April 12, 2023

Severe Sleep Disturbance Common in Long COVID Patients

Postacute COVID-19 syndrome, also known as “long COVID,” is a growing public health problem. One of the signature symptoms is sleep disturbance. A new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine found the problem was much more prevalent in black patients who survived COVID-19 than in others. Find out what the authors have to say about that.


Link Between Hormone Therapy, Alzheimer’s in Women

Contrary to past research, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Neurology suggested that early-initiated postmenopausal hormone therapy is linked with lower regional tau positron emission tomography in women with elevated high beta-amyloid. Several factors could help explain sex differences in Alzheimer’s disease, according to the authors. Learn more about the results of this study.

Azithromycin Lowers Maternal Sepsis, Death in Cesarean Delivery

While it has been a regular practice to dose women undergoing unplanned cesarean delivery with azithromycin, the benefit in expectant mothers with planned cesarean delivery has not been as clear. A study found that the incidence of maternal sepsis or death was lower in the azithromycin group than in the placebo group, although no difference in outcome was determined for newborns. Read more.


New Pharmacist Recommendation Series Video

In the latest Pharmacist Recommendation Series video, U.S. Pharmacist Editor-in-Chief Robert Davidson discusses KONVOMEP with Clinical Pharmacist Tammie Lee Demler. In this installment, Dr. Demler explains how KONVOMEP may give patients, particularly people with difficulty swallowing pills or capsules, an option for treatment tailored to their needs. Click here to view video.

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