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Many recent studies reporting on COVID-19 vaccines' safety, effectiveness

New studies looked at the safety of the adenovirus COVID-19 vaccines, the effectiveness of almost all the vaccines, and the impacts of COVID-19 infection in pregnancy and on long-term cardiac function. A physician columnist addressed pandemic-related anger.

Survival of critical illness in ICU linked to subsequent suicide, self-harm

Compared to hospital survivors who never required ICU admission, those who were discharged from an ICU had a higher risk of suicide and self-harm in a Canadian study. Risk factors included previous psychiatric diagnoses and use of life-support interventions in the ICU.

Trend-based EHR early warning score may help predict inpatient deterioration

Researchers used 43 variables and trends to develop a logistic model and deterioration index that helped predict patient deterioration one hour or more before an adverse event.

Guideline addresses viral testing in patients with community-acquired pneumonia

The new American Thoracic Society guideline opposes routine use of nucleic acid-based testing for noninfluenza viral pathogens in outpatients with community-acquired pneumonia but identifies some uses for the tests in inpatients.

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