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ACP Internal Medicine 2011 News for 4-8-11

Welcome to the April 8 issue of Internal Medicine 2010 News, a daily meeting update published by the American College of Physicians.

Click here to view longer summaries of the stories listed below, or click on the links at the end of each story.

Highlights

  • Multi-drug diabetes regimens need not be complex
  • History, physical exam important in dermatology diagnosis
  • Some patients losing weight—and not for the better
  • Vulvovaginal disorders common but commonly misdiagnosed

Breaking news

  • ACP calls for better access to health care for immigrants

For attendees

  • General internal medicine update will translate data into daily practice
  • Hospital medicine update to cover 2010's 'game changers'
  • Support ACP’s campaign for internal medicine

Highlights

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Multi-drug diabetes regimens need not be complex

Diabetic progression is almost inevitable, so to help internists sort out which drug to use and when, Anne Peters, FACP, CDE, director of the clinical diabetes programs at the University of Southern California, spoke on "Pharmacotherapy Practices in Type 2 Diabetes" on Thursday. More ...

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History, physical exam important in dermatology diagnosis

At the start of his Thursday session on dermatology in the acute care setting, Mark Davis, MD, chair of the division of dermatology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., encouraged internists to consult dermatologists about any skin eruption. An hour and many tales from the field later, he’d made a convincing case for this suggestion. More ...

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Some patients losing weight—and not for the better

With giant cookies and cocktail receptions abounding, the primary concern about weight for most Internal Medicine 2011 attendees is probably gaining it. But Thursday morning’s session on “Nutritional Issues in Older Adults” offered a reminder of the risks associated with elderly patients losing weight. More ...

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Vulvovaginal disorders common but commonly misdiagnosed

In the U.S., more than 10% of office visits are due to vaginal symptoms, and 16% of American women have chronic vulvar pain. Yet “there’s a huge problem,” Elizabeth G. Stewart, MD, told attendees at a session on vulvovaginal disorders Thursday morning. “There’s virtually no vulvovaginal training for clinicians.” More ...

Breaking news

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ACP calls for better access to health care for immigrants

As the U.S. immigrant population grows it will be necessary to address the vast number of immigrants who do not have access to health insurance coverage, or who face other barriers to accessing health care, the American College of Physicians said in a new policy paper released April 7. More...

For attendees

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General internal medicine update will translate data into daily practice

Today’s Update in General Internal Medicine, which will be held from 2:15-3:45 p.m. in Ballroom 20D, should put audience members at ease, as it will simulate a typical day in an internal medicine practice—white coats, nurse pages and all. More...

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Hospital medicine update to cover 2010's 'game changers'

Attendees of this year’s Update in Hospital Medicine should expect to hear about literature that will change their practice not in a few years, but right away. More...

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Support ACP’s campaign for internal medicine

Attendees at Internal Medicine 2011 can support ACP's Fostering Excellence in Internal Medicine Campaign with a tax-deductible contribution. More...


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