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Primary care-based weight-loss program led to remission of type 2 diabetes

At the end of 12 months, 36 intervention participants lost 15 kg or more, compared to no participants in the control group, and diabetes remission was associated with the amount of weight lost.

PCP/EMS collaboration appeared to reduce ED visits for assisted-living residents who fall

In the intervention, paramedics responding to a fall followed a protocol that involved phone consultation with a physician and that assigned patients to one of three tiers based on their need for additional care.

MKSAP Quiz: Incidentally discovered adrenal mass

A 62-year-old woman is evaluated for an incidentally discovered left adrenal mass. Two weeks ago, the patient was evaluated in the emergency department for diffuse abdominal pain and vomiting. A CT scan was obtained that was normal except for the adrenal mass. Her medical history is significant for diet-controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus diagnosed 1 year ago and osteoporosis diagnosed 4 years ago. Following a physical exam and lab studies, in addition to screening tests for pheochromocytoma, what is the most appropriate diagnostic test to perform next?

Use of hormonal contraceptive pills may be associated with increased risk of breast cancer

While the 20% increased risk among women using contemporary formulations of oral contraceptives is similar to that initially reported among users of older formulations, an editorial noted, the finding that breast cancer risk continues to be elevated for five years or more should be regarded as preliminary because the increase in risk would not have remained significant after adjustment.

2018-2019 Board of Regents Chair-elect announced

Douglas M. DeLong, MD, FACP, from Cooperstown, N.Y., was elected Board of Regents 2018-2019 Chair-elect. Dr. DeLong will become Chair at the conclusion of the Annual Business Meeting at Internal Medicine Meeting 2019 in Philadelphia.

Governor-elect designees election results announced

Terms as Governors-elect will start after the Annual Business Meeting at Internal Medicine Meeting 2018 in New Orleans on April 21.

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ACP Internist Weekly's cartoon caption contest continues. Readers can vote for their favorite caption to determine the winner.