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