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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 March 31, 2015




Highlights

New guideline released on diagnosis, management of pancreatic cysts

The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) released a new guideline last week on the diagnosis and management of asymptomatic neoplastic pancreatic cysts. More...

Strength, balance training halves fall injuries in older women with previous falls

Strength and balance training exercises reduced by more than half the rate of injuries from falls in home-dwelling older women, while neither exercise nor vitamin D affected the rate of falls, a study found. More...


Test yourself

MKSAP Quiz: shortness of breath of 3 months' duration

A 54-year-old woman is evaluated for shortness of breath of 3 months' duration and a 4.5-kg (10-lb) weight loss over the preceding 2 months. She has a 35-pack-year smoking history. Following a physical exam and further testing, what is the most appropriate treatment? More...


Infectious disease

ACIP adds new vaccine to HPV recommendations

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended the 9-valent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine (Gardasil 9) in last week's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). More...


Hepatitis C

New hepatitis C treatments cost-effective, may exceed insurers' willingness to pay

New therapies for hepatitis C are cost-effective for some patients, according to a study, but high costs may become a barrier to use. More...


Diabetes

ACP Quality Connect offers diabetes webinar series

ACP Quality Connect is hosting a series of webinars from April through June 2015 to help physicians implement quality improvement strategies to improve care of their diabetic patients. More...

Diabetes Collaborative Registry seeks primary care participants

ACP has partnered with the American College of Cardiology to recruit primary care practices to participate in the Diabetes Collaborative Registry (DCR). More...


Volunteering

MAVEN Project seeks physicians to join national corps of volunteers

The MAVEN Project (Medical Alumni Volunteer Expert Network) is seeking volunteer physician-alumni from U.S. accredited medical schools and training programs to serve the urgent needs of patients with limited access to expert medical care. Volunteers are needed for a spring pilot and beyond. 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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Test yourself

A 54-year-old woman is evaluated for shortness of breath of 3 months' duration and a 4.5-kg (10-lb) weight loss over the preceding 2 months. She has a 35-pack-year smoking history. Following a physical exam and further testing, what is the most appropriate treatment?

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