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ACP Internist® Weekly

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 August 19, 2014




Highlights

Rates of preventable hospital admissions appear lower in smaller primary care practices

Rates of preventable hospital admissions appeared to be lower in smaller primary care practices compared with larger ones, according to a recent study. More...

Atypical antipsychotics associated with increased AKI risk

Use of atypical antipsychotics is associated with increased risk for acute kidney injury (AKI), according to a new study. More...


Test yourself

MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up for a wrist fracture

This week's quiz asks readers to reevaluate a 55-year-old man during a follow-up examination for a wrist fracture and anemia. More...


Influenza

High-dose flu vaccine may work better in elderly people

A high-dose flu vaccine induced significantly higher antibody responses and provided better protection against laboratory-confirmed influenza than did its standard-dose counterpart among persons 65 years of age or older, an industry-funded study found. More...


Cardiology

Hospitals vary widely in adhering to aspirin guidelines

There was a 25-fold variation in the proportion of U.S. hospitals that adhered to guidelines about prescribing high-dose aspirin at discharge, with some hospitals discharging fewer than 10% of patients on high-dose aspirin and other hospitals discharging 100% of patients on the regimen, a study found. More...


From the College

Are patient portals a gateway or barrier to patient-centered care and communication?

Yul Ejnes, MD, MACP, a past chair of ACP's Board of Regents, a practicing internist in Cranston, R.I., and a member of ACP Internist's editorial board, continues his monthly column at KevinMD.com. 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...


Physician editor: Philip Masters, MD, FACP



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