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SGLT2 inhibitors associated with rare, life-threatening necrotizing genital infections

In the past six years, nearly three times as many cases of Fournier gangrene were reported in patients taking sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors as in the past 35 years in patients taking other antiglycemic agents.

Lower glucose levels before hospital discharge associated with readmission, death in diabetes patients

Even near-normal glucose levels on the last day of hospitalization were associated with increased risk for readmission and postdischarge mortality, and these risks increased as patients' glucose levels decreased.

MKSAP Quiz: Periodic fever over the past 3 months

A 43-year-old man is seen in follow-up for fever up to 38.3 °C (101 °F) occurring periodically over the past 3 months. He has no associated symptoms other than fatigue. Following a physical exam, lab studies, and other tests, what is the most appropriate diagnostic test to perform next?

Patellofemoral grind associated with subsequent cartilage loss and need for knee replacement

A simple clinical exam may provide physicians with an inexpensive way to identify patients at higher risk for accelerated cartilage volume loss and total knee replacement who should be targeted for surveillance and management, study authors said.

ACP joins NAM Action Collaborative in national fight against opioid epidemic

As a member of the collaborative, which includes more than 100 organizations, ACP has committed to sharing information and best practices, coordinating opioid-related efforts, and advancing new initiatives with other members.

And the winner is …

ACP Internist Weekly has tallied the voting from its latest cartoon contest, where readers are invited to match wits against their peers to provide the most original and amusing caption.