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Aspirin associated with fewer CV events, more major bleeding in healthy patients, review finds

When weighing the risks and benefits of aspirin for primary cardiovascular (CV) prevention in individual patients, clinicians must also consider other interventions that may lower risk, an accompanying editorial said.

MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up visit for ovarian cancer

A 62-year-old woman is evaluated during a follow-up visit for recently diagnosed stage IIIA high-grade serous ovarian cancer. She underwent total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and completed six cycles of chemotherapy with cisplatin and paclitaxel. The patient's paternal aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 52 years. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate test to perform next?

Decrease in certain HPV types among unvaccinated women suggests herd protection

Prevalence of the four types of human papillomavirus (HPV) included in the original vaccine decreased most among women who were fully vaccinated but also decreased significantly among women who were unvaccinated between 2006 and 2017.

Decision aid did not help surrogates, clinicians agree on treatment goals for critically ill patients

Nearly all surrogates chose a more aggressive treatment goal for patients on life support than was suggested by a decision aid, despite the aid being based on surrogates' reports of patients' values.

Call for fall 2019 Board of Governors resolutions

Initiating a resolution provides ACP members an opportunity to focus attention at the ACP national level on a particular issue or topic that concerns them.

Put words in our mouth

ACP Internist Weekly 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.