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Study uncovers inconsistencies, challenges in shared decision making about lung cancer screening

Clinicians were inconsistent in the information they shared with patients, while patients were not always receptive to deliberating together.

Off-label hydroxychloroquine no more effective than placebo when added to usual care for osteoarthritis hand pain

Findings do not support the current practice of off-label use of hydroxychloroquine in patients with hand osteoarthritis, but that should not deter research and drug development communities from researching more potent agents or compounds that more specifically target the inflammatory pathways, editorialists said.

MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

A 58-year-old man is evaluated in follow-up for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), which was diagnosed 2 years ago. He has cough and shortness of breath and now requires supplemental oxygen at rest. Previous evaluations have not identified any cause for his symptoms other than progressive IPF. Following a physical exam, pulmonary exam, and 6-minute walk test, what is the most appropriate management?

The healing touch, and the worried well

Philip A. Masters, MD, FACP, blogs at KevinMD about the importance of the physical examination as a key component of the diagnostic process and the physician-patient relationship.

ACP's Job Placement Center provides career opportunities

Physicians attending Internal Medicine Meeting 2018 have the opportunity to submit job postings, receive job seeker's profiles, and meet with candidates.

Advance questions wanted for Internal Medicine Meeting 2018 keynote speaker

ACP members are encouraged to send questions in advance for ACP's Internal Medicine Meeting 2018 keynote speaker, Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, FACP, who will respond to the questions on stage during a question-and-answer segment of the Opening Ceremony.

Put words in our mouth

ACP Internist Weekly wants readers to create captions for our new cartoon and help choose the winner. Pen the winning caption and win a $50 gift certificate good toward any ACP product, program, or service.