American College of Physicians: Internal Medicine — Doctors for Adults ®

Advertisement

ACP InternistSM - April 2009

Featured Articles

Patients find medical home in Pennsylvania

A group of physicians in southeastern Pennsylvania are among the lucky and proactive few practicing in some of the first payer-supported patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) in the country.

More

Do placebos have a place in clinical practice?

Placebo use is common in internal medicine. But is it ethical? Experts examine the disconnect between the standards of medicine, and how it's actually practiced in the office.

More

Patient Communication

Twitter: a medical help, hindrance or hype?

Imagine a future where you can with a click of the mouse see what your patients and colleagues read on the Internet this morning, what they ate for lunch, and what they’re working on right now. Whether that sounds to you like a potential practice innovation or a disaster of oversharing probably indicates whether you’ll have any use for Twitter, the most hyped Internet innovation of the year.

More

Conference Coverage

The timing is right, and possibly expandable, for giving tPA

Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) was the star of the show at this year's International Stroke Conference 2009, with much discussion of expanding its treatment window, and several studies presented on gender differences in tPA treatment.

More

Help from afar: telemedicine vs. telephone advice for stroke

Experts sparred over whether telephone advice or telemedicine is best during a session at February's International Stroke Conference 2009 in San Diego.

More

FDA Update

Boxed warning for metoclopramide, alert for zonisamide

A summary of approvals, recalls, warnings and alerts.

More

National Trends

Cost, loss of insurance lead many to forgo needed medical care

People under the age of 65 who had been uninsured for more than 12 months or were uninsured for any time up to 12 months previously were much more likely to have forgone needed medical care than those insured continuously for the whole 12 months.

More

In the News

New opioid therapy guidelines released; PFO closure may help migraines

More


Perspectives

Ethical Dilemmas

Internist searches for answers when test results go missing

An internist is surprised by a patient's previous blood work, which shows a dramatic rise in PSA levels. There is no evidence in the medical record that the patient was informed of, or that the internist acted upon, the prior abnormal PSA result. However, the internist is certain she never saw it. What should she do next?

More

Practical Genomics

Unraveling autism's many causes, spread across the genome

Despite the 90% heritability of autism, suggesting a very strong genetic component to its etiology, zeroing in on the genetic underpinnings of this disorder has been very challenging.

More

Editor's Note

Social networking is a hit but will it change practice?

There's been a lot of talk in the media lately about physicians' enthusiasm for social networking. But how will it impact on the way they practice medicine?

More

ACP Highlights

What's new in other College publications.

More

President's Message

Unresolved health care reform issues mask real progress

ACP's outgoing president reflects on the past year with confidence that within the turbulent environment of primary care lies great opportunity.

More

Washington Perspective

Stimulus package part of down payment on health reform

Stimulus legislation enacted in the first two months of President Obama's administration show that the White House is serious about health care reform.

More


Practice Management

Teen vaccines

Expensive vaccines may wipe out wrong target—the doctor

New and expensive vaccines added to the schedule for adolescents, adults and children over the last several years have created a crisis in the delivery system that threatens to reduce or eliminate the private provider's role, say experts following the issue.

More

Practice Rx

PQRI improvements based on physician feedback, says CMS

Medicare's pay-for-reporting program, the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative provides more and different options for physicians to report on quality measures, and staying current on the rules and requirements can be a challenge.

More

CPII Tips

RVUs—the common denominator in financial management

In today's economy, tight financial management is more important than ever. Relative Value Units can be used as a powerful tool for financial management in medical practices.

More


College News

Regents, Treasurer nominations

The Nominations Committee has begun the process of seeking candidates to fill Regent positions on the Board that will become vacant in 2010. The position of Treasurer will also open in 2010.

More

New Executive Committee for Board of Governors

ACP announces those who will officially take office as Class Representatives at the close of the upcoming Annual Business Meeting and serve in that capacity for one year.

More

Obituaries

More

This is a printer-friendly version of this page

Print this page  |  Close the preview

Share

 
 

Internist Archives Quick Links

Have questions about the new ABIM MOC Program?

Have questions about the new ABIM MOC Program?

ACP explains the ABIM requirements and offers many free solutions to earn MOC points.

One Click to Confidence - Free to members

One Click to Confidence - Free to members ACP Smart Medicine is a new, online clinical decision support tool specifically for internal medicine. Get rapid point-of-care access to evidence-based clinical recommendations and guidelines. Plus, users can easily earn CME credit. Learn more