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.
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).
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.
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