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Latest COVID-19 research looks at vaccines' efficacy, thrombocytopenia risk

Thrombosis with thrombocytopenia is a risk with the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, but not those using mRNA technology, one study found, while other research quantified the vaccines' effectiveness over time. A trial found that monoclonal antibodies reduced progression from asymptomatic to symptomatic infection.

New ACP clinical guidelines address diagnosis, management of adult patients with diverticulitis

Among other recommendations, ACP suggests clinicians can manage most patients with uncomplicated left-sided colonic diverticulitis in an outpatient setting and should refer those with complicated disease for colonoscopy after an initial episode.

MKSAP Quiz: 4-week history of lower extremity weakness

A 52-year-old man is evaluated for 4-week history of left lower extremity weakness that began with tripping on the left foot. He now must lift his knee to clear his foot off the ground. He reports no pain but has mild tingling on the lateral border of his left foot. Following a physical exam, lab test, and electromyogram, what is the most appropriate next step in management?

Patients presenting with acute pulmonary embolism in primary care settings can be safely managed without hospitalization, a study finds

Of more than 600 encounters involving pulmonary embolism diagnosis in primary care, patients were sent home in 20.6%, and in 37.8% of encounters referred to the ED, patients were discharged home without events. Only one outpatient had an adverse event within 30 days.

‘Best of Annals 2021’ collection and video now available

The editors of Annals of Internal Medicine have curated a list of some of the most influential articles published by the journal over the past year.

ABIM Foundation seeks proposals for grants to challenge health misinformation

Two grants totaling $110,000 will be awarded to programs focused on improving quality of communication by providing accurate health information to the public, especially populations made vulnerable by misinformation.

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