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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 May 19, 2015




Highlights

Supplemental imaging may not be necessary in all women with dense breasts, study finds

Supplemental imaging may not be necessary for all women with dense breasts on mammography, according to a new study. More...

Loss aversion most effective incentive for smoking cessation, but rewards yield more participation

Deposit-based monetary incentives may have higher success rates for smoking cessation, but rewards-based monetary incentives may yield more patient participation, according to a new study. More...


Test yourself

MKSAP Quiz: 3-month history of swelling of the face, hands, and feet

A 53-year-old woman is evaluated for a 3-month history of swelling of the face, hands, and feet. She has untreated hepatitis C virus infection. She takes lithium for bipolar disorder. She has no additional symptoms. After a physical exam, lab results and kidney biopsy, what is the most likely cause of this patient's nephrotic syndrome? More...


Rheumatoid arthritis

Standard- and high-dose biologics for RA associated with increased risk of serious infections compared to DMARDs alone

Standard-dose and high-dose biological drugs with or without disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) were associated with an increase in serious infections compared to DMARDs alone, a meta-analysis found. More...


Education

ACP offering free webinar

Registration is now open for ACP Leadership Academy's next webinar, "Population Health," scheduled for Tuesday, July 14, at 6:30 p.m. ET. More...


CMS update

Open Payments review and dispute period ends May 20

Physicians and teaching hospitals have until May 20, 2015, to voluntarily review data reported by drug and medical device makers about them and dispute payment reports, if necessary. More...


Cartoon caption contest

Put words in our mouth

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...

Editorial note: ACP Internist Weekly will not be published next week due to the Memorial Day holiday.


Physician editor: Daisy Smith, MD, FACP



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A 53-year-old woman is evaluated for a 3-month history of swelling of the face, hands, and feet. She has untreated hepatitis C virus infection. She takes lithium for bipolar disorder. She has no additional symptoms. After a physical exam, lab results and kidney biopsy, what is the most likely cause of this patient's nephrotic syndrome?

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