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Latest COVID-19 research on dexamethasone, hydroxychloroquine, a vaccine, tocilizumab

Peer-reviewed details on the recent trial of dexamethasone were released, and two new trials found no benefit to early treatment with hydroxychloroquine. Positive data from a phase 1 vaccine trial were also published, as was another study of tocilizumab.

ACP to honor Members lost due to COVID-19

ACP is collecting details for a Memorial Guide honoring internal medicine physicians and ACP colleagues who lost their lives due to COVID-19.

ATS guideline strongly recommends varenicline for smoking cessation

A new clinical practice guideline from the American Thoracic Society (ATS) made five strong recommendations and two conditional recommendations regarding medications to treat adults with tobacco dependence.

MKSAP Quiz: 10-year history of chronic pain

A 51-year-old woman is referred for evaluation. She has a 10-year history of chronic pain that she describes as head-to-toe aching, twisting, and sometimes burning that involves several large muscle groups. The pain is constant, and she rates the severity as a 6 on a 10-point scale. Following a physical exam, what is the most appropriate next step in treatment?

Outpatient intensification of diuretics associated with increased mortality in heart failure

A retrospective cohort study of Danish patients who were diagnosed with heart failure from 2001 to 2016 highlighted the significance of need for intensified diuretics as an indicator of worsening heart failure, the authors said.

WPSI extending public comment period on preventing obesity in midlife women

The Women's Preventive Services Initiative (WPSI) is collecting comments on a new topic, preventing obesity in midlife women, until Aug. 10.

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.