In the face of a lack of guidance on perioperative medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic, many hospitals are developing their own guidelines on timing of surgery after infection in vaccinated patients.
1 May 2022
A 30-year-old woman is seen in follow-up. She was diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus 12 years ago. She was treated for lupus nephritis, which is now quiescent. What health risk assessment should be performed now?
5 Apr 2022
A 58-year-old man is evaluated during a routine visit. He has psoriatic arthritis and hypertension. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate treatment?
14 Dec 2021
Primary care physicians who raise the subject of breast cancer screening with their patients may discover that they approach this decision from a different perspective.
1 Oct 2021
Recent efforts have pushed institutions to reconsider the use of race not just in estimating kidney function, but in a variety of algorithms and scores.
1 May 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic and its ensuing isolation and stress have been associated with a sharp increase in substance use as a coping mechanism, as well as drug overdose deaths.
1 Mar 2021
Internists are constantly pressed for time during visits, so when discussing breast density, a couple of quick talking points can help alleviate anxiety.
1 Jun 2020
Patients taking apixaban, dabigatran, or rivaroxaban had lower rates of hip and vertebral fractures than those taking warfarin, with no difference seen between the direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs).
19 May 2020
Internists considering testosterone therapy are ideally positioned to consider a broader differential diagnosis that will actually help the patient.
1 May 2020
Progress made in combating HIV has caused people to feel a greater sense of security around sex and less worry about bacterial sexually transmitted infections.
1 Apr 2020