New studies looked at the safety of the adenovirus COVID-19 vaccines, the effectiveness of almost all the vaccines, and the impacts of COVID-19 infection in pregnancy and on long-term cardiac function. A physician columnist addressed pandemic-related anger.
A study of primary care patients analyzed the effects of a Vermont policy that limited the dose and duration of opioid prescriptions based on pain severity and required prescription drug monitoring program checks.
A 65-year-old man is evaluated for persistent dyspepsia despite treatment with antacid therapy. He also has recent weight loss of 3 kg (6.6 lb) and development of epigastric abdominal pain. Following a physical exam, biopsy, and CT scan, what is the most appropriate management?
The new American Thoracic Society guideline opposes routine use of nucleic acid-based testing for noninfluenza viral pathogens in outpatients with community-acquired pneumonia but identifies some uses for the tests in inpatients.
Data are needed to demonstrate that patient-reported outcome-based performance measures improve quality of care and are an effective tool to accurately compare physician performance, a new paper said.
New resources and information from ACP aim to help physicians deal with information-sharing rules, while an ACP position paper makes recommendations to improve privacy protections and increase trust in health information technology (IT).