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From the July-August ACP Observer, copyright © 2004 by the American College of Physicians.

  • New College book targets screening and prevention
  • ACP offers savings on full version of MKSAP 13
  • PIER debuts for PDAs

New College book targets screening and prevention

"Screening for Diseases: Prevention in Primary Care," a new ACP book edited by Vincenza Snow, FACP, provides the latest evidence on screening and prevention for nine common diseases and conditions. They include hypertension; type 2 diabetes; osteoporosis; cardiovascular events; depression; hormone replacement therapy; and breast, colorectal and prostate cancer.

The book provides guidelines that define which patients should be screened, recommendations on screening frequency to optimize cost-effective patient care and key points that summarize basic take-home messages for each condition.

The 350-page book is $36 for ACP members, $40 for non-members. More information and ordering is available. You can also order by phone at 800-523-1546, ext. 2600. Refer to product #330300320.

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ACP offers savings on full version of MKSAP 13

The full version of MKSAP 13, including parts A and B, is now available. Part B features five completely revised books, covering endocrinology and metabolism, gastroenterology and hepatology, neurology, pulmonary medicine and critical care, and rheumatology. Physicians who complete part B can receive 64 CME credits, in addition to the 76 credits available by completing part A, for a total of 140 credits.

The new MKSAP 13 provides the latest developments in internal medicine and its subspecialties. It covers 14 areas in internal medicine and includes 10 books containing more than 1,500 pages. The program also includes answers to and critiques of the 1,000 multiple-choice questions contained in the syllabus books.

The program is available in print and on CD-ROM. A special combination package offers members a $100 discount when they purchase both the print and CD-ROM versions together. More information is online.

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PIER debuts for PDAs

ACP members can now access the Physicians' Information and Education Resource (PIER) even more directly at the point of care.

The College's evidence-based decision support tool, previously available only via the Internet, is now available exclusively to College members on PDA for an annual subscription of $99. Subscribers will have access to the Palm OS, Pocket PC and wireless PIER versions.

The application includes all of the PIER disease modules that are available on the full PIER Web site, integrated with a complete drug reference.

PIER PDA is available for Palm OS devices, version 3.5 or higher, and Pocket PC devices with ARM-based processors. Memory requirements are 15MB of free memory on a desktop and 15MB of free device memory, either internally or on an external memory card.

For more details and ordering information, visit PIER PDA online.

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