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Testing CRP level safely reduced antibiotic use in patients with COPD exacerbation

In patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations, point-of-care testing of C-reactive protein (CRP) level decreased antibiotic use without affecting clinical outcomes, a randomized controlled trial found.

Non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants appear superior to vitamin K antagonists in early-stage CKD

An accompanying editorial said that the current review supports a superior benefit profile of non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) in patients with atrial fibrillation and early-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD).

MKSAP Quiz: 6-month history of shoulder pain

A 54-year-old man is evaluated for a 6-month history of right shoulder pain. He describes the pain as moderately severe aching that is diffusely localized over the shoulder without radiation to the arm. Following a physical exam, what is the most likely diagnosis?

ACP partners with Core IM podcast to provide continuing education to ACP members

The podcast features four categories of episodes with topics ranging from knowledge translation and clinical reasoning to critical thinking and humanities.

Register now for ACP's all-member Town Hall webinar with College leaders on July 24

Learn more about ACP key activities, understand how and why the College addresses priority issues, and hear about additional opportunities to get involved.

‘Owning’ our patients

The latest KevinMD column from Philip A. Masters, MD, FACP, ACP's Vice President of Membership and Global Engagement, looks at the physician-patient relationship.

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.