ACP Internist® Weekly
Welcome to this week's issue of ACP Internist Weekly, an update for internists published every Tuesday by the American College of Physicians.
In the News for the Week of October 6, 2015
Calcium and fracture risk
Calcium intake does not appear to decrease fracture risk in older patients
A new study indicates that calcium supplements with or without vitamin D do not protect older people in general from fractures, and an editorialist suggests that 700 to 800 mg of dietary calcium daily for adults is probably enough. More...
ACP receives Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative award
ACP will support 30,000 physicians in expanding their quality improvement capacity, learning from one another, and achieving common goals of improved care, better health, and reduced cost. More...
MKSAP Quiz: evaluated after a colonoscopy
A 65-year-old man is evaluated after a recent colonoscopy, which disclosed a 2.5-cm pedunculated polyp in the sigmoid colon. The polyp was removed in its entirety in a single piece. Biopsy results showed a well-differentiated adenocarcinoma confined to the submucosa without evidence of lymphovascular involvement and a 1-mm margin. There is no family history of colorectal cancer. What is the most appropriate management? More...
Expert panel offers 6 recommendations for managing unexplained chronic cough
Among other recommendations, in adult patients with unexplained chronic cough, a therapeutic trial of multimodality speech pathology therapy could be tried. More...
Principles issued for managing conflicts of interest during guideline development
Among other recommendations, guideline developers should make all possible efforts to not include members with direct financial or relevant indirect conflicts of interest. More...
CBT for comorbid heart failure and depression may only work for the latter
The authors described the reduced anxiety and fatigue, improved social functioning, and better health-related quality of life as especially encouraging results in light of the negative findings of other trials. More...
Tips and resources to help practices navigate ICD-10 changes
ACP and others offer information on addressing problems and ensuring claims are successful. More...
Drug abuse prevention
ACP supports National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
President Obama addressed the importance of preventing and treating substance disorders in his weekly address. More...
Cartoon caption contest
Vote for your favorite entry
ACP Internist Weekly's cartoon caption contest continues. Readers can vote for their favorite caption to determine the winner. More...
Editorial note: ACP Internist Weekly will not be published next week due to the Explorers' Day holiday.
Physician editor: Daisy Smith, MD, FACP
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A 65-year-old man is evaluated after a recent colonoscopy, which disclosed a 2.5-cm pedunculated polyp in the sigmoid colon. The polyp was removed in its entirety in a single piece. Biopsy results showed a well-differentiated adenocarcinoma confined to the submucosa without evidence of lymphovascular involvement and a 1-mm margin. There is no family history of colorectal cancer. What is the most appropriate management?
Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health, 2nd Edition
This new edition reflects recent clinical and social changes and continues to present the important issues facing practitioners and their LGBT patients. Read more about the Guide. Also see ACP’s recent policy position paper on LGBT health disparities.
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