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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 March 3, 2015




Highlights

Low-, high-intensity workouts appear to reduce waist circumference

Patients at risk for diabetes or heart disease may want to choose their workout intensity based on health goals, according to a study. More...

NSAIDs may increase bleeding, CV events when combined with antiplatelet or anticoagulant agents post-MI

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) were associated with increased risk of bleeding and thrombotic events, even during short-term treatment, among patients receiving antithrombotic therapy after myocardial infarction (MI), a study found. More...


Test yourself

MKSAP Quiz: persistent rash for 6 years' duration

A 66-year-old man is evaluated for a persistent rash for 6 years' duration. The rash waxes and wanes in severity, and it becomes pruritic only after he becomes hot and sweating, such as when he mows the lawn or exercises. It has always been limited to his back and lower chest. He has never treated it. The patient is otherwise well, has no other medical problems, and takes no medication. Following a physical exam, what is the most likely diagnosis? More...


Pressure ulcers

ACP issues pressure ulcer prevention, treatment guidelines

Guidelines on risk assessment, prevention, and treatment of pressure ulcers were issued by ACP this week. More...


Infectious diseases

IDSA releases 'Choosing Wisely' list

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) last week released its list of tests or procedures whose necessity should be questioned, as part of the ABIM Foundation's Choosing Wisely initiative. More...


Internal Medicine Meeting 2015

Free mobile app for Internal Medicine Meeting 2015 available

The Internal Medicine Meeting 2015 app is now available for free for iPhone and Android smartphones, as well as iPad and Android tablet devices. More...

ACP Annual Business Meeting to be held at Internal Medicine Meeting 2015

All members are encouraged to attend ACP's Annual Business Meeting to be held during ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2015. Current College Officers will retire from office, and incoming Officers and new Regents and Governors will be introduced. More...


Leadership

ACP Leadership Academy offering free webinars

ACP Leadership Academy is offering free webinars on leadership topics relevant to internal medicine. The webinars provide an educational experience and discussion forum for participants to learn, pose questions, and share ideas with leaders in the internal medicine field. More...


Education

Survey about how physicians learn

On behalf of the Society for General Internal Medicine, ACP is making available to its members a survey that is part of a project funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. 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...


Physician editor: Daisy Smith, MD, FACP



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Test yourself

A 66-year-old man is evaluated for a persistent rash for 6 years' duration. The rash waxes and wanes in severity, and it becomes pruritic only after he becomes hot and sweating, such as when he mows the lawn or exercises. It has always been limited to his back and lower chest. He has never treated it. The patient is otherwise well, has no other medical problems, and takes no medication. Following a physical exam, what is the most likely diagnosis?

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