ACP Internist® Weekly
Welcome to this week's issue of ACP Internist Weekly, an update for internists published every Tuesday by the American College of Physicians.
In the News for the Week of March 24, 2015
Antibiotics offer similar results for uncomplicated skin infections
Cure rates and side effects did not differ significantly between clindamycin and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) for uncomplicated skin infections, including both cellulitis and abscesses, a study found. More...
Task Force concludes evidence is insufficient to recommend for or against thyroid dysfunction screening
Existing evidence is insufficient to recommend for or against screening for thyroid dysfunction in nonpregnant, asymptomatic adults, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has concluded. More...
MKSAP Quiz: pain on the radial aspect of the right wrist
A 28-year-old man is evaluated for pain on the radial aspect of the right wrist that occurs with use of the thumb. The pain has been present for 2 weeks. He has never had this pain before and has not had any trauma. He works as a computer programmer and plays video games for 3 to 4 hours each night when he gets home from work. Following a physical exam, what is the most likely diagnosis? More...
Regardless of patient age, imaging for nonspecific low back pain associated with increased cost but not with better outcomes
Among older adults who had a new primary care visit for back pain, early imaging was not associated with better 1-year outcomes, a study found. More...
Initial computed tomography angiography demonstrates equivalent clinical outcomes to functional testing in symptomatic patients with CAD
Initial testing for coronary artery disease (CAD) with computed tomography angiography (CTA) in symptomatic patients doesn't appear to yield better clinical outcomes than initial functional testing, a new study has found. More...
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From the College
What if Abbott and Costello were primary care physicians?
Yul Ejnes, MD, MACP, continues his monthly column at KevinMD.com by asking "What if Abbott and Costello were primary care physicians?" More...
Cartoon caption contest
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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. More...
Physician editor: Daisy Smith, MD, FACP
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A 28-year-old man is evaluated for pain on the radial aspect of the right wrist that occurs with use of the thumb. The pain has been present for 2 weeks. He has never had this pain before and has not had any trauma. He works as a computer programmer and plays video games for 3 to 4 hours each night when he gets home from work. Following a physical exam, what is the most likely diagnosis?
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