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1 in 3 adults with new-onset afib during hospitalization have recurrence within a year

The findings suggest that patients who experience a transient episode of atrial fibrillation during hospitalization need risk stratification and follow-up, according to the authors of the matched cohort study.

Latest COVID-19 studies show need for repeat rapid testing, targeting of antiviral prescriptions

Viral load of SARS-CoV-2 doesn't peak until the fourth day of symptoms, one study found, while other research only saw an effect of nirmatrelvir/ritonavir on death and hospitalization among those who were moderately or severely immunocompromised, not in other high-risk groups.

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation of strained, strangled voice

A 56-year-old woman is evaluated for changes in her voice. Over the past year her voice has become strained and strangled, and she has had problems with expressing certain consonants. Following a physical exam and video laryngoscopy, what is the most likely diagnosis?

PCP follow-up after surgery associated with lower readmission rates

Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized for an emergency general surgery condition had a 67% lower adjusted risk for readmission if they had a follow-up appointment with a primary care physician (PCP) within 30 days of discharge.

Register now for live, hands-on POCUS courses in Nashville in November

ACP members can obtain core point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) skills by attending “POCUS: Foundational Skills for Internal Medicine Physicians” or expand upon and hone their pre-existing POCUS skills by registering for “POCUS: Advanced Skills for Outpatient Practice.”

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.