Continuous glucose monitoring presents challenges not only to patients, but to internists learning how best to teach their patients how to use them. But with a lack of enough endocrinologists to care for the 1 million patients with type 1 diabetes, internists have to pick up the slack.
Think of it as the patient-centered medical home's ultimate evolution##mdash;care inside the patient's own home. More doctors are making house calls, either to patients who don't travel easily, or to improve the quality of care they could deliver in an office.
A pilot study may have found a new use for an established treatment. Expressive writing, used for other illnesses with a known psychological component, is now being studied to control the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
There's no need to spend hundreds of dollars on learning simulators when they can be made with supplies that cost pocket change and a few hours of time. Examples from the Herbert S. Waxman Clinical Skills Center provide step-by-step instructions for learning to drain an abscess.
A survey of physicians found that respondents were comfortable with industry-sponsored lunches and other gifts, despite their institutions' prohibition against such practices. One physician discusses how to align medicine's ethical goals with physicians' attitudes.
Recalls, warnings, approvals and other regulatory news.
Continuous glucose monitoring is a complex task, even for physicians. Internists will have to step in to help endocrinologists manage the rising population of type 1 diabetics.
Patients don't always disclose aspects of their history that may be shameful or stigmatizing, posing a challenge of attribution errors for physicians.
A new focus by health care reform advocates on the patient-centered medical home will forge a path toward financing and delivering primary care.
A review of the annual updates to ICD-9 code set finds that there are more codes affecting internists than in years past. ACP digests these, as well as category headings and exclusion notes.
Your office photocopier stores permanently every image it's ever scanned, copied or faxed. Those images stay with the machine after it's re-sold, and the images can be easily hacked. Learn how to maintain security over medical records, taxes, bank statements##mdash;or any other document that's ever been copied.
A 70-year-old man with a history of a systolic murmur presents for further assessment of exertional dyspnea. He has had dyspnea his entire life, but has noted a recent deterioration in his exercise capacity. What is the most likely diagnosis?.