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COVID-19 news on monoclonal antibodies, psychiatric drug and complications

A monoclonal antibody received emergency use authorization, but experts described implementation challenges with this therapeutic class. New research found potential benefit from a psychiatric drug in COVID-19 outpatients and associations of COVID-19 with psychiatric disorders.

New guidance released on HIV in primary care

The recommendations from the HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America update a 2013 guideline on this topic and reflect the changing primary care needs of people with HIV who have longer lifespans due to improved treatment.

MKSAP Quiz: 3-year history of knee stiffness

A 58-year-old man is evaluated for a 3-year history of left knee stiffness, which was intermittent but has become more persistent in the past 4 months. He reports no daily pain but has knee stiffness for 10 minutes in the morning and when he sits for an extended period of time. Following a physical exam and radiograph, what is the most appropriate management?

Studies of LDL levels, therapies support treatment of those older than age 70

A retrospective study found the association between low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels and cardiovascular events to increase with age, while a meta-analysis highlighted the benefits of statins and other lipid-lowering therapies in older patients.

E-cigarette use associated with increased risk for respiratory conditions

Former use and current use of e-cigarettes were associated with an increased risk for major respiratory conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and emphysema, compared with no prior use, a recent study found.

ACP joins internal medicine effort to fund innovations in diversity, equity, and inclusion

The program will support projects designed to promote trust and create a more equitable health system by incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion into the fabric of internal medicine education and training.

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.