Welcome to this week's issue of ACP InternistWeekly, an update for internists published every Tuesday by the American College of Physicians.
In the News for the Week of May 21, 2013
Three questions improve physicians' predictions of musculoskeletal pain treatment outcomes
Three questions can predict whether an older patient with musculoskeletal pain will still have pain six months later, a study found. More...
Age, comorbidity should inform decisions on how to treat low- or intermediate- risk prostate cancer
Older men with prostate cancer and multiple major comorbid conditions are at high risk for other-cause mortality within 10 years of diagnosis and should consider this when deciding between conservative management and aggressive treatment for low- or intermediate-risk disease, a study concluded. More...
MKSAP Quiz: 5-day history of leg pain and swelling
A 52-year-old man is evaluated in the emergency department for a 5-day history of right leg pain and swelling. He has never had a previous episode of venous thromboembolism. More...
Model may predict which coronary artery disease patients benefit from high-dose statins
Incremental treatment effects of high-dose statin therapy over usual-dose statin therapy in coronary artery disease patients can be estimated by a prediction model made up of 13 easy-to-measure clinical predictors that are readily available in clinical practice, a study concluded. More...
Intensive-dose statins don't confer greater diabetes risk for post-MI elderly than moderate doses
Older patients with myocardial infarction (MI) who take intensive-dose statins have the same risk of developing diabetes as those who take moderate-dose statins, a new study found. More...
Midlife surgical menopause not associated with increased cardiovascular risk when compared to natural menopause
Hysterectomy with or without oophorectomy in midlife was not associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in a new study. More...
From the College
Governance Committee seeks Regent candidates for 2014
The Governance Committee oversees the process for nominating and electing Masters and Fellows of the College to the Board of Regents (BOR) and is beginning the process of seeking Regents to join the Board in May 2014. More...
Cartoon caption contest
And the winner is …
ACP InternistWeekly has tallied the voting from its latest cartoon contest, where readers are invited to match wits against their peers to provide the most original and amusing caption. More...
Editorial note: ACP InternistWeekly will not be published next week due to the Memorial Day holiday.
Physician editor: Daisy Smith, MD, FACP
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