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IDSA updates treatment guidelines, while studies identify symptoms in specific age groups

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) changed its recommendations on steroids, remdesivir, and other therapies. New research from Europe quantified COVID-19 symptoms in older adults as well as neurological complications.

Older adults have greater risk for complications after colonoscopy, study finds

The results suggest that clinicians should carefully consider the decision to perform colonoscopy in patients ages 75 years and older, particularly in the presence of comorbidities, study authors said.

MKSAP Quiz: Acne breakout for 6 months

A 16-year-old woman is evaluated for an acne breakout on her face of 6 months' duration. She has been using over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide products, but the acne is not improving. After a history and physical, what is the most appropriate treatment?

Extreme risk protection orders show potential for reducing firearms-related injury

A descriptive study in Washington State, where an extreme risk protection order law went into effect in December 2016, examined the circumstances in which such orders were filed, as well as characteristics of the respondents.

Register now for the ACP Virtual Live: Internal Medicine Board Review Course

ACP Virtual Live, which will stream from July 13 to 17, is ideal for learners who need to pass the ABIM recertification exam as well as those who need to stay current in internal medicine.

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ACP Internist Weekly's cartoon caption contest continues. Readers can vote for their favorite caption to determine the winner.