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Evidence evolving on aspirin as prevention

Practice-changing points may influence how internists prescribe aspirin for the primary prevention of heart disease.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2019/03/evidence-evolving-on-aspirin-as-prevention.htm
1 Mar 2019

MKSAP Quiz: Routine office visit for patient with HIV

A 44-year-old man is evaluated in the office during a routine visit. Medical history is significant for HIV diagnosed at age 25 years, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. He is a current smoker. Following a physical exam, lab tests, and electrocardiogram, what factors will result in underestimation of the risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in this patient?
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2018/12/18/3.htm
18 Dec 2018

Four risk prediction models found most accurate for guiding lung cancer screening

These models picked similar numbers of patients who had ever smoked, showed better agreement on size of the screening population, and achieved consensus on 73% of persons chosen, while the other five models generally overestimated risk.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2018/05/15/2.htm
15 May 2018

Correcting medicine's use of race in clinical algorithms

Recent efforts have pushed institutions to reconsider the use of race not just in estimating kidney function, but in a variety of algorithms and scores.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2021/05/correcting-medicines-use-of-race-in-clinical-algorithms.htm
1 May 2021

Anticoagulants compared for associated risk of hospitalization due to upper GI bleeding

Proton-pump inhibitor cotherapy significantly reduced risk among patients on anticoagulation, a cohort study found.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2018/12/11/4.htm
11 Dec 2018

Prescribe opioids, but with caution

Use of opioids for chronic pain quadrupled in a 10-year span, despite scant evidence that they are effective for noncancer pain and ample evidence of harm. Learn more about how to prescribe them safely.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2015/07/opioids.htm
1 Jul 2015

Updated guidelines released on antithrombotic therapy for afib

The American College of Chest Physicians provided 60 recommendation statements in the areas of stroke risk, bleeding risk, antithrombotic therapy, and management of bleeding on oral anticoagulation, among other topics.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2018/08/28/2.htm
28 Aug 2018

EHR era ushers in stricter privacy, security

Offices feeling confident about HIPAA compliance now face HITECH, an increased level of demands meant to secure confidential information in a digital age. The demands have increased, and so have the penalties.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2010/04/hitech.htm
1 Apr 2010

Tailored thresholds for FIT may increase colorectal cancer detection

Rates of cancer detection and the number of positive test results per cancer case detected varied significantly by age and sex, which suggests that modifying positivity thresholds by subgroups might optimize screening program performance.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2018/09/18/4.htm
18 Sep 2018

Preventing suicide in primary care

There is debate over whether screening patients for suicide risk factors actually reduces suicide deaths, yet many primary care clinics are training clinicians and staff to recognize suicide risk factors in their patients.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2018/10/preventing-suicide-in-primary-care.htm
1 Oct 2018

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