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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 4, 2015




Alcohol interventions

'E-interventions' not effective over the long term for problem drinking

Although e-interventions may reduce alcohol consumption over the short term, the effects are usually small and are not maintained long term. More...


Depression

USPSTF issues draft recommending screening for depression in all adults

Screening should be implemented with "adequate systems in place to ensure accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, and appropriate followup." More...


Test yourself

MKSAP Quiz: evaluation following atrial fibrillation

A 33-year-old woman is evaluated as an outpatient following an episode of atrial fibrillation. The episode resolved shortly after she arrived at the emergency department. She has a history of tetralogy of Fallot with repair performed at the age of 4 years. Following a physical exam, what is the most likely diagnosis? More...


Cardiology

Dual antiplatelet therapy may be safer than triple therapy in older patients with acute MI, afib after PCI

Older patients with acute myocardial infarction and atrial fibrillation who have undergone percutaneous coronary intervention appear to have a higher risk for major bleeding, both early and long-term, with triple therapy versus dual antiplatelet therapy. More...


ACP governance

Call for spring 2016 Board of Governors resolutions

The deadline for submitting new resolutions to be heard at the spring 2016 Board of Governors meeting is Oct. 7, 2015. More...


Hepatology

ACT-First: free online CME program helps identify and treat patients with liver disease

ACT-First is a free, online CME course to help physicians improve their knowledge and clinical skills in hepatology. More...


Careers

Are you a 'real doctor'?

Yul Ejnes, MD, MACP, blogs about what it means to be a "real doctor." More...


Cartoon caption contest

And the winner is …

ACP Internist Weekly 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...


Physician editor: Daisy Smith, MD, FACP



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