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 September 1, 2015
Discontinuing antihypertensive drugs did not appear to improve function in older patients with cognitive deficits over the short term
At 16 weeks, a greater increase in systolic and diastolic blood pressure was noted in the discontinuation group versus the continuation group, but no significant differences were seen between groups in change in overall cognition compound score. More...
Arthroplasty associated with increased risk of heart attack in early postoperative period
The immediate postoperative risk of myocardial infarction following total joint arthroplasty may have been previously underappreciated, authors noted. More...
MKSAP Quiz: 1-year history of increasing forgetfulness
A 67-year-old woman is evaluated for a 1-year history of increasing forgetfulness. She reports greater difficulty keeping track of upcoming appointments, recalling details of recent telephone conversations, and remembering names of new acquaintances. Otherwise, she has no complaints and her physical and neurological exams are normal. What is the most likely diagnosis? More...
CHA2DS2-VASc modestly predicts ischemic stroke, thromboembolism, death in heart failure patients with and without afib
The poor prognosis of atrial fibrillation for ischemic stroke and death in patients with heart failure was evident, but the observation that additional risk factors in patients with heart failure are particularly significant among those without atrial fibrillation is an important result, authors noted. More...
ACP offers free webinars on leadership topics
Registration is now open for "How to Get Published," scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m. ET. More...
ACP joins Coalition to Improve Diagnosis to address diagnostic errors in medicine
The goal is to bring attention to the issue of reducing diagnostic errors in medicine. More...
How previsit planning saves time and helps the bottom line
Yul Ejnes, MD, MACP, outlines his previsit planning playbook. More...
Cartoon caption contest
And the winner is …
ACP Internist Weekly has tallied the voting from its latest cartoon contest, where readers are invited to match wits against their peers to provide the most original and amusing caption. More...
Editorial note: ACP Internist Weekly will not be published next week due to the Labor Day holiday.
Physician editor: Daisy Smith, MD, FACP
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A 67-year-old woman is evaluated for a 1-year history of increasing forgetfulness. She reports greater difficulty keeping track of upcoming appointments, recalling details of recent telephone conversations, and remembering names of new acquaintances. Otherwise, she has no complaints and her physical and neurological exams are normal. What is the most likely diagnosis?
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