A 58-year-old man is evaluated in follow-up for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), which was diagnosed 2 years ago. He has cough and shortness of breath and now requires supplemental oxygen at rest. Previous evaluations have not identified any cause for his symptoms other than progressive IPF. Following a physical exam, pulmonary exam, and 6-minute walk test, what is the most appropriate management?
27 Feb 2018
This issue covers topics such as depression in medical residency, guidelines for rheumatoid arthritis, and rehabilitation for knee pain.
1 Apr 2016
ACP is providing information on help with relief and aid efforts, including volunteer opportunities, ways to donate, and more.
12 Sep 2017
Traumatic brain injury accounts for three million ED visits a year and at least another three to six million visits for outpatient medical care several days after the injury, without an ED visit.
1 Feb 2019
A 77-year-old woman is evaluated 4 months following a left middle cerebral artery ischemic stroke. The severity of her stroke required prolonged initial hospitalization and a 3-month stay in a rehabilitation center before returning home. Residual deficits include dense right-sided hemiparesis and dysphagia requiring oral feeding with thickened liquids. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most likely cause of this patient's decreased serum creatinine level?
8 Mar 2016
The global pandemic has professional and personal consequences for physicians, so experts offer their advice on coping during COVID-19.
1 Jul 2020
Because even small payments such as meals are associated with increased prescribing of marketed products, an examination of industry influences on prescribing amid an ongoing opioid crisis is warranted, the authors wrote.
15 Aug 2017
The election of Officers and Regents will become effective at the conclusion of the Annual Business Meeting at Internal Medicine Meeting 2017 in San Diego.
1 Mar 2017
A study described transitional care management as a promising delivery model innovation, but an editorial cautioned that payments may not be high enough to justify the extra work involved or may be targeted to the wrong place in the health care system.
7 Aug 2018
Updated guidelines for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease revised the definition and staging of the condition, and an expert offers tips for optimal care.
1 Jun 2018