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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 April 21, 2015




Highlights

ACP President: SGR repeal 'extraordinary and historic'

On April 16, President Obama signed a bill repealing Medicare's sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula and transitioning to a new value-based payment system. More...

Afib recurrence more than halved after sleep apnea treatment

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) was associated with a significant reduction in the recurrence of atrial fibrillation in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who received pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) or medical management, a study found. More...


Test yourself

MKSAP Quiz: 1-year history of fatigue, headaches

A 30-year-old woman is evaluated for a 1-year history of fatigue, headaches, poor sleep, depression, intermittently blurred vision, and weakness when climbing stairs. She takes no medication. More...


E-cigarettes

ACP issues policy position paper on e-cigarettes

The American College of Physicians issued a policy position paper this week calling for greater regulation and oversight of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), including e-cigarettes. More...


HIV infection

Updated HIV guidelines issued

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued updated guidelines April 8 on use of antiretroviral treatment in HIV-infected adults and adolescents. More...

Editor's note: ACP Internist Weekly readers will receive daily updates from Internal Medicine Meeting 2015 in Boston on April 30, May 1, and May 2. There will be no issue of ACP Internist Weekly on April 28 or May 5. The Cartoon Caption Contest resumes May 12.


Physician editor: Philip Masters, MD, FACP



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