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MKSAP Quiz: Left lower pelvic pain

A 62-year-old woman is evaluated for left lower pelvic pain for the last 3 months. Family history is significant for ovarian cancer in her mother at age 51 years and triple-negative breast cancer in her sister at age 42 years. A CT shows an 8-cm left adnexal mass in the pelvis. What is the most appropriate initial management?
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2024/03/19/3.htm
19 Mar 2024

The ethical nexus of health care: Purpose over profit

ACP is comprehensively examining the corrosive impact of profit-driven health care on the sacred patient-physician relationship in order to pave the way for potential solutions.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2024/02/the-ethical-nexus-of-health-care-purpose-over-profit.htm
1 Feb 2024

New research evaluates strategies for prostate cancer screening

Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening reduced mortality over the long term, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and targeted biopsies improved early detection, and a multistep screening protocol involving a PSA test, a 4-kallikrein panel, and an MRI showed promise.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2024/04/09/2.htm
9 Apr 2024

The human right to health

The intrinsic connection between health and life's quintessential pursuits is undeniable.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2023/11/the-human-right-to-health.htm
1 Nov 2023

ACP, Annals of Internal Medicine host forum on controversies in colorectal cancer screening

A full recording of “Controversies in Colorectal Cancer Screening” is available online.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2023/12/12/5.htm
12 Dec 2023

Experts debate dilemmas in colorectal cancer screening

The latest ACP/Annals of Internal Medicine virtual forum discussed the controversy around colorectal cancer screening, clarified the rationale supporting the varying recommendations, and equipped physicians to make screening choices that best align with patients' clinical situations.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2024/02/experts-debate-dilemmas-in-colorectal-cancer-screening.htm
1 Feb 2024

Prior authorization policies varied widely among insurers

A cross-sectional analysis of privately administered Medicare Advantage plans in 2021 evaluated the proportions of government-administered traditional Medicare Part B spending and utilization that would have required prior authorization.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2024/03/12/2.htm
12 Mar 2024

Taking action to bridge the physician shortage

Addressing the critical physician shortage requires a comprehensive strategy focused on empowering physicians, revamping training models, and reshaping incentives to prioritize patient-centered care.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2024/04/taking-action-to-bridge-the-physician-shortage.htm
1 Apr 2024

Register now for ACP's and Annals of Internal Medicine's forum on controversies in colorectal cancer screening

A panel of experts will discuss colorectal cancer screening options based on diagnostic test accuracy, effectiveness, and potential harm during the virtual live event on Dec. 6 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. ET.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2023/11/21/5.htm
21 Nov 2023

MKSAP Quiz: 2-month history of worsening dry cough

A 59-year-old man is evaluated for a 2-month history of worsening dry cough. He has no other symptoms. Following a physical exam, CT scan of the chest, and other procedures, what is the most appropriate treatment?
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2023/12/19/3.htm
19 Dec 2023

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