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Treatment guidelines offered for painful diabetic neuropathy

New expert guidelines on treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy have evaluated the evidence base and identified some recommended medications.

Starting cART earlier may increase AIDS-free survival time

Starting combined antiretroviral therapy in HIV patients earlier may stave off symptoms, prevent HIV transmission and prolong AIDS-free survival without affecting mortality, according to an observational study that used pooled data from 12 large cohorts.

MKSAP Quiz: Irregular menses and infertility

What constitutes best management for a 24-year-old woman evaluated for irregular menses and infertility?

Asymptomatic herpes patients can spread virus

People with asymptomatic herpes simplex virus shed the virus less often than those with symptomatic disease, but they still pose significant risk of transmission, according to a new study.

C. diff and dengue tests cleared by FDA

New tests that can assist with diagnosis of Clostridium difficile and dengue fever were recently cleared for marketing, the FDA announced.

New preventive care charts from Medicare

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has published three new charts for physicians about preventive services covered by Medicare.

Survey on physician interest in the EHR meaningful use incentive

The HIMSS health information technology organization is conducting a survey to gauge physician interest in Medicare incentives for meaningful use of a qualified electronic health record system.

Earn both CME credits and MOC points with MKSAP 15

MKSAP 15 can now be used for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and Self-Evaluation of Medical Knowledge points required under the ABIM's Maintenance of Certification program.

ACP signs advisory letter urging pertussis vaccination outreach

ACP has joined the American Nurses Association, along with many other nursing, pediatric and physician organizations, to urge clinicians to encourage patients who have any contact with newborns and infants to get vaccinated for pertussis.

Potential Governor-elect candidates solicited

ACP will conduct elections for the Class of 2017 in September 2011.

Put words in our mouth

ACP InternistWeekly 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.