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ACP issues clinical practice guideline on chronic kidney disease

ACP released a new clinical practice guideline this week on screening, monitoring and treatment of stage 1 to 3 chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Vitamin D didn't increase BMD in healthy, nonelderly adults

Vitamin D supplementation doesn't improve bone mineral density (BMD) in healthy adults, a new systematic review and meta-analysis concluded.

MKSAP Quiz: 3-month history of increasing fatigue and weight gain

A 38-year-old woman reports a 3-month history of increasing fatigue and weight gain. She underwent transsphenoidal surgery 4 years ago to remove a nonfunctioning pituitary macroadenoma, followed 4 months later by radiation therapy because of residual tumor. Following a review of medications, physical exam and lab tests, what is the most appropriate next diagnostic test?

ADA updates nutrition guidelines to address varied eating patterns

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recently released new recommendations on nutrition therapy for adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

Moderate to severe psoriasis may be associated with increased risk for chronic kidney disease

Moderate to severe psoriasis (more than 3% of body surface area affected) is associated with an increased risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD), independent of traditional risk factors such as diabetes and heart disease, a study found.

New online tool lets practices enroll in EFT with multiple payers through a single, online process

CAQH has launched a new, universal electronic funds transfer (EFT) enrollment tool that facilitates the use of electronic payments between payers and clinicians by offering a single point of entry for adopting EFT.

ACP Masters elected Alpha Omega Alpha officers

John Tooker, MD, MBA, MACP, has been elected president of Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society, for 2014. Douglas S. Paauw, MD, MACP, has been named president-elect.

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Physician editor: Daisy Smith, MD, FACP