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MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up of osteoporosis

A 70-year-old woman is evaluated for follow-up of osteoporosis, diagnosed 5 years ago. What is the most appropriate management?
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/11/22/3.htm
22 Nov 2022

Is mastering coding worth the time?

While Medicare has added new codes to increase the reimbursement available to primary care practices, they can be difficult to implement and may not align with the integrated flow of a visit.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2022/10/is-mastering-coding-worth-the-time.htm
1 Oct 2022

MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up for diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension

A 68-year-old man is evaluated during a routine follow-up visit. Medical history is significant for type 2 diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and aortofemoral bypass surgery 2 years ago. Following a physical exam, what is the most appropriate additional treatment?
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/11/15/3.htm
15 Nov 2022

Help COPD patients with more probing care

Patients with undiagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can sometimes hide in plain sight.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2022/09/help-copd-patients-with-more-probing-care.htm
1 Sep 2022

Screen cardiovascular disease patients for sleep apnea, AHA recommends

The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea is as high as 40% to 80% in patients with hypertension, heart failure, coronary artery disease, pulmonary hypertension, atrial fibrillation, or stroke, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA).
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2021/06/29/2.htm
29 Jun 2021

High-dose flu vaccine may not be more effective than standard dose in patients with high-risk cardiovascular disease

An industry-funded randomized trial in the U.S. and Canada found no significant difference between a high-dose group versus a standard-dose group in the time to first occurrence of all-cause death or cardiopulmonary hospitalization during three flu seasons.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2020/12/15/5.htm
15 Dec 2020

New category of OTC hearing aids; FMT and monkeypox

This column reviews recent recalls, alerts, and approvals.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2022/10/new-category-of-otc-hearing-aids-fmt-and-monkeypox.htm
1 Oct 2022

Aspirin may benefit some people without cardiovascular disease, new analysis finds

An editorial accompanying the study concluded that it is reasonable to recommend aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in select patients, including those who are at high risk for cardiovascular disease with low bleeding risk.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2019/09/17/4.htm
17 Sep 2019

Factoring drug costs into diabetes decisions

A sizable number of patients with diabetes do not consistently fill their prescriptions or take less than the prescribed amount due to costs, but there are ways to make it easier on a patient's pocketbook.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2022/05/factoring-drug-costs-into-diabetes-decisions.htm
1 May 2022

Little evidence supports nutritional supplements for protection against cardiovascular disease, death

A large review found some evidence of benefit from reduced salt intake and polyunsaturated fatty acid consumption, but most of the studied vitamins, supplements, and dietary strategies did not have evidence support.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2019/07/09/1.htm
9 Jul 2019

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