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Point-of-care screening did not affect diagnosis of afib in primary care, study finds

In a randomized trial at 16 primary care clinics in Massachusetts, rates of new afib diagnosis at one year were 1.72% with afib screening of older patients using a single-lead electrocardiogram versus 1.59% with usual care.

New data on COVID-19 vaccines' effectiveness against omicron, among immunocompromised

One English analysis showed how COVID-19 boosters increase protection against symptomatic infection from omicron, while two studies looked at vaccinating the immunocompromised, and ACP videos worked to educate patients and increase vaccine uptake.

MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up for microscopic hematuria

A 35-year-old woman is evaluated during a follow-up visit for recurrent microscopic hematuria without proteinuria. Following a physical exam, lab studies, and kidney ultrasound, what is the most likely diagnosis?

Primary care physician burnout estimated to cost U.S. health care system $260 million annually

Interventions to boost practice efficiency, organizational culture, interpersonal connections with colleagues, and local leadership can improve professional fulfillment and reduce burnout, suggested the authors of a new study.

Risk for poor outcomes greater among disadvantaged older adults after ICU admission, study finds

Medicare/Medicaid dual-eligible patients had a 28% increased risk of disability and 9.8-fold greater odds of being diagnosed with probable dementia after an ICU stay compared to non-dual-eligible older patients.

ACP's Job Placement Center provides career opportunities at Internal Medicine Meeting 2022

Physicians looking for a job may submit a job seeker's profile and/or upload their CV to reach participating employers.

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.