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Isaac O. Opole, MBChB, PhD, FACP, elected ACP 2023-2024 President-elect

Dr. Opole will serve as President-elect until the Annual Business Meeting and Town Hall on April 20, 2024, during Internal Medicine Meeting 2024, at which time he will become the 2024-2025 ACP President.

Even albuminuria within normal limits associated with risk for CKD progression, study finds

Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and albuminuria of 15 to 30 mg/g had more than double the risk of CKD progression over 10 years compared with those with a urine albumin-creatinine ratio of 0 to less than 5 mg/g.

MKSAP Quiz: 3-year history of pain in muscles, joints

A 47-year-old woman is evaluated for a 3-year history of pain in all of her muscles and joints. She is a commercial truck driver. Her sleep is poor, and she awakens unrefreshed. She completes a fibromyalgia diagnostic questionnaire and meets the criteria for fibromyalgia. She has anxiety and depression. Following a physical exam and lab results, what is the most appropriate treatment?

Prophylactic injectable monoclonal antibody reduced migraine days, industry trial finds

Compared with nonspecific oral drugs, patients treated with erenumab were six times more likely to achieve 50% or more reduction in monthly migraine days and were 11 times more likely to complete the treatment on the first attempt, authors reported.

Antihypertensive drugs linked with lower dementia risk in older patients

Patients who filled a new prescription for antihypertensive therapy more than three-quarters of the time were 24% less likely to develop dementia than those who rarely filled theirs, according to a seven-year study carried out in Italy among patients ages 65 years and older.

New article and podcast feature ACP leadership discussing primary care physician shortage

William E. Fox, MD, FACP, Chair-elect of the ACP Board of Regents, addressed the shortage of primary care physicians on the KevinMD website.

Put words in our mouth

I.M. Matters Weekly from ACP 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.