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MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for risk of rheumatoid arthritis
A 36-year-old woman is evaluated during a routine wellness visit. She is asymptomatic and has no medical problems. Her mother has rheumatoid arthritis, and the patient is concerned that she might also develop the disease. Following a physical exam, what is most likely to reduce this patient's risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis?
23 May 2023
Making smoking cessation less of a struggle
This month's issue considers smoking cessation, helping patients with disabilities, and conference coverage from the Society of Hospital Medicine's annual meeting.
1 Jun 2022
Adding nicotine replacement therapy to varenicline monotherapy didn't increase smoking cessation
In a randomized trial of 1,251 adults who smoked five or more cigarettes per day, neither varenicline plus a nicotine patch nor extended-duration treatment was superior to 12 weeks of varenicline monotherapy for abstinence.
26 Oct 2021
Take TIAs as seriously as a stroke
Internal medicine physicians play a critical role in educating patients about the seriousness of transient ischemic attacks and preventing their recurrence.
1 May 2023
ATS guideline strongly recommends varenicline for smoking cessation
A new clinical practice guideline from the American Thoracic Society (ATS) made five strong recommendations and two conditional recommendations regarding medications to treat adults with tobacco dependence.
21 Jul 2020
Smartphone apps compared for smoking cessation
Patients using a smartphone application for smoking cessation based on coping skills had a nearly 1.5 times higher odds of quitting smoking compared with those who used an app that teaches avoiding triggers for smoking.
29 Sep 2020
Latest updates on ACP's priorities, initiatives
ACP Spotlight offers readers a look at ACP's current top priorities and initiatives, as well as highlights from our e-newsletter, ACP Internist Weekly.
1 Feb 2023
Smoking cessation study supports ‘never too early, never too late’
Smoking cessation was consistently related to lower risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, and peripheral artery disease (PAD), although a significantly elevated risk for PAD persisted up to 30 years after smoking cessation.
23 Jul 2019
Is mastering coding worth the time?
While Medicare has added new codes to increase the reimbursement available to primary care practices, they can be difficult to implement and may not align with the integrated flow of a visit.
1 Oct 2022
Smoking cessation therapies may have similar quit rates
Compared with the nicotine patch, both varenicline and combination nicotine replacement therapy significantly reduced withdrawal and craving symptoms early, but the effect did not translate into superior 26- or 52-week abstinence.
2 Feb 2016