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Archive - March 2012


Disease Management

Diagnosing a disorder with few symptoms

Diagnosing a disorder with few symptoms

By Kathy Holliman

Hypercalcemia can have absent, few or nondifferential symptoms, but the condition can indicate the presence of major diseases such as breast cancer. Experts review how to quickly apply a high index of suspicion to make a diagnosis.

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Patient Communication

Open access requires an open mind by doctors

Open access requires an open mind by doctors

By Stacey Butterfield

Patients have always been able to review their records, but making this a routine practice has most patients enthused and some physicians worried. Learn how some large health systems are applying open access to improve patient communication and compliance.

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Conference Coverage

Many malaria prophylaxis options, but none perfect

Many malaria prophylaxis options, but none perfect

By Stacey Butterfield

Malaria research is turning from short-term prophylaxis for travelers to elimination and eradication. Drug costs and new ethics rules for research are key drivers of the new direction.

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Trichomoniasis is unpopular, underdiagnosed, expert says

By Stacey Butterfield

A neglected disease of poverty gets little attention, yet it's more common than better-known diseases and has serious consequences. Fortunately, once diagnosed, the treatment is simple and inexpensive.

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Rural Medicine

Indian Health Service reaches across borders within the U.S.

Indian Health Service reaches across borders within the U.S.

By Leah Lawrence

A partnership allows staff at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston to collaborate with physicians who serve Navajo Nation, a medically underserved population in New Mexico.

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Physician Profile

College Fellow is Navy's new surgeon general

By Stacey Butterfield

Matthew L. Nathan, MD, FACP, oversees medicine for the Navy. Yes, his personal heroes are Vice Admiral James Stockdale and Teddy Roosevelt, but to make his way through school, he was a magician and musician.

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FDA Update

New pneumonia vaccine option for patients over 50

New pneumonia vaccine option for patients over 50

By Stacey Butterfield

Recalls, warnings, approvals and other regulatory news.

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Practical Genomics

Microscopic genes affected by macroeconomic events

Microscopic genes affected by macroeconomic events

By W. Gregory Feero, MD, PhD

Genes may express themselves differently, depending upon their environment. So, economic disparities and differences in access to health care could impact a person's health. In an era of personalized care, technology, biology and business intersect in novel ways.

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Guest President's Message

Changes to a practice also provide personal transformation

By Yul D. Ejnes, MD, FACP

The change to a patient-centered medical home model enabled one internist to practice medicine to his fullest extent. The extra income and relaxed atmosphere are added benefits.

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Washington Perspective

What is the state of American health care in this election year?

By Robert B. Doherty

ACP's annual report on the state of health care cites proposed budget cuts as the biggest threat to recent advances made by health care reform. And more advances could be affected by the outcome of the presidential elections.

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Editor's Note

Finding and treating a tricky disorder

By Jennifer Kearney-Strouse

Hypercalcemia's causes run the gamut from the benign to the serious. Its diagnosis is just the beginning for a physician.

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Readers Respond

Letters to the editor

Readers submit their thoughts on bone mineral density testing and a better title for “internal medicine.”

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Practice Rx

Four more screening, counseling services covered by Medicare

Four more screening, counseling services covered by Medicare

By Debra Lansey

Alcohol, depression, sexually transmitted diseases and obesity therapy are now covered within the primary care setting. Learn how to incorporate these into a practice.

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CPII Tips

Medicare pays for annual depression screening

By ACP Staff

One in six seniors suffers from depression. That rises to one in four with comorbidities. Tools and screens are available to help internists integrate this new focus of care into a practice routine.

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From the MKSAP case studies

A 64-year-old woman is evaluated for a 6-week history of dyspnea, dry cough, fever, chills, night sweats, and fatigue, which have not responded to treatment with azithromycin and levofloxacin; she has lost 2.2 kg (5 lb) during that time. Based upon the findings of a physical exam and chest radiograph, what is the most likely diagnosis?

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Board of Regents

Officer and Regent election results announced

By ACP Staff

Officer and Regent elections have been completed, with terms becoming effective at the Annual Business Meeting at Internal Medicine 2012.

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Internal Medicine Preview

Address Maintenance of Certification at Internal Medicine 2012

By Stacey Butterfield

Three new online Maintenance of Certification modules associated with this year's annual meeting will allow attendees to focus their learning on the most needed areas, with immediate feedback available.

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