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Little health benefit, higher costs likely with extended age limit for HPV vaccination

A modeling study examined four scenarios for extended vaccination in women and men up to ages 26, 30, 40, and 45 years.

Depression, time pressure negatively affect physicians' ability and well-being, studies find

A meta-analysis looked at the link between depression and medical errors, while another study found that time pressure during patient visits was associated with physician desire to leave practice.

MKSAP Quiz: 5-month history of exertional chest discomfort

A 60-year-old man with hypertension and hyperlipidemia is evaluated for a 5-month history of exertional chest discomfort that improves with rest but has progressively worsened and reduced his activity. Medications are low-dose aspirin, losartan, hydrochlorothiazide, and atorvastatin. Based on physical and cardiac exam and results of a stress echocardiogram and coronary angiogram, what is the most appropriate next step in the patient's management?

MRI screening led to lower rate of interval cancers in women with dense breasts

While following a negative mammogram with MRI screening halved the risk of interval cancer in women with dense breast tissue, the impact on survival remains unclear, an editorial said.

Calls to poison control centers for gabapentin, baclofen increased in recent years

The increase in exposures to and misuse of these medications in the U.S. may represent an unintended consequence of recent reductions in opioid prescribing for pain management, study authors said.

Sleep medicine update in Curbsiders podcast episode

The Curbsiders, a podcast hosted by internists focusing on internal medicine-related topics, offers CME credit and MOC points to ACP members and is available on the ACP podcast landing page.

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