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 March 11, 2014
New guidelines on valvular heart disease released
Cardiology experts released new updated guidelines on the management of valvular heart disease (VHD) last week. More...
Warfarin associated with better 1-year outcomes for patients with CKD who experience acute MI with afib
Giving warfarin to acute myocardial infarction (MI) patients with atrial fibrillation who have chronic kidney disease (CKD) was associated with better 1-year outcomes than not giving warfarin, a study found. More...
MKSAP Quiz: routine follow-up visit for diabetes and hyperlipidemia
A 59-year-old woman is evaluated during a routine follow-up visit. She was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus and hyperlipidemia. She feels well. Medications are metformin, atorvastatin, and aspirin. Following a physical exam and lab results, what is the most appropriate diagnostic test to perform next? More...
Radical prostatectomy may offer advantages over watchful waiting
Men with prostate cancer may survive longer with radical prostatectomy than watchful waiting, especially if they are younger than 65 years of age at diagnosis, a study suggested. More...
Surgery performs better than radiotherapy for non-metastatic prostate cancer
Surgery was associated with better survival than radiotherapy in men with non-metastatic prostate cancer, according to a large observational study with follow-up as long as 15 years. More...
European societies release guideline on diagnosis, treatment of hyponatremia
Three European societies recently released a clinical practice guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of hyponatremia. More...
New tool available for integrating primary care and public health
A new tool to integrate primary care and public health called "A Practical Playbook: Public Health & Primary Care Together" is now available online. More...
From the College
College Master, Fellow receive Heinz Awards
A College Master and a College Fellow were recently named recipients of the 19th Heinz Awards. More...
For the record
Correction to a previous issue
An item in last week's ACP InternistWeekly required correction. More...
Cartoon caption contest
Put words in our mouth
ACP InternistWeekly 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: Philip Masters, MD, FACP
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A 59-year-old woman is evaluated during a routine follow-up visit. She was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus and hyperlipidemia. She feels well. Medications are metformin, atorvastatin, and aspirin. Following a physical exam and lab results, what is the most appropriate diagnostic test to perform next?
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