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‘Considerable uncertainty’ surrounds efficacy, safety of analgesics for low back pain

A systematic review and meta-analysis of 98 randomized controlled trials found little high-certainty evidence on the comparative effectiveness and safety of analgesics for acute nonspecific low back pain.

CTA-detected coronary artery disease associated with increased risk for myocardial infarction

Danish researchers used computed tomography angiography (CTA) to diagnose obstructive coronary atherosclerosis in 9,533 asymptomatic patients ages 40 years or older without known cardiovascular disease.

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for easy bruising

A 48-year-old woman is evaluated for easy bruising. She has no history of gingival bleeding, menorrhagia, or bleeding following procedures. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate diagnostic test?

Home-based HPV screening appears cost-effective, study finds

In an economic evaluation of 19,851 female participants from a randomized clinical trial, incremental cost-effectiveness ratios for increased uptake of human papillomavirus (HPV) screening ranged from $86 to $146 per additional screening completed.

ACP's new High Value Care Curriculum updated for 2023

The curriculum is designed to train residents to be good stewards of limited health care resources and make cost-conscious decisions.

Put words in our mouth

ACP Internist Weekly wants readers to create captions for our new cartoon and help choose the winner. Pen the winning caption and win a $50 gift certificate good toward any ACP product, program, or service.