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CAP presents challenges for clinicians

While not treating patients with pneumonia could be catastrophic, giving antibiotics to those who don't have it also causes harm.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2024/06/cap-presents-challenges-for-clinicians.htm
1 Jun 2024

M. genitalium infection associated with higher risk for pelvic inflammatory disease

Mycoplasma genitalium was detected in about 1 in 10 clinically diagnosed pelvic inflammatory disease cases, a systematic review and meta-analysis of 19 studies found.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2024/06/18/4.htm
18 Jun 2024

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

Pearls for lower-extremity cellulitis

A simple hands-on physical test can help rule out cellulitis in favor of other diagnoses.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2024/05/pearls-for-lower-extremity-cellulitis.htm
1 May 2024

RSV present in 8.7% of outpatient COPD exacerbations, study finds

Of 310 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations at clinics in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands analyzed in a recent study, 27 were related to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2024/03/26/2.htm
26 Mar 2024

Making strides to stamp out HCV

While there's a goal of eliminating viral hepatitis globally by 2030, reports indicate a disproportionately high rate of infection and death in the United States among medically underserved populations.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2024/05/making-strides-to-stamp-out-hcv.htm
1 May 2024

Screening for latent TB may miss higher-risk patients

A study of one large U.S. health system found that risk factors for latent tuberculosis (TB) were not associated with greater likelihood of screening.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2024/01/23/4.htm
23 Jan 2024

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

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

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