QD: News Every Day--Elderly women inappropriately given antibiotics for suspected UTIs : ACP Internist
Nearly half of older women diagnosed with a urinary tract infection (UTI) in an emergency department setting did not have confirmatory findi...
The medical community has made progress in palliative care, moving it from the end of the line to a part of a terminal illness' earliest aspect of care.
Internists who work with and in nursing homes can participate in and perhaps lead national efforts underway to improve the quality of care for patients with dementia.
The Nominations Committee of the American College of Physicians places nominations for President-elect, regents, and others.
Experts decry “death panels” as a step backward for the public perception of palliative care. Clarifying its scope would help the profession move forward, according to speakers at a recent conference.
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Embedding mental health professionals directly into a primary care setting threatens to add complexity to primary care's already hefty ‘to do” list. Clinics that have accomplished that task explain how not only was it easier than expected, but
Boosting exercise, controlling blood pressure, and pursuing cognitive training are likely to lower the risk for cognitive decline and dementia in the long term, although the evidence is not conclusive.
“She needs a nursing home,” someone said. It was all matter of fact; the way such things are always mentioned on rounds with those frail eld...
There's no real consensus definition when it comes to assessing frailty perioperatively, but there are risk calculators and risk indices available to help.