First, many physical examination maneuvers (tests) have well-established sensitivities and specificities, as useful to the clinician as those for laboratory tests. ... Second, the practice of predicting what a laboratory test might demonstrate based on
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2019/09/letter.htm. Readers respond to ACP Internist's coverage. Regarding the article “Bringing Medicine to the Streets” in the July/August 2019 ACP Internist, I ... I did have the opportunity on several cold winter
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2010/09/letters.htm. Reader comments on the role of ancillary services in an internal medicine practice, and on the need for attention to nutrition and lifestyle ... As for the comment by ACP's senior associate Ms.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2015/06/letter.htm. A different approach to pain. I read the article “Seeking clarity for opioid prescribing” in the April ACP Internist, and I believe it ... Overzealous efforts must be replaced by research-proven
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2011/09/letters.htm. Readers respond about bedside vs. scanning and how to take blood pressure. ... I could not find any symptoms or signs relating to the head or the nervous system.
an overlooked disease,” ACP Internist, April 2011] neglected to point out until late in the piece the easiest and least expensive way to diagnose it—examine the patient. ... As a matter of fact, if the patient has good-quality pedal pulses it is
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2008/09/editor.htm. A digest of this month's issue, including the mandate that puts e-prescribing on front burner. ... By Janet Colwell, Editor.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2010/01/editor.htm. It's a new year, and promises to be an exciting one in health care. ... But concepts such as bundled payments, comparative effectiveness and the patient-centered medical home seem certain to remain
Given our propensity to share personal information, I shudder to think of where the details of the clinical encounter might end up. ... While this notion may have obvious appeal to the generation raised on social media, it speaks volumes to the rest of us
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2008/07/editor.htm. This issue highlights events at Internal Medicine 2008, the College's annual meeting. ... By Janet Colwell, Editor.