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MKSAP Quiz: New lesion on the side of the face

A 29-year-old woman is evaluated for a 6-month history of acne that worsens during menses. She has been using topical benzoyl peroxide wash and topical tretinoin cream, but there has been no improvement. What is the most appropriate management?
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2024/04/mksap-quiz-new-lesion-on-the-side-of-the-face.htm
1 Apr 2024

Multipart primary care intervention reduces unnecessary use of antibiotics for UTIs in women

A trial in Germany found that primary care practices where patients and physicians received information on guideline recommendations and antibiotic resistance and physicians received feedback were less likely to use antibiotics for uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs).
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2023/11/07/1.htm
7 Nov 2023

ACP joins effort to combat antibiotic resistance

The AMR Challenge calls on medical organizations, governments, and private industry to commit to taking actionable steps to combat antibiotic resistance around the world.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2018/10/02/2.htm
2 Oct 2018

ACP offers new Patient FACTS for Zika, antibiotic resistance, insomnia

New fact sheets aim to facilitate communication by providing information about common health conditions and offering questions patients may want to ask their health care professionals.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2016/08/23/6.htm
23 Aug 2016

Applying ACP's advice for shorter courses of antibiotics

ACP's recent Best Practice Advice for antibiotic stewardship, the College's second guidance on the topic, is meant to improve patient care and combat antibiotic resistance.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2021/10/applying-acps-advice-for-shorter-courses-of-antibiotics.htm
1 Oct 2021

Long-term doxycycline may reduce exacerbations for some COPD patients

A randomized trial in the U.K. found that 12 months of doxycycline did not improve chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations overall versus placebo but may have reduced rates in patients with severe disease or lower blood eosinophil counts.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2023/07/25/4.htm
25 Jul 2023

New strategies required to battle antibiotic overuse

At least two million people each year in the United States are infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, and at least 23,000 people die each year as a result of these infections.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2017/04/antibiotics.htm
1 Apr 2017

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for dyspnea

A 79-year-old man is evaluated for dyspnea that has been worsening insidiously over the past year. He has an 8-year history of severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, with no exacerbations in the past year. Following a physical exam, what is the most appropriate treatment?
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2023/08/29/3.htm
29 Aug 2023

Antibiotic resistance lasts up to a year

Metronidazole injection recalledRotarix OK for use again
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2010/05/25/5.htm
25 May 2010

Antimicrobial stewardship in the clinic

As of Jan. 1, 2020, all ambulatory practices accredited by The Joint Commission, including those providing medical or dental services and urgent care, must meet new antimicrobial stewardship requirements.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2020/01/antimicrobial-stewardship-in-the-clinic.htm
1 Jan 2020

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