The case study examines how the current pandemic has demonstrated the need for ethical allocation of critical resources, such as ventilators.
1 Sep 2020
A manufacturer-funded trial quantified the effectiveness of nirmatrelvir/ritonavir in outpatients. A retrospective study found veterans had more mental health diagnoses and received more antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and opioids after COVID-19, while two other studies looked at reactions to second and third doses of the vaccines.
22 Feb 2022
The FDA and CDC endorsed boosters of the Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines. Recent research showed that COVID-19 vaccination was not associated with miscarriage, and a small financial incentive for receiving a COVID-19 vaccine or providing transportation to a vaccination site increased uptake.
26 Oct 2021
Thrombosis with thrombocytopenia is a risk with the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, but not those using mRNA technology, one study found, while other research quantified the vaccines' effectiveness over time. A trial found that monoclonal antibodies reduced progression from asymptomatic to symptomatic infection.
18 Jan 2022
Multiple recent studies assessed the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines at different time intervals after vaccination, while others looked at the impact of booster shots. Results of a survey suggested that racial differences in vaccine uptake may be attributable to social barriers.
7 Dec 2021
Patients with SARS-CoV-2 who received twice-daily, automated text message check-ins with an option to report worsening symptoms at any time had lower 30- and 60-day mortality than outpatients receiving usual care, a retrospective study found.
16 Nov 2021
Recent randomized trials in patients with osteoarthritis showed that an app-based program was associated with some reduction in reported pain and that cognitive behavioral therapy by phone improved insomnia symptoms.
2 Mar 2021
ACP is collecting details for a Memorial Guide honoring internal medicine physicians and ACP colleagues who lost their lives due to COVID-19.
21 Jul 2020
ACP honors internal medicine physicians and ACP colleagues who lost their lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic. View a message from ACP President Jacqueline Fincher, MD, MACP, and submit information about ACP Members and colleagues who should be recognized.
28 Jul 2020
Two studies analyzed postacute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC) in older and ICU patients. Other new research showed that symptomatic infection during delivery raised risks in pregnant women but vaccination during pregnancy was safe. An ACP/Annals of Internal Medicine forum focused on outpatient management of COVID-19, and the FDA issued an emergency use authorization for a new monoclonal antibody treatment.
15 Feb 2022