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CDC study shows uptick in C. auris infections in recent years

Cases and transmission of Candida auris have continued to rise since the multidrug-resistant fungus was first reported in the U.S. in 2016. Reports of cases to the CDC rose by 44% in 2019 and 95% in 2021.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2023/03/21/1.htm
21 Mar 2023

Prepare for next pandemic by training leaders

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the prospect of others, public health and medical groups are developing training initiatives to increase the numbers of infectious disease and public health specialists across the country.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2023/03/prepare-for-next-pandemic-by-training-leaders.htm
1 Mar 2023

Antibiotic stewardship improved prescribing for suspected UTI in frail older adults

Inappropriate antibiotic prescribing for suspected urinary tract infections (UTIs) was reduced in practices and facilities assigned to use a decision tool instead of usual care, particularly for patients with dementia, a randomized trial in Europe found.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2023/02/28/5.htm
28 Feb 2023

Monkeypox: 5 key points

An expert panel convened by ACP and Annals of Internal Medicine provided five key takeaways about diagnosing and managing monkeypox.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2022/11/monkeypox-5-key-points.htm
1 Nov 2022

COVID-19 rebound occurs with or without antivirals, doesn't affect outcomes, studies find

Rebound of both COVID-19 symptoms and viral load was rare in untreated, unvaccinated outpatients, one study showed, while another found similar rates of viral rebound in patients treated with nirmatrelvir-ritonavir, molnupiravir, or neither antiviral.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2023/02/21/2.htm
21 Feb 2023

Learn the latest on excessive alcohol use, opioid use disorder

This month's issue addresses alcohol use and misuse, prescribing buprenorphine, and improving health care's response to future pandemics.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2023/03/learn-the-latest-on-excessive-alcohol-use-opioid-use-disorder.htm
1 Mar 2023

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation during annual follow-up visit

A 33-year-old woman is evaluated during her annual follow-up visit. She has a 2-year history of left-sided ulcerative colitis. All immunizations are up to date, and depression and anxiety screening results are negative. What is the most appropriate health maintenance screening test to perform?
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2023/03/07/3.htm
7 Mar 2023

Obituaries

The College notes the passing of James (Jim) Foody III, MD, FACP; Marcus Boyd Shook, MD, MACP; C. Anderson (Andy) Hedberg, MD, MACP; and George Goldsand, MD, MACP.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2023/02/obits.htm
1 Feb 2023

CDC and FDA weigh in on safety of bivalent vaccine; research examines COVID-19 sequelae, omicron variants

The CDC and FDA said an observed association of ischemic stroke with the Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent booster is very unlikely to represent a true clinical risk. New studies reported on symptoms a year after mild COVID-19 and estimated protection against the omicron variants.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2023/01/24/2.htm
24 Jan 2023

ACP reminds adults to get their influenza vaccination

National Influenza Vaccination Week 2022 is Dec. 5 to 9.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/12/06/2.htm
6 Dec 2022

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