Featured Articles - April 2014
Updated blood pressure guidelines may have created more questions than closure, internists have found, as they try to determine how aggressively to treat hypertension and what goals to set for subpopulations of patients, such as those with diabetes. Experts react to the “paradigm shift” in lowering hypertension.
Adrenopause, somatopause, andropause … manopause? They all give internists pause when considering men’s health as they reach middle age. As men try to maintain optimum health, doctors need to define what exactly that is.
Internists can vastly improve outcomes for patients by referring more patients to physical rehabilitation earlier, more often, and for more conditions than they might think.
Hospital charges in Maryland have been set by the state for 4 decades, and more reforms are on the way. The effort has led to all insurers paying the same price for the same services in the same hospitals, and now, the state is looking to improve facilities’ readmission rates and other quality metrics.
The Advanced Cardiac Life Support guidelines are due out in 2015 and may pose some shocking changes: faster beats-per-minute chest compressions, a de-emphasis on hypothermia, and a new length of time for continuing cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
ACP Internist’s puzzle feature challenges readers to find clues placed horizontally in rows to reveal an answer written vertically.
ACP Internist Weekly
From the April 22, 2014 edition
- Review of anti-flu drugs find little benefit, side effects, flaws in approval processes
- High-energy shock-wave therapy may be effective for shoulder pain, function
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