Current Issue - July/August 2015
Internal Medicine Meeting 2015
Use of opioids for chronic pain quadrupled in a 10-year span, despite scant evidence that they are effective for noncancer pain and ample evidence of harm. Learn more about how to prescribe them safely.
Knowing what makes up a patient's kidney stones determines how an internist might treat the problem. But, one expert cautions, while 1 type of kidney stone is far more prevalent, there are 4 other kinds, and they may require subspecialty treatment.
ACP has been part of a major legislative victory in the repeal of the sustainable growth rate. The organization has embraced quality improvement and high-value care as the future of internal medicine, and it seeks the same commitment from its members.
Following the repeal of the sustainable growth rate, ACP focuses on other legislative and regulatory goals, including physician payment reform, graduate medical education, and primary care workforce programs.
Beware the latest trend that many payers are adopting, a kind of virtual credit card that actually incurs a fee to the practice of between 1% and 5%.
This update covers a warning that sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors can cause ketoacidosis, and approval of a drug that can reduce hospitalizations from worsening chronic heart failure.
ACP's seventh decade witnesses an increase in geopolitics and its impact on medicine as well as the role that other specialties would play in primary care.
ACP Internist Weekly
From the August 25, 2015 edition
- Corticosteroid injections may not offer lasting benefit in low back pain
- Standard triple therapy may no longer be best for H. pylori eradication treatment
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