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Featured Articles - July/August 2014


DME Regulations

DME requests pose practice problems

DME requests pose practice problems

By Charlotte Huff

Documentation requirements for some types of durable medical equipment (DME) are increasing, but DME requests can also be time-consuming in other ways for physician practices.

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Guidelines

Seeking common ground on CKD screening

By Paula S. Katz

ACP’s 2013 guideline on screening, monitoring, and treatment of stage 1 to 3 chronic kidney disease (CKD) raised an immediate response from leaders of the American Society of Nephrology, which felt the College missed the big picture of CKD prevention when developing the guideline. Learn where the two organizations agree and disagree about screening for CKD.

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Conference Coverage

Changes coming for colon cancer screening

By Stacey Butterfield

Colonoscopies are an obvious target in the current push to decrease health care costs, given their expense and utilization, said experts at Digestive Disease Week in Chicago in May.

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Tackling tPA and stroke outcomes through telemedicine

By Stacey Butterfield

Thirteen “spoke” hospitals across the U.S. without on-site stroke experts used telemedicine to increased their use of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) to treat acute ischemic stroke.

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Expert offers advice on moving fast and mastering meningitis

By Stacey Butterfield

The traditional 3 symptoms of bacterial meningitis are well known: fever, headache, and neck stiffness. But altered mental status should be on that list, too.

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Physician Profile

College Fellow’s foundation helps support health care workers

College Fellow’s foundation helps support health care workers

By Jessica Berthold

For many people, retirement means a chance to improve one’s golf handicap and vacation in Europe. For Larry Crook, MD, FACP, it meant setting up a nonprofit to help people halfway around the world.

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Patient Communication

Understand patient expectations as part of a negotiation

By Ryan DuBosar

Both physicians and patients have a role in developing good communication.

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College Watch

Leadership Day attendees push legislators to finish SGR fix

Leadership Day attendees push legislators to finish SGR fix

By Stacey Butterfield

Physicians and medical students representing ACP took to Capitol Hill to discuss the sustainable growth rate formula, workforce issues, and liability reform.

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Doctor as Patient

A doctor seeks out a concrete diagnosis

A doctor seeks out a concrete diagnosis

By Pamela Hartzband, MD, FACP, and Jerome Groopman, MD, FACP

In medicine, a single diagnosis is preferred when possible as opposed to seeking multiple diagnoses to explain symptoms. But it isn’t always correct.

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Crossed Words

Barking up the right tree

ACP Internist’s puzzle feature challenges readers to find clues placed horizontally in rows to reveal an answer written vertically.

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