The Governance Committee of the American College of Physicians places in nomination candidates for College governance.
1 Nov 2019
An 81-year-old man is evaluated for increasing fatigue. He has no other symptoms to report. Medical history is significant for diabetes mellitus and hypertension. He does not drink alcohol or smoke. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate diagnostic test to perform next to evaluate this patient's anemia?
1 Sep 2019
A 32-year-old woman is evaluated for anticoagulation management after an uncomplicated vaginal delivery of a healthy newborn. She was diagnosed with a bilateral pulmonary embolism at 25 weeks' gestation and was treated with therapeutic low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH). The LMWH was discontinued at the onset of labor and was restarted 6 hours after delivery. Medical history is otherwise unremarkable, and her only medication is full-dose LMWH. Anticoagulation for 3 months is planned. The patient wishes to breastfeed her newborn. What is the most appropriate anticoagulation option for this patient?
23 Feb 2016
Fewer splenectomies are being done, but thromboembolic disease afterward is now more recognized and therefore being diagnosed more frequently.
1 Apr 2017
There are now more medical school applicants than ever, and internal medicine underwent its largest Match in history. Experts weigh in on what's driving the sudden surge.
1 Jul 2021
A 76-year-old woman is evaluated for worsening fatigue. She reports no additional symptoms. Medical history is significant for myelodysplastic syndrome diagnosed 3 years ago. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate management?
2 Feb 2021
The American College of Physicians will host its first national conference in New Delhi, India, Sept. 5-6 at the Le Méridien Hotel. The conference focus is “The Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases,” and it will feature both U.S.-based and India-based physicians as faculty speakers.
22 Jul 2014
A 48-year-old woman is evaluated for fatigue and intermittent abdominal discomfort of 2 months' duration and occasional dark urine. Medical and family histories are unremarkable. Her only medication is an oral contraceptive pill. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most likely diagnosis?
25 Aug 2015
A 68-year-old man is evaluated for a 3-year history of dyspnea on exertion. He experiences no headaches or blurred vision. Medical history is notable for a stroke 2 years ago. He is a smoker with an 80-pack-year smoking history. Medications are hydrochlorothiazide, lisinopril, aspirin, and simvastatin. Following a physical exam, lab studies, and advice to stop smoking, what is the most appropriate next step in management?
8 Dec 2015
A 52-year-old man is evaluated for low back pain of 3 months' duration that is nonradiating, progressive, and worse with ambulation. He reports no preceding injury. Medical history is notable for smoldering multiple myeloma diagnosed 1 year ago; he has been stable since that time. His only medication is as-needed acetaminophen. Following a physical exam and lab results, what is the most appropriate management?
24 May 2016