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Two studies show effectiveness of mRNA boosters against omicron variant

Other recent research on COVID-19 revealed the high transmissibility of the omicron stealth variant and changes in the brain after SARS-CoV-2 infection.
15 Mar 2022

Long-acting treatments may play a role in eradication of HCV

A cross-sectional survey of patients with or at risk for hepatitis C virus (HCV) found a high acceptability of long-acting treatments such as injections or implants, although daily oral medications were preferred by most. The authors noted that long-acting treatments might contribute to global efforts to eliminate HCV infection.
2 Nov 2021

ACP, Annals of Internal Medicine host fifth forum on COVID-19

“COVID-19 Forum V: Evaluation and Care of Patients with Persistent Symptoms Following Acute SARS-CoV-2 Infection” was held on June 9.
15 Jun 2021

More data on risk factors for poor COVID-19 outcomes, mixed results from treatment trials

A risk calculator, genetic findings, and red blood cell distribution width helped predict severity of and death from COVID-19. Tocilizumab showed benefit, but a number of other treatments, including CPR, did not, according to recent research.
29 Sep 2020

Most specialty e-consults appropriate, reduced in-person visits in one health system

A study found that about 70% of electronic consultations to five high-volume specialties were appropriate, ranging from 61% for rheumatology to 78% for psychiatry.
14 Apr 2020

Boosters, antithrombotic therapy, mental health effects, more COVID-19 news

FDA advisors recommended booster administration for the Moderna vaccine for certain populations, an ACP/Annals forum covered the immunology of SARS-CoV-2, a trial showed that neither aspirin nor apixaban benefited outpatients with COVID-19, and ACP partnered with YouTube to combat medical misinformation related to COVID-19.
19 Oct 2021

New research on PASC, COVID-19 infection and vaccination during pregnancy

Two studies analyzed postacute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC) in older and ICU patients. Other new research showed that symptomatic infection during delivery raised risks in pregnant women but vaccination during pregnancy was safe. An ACP/Annals of Internal Medicine forum focused on outpatient management of COVID-19, and the FDA issued an emergency use authorization for a new monoclonal antibody treatment.
15 Feb 2022

Mixed findings on remdesivir for COVID-19, news on SARS-CoV-2 vaccines

Among other news this week, the NIH and the WHO released results from remdesivir trials, more negative findings were published for hydroxychloroquine, and ACP and Annals of Internal Medicine held a vaccine forum featuring Anthony S. Fauci, MD, MACP, and other experts.
20 Oct 2020

Guideline addresses viral testing in patients with community-acquired pneumonia

The new American Thoracic Society guideline opposes routine use of nucleic acid-based testing for noninfluenza viral pathogens in outpatients with community-acquired pneumonia but identifies some uses for the tests in inpatients.
11 May 2021

Advice on monoclonal antibodies; new data on long-term COVID-19 symptoms, vaccine efficacy

The NIH offered guidance on prioritization when monoclonal antibodies can't be given to all eligible patients. Two studies looked at patients with persistent COVID-19 symptoms, and other research confirmed the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines, even with the delta variant.
14 Sep 2021

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