A 70-year-old malnourished man with a 4-year history of Alzheimer dementia is admitted to the intensive care unit from the emergency department for treatment of community-acquired pneumonia and impending respiratory failure. He is inattentive and confused and has a weak productive cough. What is the most likely diagnosis?
2 Oct 2012
ACP's Board of Governors will be casting ballots for Chair-elect Designee, and the results will be announced in late October.
1 Sep 2017
A physician diagnoses himself, leaving a colleague to undo some of the mistaken thinking and come up with a simple diagnosis.
1 Jan 2009
A 61-year-old retired military officer presented to a local hospital in the Midwest with flank pain and E. coli bacteremia.
1 Mar 2008
General practice 2%. Hematology/ 2%oncologyInfectious diseases 1%. Nephrology 0%. Pulmonary disease 1%.
19 Dec 2011
Edgar Wayburn, FACP; Helen M. Ranney, MACP; and William R. Taylor, FACP.
1 Jun 2010
When a condition stumps the experts, the experts turn to a center of last resort, the federal Undiagnosed Diseases Program at the National Institutes of Health. Medical teams take a “big picture” view and a fresh eye to pick up on what may have been missed.
1 May 2012
Early detection of pulmonary embolism is critical, which puts the primary care internist on the front lines of preventing a patient's continual deterioration that culminates in death. Patients are as likely to present in the office with symptoms as they are at the emergency department.
1 Mar 2013
A newly minted primary care physician graduates with a budget that leaves him or her $800 in the red each month. Compared to their subspecialist counterparts, the debt leaves primary care physicians feeling undervalued, especially since they value their work to be as hard and as important.
1 Jul 2011
Fifth in a six-part series on small practice issues.
1 May 2008