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CDC calls for all U.S. adults to be screened for hepatitis B

All adults should undergo triple-panel screening at least once in their lives, and screening should be repeated during the first trimester of every pregnancy, the CDC said.
14 Mar 2023

Combo treatment approved for asthma

This column reviews recent recalls, alerts, and approvals.
1 Mar 2023

Hepatitis B vaccine now recommended for adults ages 19 through 59 years

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has changed its guidance to encourage clinicians to offer the vaccine to adult patients, rather than target those with risk factors or wait for it to be requested.
5 Apr 2022

MKSAP Quiz: Lower extremity edema, rash

A 31-year-old woman is evaluated for lower extremity edema, a rash over both legs, and fatigue that have worsened during the past 3 months. She has no other medical problems and takes no medications. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what viral study will support the most likely diagnosis?
1 Feb 2023

New ACIP Adult Immunization Schedule recommends changes to herpes zoster, pneumococcal, hepatitis B vaccines

The guidelines from the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) also include information on COVID-19 vaccines, stressing that it is safe to co-administer them with other vaccines.
22 Feb 2022

Be proactive about managing hepatitis B

Reports and other guidance on both hepatitis B virus prevention and treatment all have reprised a common theme: Clearly vulnerable individuals are too often missed.
1 Apr 2018

MKSAP quiz: Follow-up for hepatitis B

A 25-year-old man is evaluated in follow-up after recently testing positive for hepatitis B surface antigen. He underwent testing as part of the immigration process from Somalia. Two other siblings also have hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. Following a physical exam, lab studies, and ultrasound, what is the most appropriate management?
19 Sep 2017

MKSAP Quiz: Routine follow-up visit and hepatitis B

A 53-year-old woman is evaluated during a routine follow-up visit. Medical history is significant for hypertension and chronic active hepatitis B infection. Her hepatitis B infection has been treated with tenofovir for the past 5 years with suppression of her serum hepatitis B DNA levels. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most likely cause of this patient's kidney findings?
31 Jul 2018

Panel issues updated guidance on ART for HIV treatment, prevention

The recommendations from the International Antiviral Society-USA cover initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART), switching regimens, ART in older patients with HIV, and HIV and COVID-19, among other topics.
6 Dec 2022

Latest updates on ACP's priorities, initiatives

ACP Spotlight offers readers a look at ACP's current top priorities and initiatives, as well as highlights from our e-newsletter, ACP Internist Weekly.
1 May 2022

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