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Insufficient evidence supports screening pelvic exams in asymptomatic women, Task Force says

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force found little evidence on the accuracy of screening pelvic examinations to detect various conditions, including ovarian cancer, bacterial vaginosis, genital herpes, or trichomoniasis.

Guideline released on evaluation, management of syncope

The joint guideline from the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the Heart Rhythm Society is based on evidence published through October 2016.

MKSAP quiz: 3-month history of right hip pain

A 79-year-old man is evaluated for a 3-month history of right hip pain. He points to the center of his right buttock when asked to identify the location of the pain. He has no radicular symptoms. He reports no focal trauma but believes his symptoms began after he stepped off a curb that was higher than anticipated. Medical history is otherwise unremarkable. His only medication is as-needed acetaminophen for pain. Following a physical exam, what is the most likely diagnosis?

Antidepressants, antianxiety drugs frequently detected in plasma of older adults admitted for hip fracture, study finds

Of the patient population studied, nearly two-thirds had psychotropic or analgesic drugs or both detected in their blood.

Reminder: ACP Annual Business Meeting to be held

A key feature of the meeting is the presentation of ACP's priorities for 2017-2018 by Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Darilyn V. Moyer, MD, FACP.

Reminder: ACP's Job Placement Center provides career opportunities

The center provides physicians with tools to assist in job searches and job postings for openings nationwide, as well as the opportunity to meet with potential employers.

Vote for your favorite entry

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

Physician editor: Philip Masters, MD, FACP