labor pains cast shadow on upbeat quarter
https://www.reuters.com/article/hca-healthcare-results/update-4-hca-healthcares-labor-pains-cast-shadow-on-upbeat-quarter-idUSL4N2RI2TL

Oct 22nd, 2021 - (Reuters) -HCA Healthcare Inc on Friday cautioned higher labor costs that tarnished strong third quarter profits could linger for longer as the hospital operator battles a staff crunch, sending the company’s shares down. A nationwide shortage of healthcare workers amid fatigue from a prolonged COVID-19 pandemic has forced hospitals to shell out more to hire and retain nurses and other staff ami...

Too Many TAVR Centers Are Clustered Around Well-to-Do Communities
https://www.medpagetoday.com/cardiology/pci/95213

Oct 22nd, 2021 - The proliferation of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) programs in the U.S. was largely limited to metropolitan areas and hospitals serving relatively affluent patients, a study found. Only 2% of the 583 hospitals with a TAVR program by the end of 2018 were not located in metropolitan areas, and there was only one rural center. Furthermore, half of new programs established in 2012 t...

Tissue Mapping Center for Cellular Senescence Launched at Yale Cancer Center to Study Human Lymphoid Organs
https://www.onclive.com/view/tissue-mapping-center-for-cellular-senescence-launched-at-yale-cancer-center-to-study-human-lymphoid-organs

Oct 22nd, 2021 - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a grant to fund cellular senescence research in lymphoid organs at Yale Cancer Center. The five-year, $6.5 million grant will help generate multiscale molecular and cellular maps of cellular senescence in primary and secondary human lymphoid organs to improve our understanding of cellular senescence in development, aging, and disease, includin...

U.S. 2021 fiscal year shrinks from prior year's record, Treasury says
https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-economy-budget/u-s-2021-fiscal-year-shrinks-from-prior-years-record-treasury-says-idUSW1N2PU055

Oct 22nd, 2021 - Oct 22 (Reuters) - The U.S. budget deficit totaled $2.772 trillion during fiscal 2021, below the prior year’s record shortfall but still reflecting a second straight year of massive spending to support households and businesses through the coronavirus pandemic, the Treasury Department said on Friday. The United States posted a deficit of $3.132 trillion in fiscal 2020, when the federal governme...

Factbox-Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest/factbox-latest-on-the-worldwide-spread-of-the-coronavirus-idUSKBN2HC0J2

Oct 22nd, 2021 - (Reuters) - Russia reported a fourth straight daily record of COVID-19 deaths with a week to go before the start of a workplace shutdown ordered by President Vladimir Putin, while Germany’s seven-day incidence rate rose sharply over the past week. * The UK Health Security Agency designated a Delta subvariant called AY.4.2 as a “Variant Under Investigation”, saying on Friday there was some evide...