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   ISSN (Print) 0020-9546
   Published by American College of Physicians Homepage  [4 journals]
  • From the MKSAP case studies
    • Abstract: A 35-year-old woman is evaluated for worsening thrombocytopenia; she is pregnant at 36 weeks' gestation. Medical history is significant for immune thrombocytopenic purpura. Previous platelet counts during this pregnancy have been 80,000 to 100,000/muL (80-100 x 10^9/sup>/L). Her only medication is a prenatal vitamin. Following a physical exam and lab results, what is the most appropriate management of this patient's thrombocytopenia'
      PubDate: Thu, 1 Sep 2016 10:00:00 EDT
  • ACP's new EVP/CEO talks burnout prevention, future focus
    • Abstract: Darilyn Moyer, MD, FACP, ACP's first female EVP/CEO, addresses her plans for the organization, the evolution of health care, and how her experience will guide her efforts.
      PubDate: Thu, 1 Sep 2016 10:00:00 EDT
  • Candidates announced for Board of Governors Chair-elect Designee
    • Abstract: George M. Abraham, MD, MPH, FACP, and Gregory C. Kane, MD, FACP, are seeking election as Chair-elect Designee of the Board of Governors. The Governors will be casting ballots next month, and the results will be announced in late October.
      PubDate: Thu, 1 Sep 2016 10:00:00 EDT
  • Recalls for oral docusate sodium, INR monitoring system
    • Abstract: This column reviews a recall of an oral liquid docusate sodium solution because of contamination and of an international normalized ratio monitoring system because it may provide significantly lower results than another method.
      PubDate: Thu, 1 Sep 2016 10:00:00 EDT
  • New overtime rules take effect December 2016
    • Abstract: New overtime pay rules will affect employees whose annual salary is less than $47,476 and who work more than 40 hours per week.
      PubDate: Thu, 1 Sep 2016 10:00:00 EDT
  • Integrating routine HIV screening into practice
    • Abstract: Routine screening has 2 main benefits: diagnosing HIV infection before patients become symptomatic and have lost the bulk of their immune system and preventing HIV transmission.
      PubDate: Thu, 1 Sep 2016 10:00:00 EDT
  • Climate change and clinical practice
    • Abstract: This issue covers such topics as how internists can address climate health issues in their practice, what internists can do for patients with fibromyalgia, and how to identify and manage resistant hypertension.
      PubDate: Thu, 1 Sep 2016 10:00:00 EDT
  • GME needs serious financial and structural reform
    • Abstract: The current system and critical elements of undergraduate and graduate medical education are in need of serious financial and structural reform.
      PubDate: Thu, 1 Sep 2016 10:00:00 EDT
  • Making MACRA better, in intent and implementation
    • Abstract: The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act makes significant improvements in how Medicare links payment to reporting of quality measures. Will CMS actually implement the law in a way that truly simplifies reporting'
      PubDate: Thu, 1 Sep 2016 10:00:00 EDT
  • Digging into the causes and fixes of resistant hypertension
    • Abstract: An enduring challenge is figuring out why patients appear to have resistant hypertension and how to cure them of it.
      PubDate: Thu, 1 Sep 2016 10:00:00 EDT
  • System-wide changes improve diabetes care
    • Abstract: To improve metrics of diabetes care, 4 employed primary care practices at a health system in Texas worked to systematically improve HbA1c testing and started a "Saving Toes" campaign.
      PubDate: Thu, 1 Sep 2016 10:00:00 EDT
  • Clearing the air about climate change
    • Abstract: Climate change is a public health issue, and physicians should be aware of the potential medical consequences and be able to communicate those to patients.
      PubDate: Thu, 1 Sep 2016 10:00:00 EDT
  • Fibromyalgia characterized by controversy
    • Abstract: There is very clear, objective evidence that fibromyalgia is a real problem. But there remains considerable dissent among the medical community about the condition's cause.
      PubDate: Thu, 1 Sep 2016 10:00:00 EDT
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