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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 August 25, 2015




Low back pain

Corticosteroid injections may not offer lasting benefit in low back pain

Researchers called for more research to clarify the benefits and harms of injections for low back pain. More...


Gastroenterology

Standard triple therapy may no longer be best for H. pylori eradication treatment

Standard triple treatment may be losing effectiveness in most areas of the world due to increasing resistance to clarithromycin and metronidazole. More...


Test yourself

MKSAP Quiz: Fatigue, abdominal discomfort, and occasional dark urine

A 48-year-old woman is evaluated for fatigue and intermittent abdominal discomfort of 2 months' duration and occasional dark urine. Medical and family histories are unremarkable. Her only medication is an oral contraceptive pill. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most likely diagnosis? More...


EVP/CEO search

ACP seeking applications, nominations for EVP/CEO position

Qualified candidates must possess an MD, be board-certified in internal medicine and a member of ACP, and have broad knowledge of internal medicine practice and medical education. More...


Electronic health records

New survey shows decline in physician satisfaction with EHR systems

It appears to take at least 3 years for respondents to overcome initial challenges and receive many of the benefits of their EHR systems. More...


Education

New online opioid education modules, video now available

Training modules provide comprehensive educational information for primary care clinicians and can be completed for CME credit. 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...


Physician editor: Philip Masters, MD, FACP



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