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Featured Articles - September 2014


Gastroenterology

Gluten not a bread-and-butter diagnosis

Gluten not a bread-and-butter diagnosis

By Charlotte Huff

Internists have to sort through the symptoms of gluten sensitivity to confirm a diagnosis. Excluding celiac disease and wheat allergy is essential, as is managing the patient’s expectations and lifestyle.

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Preoperative management

Target preop visits for efficiency, best outcomes

Target preop visits for efficiency, best outcomes

By Terri D’Arrigo

Internists can guide preoperative anticoagulation, ensure that patients are in optimal condition for procedures, and—perhaps most importantly—judiciously choose which tests to perform and which ones aren’t needed.

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Opioid Management

Methadone challenging option for treatment of chronic pain

Methadone challenging option for treatment of chronic pain

By Leah Lawrence

Involved in one-third of all deaths from prescription drug overdoses, methadone requires expert management to prescribe safely. Learn that latest guideline recommendations and when it’s best used.

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HIV prophylaxis means discussing sex, drugs with patients

HIV prophylaxis means discussing sex, drugs with patients

By Kathy Holliman

Guidelines for a new HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) regimen offer a new way to combat the disease, but internists will have to gently explore this option with their patients. Learn who’s at risk and how to have sometimes delicate conversations.

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Crossed Words

Ticked off

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

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