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 27, 2016
Colonoscopy screening may be less beneficial for average-risk patients ages 75 and older
Screening colonoscopy may provide modest benefit in colorectal cancer prevention among patients ages 70 to 74 years of age but "a smaller (if any) benefit in those who are older," a study found. More...
Wearable devices may not increase weight loss when added to standard weight loss interventions
Although young adults lost weight, middle-aged and older adults did not sustain 6-month results in the long term. More...
MKSAP Quiz: follow-up for a right-sided pleural effusion
A 57-year-old man is evaluated in follow-up for a right-sided pleural effusion. He initially presented with increasing dyspnea and a constant dull ache on his right side. He also has lost 9.1 kg (20.0 lb) over the last 6 months. Medical history is otherwise unremarkable. Following chest radiographs and repeat thoracentesis, what is the most appropriate diagnostic test to perform next? More...
Early beta-blocker use may reduce 30-day mortality in patients with acute MI
Patients receiving early beta-blockers had a 30-day mortality rate of 2.3%, compared with 8.6% in those who did not, the study found. More...
ACP's Genesis Registry helps practices meet meaningful use requirement
Genesis supports all 64 electronic clinical quality measures that are used in meaningful use, the Physician Quality Reporting System, and other value-based payment programs. More...
One action that could ease our EHR pain
Yul Ejnes, MD, MACP, continues his monthly column at KevinMD.com in a commentary on a study published recently in Annals of Internal Medicine that quantitated the biggest problem with EHRs. 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...
Physician editor: Daisy Smith, MD, FACP
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A 57-year-old man is evaluated in follow-up for a right-sided pleural effusion. He initially presented with increasing dyspnea and a constant dull ache on his right side. He also has lost 9.1 kg (20.0 lb) over the last 6 months. Medical history is otherwise unremarkable. Following chest radiographs and repeat thoracentesis, what is the most appropriate diagnostic test to perform next?
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