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Untreated white-coat hypertension associated with increased cardiovascular and mortality risk

An accompanying editorial suggested that out-of-office blood pressure monitoring be used to distinguish between white-coat hypertension and sustained hypertension in patients with high blood pressure measurements in the office.

Scientific statement reviews cardiovascular risks, prevention, and treatment in patients with HIV

Even when adequately controlled, HIV is associated with increased cardiovascular risk, said a recent scientific statement from the American Heart Association, which offered advice on risk assessment and preventive treatment.

MKSAP Quiz: 18-month history of knee pain

A 55-year-old woman is evaluated for an 18-month history of increasingly severe knee pain with the inability to arise when seated on the floor. She does not have pain at rest or nocturnal pain. Following a physical exam and radiography, what is the most appropriate management?

Costs of care among Medicare patients were similar at teaching vs. nonteaching hospitals

The cost of a hospitalization was higher at a major teaching hospital than a nonteaching hospital, but physician costs and 30-day postacute care costs were lower, according to an analysis of common medical and surgical conditions among Medicare patients.

ACP releases paper on methods for developing evidence-based clinical policy papers

ACP's methodology meets the standards of the Guidelines International Network and the National Academy of Medicine.

ACP named to new Cochrane US Network to promote evidence-based health care and public health

The Cochrane US Network will focus on producing high-quality evidence on priority topics for the United States, among other goals.

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