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CDC publishes guidance on testing for flu, COVID-19

Patients presenting with acute respiratory illness should be tested for SARS-CoV-2 with nucleic acid detection or antigen detection assay, as well as flu if the results will change clinical management or infection control decisions, the CDC said.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2023/12/19/1.htm
19 Dec 2023

One-fifth of COVID-19 patients taking nirmatrelvir-ritonavir had viral rebound

A small observational study of ambulatory patients with COVID-19 found that 1.8% of untreated patients tested positive again after testing negative, compared to 20.8% of those who took five days of nirmatrelvir-ritonavir.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2023/11/14/4.htm
14 Nov 2023

Busting COVID-19 vaccination myths

Misinformation and disinformation campaigns have contributed to the death toll of the COVID-19 pandemic. Internists can effectively counter this and encourage vaccinations.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2021/11/busting-covid-19-vaccination-myths.htm
1 Nov 2021

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.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2023/10/03/2.htm
3 Oct 2023

ACP urges adults to get their influenza vaccine during National Influenza Vaccination Week

ACP is urging all adults to get vaccinated as influenza season, holiday gatherings, and winter weather are here, along with the continued presence of COVID-19 and respiratory syncytial virus.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2023/12/05/5.htm
5 Dec 2023

New COVID-19 boosters, DNA test for cancer risk OK’ed

This column reviews recent recalls, alerts, and approvals.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2023/11/new-covid-19-boosters-dna-test-for-cancer-risk-oked.htm
1 Nov 2023

CDC recommends COVID-19 booster; ACP updates practice points for outpatient treatment

Everyone ages 6 months and older should get an updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect against a potentially serious outbreak this fall and winter, the CDC said last week.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2023/09/19/1.htm
19 Sep 2023

Recombinant flu vaccine appears to provide benefit in patients ages 50 to 64 years

An industry-funded study compared a high-dose recombinant influenza vaccine with one of two standard-dose egg-based vaccines over two flu seasons and found patients who received a high-dose vaccine were less likely to test positive for flu.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2023/12/19/2.htm
19 Dec 2023

New findings on antiviral flu treatment

A recent study raises doubts about whether oseltamivir should be promoted as a way to prevent hospitalization in low-risk patients.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2023/11/new-findings-on-antiviral-flu-treatment.htm
1 Nov 2023

Coadministration of zoster vaccine, COVID-19 booster appears safe, effective

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.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2023/06/27/2.htm
27 Jun 2023

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