IMDA eNews 051623
The latest news affecting you and your customers…
from the Independent Medical Specialty Dealers Association
TB cases on the rise
Obstructive sleep apnea associated with long COVID
SunMed acquisition of Vyaire completed
Data update may support COVID-19 surveillance efforts
In a ‘Medicine and Public Issues’ column recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, authors from Tufts Medical Center, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health advocate for the inclusion of both the total number of COVID-19 hospitalizations daily and the number of inpatients who received dexamethasone at any point during their hospital stay, according to the American College of Physicians. The addition of this data could aid COVID-19 surveillance efforts by conveying the real-time burden of a rapidly changing infection in healthcare settings more accurately, note the authors. Administering dexamethasone has been shown to correlate with disease severity and be sensitive to the changing epidemiology of new immune-evasive COVID-19 variants.
It's Orlando in March for 2023-2024 conference
Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida, will be the site of the 2024 IMDA/HIRA Conference. Golfers will tee off Monday morning, March 4, and the conference will begin that afternoon. We’ll finish at noon on Wednesday, March 6.