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 September 29, 2015
ACP issues best practice advice on evaluating suspected PE
The goal was to provide practical, evidence-based advice for clinicians evaluating adult inpatients and outpatients in whom acute PE is suspected. More...
Spironolactone may be effective as add-on treatment for drug-resistant hypertension
Spironolactone was the most effective add-on treatment in this study for resistant hypertension and researchers suggested that their findings should have global influence on treatment guidelines and clinical practice. More...
MKSAP Quiz: burning sensation, increasing redness, and lesions
A 52-year-old woman had a burning sensation involving the right side of her forehead and the tip of her nose for 2 days, followed by increased redness and the development of lesions involving the tip of her nose. Medical history is significant for hypertension, and her only medication is ramipril. Following a physical exam and starting antiviral medications, what is the most appropriate next step in management? More...
New guideline advises diagnoses, referrals, treatments for supraventricular tachycardia
The overall goal of the guideline is to provide clinicians with the tools needed to successfully diagnose and treat patients with supraventricular tachycardia other than atrial fibrillation. More...
Study finds mobile text message reminders may help reduce LDL cholesterol, heart disease risk factors
At 6 months, levels of LDL cholesterol (the primary end point) were modestly but significantly lower in intervention participants. The intervention group also saw reductions in systolic blood pressure and body mass index. More...
New report addresses diagnostic errors
Members of the Coalition to Improve Diagnosis have agreed to take both individual and collective action to begin addressing the problem of diagnostic error and hope that their work will be a catalyst for translating ideas on how to improve diagnosis and implement concrete changes in health care delivery. More...
Cartoon caption contest
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ACP Internist Weekly wants readers to create captions for our new cartoon and help choose the winner. Pen the winning caption and win a $50 gift certificate good toward any ACP product, program, or service. More...
Physician editor: Daisy Smith, MD, FACP
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A 52-year-old woman had a burning sensation involving the right side of her forehead and the tip of her nose for 2 days, followed by increased redness and the development of lesions involving the tip of her nose. Medical history is significant for hypertension, and her only medication is ramipril. Following a physical exam and starting antiviral medications, what is the most appropriate next step in 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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