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ACP issues new guidance on colorectal cancer screening

For asymptomatic, average-risk patients ages 50 to 75 years, the guidance suggests use of a fecal immunochemical test (FIT) or high-sensitivity guaiac-based fecal occult blood test every two years, colonoscopy every 10 years, or flexible sigmoidoscopy every 10 years plus FIT every two years.

Diuretics may be superior to ACE inhibitors for initial hypertension monotherapy

Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors appeared only modestly less effective than thiazide or thiazide-like diuretics, but the effect of initial monotherapy with the latter across the whole population could be substantial, the study authors concluded.

MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up for primary membranous glomerulopathy

A 38-year-old woman is evaluated during a follow-up visit for primary membranous glomerulopathy diagnosed by kidney biopsy 4 months ago. She was found to be positive for anti–phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R) antibodies. Vital signs are normal and there is pitting lower extremity edema to the mid shins bilaterally. What complication is she at risk for developing?

Anti-inflammatory agents may effectively, safely curb major depressive symptoms, study finds

A pooled data analysis looked at depression treatment trials that compared NSAIDs, omega-3 fatty acids, cytokine inhibitors, statins, steroids, minocycline, modafinil, or N-acetylcysteine to placebo.

ACP Leadership Academy certificate program focuses on hospital medicine and primary care

The program includes a combination of formal training through 46.5 hours of online coursework, online group discussions facilitated by leaders in internal medicine, and a capstone project that demonstrates successful mastery of leadership concepts.

ACP's Online Learning Center search function enhanced to enable queries by product, format

The Online Learning Center contains hundreds of curated CME and MOC activities that match physicians' interests and needs for modular education and are available in various formats, including interactive multimedia, journal articles, podcasts and audio content, and video recordings.

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