In the News

COVID-19 research covers taste and smell alterations, incidence in nursing homes and shelters, resource allocation policies

Other topics of note this week include guidance from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) on personal protective equipment, plus information from the FDA and IDSA on serum antibody tests.

Systematic reviews examine Alzheimer's detection, biomarkers, pharmacological treatments

An accompanying editorial noted that while some tools are available to identify, diagnose, and treat cognitive dysfunction from Alzheimer's dementia, they are blunt and lack clinical utility.

MKSAP Quiz: Validity of a study

During a routine health examination, a patient asks about an article that recommended avoiding statin therapy because of the risk for memory loss. The findings were based on cross-sectional data analysis of a well-validated national health survey. What is the most likely threat to the validity of this study?

Dabigatran may interact with BP meds in patients with afib and normal kidney function

U.S. guidance currently recommends a lower dabigatran dose in those taking P-glycoprotein inhibitors only if kidney function is impaired.

Call for national awards and Mastership nominations

ACP offers 22 awards and a number of Masterships to recognize outstanding contributions in the practice of medicine, teaching, research, public service, leadership, and medical volunteerism.

Chapter activities honored with John Tooker Evergreen Awards

These awards provide recognition and visibility to Chapters that have successfully implemented programs to increase membership and member engagement, improve communication and chapter management, enhance diversity, and foster careers in internal medicine.

Vote for your favorite entry

ACP Internist Weekly's cartoon caption contest continues. Readers can vote for their favorite caption to determine the winner.