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Self-administered treatment appears effective for latent tuberculosis

Self-administered therapy with monthly monitoring could be an acceptable strategy for treating latent tuberculosis in the U.S., as well as in other countries and settings when directly observed therapy is not possible.

Long-term PPIs after H. pylori triple therapy associated with doubled stomach cancer risk

An observational study drew no firm conclusions about cause and effect, and proton-pump inhibitors are still generally considered safe.

MKSAP Quiz: Routine follow-up for very severe COPD

A 75-year-old man is seen for routine follow-up for very severe COPD. He has constant dyspnea and air hunger and spends most of the day in a chair. He has had no change in baseline cough and sputum production. He has had multiple COPD exacerbations that required ICU admission and intubation. He has not benefited from pulmonary rehabilitation in the past. What is the most appropriate management?

Drivers not always told about their prescriptions' potentially impairing effects

Patients who had been prescribed sedatives and narcotics were most likely to report receiving information about potential impairment, while those prescribed stimulants and antidepressants less frequently received information about potential impairments.

New content available on ACP's Patients Before Paperwork initiative

New content and resources have been added to the initiative's website, including a link to ACP's October 2017 paper “Promoting Transparency and Alignment in Medicare Advantage,” which calls for Medicare Advantage plans to increase transparency.

Different perspectives but the same goal: providing the best possible care to patients

Yul Ejnes, MD, MACP, looks back in his final column for ACP on KevinMD at the trends and topics that inspired him for the last five years.

Vote for your favorite entry

ACP Internist Weekly's cartoon caption contest continues. Readers can vote for their favorite caption to determine the winner.