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Recommendations and research negative on hydroxychloroquine, early testing after exposure

New ACP practice points say not to use chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine alone or in combination with azithromycin for COVID-19 except in trials, and a new study finds that testing for the novel coronavirus is most accurate one to three days after symptom onset.

DOACs associated with lower risk of fracture than warfarin in atrial fibrillation

Patients taking apixaban, dabigatran, or rivaroxaban had lower rates of hip and vertebral fractures than those taking warfarin, with no difference seen between the direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs).

MKSAP Quiz: Elevated blood pressure during pregnancy

A 28-year-old woman is evaluated during a follow-up visit for elevated blood pressure measurements during pregnancy. She is at 12 weeks' gestation of her first pregnancy. She feels well, and the pregnancy has been otherwise uncomplicated. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most likely cause of this patient's elevated blood pressure?

Guideline recommends allopurinol as first-line therapy for gout

The American College of Rheumatology noted that the drug is the preferred choice for urate-lowering therapy in all patients, including those with moderate to severe chronic kidney disease.

Save the date for ACP Virtual Live: Internal Medicine Board Review course

The five-day course will be held July 13-17, 2020. Participants will be able to livestream lectures and participate in the course from their preferred device.

ACP Governance Committee seeks Regent nominees for 2021

To be considered by the Governance Committee, all candidates for new Regent must declare their intent to be a candidate by Aug. 1.

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.