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2019-2020 Update in Internal Medicine Now through June 30, 2020

Instructions for using the Knowledge Resources

  1. Access the “ABIM Activities by Specialty” page and scroll down to “Internal Medicine” links.
  2. Click the “Internal Medicine” link and enter the module by inputting your email and ABIM Physician Portal Password. Once you have logged on, keep the ABIM webiste open in one browser tab and the ACP knowledge resources open in another.
  3. In the ACP knowledge resources tab, as you go through each ABIM module, you can select the specific Question for which you wish to review ACP knowledge resources.
  4. Click on the link(s) provided in the Related ACP Knowledge list to read ACP knowledge resources related directly to your selected question.
  5. Repeat for each question for which you would like to review ACP knowledge.

ACP Knowledge Resources

The ACP knowledge resources utilized in this application include:

  • MKSAP (currently including content from the 18th Edition)
  • Annals of Internal Medicine - online access to current and past issues of the premier journal of Internal Medicine
  • ACP Books - content from 14 ACP books and two books distributed by ACP

If you are not currently an ACP member, you will not be able to gain access to these resources. Please consider joining ACP. Digital MKSAP subscribers also have access to the fully-functional MKSAP site.

Resource for Question 1

MKSAP 18
General Internal Medicine: Musculoskeletal Pain > Treatment (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
General Internal Medicine: Musculoskeletal Pain > Treatment (free to members)

Resource for Question 2

MKSAP 18
Rheumatology: Osteoarthritis > Pharmacologic Therapy (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Rheumatology: Osteoarthritis > Pharmacologic Therapy (free to members)

Resource for Question 3

MKSAP 18
Endocrinology and Metabolism: Disorders of Glucose Metabolism > Management of Diabetes Mellitus > Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Endocrinology and Metabolism: Disorders of Glucose Metabolism > Management of Diabetes Mellitus > Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose (free to members)

Resource for Question 4

MKSAP 18
Hematology and Oncology: Thrombotic Disorders > Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Hematology and Oncology: Thrombotic Disorders > Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants (free to members)

Resource for Question 5

MKSAP 18
Rheumatology: Crystal Arthropathies > Gout > Urate-Lowering Therapy (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Rheumatology: Crystal Arthropathies > Gout > Urate-Lowering Therapy (free to members)

Resource for Question 6

MKSAP 18
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine: Airways Disease > Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease > Acute Exacerbations > Goals and Therapeutic Management (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine: Airways Disease > Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease > Acute Exacerbations > Goals and Therapeutic Management (free to members)

Resource for Question 7

PubMed
Waljee AK, Rogers MA, Lin P, Singal AG, Stein JD, Marks RM, et al. Short term use of oral corticosteroids and related harms among adults in the United States: population based cohort study. BMJ. 2017 Apr 12;357:j1415. doi: 10.1136/bmj.j1415. PMID: 28404617

Resource for Question 8

MKSAP 18
Cardiovascular Medicine: Heart Failure > Diagnosis and Evaluation of Heart Failure > Diagnosis (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Cardiovascular Medicine: Heart Failure > Diagnosis and Evaluation of Heart Failure > Diagnosis (free to members)

Resource for Question 9

MKSAP 18
General Internal Medicine: Dyslipidemia > Drug Therapy (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
General Internal Medicine: Dyslipidemia > Drug Therapy (free to members)

Resource for Question 10

MKSAP 18
Cardiovascular Medicine: Arrhythmias > Atrial Fibrillation > Long-term Management > Anticoagulation (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Cardiovascular Medicine: Arrhythmias > Atrial Fibrillation > Long-term Management > Anticoagulation (free to members)

Resource for Question 11

PubMed
Thiesen-Toupal J, Ronan MV, Moore A, Rosenthal ES. Inpatient Management of Opioid Use Disorder: A Review for Hospitalists. J Hosp Med. 2017 May;12(5):369-374. doi: 10.12788/jhm.2731. PMID 28459909

Resource for Question 12

PubMed
Merino AM, Greiner R, Hartwig K. A Randomized Controlled Trial of a CPR Decision Support Video for Patients Admitted to the General Medicine Service. J Hosp Med. 2017 Sep;12(9):700-704. doi: 10.12788/jhm.2791. PMID 28914272

Resource for Question 13

PubMed
Brat GA, Agniel D, Beam A et al. Postsurgical prescriptions for opioid naive patients and association with overdose and misuse: retrospective cohort study. BMJ. 2018 Jan 17;360:j5790. doi: 10.1136/bmj.j5790. PMID 29343479

Resource for Question 14

PubMed
Marin-Acevedo JA, Harris DM, Burton MC. J Hosp Med. 2018 Jun 1;13(6):413-418. doi: 10.12788/jhm.2925. PMID: 29419822

Resource for Question 15

MKSAP 18
Cardiovascular Medicine: Arrhythmias > Atrial Fibrillation > Long-Term Management Nonpharmacologic Strategies (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Cardiovascular Medicine: Arrhythmias > Atrial Fibrillation > Long-Term Management Nonpharmacologic Strategies (free to members)

Resource for Question 16

MKSAP 18
Nephrology: Chronic Kidney Disease > Special Considerations > Imaging Contrast Agents (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Nephrology: Chronic Kidney Disease > Special Considerations > Imaging Contrast Agents (free to members)

Resource for Question 17

MKSAP 18
Cardiovascular Medicine: Diseases of the Aorta > Acute Aortic Syndromes > Diagnosis and Evaluation (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Cardiovascular Medicine: Diseases of the Aorta > Acute Aortic Syndromes > Diagnosis and Evaluation (free to members)

Resource for Question 18

MKSAP 18
Cardiovascular Medicine: Adult Congenital Heart Disease > Patent Foramen Ovale (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Cardiovascular Medicine: Adult Congenital Heart Disease > Patent Foramen Ovale (free to members)

Resource for Question 19

MKSAP 18
Hematology and Oncology: Thrombotic Disorders > Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism > Long-term Complications (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Hematology and Oncology: Thrombotic Disorders > Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism > Long-term Complications (free to members)

Resource for Question 20

MKSAP 18
General Internal Medicine: Geriatric Medicine > Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment > Fall Prevention (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
General Internal Medicine: Geriatric Medicine > Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment > Fall Prevention (free to members)

Resource for Question 21

MKSAP 18
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine: Lung Tumors > Lung Cancer > Risk Factors (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine: Lung Tumors > Lung Cancer > Risk Factors (free to members)

Resource for Question 22

PubMed
Welk B, McArthur E, Ordon M, Anderson KK, Hayward J, Dixon S. Association of Suicidality and Depression With 5α-Reductase Inhibitors. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 May 1;177(5):683-691. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.0089. PMID: 28319231

Resource for Question 23

MKSAP 18
Endocrinology and Metabolism: Disorders of the Thyroid Gland > Evaluation of Thyroid Function (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Endocrinology and Metabolism: Disorders of the Thyroid Gland > Evaluation of Thyroid Function (free to members)

Resource for Question 24

MKSAP 18
Gastroenterology and Hepatology > Hepatic Encephalopathy (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Gastroenterology and Hepatology > Hepatic Encephalopathy (free to members)

Resource for Question 25

MKSAP 18
Neurology: Cognitive Impairment > Delirium > Treatment (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Neurology: Cognitive Impairment > Delirium > Treatment (free to members)

Resource for Question 26

MKSAP 18
Hematology and Oncology: Multiple Myeloma and Related Disorders > Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Hematology and Oncology: Multiple Myeloma and Related Disorders > Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance (free to members)

Resource for Question 27

MKSAP 18
Cardiovascular Medicine: Epidemiology and Risk Factors > Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease > Lifestyle (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Cardiovascular Medicine: Epidemiology and Risk Factors > Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease > Lifestyle (free to members)

Resource for Question 28

PubMed
Harris AM, Hicks LA, Qaseem A; High Value Care Task Force of the American College of Physicians and for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Appropriate Antibiotic Use for Acute Respiratory Tract Infection in Adults: Advice for High-Value Care From the American College of Physicians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Ann Intern Med. 2016 Mar 15;164(6):425-34. doi: 10.7326/M15-1840. Epub 2016 Jan 19. PMID: 26785402

Resource for Question 29

MKSAP 18
Endocrinology and Metabolism: Disorders of the Thyroid Gland > Thyroid Hormone Deficiency > Subclinical Hypothyroidism (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Endocrinology and Metabolism: Disorders of the Thyroid Gland > Thyroid Hormone Deficiency > Subclinical Hypothyroidism (free to members)

Resource for Question 30

MKSAP 18
Cardiovascular Medicine: Diagnostic Testing in Cardiology > Diagnostic Testing for Atherosclerotic Coronary Artery Disease (subscription required)

MKSAP 18
Cardiovascular Medicine: Diagnostic Testing in Cardiology > Diagnostic Testing for Atherosclerotic Coronary Artery Disease (free to members)