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‘UTI’ an overused diagnosis in the era of the microbiome

An evolving understanding of urinary tract infections has led one expert to describe them as an “ambiguous, expansive, overused diagnosis” that can lead to the myriad harms of antibiotic overtreatment.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2018/02/uti-an-overused-diagnosis-in-the-era-of-the-microbiome.htm
1 Feb 2018

Clinical reasoning now a ‘foundational basic science’

An important and emerging need for medical students is developing the ability to apply knowledge and use it to determine the correct diagnoses for individual patients. Diagnostic reasoning has only recently begun to be specifically taught in medical school and residency.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2015/11/qanda.htm
1 Nov 2015

Delving into DynaMed Plus

An evidence-based clinical information resource lets ACP members get fast, reliable information.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2015/09/dynamed.htm
1 Sep 2015

Smallest practices successfully preventing readmissions

More doctors in a practice can lead to higher hospital readmission rates, a study found. Small practices can take big steps in keeping their patients healthy after discharge.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2015/03/readmissions.htm
1 Mar 2015

Learn how to plan a medical volunteering trip overseas

If your idea of a stimulating vacation involves unsafe destinations, bribing foreign officials for a medical license and practicing resource-limited hospitals, then there's an organization willing to set it all up for you. (You also get to meet kings and see beautiful scenery.).
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2012/04/volunteering.htm
1 Apr 2012

There is a doctor in the ‘House’ (and she's an ACP Member)

From television news producer to internist to columnist to advisor to one of the most popular medical dramas, Lisa Sanders, ACP Member, explains how a career spent considering the stories behind every diagnosis has led her to become one of the real physicians behind House, M.D.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2010/03/house.htm
1 Mar 2010

Expert explains thyroid diagnosis, treatment and common red flags

The estimate that 25 million people have thyroid problems would double if the normal range was adjusted, as some medical societies suggest. In this Web-only feature, Victor Bernet, FACP, the author of MKSAP 15's chapter on disorders of the thyroid gland, offers his insights into management.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2010/01/thyroid.htm
1 Jan 2010

Clearing patients for takeoff a new duty for internists

More than 100,000 pilots annually can now request a comprehensive physical examination and medication review from any state-licensed physician. What should internists look for when faced with such a request?
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2017/07/clearing-patients-for-takeoff-a-new-duty-for-internists.htm
1 Jul 2017

Risk of financial abuse in elders should draw internists' attention

An expert counsels internists to consider screening their elderly patients for financial abuses, from investment scams to pressure from family members. Doctors can partner with financial experts to prevent financial exploitation.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2012/07/geriatrics.htm
1 Jul 2012

Fibromyalgia's symptoms real but be cautious in diagnosis

A rheumatologist with 25 years of fibromyalgia research experience questions the current paradigm surrounding the elusive illness.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2009/05/fibromyalgia.htm
1 May 2009

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