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Medical therapy often not tried before ICDs in heart failure patients

Results of a trial suggest that at least some patients with heart failure are receiving ICDs needlessly and highlight the treatment gap between real-world management of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction and opportunities to improve care.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2016/03/08/2.htm
8 Mar 2016

Managing depression is worth the effort

Depression's impact on health is often profound and far-reaching, potentially equaling that of coronary artery disease. To provide clinicians with guidance on treatment of depression, ACP has released a new clinical practice guideline that underscores the severe burden of depression and outlines viable treatment options for patients.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2016/05/depression.htm
1 May 2016

What physicians can do about ransomware

Protecting a practice doesn't always require a large investment of money, just time and employee training.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2018/01/what-physicians-can-do-about-ransomware.htm
1 Jan 2018

More active clinician interventions may help smokers quit

The intensity of treatment, in terms of number and length of sessions, is associated with quitting success; more intensive treatments result in greater rates of abstinence.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2015/06/23/4.htm
23 Jun 2015

Patient-clinician intervention associated with modest improvement in knee osteoarthritis

The patient intervention was telephone-based, while clinicians received patient-specific recommendations on osteoarthritis treatment via the electronic medical record.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2015/12/22/1.htm
22 Dec 2015

ICD-10 changes looming amid a modern medical landscape

While some clinicians view the transition to ICD-10 as costly and burdensome, others feel that there are benefits for more accurately recording diagnoses. No matter which side of the issue, the conversion is likely to happen Oct. 1.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2015/02/coding.htm
1 Feb 2015

Study finds one-third of medical residents screen positive for depression or its symptoms

Also, the prevalence of depression increased each year of the study.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2015/12/15/1.htm
15 Dec 2015

Web-based therapy may help interns with suicidal ideation

Resident physicians are at high risk for depression, and training can make the situation much worse. In an effort to prevent suicidal ideation among interns, researchers tested a Web-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) intervention.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2016/03/success.htm
1 Mar 2016

USPSTF recommends intensive behavioral counseling for overweight, obese adults with additional CVD risk factors

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) announced an update and refinement of its 2003 recommendation on dietary counseling for adults with risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD).
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2014/08/26/2.htm
26 Aug 2014

Defining value and creating quality in the patient encounter

Critical questions will arise about defining and measuring value in the patient encounter when the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act goes into action.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2016/04/washington.htm
1 Apr 2016

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