Behavioral therapy appears more effective than pharmacologic therapy for urinary incontinence outcomes
The systematic review and network meta-analysis compared first-, second-, and third-line pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions for improvement or cure of stress, urgency, or mixed incontinence.
Catheter ablation improved quality of life, but not major adverse cardiac events, versus medical therapy in afib
This research provides essential information to optimize the care of atrial fibrillation patients in a patient-centric way that allows for shared decision making when considering treatment options, an editorial noted.
A 44-year-old man is evaluated in the office during a routine visit. Medical history is significant for HIV diagnosed at age 25 years, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. He is a current smoker. Following a physical exam, cardiac exam, and lab tests, what risk factors will result in underestimation of the risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in this patient?
ACP encourages members to participate in a survey on proposed plans for improving health care in the United States.
‘ACP Innovation Challenge 2019: Fostering Partnerships between Physicians and Patients' to be held at Internal Medicine Meeting 2019
The event showcases the best and brightest ideas from practicing physicians, fellows, residents, and medical students that have the potential to transform the practice of internal medicine on a national level. Finalists will present their projects to a panel of judges in front of a live audience at the meeting.
Philip A. Masters, MD, FACP, ACP's Vice President of Membership and International Programs, continues his monthly column on KevinMD.