Featured Articles - 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.
Physicians considering joining an accountable care organization should take an active role from the beginning stages, first by developing benchmarks for effective practice, and then building strong relationships with subspecialists.
Internists looking for a career in a growth field could consider antimicrobial stewardship. One internist recounts the ups and downs of his chosen profession.
Genomic targeted therapies and immune therapies are 2 areas that internists should know about, so they can refer their patients for such treatments, an expert says.
An expert seeks to put his fellow physicians at ease about treating a patient population that can become quite sick and require a few clinical considerations to manage.
A mindfulness expert helps calm harried physicians with key ways to make more time in the day and then spend it on the things that really matter in life.
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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