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Overdiagnosis with screening mammography may be more likely than detection of large tumors

Researchers used data from 1975 through 2012 to examine tumor size and size-specific breast cancer incidence in women ages 40 and older.

HIV and chronic HBV/HCV co-infection may increase non-Hodgkin's lymphoma risk

Co-infected patients with poor immune status or restoration are at high risk for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and death and deserve high priority for access to well-tolerated, interferon-free, direct-acting antiviral treatment programs, study authors noted.

MKSAP Quiz: evaluation of moderate aortic regurgitation

A 47-year-old man is evaluated during a routine examination. He has no symptoms. Medical history is significant for a bicuspid aortic valve. He is not taking any medications. Following a physical exam, cardiac exam, and echocardiogram, what is the most appropriate management?

Botulinum toxin injection has small but uncertain clinical benefit when compared to sacral neuromodulation for refractory incontinence

Authors noted that while the difference was statistically significant, it had uncertain clinical importance, and patients who received injections were more likely to develop urinary tract infections and to need transient self-catheterization.

ACP updates online discussion forums for physicians

ACP Member Forums allow ACP members to instantly participate in discussions on a range of clinical, professional, and practice-related topics.

ACP supports joint statement on outpatient antibiotic stewardship

In the U.S. alone, at least 2 million Americans acquire a serious antibiotic-resistant infection each year, with an estimated 23,000 deaths as a direct result.

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