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Advice from ACP supports short courses of antibiotics for several common infections

Because at least 30% of antibiotic use is considered unnecessary, best practices were issued on treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation and uncomplicated bronchitis, community-acquired pneumonia, uncomplicated urinary tract infection, and cellulitis.

Postdischarge COVID-19 studies find benefits of home oxygen, risks of PTSD, medical complications

Recent studies focused on patients' status after hospitalization for COVID-19, one finding that outcomes with home oxygen were good, but others noting that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), readmissions, and new diagnoses of medical conditions were common.

MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up of abdominal, pelvic CT scan

A 38-year-old woman is seen in follow-up to discuss the findings of an abdominal and pelvic CT scan done to evaluate renal colic, which has since resolved. The abdominal CT scan showed two small nonobstructing renal calculi in the right kidney and a 1.6-cm left adrenal mass. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate test to perform next?

New adult immunization video series now available from ACP

The series, featuring Sandra Adamson Fryhofer, MD, MACP, provides a comprehensive review of the 2021 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices' adult immunization recommendations, including new information on COVID-19 vaccines.

Annual Business Meeting and Town Hall webinar set for May 2

Incoming Officers, new Regents, and first-year Governors will be introduced, and ACP's Treasurer, the current ACP President, and the ACP President-elect will report on the College's status and priorities.

Updated resources on women's health now available from the Women's Preventive Services Initiative

Resources include the 2021 Well-Woman Chart, a comprehensive tool for clinicians providing well-woman care that summarizes preventive services recommendations based on age, health status, and risk factors.

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