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Journal Cover ACP Internist
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   ISSN (Print) 0020-9546
   Published by American College of Physicians Homepage  [4 journals]
  • Facing depression in medical education
    • Abstract: Depression can be prevalent during medical residency, with long hours and social deprivation as contributing factors. Concerningly, the farther residents are into their training, the more depression rates rise. Some programs are delving into their trainees' psychological well-being.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Apr 2016 10:00:00 EDT
  • Control is the key in rheumatoid arthritis
    • Abstract: To control symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, new guidelines are encouraging internists to act sooner and more definitively combatting the course of the disease. Also, disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs are playing a bigger role in controlling symptoms.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Apr 2016 10:00:00 EDT
  • Noninvasive treatment almost always best for knee pain
    • Abstract: Knee symptoms are the most common musculoskeletal reason why patients visit their doctors, and in most cases, except when breaks or infection is suspected, physicians should recommend the use of nonsurgical treatments first.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Apr 2016 10:00:00 EDT
  • Recall of glucose test strips; approval for hepatitis C drug
    • Abstract: This update covers a class I recall of blood glucose test strips which might cause clinicians to overlook hypoglycemia.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Apr 2016 10:00:00 EDT
  • Chapter awards
    • Abstract: Chapters honor Members, Fellows, and Masters of ACP who have demonstrated by their example and conduct an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education, research, or service to their community, their chapter, and ACP.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Apr 2016 10:00:00 EDT
  • From the MKSAP case studies
    • Abstract: A 75-year-old woman is evaluated in the hospital 4 hours after onset of chest pain with findings of an ST-elevation myocardial infarction. She was taken emergently to the catheterization laboratory and underwent emergency percutaneous coronary intervention for a totally occluded vessel. Her post-intervention ventriculogram demonstrated a left ventricular ejection fraction of 30%. One hour after the procedure, she developed an acute arrhythmia. Medications are aspirin, metoprolol, atorvastatin, and clopidogrel. Following a physical exam, cardiac exam and electrocardiogram, what is the most appropriate management?
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Apr 2016 10:00:00 EDT
  • There are challenges when translating research into practice
    • Abstract: Despite convincing results for many health care interventions, translating evidence from research into clinical practice is often challenging. What works in a research environment may not function in practice.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Apr 2016 10:00:00 EDT
  • Letters to the editor: mergers and complementary care
    • Abstract: Readers respond to previous coverage about mergers of large insurance companies, and with concerns about our coverage of complementary care.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Apr 2016 10:00:00 EDT
  • Educators can help with trainees' depression
    • Abstract: This issue covers topics such as depression in medical residency, guidelines for rheumatoid arthritis, and rehabilitation for knee pain.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Apr 2016 10:00:00 EDT
  • Patients have a right to access personal health information
    • Abstract: Confusion exists about how and when patients can access their personal health records under the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Apr 2016 10:00:00 EDT
  • Debunking HIPAA myths in the digital age
    • Abstract: Twenty years of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act have not led physicians to full understanding of how to implement it in their offices. Four commons myths can be addressed more easily than is commonly thought.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Apr 2016 10:00:00 EDT
  • Signs of progress for MOC, but more work needed
    • Abstract: The past year's worth of advocacy to improve the Maintenance of Certification process has succeeded, in part, but the issue will remain in front of ACP leadership in coming years.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Apr 2016 10:00:00 EDT
  • Defining value and creating quality in the patient encounter
    • Abstract: Critical questions will arise about defining and measuring value in the patient encounter when the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act goes into action.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Apr 2016 10:00:00 EDT
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