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.
Arora said. “This can easily be avoided.”. More coverage is available at ACP Hospitalist's blog.
On-the-job learning, feedback, simulation, and deliberate practice can take a good clinician to the next level.
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
conference, held in Philadelphia in November 2010. ... speaker at the conference.
The prevalence of eosinophilic esophagitis, a disease virtually unknown 25 years ago, has risen dramatically as more endoscopies are done and more early-life exposures occur that can induce the condition.
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.
During a press conference, he offered some reassurance to anyone worried about the strength of the anti-vaccine movement. ... In general, most voluntary programs have not hit high rates of coverage and really require a great deal of resources,” Dr.