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New recommendations for high-risk outpatients; data on omicron and boosters, breakthrough infections, myocarditis

The NIH updated its COVID-19 treatment guidelines for high-risk outpatients in response to the omicron variant, recommending the combination of ritonavir-nirmatrelvir above other options, and studies showed the effect of a booster dose. ACP practice points and new research looked at immunity conferred by infection or vaccination. Two studies quantified association of carditis with the mRNA vaccines.

Allopurinol not associated with increased mortality in patients with CKD, gout

The findings of a database analysis from the United Kingdom provide reassurance that a treat-to-target strategy has no apparent harmful effect on mortality in patients with gout and chronic kidney disease (CKD).

MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up evaluation for colon cancer

A 69-year-old woman undergoes follow-up evaluation for stage III colon cancer, which was resected 2 years ago. She is asymptomatic and takes no medications. Following a physical exam and surveillance CT scan that reveals two lesions in the right lobe of the liver, what is the most appropriate treatment?

EHR alerts from remote BP monitoring often led to med adjustments, appointments in a single-center study

However, about a third of the electronic health record (EHR) alerts indicating multiple elevated blood pressure (BP) readings in patients with hypertension did not lead to changes in care plans.

ACP Hospitalist magazine relaunches with weekly online issues

ACP Hospitalist is a free and exclusive ACP member benefit covering the latest news in hospital medicine.

Call for fall 2022 Board of Governors resolutions

Members must submit resolutions to their Governor and/or chapter council. The deadline for submitting new resolutions to be heard at the fall 2022 Board of Governors meeting is March 30, 2022.

And the winner is …

ACP Internist Weekly has tallied the voting from its latest cartoon contest, where readers are invited to match wits against their peers to provide the most original and amusing caption.