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 November 26, 2013
Genotype testing for warfarin dosing may offer limited or no benefit
Genotyping for warfarin therapy has limited, if any, benefit, according to 3 recent studies and an editorial. More...
ABIM to appoint non-internists to its governance
The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) has announced that it will begin including a non-internist member of the health team and a public member with a patient/caregiver perspective on each of its specialty boards. More...
MKSAP Quiz: 2-month history of fatigue, anorexia and weight loss
A 74-year-old woman is evaluated for a 2-month history of fatigue, anorexia, and a 6-kg (13.2-lb) weight loss. She was treated with chemotherapy for ovarian cancer 6 months ago. She also has hypertension managed with hydrochlorothiazide. Following a physical exam and lab results, what is the most likely cause of this patient's hyponatremia? More...
AHA, ACC, CDC issue science advisory on hypertension
The American Heart Association (AHA), American College of Cardiology (ACC), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a recent science advisory on control of hypertension. More...
Chelation may reduce mortality, cardiovascular events in diabetics after MI
Chelation reduced cardiovascular disease events in patients with diabetes who had a previous myocardial infarction (MI), a recent study found. More...
From the College
Board of Regents announces results for 2014-2015 Chair-elect
At its November meeting, the Board of Regents elected Tanveer P. Mir, MD, MACP, of New York City as the 2014-2015 Chair-elect of the Board of Regents. More...
Cartoon caption contest
And the winner is …
ACP InternistWeekly has tallied the voting from its latest cartoon contest, where readers are invited to match wits against their peers to provide the most original and amusing caption. More...
Editorial note: ACP InternistWeekly will not be published next week due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
Physician editor: Daisy Smith, MD, FACP
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A 74-year-old woman is evaluated for a 2-month history of fatigue, anorexia, and a 6-kg (13.2-lb) weight loss. She was treated with chemotherapy for ovarian cancer 6 months ago. She also has hypertension managed with hydrochlorothiazide. Following a physical exam and lab results, what is the most likely cause of this patient's hyponatremia?
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