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Research, regulators consider booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine

FDA advisors recommended boosters for older and high-risk patients. The latest COVID-19 research looked at vaccine effectiveness, remdesivir's effects, an early indicator of vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia, and rates of follow-up after hospitalization.

Guideline recommends when to refer patients with obstructive sleep apnea for surgery

Clinicians should discuss referral to a sleep surgeon, bariatric surgeon, or both with patients who do not tolerate positive airway pressure, according to new recommendations from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up for elevated serum creatinine level

A 35-year-old man is evaluated during a follow-up visit for an elevated serum creatinine level discovered during a recent hospitalization for cellulitis of the right lower leg. He is a migratory agricultural worker. Following a physical exam, lab studies, and kidney ultrasound, what is the most likely diagnosis?

Oldest patients least likely to receive statins despite potential benefits, study finds

Patients older than age 75 years were less likely to receive moderate- or high-intensity statins than those ages 65 to 75 years despite their higher incidence of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

Register now for ACP's one-day course on pain management in an environment of opioid de-escalation

The virtual course on Tuesday, Oct. 5, will provide education for internists on the latest strategies and best practices in pain management.

ACP, partner organizations release new ‘Women in Medicine’ supplement

The supplement is a multispecialty collection of articles based on the work of the Women's Wellness Through Equity and Leadership program, founded by ACP and five other medical associations.

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.