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Hearing Loss in Children

This narrative review summarizes the etiologies of pediatric hearing loss, screening strategies for identifying it early, consequences of delayed diagnosis, and diagnosis and management of the condition, with a detailed discussion of criteria for choice of hearing devices to remediate hearing impairment.

Hospital-Acquired SARS-CoV-2 Infection

This Viewpoint reviews the rare incidence of nosocomial SARS-CoV-2 infection and discusses ways it can be minimized, including use of surgical masks, proper ventilation, physical distancing, eye protection, regular testing, and the availability of sick leave for health care workers.

Always More to Be Done—The Presence of Comfort in Patient Care

In this narrative medicine essay a medical student recalls discovering the power of meaningful palliative care, contrasting patients’ relief from suffering through caring and comfort with her father’s awful experience of pain and neglect in his closing days.

New Partnership Aims to Intercept Illegal Drugs and Devices

The FDA has joined with US Customs and Border Patrol (CPB) and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) to stop harmful products that threaten the public’s health from entering the US through International Mail Facilities.

Life Review

This is what you do when you’re my age if you’re lucky enough to have the time, which you certainly do in these months of pandemic, and your mind. (I still have my mind your old patient Maggie once pointed out from her bed of many winters.)

Effect of Hydroxychloroquine on Clinical Status at 14 Days in Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19

This randomized trial compares the effects of hydroxychloroquine vs placebo on clinical status at 14 days (home, requiring noninvasive or invasive ventilation or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, hospitalized, died) among adults hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Patient Information: Urinary Diversion

This JAMA Patient Page describes the 3 surgical techniques used to divert urine away from the bladder as a part of surgical treatment of bladder cancer.

Ivermectin Lotion for Head Lice No Longer Needs a Prescription

The head lice treatment ivermectin lotion, 0.5% will be marketed in the US as a nonprescription drug and will no longer be available by prescription, the FDA announced.

Cannabidiol and Δ 9 -Tetrahydrocannabinol Effects on Driving Performance

This crossover randomized clinical trial evaluated driving test performance of healthy young adult volunteers after vaporized consumption of cannabis (Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol [THC] and cannabidiol [CBD]) vs placebo.

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