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New data on COVID-19 vaccines' effectiveness over time, boosters, barriers to uptake

Multiple recent studies assessed the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines at different time intervals after vaccination, while others looked at the impact of booster shots. Results of a survey suggested that racial differences in vaccine uptake may be attributable to social barriers.

Apixaban shows superior effectiveness, safety compared to rivaroxaban

For patients with venous thromboembolism, initiation of apixaban was associated with lower rates of recurrence and intracranial and gastrointestinal bleeding than rivaroxaban in a population-based cohort study.

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for worsening choking

A 75-year-old man is evaluated for choking that started 3 months ago and has progressively worsened. Parkinson disease was diagnosed 3 months ago. His only medication is carbidopa-levodopa. After physical examination, what is the most likely diagnosis?

ACP reminds adults to get their flu shot during National Influenza Vaccination Week

All adults should make it a priority to get vaccinated due to the arrival of influenza season, holiday gatherings, and winter weather, as well as the ongoing threat of COVID-19.

ACP, YouTube partner on new videos to counter vaccine misinformation

Ask Your Internist is ACP's new patient-facing series featuring physicians answering the public's top vaccine-related questions. Physician to Physician Conversations features practical approaches to address vaccine and health misinformation with patients.

New best practice guidance encourages stewardship of urine culture orders

A panel of 15 experts offered recommendations for diagnostic stewardship of urine cultures, including strategies for ordering, processing, and reporting cultures in the ED, hospital, outpatient practice, and long-term care.

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