ACP Internist® Weekly
Welcome to this week's issue of ACP InternistWeekly, an update for internists published every Tuesday by the American College of Physicians.
In the News for the Week of August 19, 2014
Rates of preventable hospital admissions appear lower in smaller primary care practices
Rates of preventable hospital admissions appeared to be lower in smaller primary care practices compared with larger ones, according to a recent study. More...
Atypical antipsychotics associated with increased AKI risk
Use of atypical antipsychotics is associated with increased risk for acute kidney injury (AKI), according to a new study. More...
MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up for a wrist fracture
This week's quiz asks readers to reevaluate a 55-year-old man during a follow-up examination for a wrist fracture and anemia. More...
High-dose flu vaccine may work better in elderly people
A high-dose flu vaccine induced significantly higher antibody responses and provided better protection against laboratory-confirmed influenza than did its standard-dose counterpart among persons 65 years of age or older, an industry-funded study found. More...
Hospitals vary widely in adhering to aspirin guidelines
There was a 25-fold variation in the proportion of U.S. hospitals that adhered to guidelines about prescribing high-dose aspirin at discharge, with some hospitals discharging fewer than 10% of patients on high-dose aspirin and other hospitals discharging 100% of patients on the regimen, a study found. More...
From the College
Are patient portals a gateway or barrier to patient-centered care and communication?
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
And the winner is …
ACP InternistWeekly 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...
Physician editor: Philip Masters, MD, FACP
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This week's quiz asks readers to reevaluate a 55-year-old man during a follow-up examination for a wrist fracture and anemia.
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