Updated heart failure performance measures, released last week by three major medical groups, include expanded use for beta-blockers in the inpatient setting. The new measures, which appear online at Circulation, include changes to inpatient and outpatient care.
1 May 2012
PAD performance measures set to improve diagnosis, treatment
7 Dec 2010
Unexplained bruising or injuries are red flags for intimate partner violence, but less obvious signs might include chronic pain, depression or anxiety. Experts advise how to help victims at risk.
1 Mar 2009
A summary of approvals, recalls, warnings and alerts digested by ACP Internist from the Food and Drug Administration's alerts.
1 Sep 2009
Two randomized trials suggest that certain financial incentives may be associated with some clinical improvements in primary care, although both the study authors and editorialists said that additional research is needed.
17 Sep 2013
Internists can guide preoperative anticoagulation, ensure that patients are in optimal condition for procedures, and##mdash;perhaps most importantly##mdash;judiciously choose which tests to perform and which ones aren't needed.
1 Sep 2014
Unlike acute cases of pancreatitis, chronic cases present with varying degrees and types of pain, and without other clinical indicators such as calcification or damage to pancreatic ducts. It's best to refer to a gastroenterologist early to clarify the diagnosis, so the internist can better manage the patient.
1 Jan 2014
A 32-year-old woman is evaluated for hidradenitis suppurativa. She has had tender, foul-smelling, draining nodules in the axillary folds for 4 years. Doxycycline and topical clindamycin have not achieved satisfactory improvement. Following a physical exam and lifestyle support, what is the most appropriate additional treatment?
1 Oct 2022
ACP InternistWeekly's cartoon caption contest continues. Readers can vote for their favorite caption to determine the winner.
22 Oct 2013
ACP InternistWeekly has tallied the voting from its latest cartoon contest, where readers are invited to match wits against their peers to provide the most original and amusing caption.
29 Oct 2013