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Catch up on new COPD guidelines

Updated guidelines for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease revised the definition and staging of the condition, and an expert offers tips for optimal care.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2018/06/catch-up-on-new-copd-guidelines.htm
1 Jun 2018

Shifting standards for hypertension

New hypertension guidelines are being developed by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) that will incorporate new study results. At issue is how these results apply to the many types of patients who walk through the office door, including those with diabetes.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2016/03/hypertension.htm
1 Mar 2016

Keys to taking a neurological history

The most powerful tool in neurology is the history and physical exam, including the requirement that patients walk in the presence of neurologists, in order to better understand symptoms.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2016/07/neurology.htm
1 Jul 2016

ACC, AHA release updated performance, quality measures for afib

There are 24 total measures, including 6 performance measures (3 inpatient and 3 outpatient) and 18 quality measures (10 inpatient and 8 outpatient), all designed to assess care quality for inpatients and outpatients with atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2016/06/28/2.htm
28 Jun 2016

ACP and The Wellness Network partner to deliver new patient education

ACP members will have access to the Patient Channel library of over 107 disease and medication management, wellness, and patient safety videos that can be viewed by patients during an office visit or at home.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2016/03/08/4.htm
8 Mar 2016

Atrial fibrillation patients often prescribed aspirin instead of anticoagulants, study finds

Cardiologists may be prescribing aspirin instead of oral anticoagulants because they think that aspirin is as efficacious as oral anticoagulants, or because they want to avoid the inconvenience of oral anticoagulation.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2016/06/21/4.htm
21 Jun 2016

Digoxin may be linked to increased mortality risk

Digoxin may be associated with increased mortality risk, especially in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2015/05/12/5.htm
12 May 2015

NAFLD treatment starts with weight loss, then other modes

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which accounts for 30% to 40% of chronic liver disease in the U.S. today, is the hepatic manifestation of the metabolic syndrome and is associated with sleep apnea, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2016/07/NAFLD.htm
1 Jul 2016

Points to consider in palliative care

An integrated model of curative and palliative care may lead some physicians to reconsider their role in care at the end of life.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2018/07/points-to-consider-in-palliative-care.htm
1 Jul 2018

MKSAP Quiz: Establish care visit for pediatric cancer survivor

A 28-year-old woman is seen to establish care. Medical history is significant for acute lymphoblastic leukemia diagnosed and treated at age 5 years; she has been leukemia free since completion of therapy. Following a physical exam and cervical cancer screening, what is the most appropriate additional survivorship assessment to perform next?
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/02/22/3.htm
22 Feb 2022

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