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Counseling before HIV testing didn't reduce later infection rates

Providing counseling about risk reduction at the time of HIV testing did not reduce patients' risk of later acquiring a sexually transmitted infection, according to a recent study.

Pulmonary and endocrine societies identify unnecessary tests

Several medical societies recently released lists of commonly performed pulmonary and endocrine tests and procedures that may not always be necessary, as part of the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation's Choosing Wisely campaign.

MKSAP Quiz: 10-day history of malaise, discomfort and progressive jaundice

A 32-year-old woman is evaluated for a 10-day history of malaise, right upper quadrant discomfort, and progressive jaundice. She has had no recent travel outside of the United States, does not drink alcohol, and has no recent ingestions of drugs, including acetaminophen or herbal remedies. Up until this time, she has been healthy. She has a history of type 1 diabetes mellitus for which she takes insulin glargine and insulin detemir. Following a physical exam and lab results, what is the most likely diagnosis?

Telemonitoring for COPD may not affect exacerbation readmissions, quality of life

Telemonitoring in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients at high risk for exacerbations did not affect hospital readmissions or improve quality of life, according to a new study.

End-stage renal disease uncommon in patients with systolic heart failure

End-stage renal disease (ESRD) is uncommon in outpatients with systolic heart failure, but certain factors can identify those at highest risk, according to a new study.

Free webinar to help clinicians improve patients' medication adherence

A free webinar is being offered on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, from 12 to 1 p.m. EST to help clinicians engage in frank conversations with patients to improve their medication adherence.

ACP members elected to Institute of Medicine membership

ACP President Molly Cooke, MD, FACP, and several other ACP members have been elected as Institute of Medicine (IOM) members. Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

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.

Physician editor: Daisy Smith, MD, FACP