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Automated office blood pressure readings may avoid ‘white coat effect’

Physicians may be reluctant to adopt automated readings because of uncertainty about their advantages, study authors noted.

More medications in advanced life-limiting illness can lower quality of life, increase symptom burden

Polypharmacy may be particularly burdensome near the end of life as patients accumulate medications to treat and prevent multiple diseases.

MKSAP Quiz: New-onset dependent edema

A 69-year-old woman is evaluated in the emergency department for new-onset dependent edema that began 3 weeks ago. She says it is difficult to walk, and she has gained 4.5 kg (10 lb) of fluid weight. Following a physical exam, lab studies, and kidney biopsy, what is the most appropriate treatment?

Statins appear to benefit all ages, may be less helpful for primary prevention in the elderly

A meta-analysis by the Cholesterol Treatment Trialists' Collaboration looked at the effect of statins on major vascular events, cause-specific mortality, and cancer incidence.

ACP offers free webinar on atrial fibrillation stroke prevention on March 6

Attendees will learn how to effectively assess at-risk patients, discuss the relationship between atrial fibrillation and stroke, and discuss effective prevention strategies.

Have a question for ACP leaders? Attend ACP's Annual Business Meeting and Town Hall

The Annual Business Meeting features a presentation of the Annual Report of the Treasurer and a discussion of ACP's priorities for the coming year from Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Darilyn V. Moyer, MD, FACP.

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