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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 November 25, 2014




Highlights

Aspirin primary prevention trial in Japan halted for lack of mortality benefit

Low-dose aspirin for primary prevention reduced nonfatal myocardial infarction, but not death from cardiovascular causes, in older Japanese patients, a recent study found. More...

ARBs may have similar benefits to ACE inhibitors in Korean patients with STEMI and preserved left ventricular systolic function

Angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs) may provide benefits similar to angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and preserved left ventricular systolic function, according to a recent study performed in Korea. More...


Test yourself

MKSAP Quiz: follow-up for a recent diagnosis of cirrhosis

A 50-year-old man is evaluated in follow-up for a recent diagnosis of cirrhosis secondary to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. He has a history of asthma, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, and obesity. His current medications are inhaled fluticasone, montelukast, insulin glargine, insulin lispro, simvastatin, and lisinopril. Following a physical exam, lab studies, and upper endoscopy, what is the most appropriate treatment? More...


Screening

Task Force finds insufficient evidence to recommend for or against routine vitamin D screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force found insufficient evidence to assess the benefits and harms of screening for vitamin D deficiency in asymptomatic, community-dwelling, nonpregnant adults. More...


Nephrology

Examination of statin use in relation to guidelines reveals underuse in CKD patients

Differing statin guidelines are fairly concordant on use of the drugs in adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD), a study found. More...


Quality improvement

Million Hearts offers treatment protocols for blood pressure control

Million Hearts®, the national initiative launched in 2011 by the Department of Health and Human Services to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017, is encouraging widespread adoption and use of standardized treatment protocols for improving blood pressure control. More...

Still time to use PQRSwizard to submit your data for 2014

There is still time to report for the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) for 2014 using ACP's PQRSwizard. More...


From the College

Revised ACP Regent slates announced

Jeff Wiese, MD, FACP, has resigned his position as a Regent of the American College of Physicians. As a result, the Governance Committee has revised (from the candidates announced in the November/December 2014 ACP Internist) the election slates for new Regent nominees so that his replacement may be chosen. More...

2015-2016 Chair-elect, Board of Regents chosen

At its November meeting, the Board of Regents elected Thomas G. Tape, MD, FACP, of Omaha, Neb., the 2015-2016 Chair-elect of the Board of Regents. More...

Governor-elect election results announced

The Governors' Subcommittee on Nominations is pleased to announce the Governor-elect Designees for the chapters below. They will start their terms as the Class of 2020 Governors-elect after the Annual Business Meeting at Internal Medicine Meeting 2015 in Boston on May 2, 2015, and will take office as Governors in May of 2016. More...

Need better care coordination? There's a toolkit for that

Yul Ejnes, MD, MACP, a past chair of ACP's Board of Regents, a practicing internist in Cranston, R.I., and a member of ACP Internist's editorial board, continues his monthly column at KevinMD.com. More...


Cartoon caption contest

Vote for your favorite entry

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

Editorial note: ACP Internist Weekly will not be published next week due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday.


Physician editor: Daisy Smith, MD, FACP



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Test yourself

A 50-year-old man is evaluated in follow-up for a recent diagnosis of cirrhosis secondary to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. He has a history of asthma, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, and obesity. His current medications are inhaled fluticasone, montelukast, insulin glargine, insulin lispro, simvastatin, and lisinopril. Following a physical exam, lab studies, and upper endoscopy, what is the most appropriate treatment?

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