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Discussing lifetime vs. 10-year CVD risk estimates led to higher patient risk perception, willingness for therapy

Patients who were presented with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk information using a pictogram had lower perception of risk and were less willing to consider therapy than those presented with a bar graph or no graphic at all.

Triple inhaler therapy associated with reduced COPD exacerbations, higher rates of pneumonia

Results of the systematic review and meta-analysis suggest that triple inhaler therapy should be limited to patients with more severe symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that cannot be adequately managed by dual therapy, the authors said.

MKSAP Quiz: Fatigue, intermittent rectal bleeding, abdominal pain

A 39-year-old woman is evaluated for fatigue, intermittent rectal bleeding, and abdominal pain over the past 2 months. She reports that the bleeding is not accompanied by anal pain or itching. She has experienced an unintentional 2.3-kg (5.1-lb) weight loss since her symptoms started. She has no personal or family history of colon cancer or other cancers. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate next step in management?

Web-based decision support tool may help determine safety of outpatient PE management

The tool was added to the patient care workflow in the ED after the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE) was confirmed but before site-of-care decision making was completed.

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New ACP videos highlight personal reflections on practice transformation

ACP has been a part of the federal Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPi) since 2015.

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