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Featured Articles - November/December 2014


Lupus

Lupus presentation may be an ‘imitator’

Lupus presentation may be an ‘imitator’

By Terri D’Arrigo

Lupus can involve multiple organ systems and shares the same, sometimes nonspecific presentation as other conditions. But a diligent internist—an “excellent generalist” in the words of one expert—can pick up on the correct diagnosis.

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New technology

Virtual visits pose real issues for physicians

By Charlotte Huff

There could be 1 million virtual health consultations done by phone or video by the end of 2014, with growth expected in 2015. Observers are weighing the benefits of access against the potential lack of an ongoing doctor-patient relationship.

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Infectious Diseases

Fecal transplant pills, other innovations in C. difficile treatment

Fecal transplant pills, other innovations in C. difficile treatment

By Stacey Butterfield

Speakers at IDWeek 2014 discussed the latest developments in treating Clostridium difficile, including more patient-friendly forms of fecal transplantation.

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ACP Internist Weekly

From the December 16, 2014 edition

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