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Reporting on risks often inadequate for prebiotics, probiotics, synbiotics

Researchers reviewed studies that discussed the safety or efficacy of at least one intervention involving probiotics, prebiotics, or synbiotics alone or in combination with another intervention compared with any control for any clinical condition.

No association found between fertility treatment, some types of cancer

Over 8.8 years of follow-up, researchers in Great Britain found no significant increase in risk for uterine cancer, breast cancer overall, or invasive breast cancer in women who had undergone hormone-based assisted reproduction.

MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up for deep venous thrombosis

A 42-year-old man arrives for three-month follow-up of a proximal right leg DVT after right tibia fracture. Thrombophilia evaluation was done, although not recommended by guidelines, and found an elevated plasma homocysteine level; genetic testing then found homozygosity for the C677T methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) polymorphism. His only medication is warfarin. What is the most appropriate next step in management?

At-home monitoring with wearable ECG patch associated with higher rate of new afib diagnosis

As part of the industry-supported mHealth Screening to Prevent Strokes (mSToPS) trial, researchers randomized members of a large national health plan who had an increased likelihood of undiagnosed atrial fibrillation to immediately start active home-based monitoring or delay monitoring by four months.

Updated ACP Practice Advisor® module on diabetes now available

The module offers resources for clinicians to help identify key practice-level interventions to optimize the delivery of care, motivate patients to improve their self-management skills, and help practices deliver optimal diabetes care.

Nominate a Top Hospitalist

The November issue of ACP Hospitalist will profile hospitalist physicians who have made notable contributions to the field. The nomination deadline is July 30.

Vote for your favorite entry

ACP Internist Weekly's cartoon caption contest continues. Readers can vote for their favorite caption to determine the winner.