Search results for "Palliative Care"
Readmission causes, timing and reductions analyzed
Readmissions of recently hospitalized patients were the focus of several studies published last week in the Jan. 23/30 Journal of the American Medical Association.
29 Jan 2013
MKSAP Quiz: Increasing fatigue for 8 months
A 62-year-old man undergoes a routine examination. He notes increasing fatigue of 8 months' duration but states he can perform his usual daily activities. He has no fever, night sweats, anorexia, or weight loss. The medical history is noncontributory, and he takes no medications. On physical examination, vital signs are normal. The spleen is palpable three finger breadths below the left midcostal margin. There is no lymphadenopathy or hepatomegaly. Following lab studies and a peripheral blood smear, what is the most appropriate management of the patient now?.
1 May 2014
Survey shows potential gaps in oncologists' pain management practices
Oncologists may not always adequately treat pain in cancer patients, according to a recent survey.
22 Nov 2011
Quality and cost of care at the end of life
Success in end-of-life care begins with how effectively physicians communicate with patients and their loved ones.
1 Mar 2015
A 2-pronged approach to advance care planning
With prior planning, physicians can ensure that their patients' wishes are followed at the end of life.
1 Sep 2015
Officers and Regents election results announced
The election of Officers and Regents has been completed. Terms become effective at the conclusion of the Annual Business Meeting at Internal Medicine 2014 in Orlando, Fla.
1 Mar 2014
High-value care a focus at Hospital Medicine 2017
Hospital Medicine 2017 featured advice on providing high-value care, from how to talk about the concept with patients to which tests and screens to give and which drugs to stop.
1 Jul 2017
Doctors debate the ethics of assisted suicide
The medical community and the world at large are looking at how physician-assisted suicide has played out in Washington, Oregon and Montana. Are these states a bellwether or a death knell for legalizing the issue elsewhere? And how should physicians respond when presented with such requests from their patients?.
1 Jul 2010
Oncologic ‘horrors' can beset hospitalized patients
Common crises that can happen during the management of oncology patients include increased intracranial pressure, metabolic problems, infections, and toxic side effects from drugs. Learn how to manage these conditions.Exercise capacity is the single most power predictor of cardiovascular events, whether or not symptoms are present.
1 Jun 2014
Caring for ex-prisoners presents management challenges
When caring for patients who have been released from prison, internists must consider the economic and social obstacles that can impact the plan of care, as well as the difficulty of coordinating with jails and prisons and obtaining patients' medical records.
1 Sep 2017