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Genotype testing for warfarin dosing may offer limited or no benefit

Genotyping for warfarin therapy has limited, if any, benefit, according to 3 recent studies and an editorial.

ABIM to appoint non-internists to its governance

The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) has announced that it will begin including a non-internist member of the health team and a public member with a patient/caregiver perspective on each of its specialty boards.

MKSAP Quiz: 2-month history of fatigue, anorexia and weight loss

A 74-year-old woman is evaluated for a 2-month history of fatigue, anorexia, and a 6-kg (13.2-lb) weight loss. She was treated with chemotherapy for ovarian cancer 6 months ago. She also has hypertension managed with hydrochlorothiazide. Following a physical exam and lab results, what is the most likely cause of this patient's hyponatremia?

AHA, ACC, CDC issue science advisory on hypertension

The American Heart Association (AHA), American College of Cardiology (ACC), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a recent science advisory on control of hypertension.

Chelation may reduce mortality, cardiovascular events in diabetics after MI

Chelation reduced cardiovascular disease events in patients with diabetes who had a previous myocardial infarction (MI), a recent study found.

Board of Regents announces results for 2014-2015 Chair-elect

At its November meeting, the Board of Regents elected Tanveer P. Mir, MD, MACP, of New York City as the 2014-2015 Chair-elect of the Board of Regents.

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