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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

Obituaries

The College notes the passing of two former Chapter Governors.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2024/01/obits.htm
1 Jan 2024

Guidance issued on outpatient testing for fungal infections in CAP

Coccidioidomycosis, histoplasmosis, and blastomycosis can have presentations similar to community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and should be considered in certain geographic areas, experts said.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2023/10/17/1.htm
17 Oct 2023

Modeling study finds RSV vaccines cost-effective for older U.S. adults

Vaccination programs using the monovalent adjuvanted or bivalent vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) were projected to be potentially cost-effective at a price per dose of up to $127 or up to $118, respectively, over a first RSV season.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2023/12/05/4.htm
5 Dec 2023

PrEPare for HIV care

Internal medicine physicians are already trained to care for complex medical conditions, and HIV is no different, especially as adults age and develop diabetes, heart disease, and other conditions.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2023/11/prepare-for-hiv-care.htm
1 Nov 2023

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

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

Latest updates on ACP's priorities, initiatives

ACP Spotlight offers readers a look at ACP's current top priorities and initiatives, as well as highlights from our e-newsletter, I.M. Matters Weekly from ACP.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2024/01/latest-updates-on-acps-priorities-initiatives.htm
1 Jan 2024

Specialty groups offer guide on which lab tests are best for diagnosing infectious diseases

The Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Society for Microbiology have published a guide to help physicians determine which tests are most useful in diagnosing infectious diseases.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2013/07/23/5.htm
23 Jul 2013

Looking ahead at the past

ACP membership inspires through its principles, opportunities, and relevance.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2024/01/looking-ahead-at-the-past.htm
1 Jan 2024

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