Documentation of informed consent is an important deterrent to malpractice and negligence claims. One physician describes how his informed consent process was the deciding factor in a missed case of prostate cancer, and outlines how any physician
Physicians should determine patients' aerobic fitness, which may be an even better indicator of their risk for heart disease and premature death than smoking and hypertension, according to a scientific statement.
Atrial fibrillation has been called “the bread and butter” of cardiology, and a condition that impacts all aspects of internal medicine practice.
On-the-job learning, feedback, simulation, and deliberate practice can take a good clinician to the next level.
Arora said. “This can easily be avoided.”. More coverage is available at ACP Hospitalist's blog.
Conference coverage addressing highlights: TNF-antagonists don't increase cancer risk, Patients with RA have about the same risk of developing cardiovascular disease as type 2 diabetics, and an association between ... Research presented at the conference
People with cardiopulmonary or hematologic disorders can be affected by the hypobaric environment aboard an aircraft, so they should undergo preflight evaluation before lift-off.
conference, held in Philadelphia in November 2010. ... speaker at the conference.
Schmitz said. Then there's the self-explanatory nocturnist model, which some rural hospitals are using as their sole on-site night coverage and some high-volume hospitals use in addition
ACP Internist wraps up highlights of Digestive Disease Week, including dyspepsia, weight loss and incontinence, as well as the latest about the risks of proton-pump inhibitors and antithrombotics.