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Recent research looks at remdesivir, steroids, biomarkers for COVID-19

Trials have found some potential benefit from remdesivir, early treatment with methylprednisolone, and measurement of C-reactive protein. Early vaccine trial results and guidance on antibody testing were also recently released.

New ACP resources on primary care reopening and recovery available

Resuming primary care is a key priority for supporting the U.S. health care system's capacity to manage and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

MKSAP Quiz: 2-year history of repetitive movements

An 18-year-old woman is evaluated for a 2-year history of repetitive fast movements of the neck that tilt the head to the right side. She reports that these movements are preceded by a feeling of discomfort in the right shoulder and that if she concentrates and taps the right foot immediately after this sensory cue, she usually can avoid the neck movements. Following a physical exam, what is the most appropriate treatment?

Ductal carcinoma in situ linked to higher long-term risks of breast cancer, mortality

Among women who had surgery for ductal carcinoma in situ, rates of developing invasive breast cancer later were lower with more intensive treatment and larger final surgical margins, an English study found.

Single high-quality colonoscopy may provide mortality benefits for more than 10 years

Patients who received a high-quality colonoscopy had profound and stable reductions in colorectal cancer incidence and mortality throughout study follow-up, compared to the general population and to those who received low-quality colonoscopy, a Polish study found.

ACP well-being, professional fulfillment activities now eligible for CME credit

Activities approved for CME include ten-minute Mini But Mighty Skills for Well-being recordings as well as COVID-19 physician resources and well-being management webinars.

Vote for your favorite entry

ACP Internist Weekly's cartoon caption contest continues. Readers can vote for their favorite caption to determine the winner.