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Internal Medicine Residency, Fellowship Applications Up During Pandemic

Authors say increase may be due to lower barriers for virtual interviews

In-Hospital Mortality Low for Pregnant Women With COVID-19

In-hospital mortality also lower for pregnant versus nonpregnant women admitted to ICU, receiving mechanical ventilation

Dual Use of E-Cigarettes + Smoked Products Ups Risk for Respiratory Symptoms

Elevated risk for symptoms such as wheezing, nocturnal dry cough higher with dual use than for use of either product type alone

Physicians Report Sharing Office Visit Notes Beneficial Overall

While time concerns declined after implementation, half of the clinicians reported being less candid in their documentation

Physician’s Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of...

Four-Month Rifapentine Regimen With Moxifloxacin Noninferior for TB

Rifapentine-based regimen with moxifloxacin noninferior to six-month control regimen of rifampin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide, ethambutol

ACP Issues Guideline on High-Flow Nasal Oxygen for Respiratory Failure

HFNO suggested for initial or postextubation management of acute hypoxemic respiratory failure in hospitalized adults

Women Physicians Delay Childbearing Versus Nonphysicians

Physicians more likely to experience childbirth at older ages; have same cumulative probability of childbirth as nonphysicians

ACP Advises Point-of-Care Ultrasound to Aid Diagnosis of Dyspnea

POCUS suggested in addition to standard diagnostic pathway for patients in ED, inpatient setting when diagnosis is uncertain

Risk Factors ID’d for COVID-19-Related Death in Diabetes

Risk for COVID-19-related death up in association with male sex, older age, preexisting comorbidities, insulin use