If any issue is a public health one, gun violence certainly is.
One major finding is that irritable bowel syndrome and functional dyspepsia are connected.
The discussion at Internal Medicine Meeting 2018 was organized around the nine policy positions highlighted in ACP's recent position paper, “Addressing Social Determinants to Improve Patient Care and Promote Health Equity.”
This column reviews details on recent recalls, warnings, and approvals.
A 24-year-old man is evaluated in the emergency department for 2 weeks of worsening bloody diarrhea with up to 10 bloody bowel movements per day. He also reports increasing lower abdominal pain and distension and decreased stool frequency over the past day. He has had extensive ulcerative colitis for 5 years. After physical examination, laboratory studies, and abdominal radiograph, what is the appropriate next step in management?
This issue also covers IMGs and immigration policy, along with conference coverage on gastroenterology and the art of diagnosis.
Chapters honor Members, Fellows, and Masters of ACP who have demonstrated by their example and conduct an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education, research, or service to their community, their chapter, and ACP.