Two new clinical practice guidelines for diagnosing and treating stable ischemic heart disease (IHD) were released by a collaboration of medical organizations.
Lipid levels did not vary significantly depending on whether patients fasted before lipid profile testing, according to a recent study.
A 62-year-old man is evaluated during a routine examination. Medical history is significant for a myocardial infarction 3 years ago, dyslipidemia, hypertension, tobacco use, and drinking two alcoholic drinks per day. What intervention offers the greatest cardiac risk reduction in this patient?
Guidance on when to order and how to interpret a troponin level, in order to initiate appropriate treatment and to optimize outcomes, was offered last week by a new consensus document issued by six medical societies.
Patients overestimated the risk reduction achieved with screening and preventive medications, and clinicians should keep that tendency in mind when discussing such issues with patients, a study found.
ACP's case study “Stewardship of Health Care Resources: Responding to a Patient's Request for Antibiotics” is now available online through Medscape.
Yul Ejnes, MD, MACP, immediate past chair of ACP's Board of Regents, a practicing internist in Cranston, R.I., and a member of ACP Internist's editorial board, continues his column at KevinMD.com, one of the Web's leading destinations for provocative physician commentary.
The College has lent its support to the Chronic Osteoarthritis Management Initiative coordinated by the U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative.
The Guidelines International Network North America and the Section on Evidence Based Health Care of the New York Academy of Medicine are sponsoring a conference, “Evidence-Based Guidelines Affecting Policy, Practice and Stakeholders (E-GAPPS),” to be held this December.
Ruth-Marie (Rhee) Fincher, MD, MACP, has received the 2012 Abraham Flexner Award for Distinguished Service to Medical Education from the Association of American Medical Colleges.
James J. O’Connell, MD, FACP, has been awarded the 2012 Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism.