People with cardiopulmonary or hematologic disorders can be affected by the hypobaric environment aboard an aircraft, so they should undergo preflight evaluation before lift-off.
1 May 2019
Anemia is fairly common, but its many etiologies complicate diagnosis. It affects more than one in five black and Hispanic people, one in 10 seniors and one in five of those over the age of 85. Learn how to fine-tune the diagnosis to best help patients.
1 Mar 2013
A 28-year-old man is evaluated 24 hours after a new diagnosis of a left calf deep venous thrombosis. One week ago, he underwent orthopedic surgery. Two weeks ago, he returned from vacationing in Italy on an 8-hour flight. Current medications are enoxaparin, 80 mg subcutaneously twice daily, and warfarin, 5 mg/d. What is the most appropriate management of this patient's venous thromboembolism?
5 Feb 2013
Joel Moake, FACP, explains his four-decades-long pursuit of new information in the field of hemostasis/thrombosis, and what attracted him to internal medicine.
1 Jul 2009
The Governance Committee of the American College of Physicians places in nomination candidates for College governance.
1 Nov 2019
An 81-year-old man is evaluated for increasing fatigue. He has no other symptoms to report. Medical history is significant for diabetes mellitus and hypertension. He does not drink alcohol or smoke. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate diagnostic test to perform next to evaluate this patient's anemia?
1 Sep 2019
A 68-year-old man is evaluated for a 3-year history of dyspnea on exertion. He experiences no headaches or blurred vision. Medical history is notable for a stroke 2 years ago. He is a smoker with an 80-pack-year smoking history. Medications are hydrochlorothiazide, lisinopril, aspirin, and simvastatin. Following a physical exam, lab studies, and advice to stop smoking, what is the most appropriate next step in management?
8 Dec 2015
General practice 2%. Hematology/ 2%oncologyInfectious diseases 1%. Nephrology 0%. Pulmonary disease 1%.
19 Dec 2011
ACP recognizes the passing of S. William Ross, MD, FACP, Arkansas's first hematologist and also a rheumatologist, oncologist and clinical pathologist, who died on Dec. 3, 2012, at the age of 90, and Carlos Moros Ghersi, MD, MACP, former governor for ACP's Venezuela Chapter, who died on Jan. 9, 2013, at the age of 78.
1 Feb 2013
A physician diagnoses himself, leaving a colleague to undo some of the mistaken thinking and come up with a simple diagnosis.
1 Jan 2009