Aspirin's long-standing role in cardiovascular health does not resolve its precise benefit in terms of cardiovascular prevention, specifically in patients who haven't had a myocardial infarction or stroke.
Sessions at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine's annual meeting addressed the need for treating hip fractures, the pros and cons of withholding treatment, and preserving opportunities for organ donation.
Latest Blog Posts
- Twisters, teapots and the land of (Doctor) Oz
- Posted May 28 at 9:00 AM by David L. Katz, MD
- Screening, decolonization and environmental decontamination for MRSA in nursing homes doesn't work
- Posted May 27 at 9:00 AM by Eli Perencevich
- Preventive medicine: on being a bad patient
- Posted May 26 at 11:00 AM by Janice Boughton, MD, FACP
Internists who work with and in nursing homes can participate in and perhaps lead national efforts underway to improve the quality of care for patients with dementia.
Law and Medicine
Physicians in states that have legalized marijuana should begin to educate and prepare themselves for discussing the perils of recreational use and related illnesses, some of which can be severely debilitating.
By taking note of how far the American College of Physicians has come in the past 100 years, one can get a better sense of how much farther the organization needs to go.
Fee-for-service reimbursement is a half-century old, and despite its staying power is now facing demands that it be modernized, if not traded in altogether.
Care coordination isn't new, but value-based payment, patient-centered medical homes, accountable care organizations, and other alternate delivery and payment programs have moved the topic into the forefront of many conversations and policy discussions.
This update covers a label change on testosterone products clarifying that they are approved only for men who have low testosterone levels, as well as the approval of ceftazidime-avibactam (Avycaz) to treat complicated intra-abdominal infections.
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A 60-year-old man is evaluated for new-onset monocular cloudy vision of the left eye that began 4 hours ago. He has type 2 diabetes mellitus and coronary artery disease. His current medications are aspirin, simvastatin, lisinopril, metoprolol, and metformin. Following a physical and eye exam, what is the most likely diagnosis?
ACP Internist Weekly
From the May 19, 2015 edition
- Supplemental imaging may not be necessary in all women with dense breasts, study finds
- Loss aversion most effective incentive for smoking cessation, but rewards yield more participation
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