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New vaccine authorization and data, NIH on antibody treatment and ‘long COVID’

The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine got an emergency use authorization, and an Israeli study provided more data on the Pfizer vaccine. The NIH recommended an antibody combo for outpatients and named long-term symptoms as post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 (PASC).

Study finds no difference in muscle symptom scores between statin, placebo

Three months after 200 primary care patients in the U.K. who previously reported muscle symptoms from statins underwent a series of randomized, placebo-controlled, n-of-one trials, about two-thirds said they planned to restart statin treatment.

MKSAP Quiz: Epilepsy management

A 35-year-old man is evaluated for a 3-year history of epilepsy. Seizures typically occur twice monthly. Treatment with oxcarbazepine and lamotrigine, although initially reducing seizure frequency, has been largely ineffective. What is the most appropriate next step in management?

Telehealth options show benefit in treating effects of osteoarthritis

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.

Announcing ACP's virtual POCUS mentorship training program

Beginning in May 2021, this live, virtual course, eligible for CME credit and MOC points, provides physicians who want to improve their point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) skills with ongoing live instruction and mentored scanning sessions over the course of six months.

New ACP case study examines ethics, EHR integrity, and the patient-physician relationship

Electronic health records (EHRs) are now a routine part of health care delivery, but their use can sometimes pose new ethical issues related to the accuracy of patient records and the patient-physician relationship.

Put words in our mouth

ACP Internist Weekly wants readers to create captions for our new cartoon and help choose the winner. Pen the winning caption and win a $50 gift certificate good toward any ACP product, program, or service.