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Internal Medicine Meeting 2015

Prescribe opioids, but with caution

Prescribe opioids, but with caution

By Ryan DuBosar

Use of opioids for chronic pain quadrupled in a 10-year span, despite scant evidence that they are effective for noncancer pain and ample evidence of harm. Learn more about how to prescribe them safely.

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Know your kidney stones

Know your kidney stones

By Jennifer Kearney-Strouse

Knowing what makes up a patient's kidney stones determines how an internist might treat the problem. But, one expert cautions, while 1 type of kidney stone is far more prevalent, there are 4 other kinds, and they may require subspecialty treatment.

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Workflow adjustments can yield small practice satisfaction

By Jennifer Kearney-Strouse

Physicians considering joining an accountable care organization should take an active role from the beginning stages, first by developing benchmarks for effective practice, and then building strong relationships with subspecialists.

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President's Message

With the SGR gone, are ACP members all in?

By Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP

ACP has been part of a major legislative victory in the repeal of the sustainable growth rate. The organization has embraced quality improvement and high-value care as the future of internal medicine, and it seeks the same commitment from its members.

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Washington Perspective

How was ACP's 2015 Leadership Day different from all others?

By Robert B. Doherty

Following the repeal of the sustainable growth rate, ACP focuses on other legislative and regulatory goals, including physician payment reform, graduate medical education, and primary care workforce programs.

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Practice Management

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Practice Tips

Just say ‘no’ to virtual credit cards

By Margo Williams

Beware the latest trend that many payers are adopting, a kind of virtual credit card that actually incurs a fee to the practice of between 1% and 5%.

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FDA Update

FDA approves heart failure drug, looks into patient safety

FDA approves heart failure drug, looks into patient safety

By Stacey Butterfield

This update covers a warning that sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors can cause ketoacidosis, and approval of a drug that can reduce hospitalizations from worsening chronic heart failure.

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ACP's Centennial

1975-1984: The Cold War touches the globe and the College

By Stacey Butterfield

ACP's seventh decade witnesses an increase in geopolitics and its impact on medicine as well as the role that other specialties would play in primary care.

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Test Yourself

From the MKSAP case studies

From the MKSAP case studies

A 26-year-old man is admitted to the emergency department with a 3-day history of dysuria with yellow urethral discharge. Following a physical exam and a Gram stain of urethral discharge, what is the most appropriate treatment?

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