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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 July 19, 2016




Osteoporosis

Repeat bone mineral density tests during osteoporosis treatment may help identify women at increased fracture risk, study finds

Monitoring bone mineral density in routine clinical practice may identify women with a suboptimal response to osteoporosis treatment who would benefit from closer follow-up, researchers noted. More...


EVP report

2015-2016 ACP Annual Report of the Executive Vice President released

Highlights include information about clinical recommendations and policy papers, the High Value Care initiative, our advocacy efforts, and offerings from Annals of Internal Medicine. More...


Test yourself

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation during a routine examination

A 74-year-old woman is evaluated during a routine examination. Her medical history is significant for hypertension and obesity. She is a former smoker, stopping 5 years ago. Medications are amlodipine, lisinopril, and aspirin. Following a physical exam and ankle-brachial index score, what is the most appropriate management? More...


Cost sharing

ACP offers solutions to problem of increased cost sharing for patients

Among other positions, ACP says that the health care system must accelerate its efforts to reduce overall health care spending in ways that do not rely principally on shifting the cost burden onto insured persons who cannot afford to pay more for their medical care. More...


Heart failure

AHA evaluates heart failure risks from prescription drugs, OTCs, alternative products

The scientific statement identifies prescription medications that may exacerbate underlying myocardial dysfunction, prescription drugs known to cause direct myocardial toxicity, and the sodium level of some over-the-counter medications, among other concerns. More...


Governance

Call for spring 2017 Board of Governors resolutions

Members must submit resolutions to their Governor and/or chapter council by Sept. 28. 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: Philip Masters, MD, FACP



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A 74-year-old woman is evaluated during a routine examination. Her medical history is significant for hypertension and obesity. She is a former smoker, stopping 5 years ago. Medications are amlodipine, lisinopril, and aspirin. Following a physical exam and ankle-brachial index score, what is the most appropriate management?

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