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Even many residents in primary care training programs not planning to enter primary care

Most internal medicine residents, even those in primary care residencies, don't plan to practice general internal medicine, a recent survey found.

Tamoxifen for 10 years may halve breast cancer mortality during the second decade after diagnosis

Continuing tamoxifen for 10 years rather than stopping at five years reduces recurrence and mortality in estrogen receptor-positive early breast cancer, particularly after year 10, a study found.

MKSAP Quiz: New patient with Parkinson diagnosis

A 50-year-old man is seen for a new-patient evaluation. He reports a recent diagnosis of Parkinson disease. From a list of symptoms, which is most suggestive of atypical parkinsonism syndrome?

IDSA guidelines aim to reduce death, disability and cost of prosthetic joint infections

Multispecialty physician teams need to work together to reduce disability, death and costs associated with the ever-growing number of prosthetic joint infections, said the first guidelines on the topic released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).

Benzodiazepines associated with community-acquired pneumonia

Benzodiazepines are associated with risk for and death from community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), according to a new study.

Longer antibiotic treatment associated with more recurrence of male UTIs

Antibiotic treatment longer than a week was associated with worse outcomes for men with urinary tract infections (UTIs) compared to shorter therapy, a new study found.

CMS to hold call on Medicaid pay parity tomorrow

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will be holding a National Provider Call to discuss increased payments beginning in 2013 for primary care services.

Planning for potential Medicare pay cuts

ACP has posted a page on the Running a Practice section of the College website with information about the status of the fiscal cliff negotiations in Congress and advice on planning for the potential that the cuts are not averted.

Ondansetron 32-mg dose pulled from market

The 32-mg, single intravenous dose of ondansetron hydrochloride (Zofran) has been pulled from the market due to its cardiac risks, the FDA recently announced.

Former ACP Japan chapter Governor receives prestigious awards

Former ACP Japan chapter Governor Kiyoshi Kurokawa, MD, MACP, who led the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission, has been honored with two recent awards.

Vote for your favorite entry

ACP InternistWeekly's cartoon caption contest continues. Readers can vote for their favorite caption to determine the winner.

Physician editor: Daisy Smith, MD, FACP