March 2020

Evidence from laboratory studies has linked the outbreak to THC vape products contaminated by vitamin E acetate which is delivered to respiratory epithelial-lining fluid the presumed site of injury

5 key takeaways from vaping crisis

The electronic cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) crisis has reached critical mass, sending thousands to the hospital and sometimes proving fatal.

Managing HIV with testing, prevention

Antiretroviral therapy has made an impact in treating HIV, but preexposure prophylaxis has created a huge opportunity in preventing infection, with internists poised to play a role.

Oaths, charters, and our professional ethos

A re-examination of the Hippocratic Oath leads to questions of ethics, professionalism, and a more modern code that physicians can follow.

ACP's plan to overcome obstacles to good health care

ACP's vision for U.S. health care addresses insurance costs, excessive prices, and more support for primary care as a way of improving the system.

Closing care gaps in adult congenital heart disease

Many patients who are congenital heart disease survivors face gaps as they transition out of pediatric care, leading to problems that might have been avoided had they received appropriate, continuous care.

4 concepts can help bolster age-friendly care

Medical groups seek to implement the 4Ms—Medication, Mentation, Mobility, and What Matters—into practice when caring for elderly adults.

‘Mastering Medicine Together’ at ACP's annual meeting

ACP's annual Internal Medicine Meeting brings internists together in Los Angeles for the first time.

First Ebola vaccine approved; FDA enforcement on e-cigs

This column reviews details on recent recalls, warnings, and approvals.

Latest updates on ACP's priorities, initiatives

ACP Spotlight offers readers a look at ACP's current top priorities and initiatives, as well as highlights from our e-newsletter, ACP Internist Weekly.

Officers and Regents election results announced

The election of Officers and Regents has been completed. Terms become effective at the conclusion of the Annual Business Meeting and Town Hall at Internal Medicine Meeting 2020 in Los Angeles.

Lessons from an outbreak

This issue also covers preexposure prophylaxis for HIV, adult survivors of congenital heart disease, and age-friendly geriatric care.

MKSAP Quiz: Persistent itching, odor of the feet

A 19-year-old man is evaluated for 4 to 5 months of persistent itching, thickening of the skin, and odor of the feet. He also has hyperhidrosis of the palms and soles. Medical history is otherwise unremarkable, and he takes no medications. Following a physical exam and skin scrapings, what is the most likely diagnosis?


James “Jim” Garland Nuckolls, MD, MACP, died on Jan. 6, 2020, at age 80, and Whitney W. Addington, MD, MACP, died on Feb. 10, 2020, at age 84.