Mandated influenza vaccinations for employees of health care facilities are improving safety for vulnerable patients. Properly implementing such rules is the key to a successful outcome.
1 Oct 2015
Trials have found some potential benefit from remdesivir, early treatment with methylprednisolone, and measurement of C-reactive protein. Early vaccine trial results and guidance on antibody testing were also recently released.
2 Jun 2020
The authors concluded that tofacitinib alone for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis should be considered to help reduce the risk of shingles in vaccinated patients, provided that patients' arthritis remains controlled on the drug.
29 Aug 2017
Updated recommendations include those for herpes zoster and measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccinations.
6 Feb 2018
Physicians who contracted COVID-19 share their perspectives on how the disease has changed their personal and professional lives.
1 Jan 2022
The consequences of postacute sequelae of COVID-19 have led to research into this emerging condition.
1 Jul 2021
An industry trial found that coadministration of an mRNA COVID-19 booster vaccine with a first dose of recombinant zoster vaccine was immunologically noninferior to spacing the shots two weeks apart, with a similar safety and reactogenicity profile.
27 Jun 2023
Resources available from ACP include immunization patient education materials, the I Raise the Rates initiative, and the ACP Practice Advisor Adult Immunization Module.
1 Aug 2017
Cervical cancer screening may be able to occur later, less often in HPV-vaccinated women, study suggests
When compared with no intervention, vaccination alone with no screening produced a 64.6% mean reduction in lifetime cervical cancer risk, and screening strategies increased this risk reduction to a range of 88% to 98%. The lowest cost-effectiveness ratio was seen with cytology-only screening every 5 years starting at age 35, compared with vaccination alone.
25 Oct 2016
ACP's legislative staff are following four key court cases on affirmative action, gun violence, climate change, and women's reproductive health care rights.
1 Jun 2022