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MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up for diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension

A 68-year-old man is evaluated during a routine follow-up visit. Medical history is significant for type 2 diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and aortofemoral bypass surgery 2 years ago. Following a physical exam, what is the most appropriate additional treatment?
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/11/15/3.htm
15 Nov 2022

BiPAP machines, masks recalled

This column reviews recent recalls, alerts, and approvals.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2022/11/bipap-machines-masks-recalled.htm
1 Nov 2022

New trials provide data to improve medication management in hypertension

A U.K. study compared morning versus evening dosing of antihypertensive drugs, a U.S. study looked at optimal dosing in patients with proteinuria, and a trial in Spain tested self-titration in patients with poorly controlled hypertension.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/10/18/6.htm
18 Oct 2022

MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up visit for chronic hypertension

A 44-year-old woman is evaluated during a follow-up visit for chronic hypertension. Over the past month, her average blood pressure measured with home blood pressure monitoring was 150/90 mm Hg. Following a physical exam and lab tests, what is the most appropriate next step in management?
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/10/11/3.htm
11 Oct 2022

Is mastering coding worth the time?

While Medicare has added new codes to increase the reimbursement available to primary care practices, they can be difficult to implement and may not align with the integrated flow of a visit.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2022/10/is-mastering-coding-worth-the-time.htm
1 Oct 2022

Encouraging change with motivational interviewing

Physicians can adopt these interviewing techniques to help patients accomplish goals like smoking cessation.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2022/10/encouraging-change-with-motivational-interviewing.htm
1 Oct 2022

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for hidradenitis suppurativa

A 32-year-old woman is evaluated for hidradenitis suppurativa. She has had tender, foul-smelling, draining nodules in the axillary folds for 4 years. Doxycycline and topical clindamycin have not achieved satisfactory improvement. Following a physical exam and lifestyle support, what is the most appropriate additional treatment?
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2022/10/mksap-quiz-evaluation-for-hidradenitis-suppurativa.htm
1 Oct 2022

New category of OTC hearing aids; FMT and monkeypox

This column reviews recent recalls, alerts, and approvals.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2022/10/new-category-of-otc-hearing-aids-fmt-and-monkeypox.htm
1 Oct 2022

Most incidental adrenal tumors are nonfunctioning, regardless of patient age, study finds

A Chinese study of a healthy community population found adrenal tumors in 1.6% of men and 1.2% of women. Prevalence increased with age from 0.2% in adults ages 18 to 25 years to 3.2% in adults older than age 65 years.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/09/13/4.htm
13 Sep 2022

New studies analyze risk factors, treatments for afib

One study found that early rhythm control was better than rate control for low-risk patients, another found that age at menarche and menopause was associated with afib risk, and another indicated that women's lower risk for afib is due to their smaller body size compared with men.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/09/06/1.htm
6 Sep 2022

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