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 July 28, 2015
Wide variations in blood pressure linked to CVD and death
Data from ALLHAT showed a strong association between wide fluctuations in systolic blood pressure and fatal coronary heart disease or nonfatal myocardial infarction, all-cause mortality, stroke, and heart failure. More...
Study underscores prevalence of PTSD, comorbid depression among Vietnam vets
Researchers concluded that about 271,000 Vietnam war-zone veterans have current full PTSD plus subthreshold war-zone PTSD, and one-third of them have current major depressive disorder. More...
MKSAP Quiz: evaluation for diarrhea, weight loss
This week's quiz asks readers to evaluate a 22-year-old man for diarrhea and weight loss. More...
Physician time a main driver of MOC costs, analysis indicates
General internists were estimated to have the lowest 10-year costs for Maintenance of Certification, while hematologists/oncologists were estimated to have the highest costs. More...
About 7 in 10 with existing atherosclerotic CVD take aspirin, survey finds
Respondents age 65 and older, men, non-Hispanic whites, and those with at least 2 risk factors for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease were more likely to use aspirin than other groups. More...
Cartoon caption contest
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ACP Internist Weekly's cartoon caption contest continues. Readers can vote for their favorite caption to determine the winner. More...
Physician editor: Philip Masters, MD, FACP
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This week's quiz asks readers to evaluate a 22-year-old man for diarrhea and weight loss.
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