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Primary HPV testing without cotesting every 5 years now an option for cervical cancer screening, Task Force says

An accompanying editorial said that the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's recommendations preserve the greatest range of choices for practitioners and patients but that their effect on cervical cancer mortality, among other issues, remains to be determined.

Updated guidelines released on antithrombotic therapy for afib

The American College of Chest Physicians provided 60 recommendation statements in the areas of stroke risk, bleeding risk, antithrombotic therapy, and management of bleeding on oral anticoagulation, among other topics.

High clinical suspicion needed for Chagas cardiomyopathy in the U.S., heart society says

Clinicians and health systems outside of Latin America need to be equipped to recognize, diagnose, and treat Chagas disease and to prevent further disease transmission, the American Heart Association said in a scientific statement.

MKSAP Quiz: Pulmonary hypertension

A 56-year-old woman with a developmental delay and known pulmonary hypertension from a congenital cardiac condition is evaluated. On physical examination, the S1 is normal and the S2 is loud. There is a grade 1/6 holosystolic murmur at the left lower sternal border. The toes demonstrate cyanosis and digital clubbing; her hands appear normal. What is the most likely cause of her pulmonary hypertension?

Government agencies issue guidance on preparing for nerve agent exposures

The document covers standard protocols for recognizing, treating, and protecting oneself from nerve agent exposures and compares and contrasts the clinical effects of nerve agents and opioids.

Registration open for ACP webinars on diabetes, opioids, and gender equity

Topics include “Update on Diabetes Mellitus,” “Managing Patients Not Benefiting From (or Being Harmed by) Opioids,” and “Putting Gender Equity Principles into Action.”

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.