American College of PhysiciansPutting ACP’s Guidance on Shorter Courses for Antibiotics to Practice

In practice, “standard” duration of antibiotic therapy is often based on archaic studies. Newer evidence shows that shorter durations are often a better choice and that antibiotic resistance is more likely to develop with longer durations of therapy. Here are the recommendations applied to four commonly treated infections.

Wyanoke GroupConflicting Guidelines Highlight Controversies in Osteoporosis Management

When preparing to treat a patient for osteoporosis, it might be wise to compare leading guidelines because guidelines from two key organizations often don’t agree. The ACP and the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) have come up with guidelines that differ in terms of what therapies, how long to treat, how long between scans, and more. […]

American College of PhysiciansClot Concerns w. Adenovirus COVID-19 Vaccines, Antibody Treatment Recommendations, and Data

This article from the American College of Physicians (ACP) provides a deeper dive into the pause of the J&J vaccine, which was recommended by the FDA and CDC on April 13, 2021, after six cases of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) among patients who had received the vaccine was reported. The pause is being done […]

American College of PhysiciansAppropriate Use of Short-Course Antibiotics in Common Infections: Best Practice Advice From the American College of Physicians

Taken from the Annals of Internal Medicine, these clinical guidelines describe best practices for prescribing appropriate and short-duration antibiotic therapy for patients presenting with these four infections: acute bronchitis with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation, community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), urinary tract infections (UTIs), and cellulitis.

American College of PhysiciansCOVID-19 Vaccine: What Physicians Need to Know

To help ready physicians with sound, scientific knowledge—untarnished by political views—essential to combating COVID-19, the Annals of Internal Medicine and the American College of Physicians hosted the COVID-19 Vaccine Forum on 10/16/20 to offer current, evidence-based information related to the science, approval processes, and development of clinical recommendations for vaccines.