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American College of Physicians, April 11-13

The American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting 2019 The annual meeting of the American College of Physicians (ACP) was held from April...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday announced a ban on the sale of all pelvic mesh products.

FDA Halts All Sales of Pelvic Mesh Products Tied to Injuries in Women

Remaining manufacturers have failed to prove the long-term safety or benefit of their devices
Although telehealth video visits offer users greater convenience

Telehealth Video Visits Risk Fragmenting Care

Users of video visits are less likely to have a primary care source of care
In pregnant women with polycystic ovary syndrome

Metformin May Cut Risk for Prematurity, Miscarriage in PCOS

But no significant differences seen in gestational DM risk between metformin users, nonusers
Gestational diabetes mellitus is associated with incident diabetes in offspring throughout childhood and adolescence

Gestational Diabetes Linked to Incident Diabetes in Offspring

Risk for developing pediatric diabetes increased in offspring from birth through age 22 years
Standardizing demographic data can improve the accuracy of patient matching

Standardizing Demographics Ups Accuracy of Patient Matching

Standardization of address and last name improved sensitivity from 81.3 to 91.6 percent
From 2009 to 2015

In Pregnancy, Buprenorphine Use Up, Methadone Use Down

And the 4Ps Plus and SURP-P scale are sensitive for identifying illicit drug use in pregnancy
Sexual dysfunction appears to be highly prevalent in both men and women with inflammatory arthritis

Inflammatory Arthritis Linked to Sexual Dysfunction

Themes of impaired sexual function, compromised intimate relationships ID'd in studies of IA patients
Women with very low low-density lipoprotein cholesterol or low triglycerides have an increased risk for hemorrhagic stroke

Very Low LDL-C, Triglycerides Tied to Hemorrhagic Stroke Risk in Women

Women with very low LDL or triglycerides should be monitored for other modifiable stroke risk factors
For physician mothers in procedural specialties

Domestic Responsibilities Tied to Physician Mothers’ Satisfaction

Being responsible for at least five tasks linked to desire to change career for moms in procedural specialties