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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 | March 16

FDA Accepts Application for Topical Molluscum Treatment The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a new drug application for berdazimer gel 10.3% for the treatment

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Urgent Updates | March 10

A woman dies every two minutes due to pregnancy or childbirth: UN agencies New data show major setbacks for maternal health in many parts of

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Urgent Updates | March 2

Study Estimates Global Prevalence of SJS/TEN Linked to Antibiotics According to the first meta-analysis to examine the worldwide prevalence of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal

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Urgent Updates | February 23

Even One Head Injury Boosts All-Cause Mortality Risk Sustaining even a single head injury has been linked to a significantly increased risk of all-cause mortality.

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Urgent Updates | February 16

Primary Care Patients’ and Staff’s Perceptions of Self-Rooming as Alternative to Waiting Rooms Most patients (n = 1,561) preferred self-rooming (86%), especially among patients aged

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Urgent Updates | February 9

BNT162b2 and mRNA-1273 Vaccine Effectiveness against SARS-CoV-2 and Variants in the Urban Underserved Population Researchers evaluated the mRNA vaccine effectiveness in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infections at

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Urgent Updates | February 2

Tobacco, Alcohol, Cannabis, and Other Drug Use in the US Before and During the Early Phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic In this cross-sectional study of

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Urgent Updates | January 26

FDA Accepts Application for Nirsevimab Against RSV In InfantsThe US Food Administration has agreed to review an application for nirsevimab to protect infants against RSV.

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Urgent Updates | January 19

Associations between outdoor air pollutants and non-viral asthma exacerbations and airway inflammatory responses in children and adolescents living in urban areas in the USA: a

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Urgent Updates | January 12

USPSTF recommends clinicians prescribe PrEP to those at high risk for HIVThe U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released a draft recommendation advocating for clinicians

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Urgent Updates | January 5

Two Exercise Interventions May Ease Acute, Subacute Spine PainNew research suggests two conservative interventions are effective for treating acute and subacute spine pain. Results from

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Urgent Updates | December 22

Prognosis of Myocarditis Developing After mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination Compared With Viral MyocarditisA territory-wide electronic public health care database in Hong Kong linked with population-based vaccination

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