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Focused cardiac ultrasonography's diagnostic potential limited by low specificity

Clinicians should understand the appropriate clinical use of focused cardiac ultrasonography, given its inherent limitations in both image acquisition and interpretation, and when formal echocardiography should be obtained, said the authors of a new study.

ACP supports proposed changes in Medicare payments to physicians

The new provisions were included in the proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2020 that was released by CMS on July 29.

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation of a pregnant patient after a motor vehicle accident

A 25-year-old pregnant woman is evaluated in the emergency department for chest pain after a belted motor vehicle accident. Laboratory studies are significant for a low serum sodium level. What is the most likely cause?

Model finds CT scans for hematuria associated with secondary cancers, more cost

Hematuria evaluation may be optimized with risk stratification and more selective application of both diagnostic testing in general and CT imaging, according to a comparison of guidelines.

Host a ‘#ProudtobeGIM’ event, apply for grant funding

Selected institutions will receive a $2,000 honorarium to host one or more local events aimed at encouraging medical students and early residents to enter the field.

Identify ischemic risks in stroke, TIA patients in latest Curbsiders podcast

Chris Favilla, MD, a stroke neurologist at the University of Pennsylvania, walks listeners through the inner workings of the brain.

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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.