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Urgent Updates are highlights of guidelines from other groups, reviewed by Urgent Care physicians. These highlights represent the actual intent of these articles and how they relate to the practice of Urgent Care medicine.

 

Urgent Updates | April 8, 2024

Promotion of Influenza Vaccination in the Emergency Department This three-group, prospective, cluster-randomized controlled trial compared two interventions with a control group in noncritically ill, adult

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Urgent Updates | March 21, 2024

Measles Outbreak Threatens US Status Of ‘Eliminating’ Virus The rash of measles outbreaks around the country has sparked concerns that the U.S. risks losing its

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Urgent Updates | March 14, 2024

Stay Alert for Measles Cases – CDC Clinician Outreach and Community Activity! Between December 1, 2023, and January 23, 2024, the Centers for Disease Control

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Urgent Updates | March 7, 2024

Study IDs Immune Abnormality Possibly Causing Long COVID  Swiss scientists have identified immune system abnormalities in patients with long COVID-19 that might open the door

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Urgent Updates | February 8, 2024

Respiratory Virus Surge: Diagnosing COVID-19 vs RSV, Flu Amid the current wave of winter respiratory virus cases, influenza (types A and B) leads the way

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Urgent Updates | February 1, 2024

Excess Mortality Following a First and Subsequent Osteoporotic Fracture: A Danish Nationwide Register-Based Cohort Study on The Mediating Effects of Comorbidities The highest mortality risk

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Urgent Updates | February 29, 2024

Paxlovid is Effective but Underused—Here’s What the Latest Research Says About Rebound and More Approximately 33 000 patients were hospitalized for COVID-19 in the US during

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Urgent Updates | February 15, 2024

Gabapentinoids Increase Exacerbation in COPD In patients with COPD, gabapentinoid use was associated with increased risk for severe exacerbation. This cohort study supports the warnings

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Urgent Updates | January 25, 2024

US CDC Expands Probe into Charcuterie Meats as Salmonella Cases Rise The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned against some more brands

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Urgent Updates | January 18, 2024

Thirty-Eight States Experienced A ‘High‘ or Worse Level Of Influenza-Like Illness Activity During The Week Ending Dec. 30 Seasonal influenza activity is elevated and continues

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Urgent Updates | December 21, 2023

New Syndrome May Be Affecting Babies Exposed to Fentanyl Doctors report they are seeing what they think is a new syndrome in babies who are

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Urgent Updates | December 14, 2023

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in Mexico The CDC cautions travelers to Mexico about Rocky Mountain spotted fever. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is

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Urgent Updates | December 7, 2023

Measles Cases and Deaths Rose At “Staggering” Rate Last Year, WHO And CDC Report WHO and CDC have previously warned the world is far from

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Urgent Updates | November 30, 2023

Undiagnosed Pneumonia Outbreak in China Puts Pressure on Pediatric Hospitals, Prompts Questions An undetermined pneumonia outbreak in China is hitting children hard, so far, there

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Urgent Updates | November 23, 2023

Trends in Outpatient Influenza Antiviral Use Among Children and Adolescents in the United States The analysis included unique dispensing of 1,416,764 antivirals between 2010 and

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Urgent Updates | November 9, 2023

Whooping Cough Outbreak Reported in Northern Michigan An outbreak of whooping cough in Northern Michigan has health officials reminding parents to get their children vaccinated.

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Urgent Updates | October 26

Flesh-eating Parasite Now Endemic to Parts of US, CDC Says Leishmania mexicana, a flesh-eating bacterium that also causes fever, weight loss, and an enlarged spleen

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Urgent Updates | October 12

Paxlovid Weaker Against Current COVID-19 Variants A real-world study published in JAMA found that Pfizer’s COVID-19 antiviral Paxlovid is now less effective at preventing hospitalization

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