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Higher omega-3 intake has little or no effect on mortality or cardiovascular events, review finds

Moderate- to high-quality evidence suggested little or no effect of increasing fish-based omega-3 fatty acids, while low- to moderate-quality evidence suggested that increasing plant-based omega-3s slightly reduces risk of cardiovascular events, risk of coronary heart disease mortality, and risk of arrhythmia.

Low-dose aspirin for primary prevention of CV events may only be effective in smaller people

The ability of 75 to 100 mg of aspirin to reduce cardiovascular events decreased with increasing weight, while doses of 325 mg or more had the opposite interaction with body weight, reducing cardiovascular events only in people who weighed more.

MKSAP Quiz: 1 week of urinary incontinence

An 82-year-old woman is evaluated for a 1-week history of urinary incontinence with lower abdominal discomfort. She reports no dysuria, fever, or back pain. Medical history is significant for hypertension and allergic reaction to sulfa drugs, which cause a generalized rash. Her only medication is amlodipine. Following a physical exam and urine dipstick result, what is the most appropriate management?

Osteoporosis treatment often not started after hip fracture in elderly patients, study finds

The study found a continuous decline in starting osteoporosis treatment after hip fracture from 2004 to 2015, as well as a clinically meaningful reduction in rate of subsequent nonvertebral fracture in patients who did begin treatment versus those who did not.

Call for spring 2019 Board of Governors resolutions

Consider submitting a resolution to your Governor or chapter council to focus attention at the ACP national level on a particular issue or topic that concerns you.

Restoring trust in the medical profession

Philip A. Masters, MD, FACP, continues his monthly column on KevinMD in a post discussing the trust paradox in American medicine.

And the winner is …

ACP Internist Weekly has tallied the voting from its latest cartoon contest, where readers are invited to match wits against their peers to provide the most original and amusing caption.