New technology and biomarkers have contributed to the detection of Alzheimer's disease, but clinicians are skeptical about the value of a diagnosis without the ability to treat the condition.
1 Nov 2019
An accompanying editorial noted that while some tools are available to identify, diagnose, and treat cognitive dysfunction from Alzheimer's dementia, they are blunt and lack clinical utility.
28 Apr 2020
As the need for remote health care expands, medical educators and residents continue to refine the best ways to teach and learn telemedicine.
1 Sep 2022
Self-monitoring of blood glucose could become more of a targeted therapy than a blanket approach, with individual factors determining its value, experts say.
1 Oct 2017
The latest issue of ACP Internist is online and coming to your mailbox. Top stories include portable ultrasound, medical nonadherence, and cognitive strategies for being a better doctor.
6 May 2014
Recent growth in use of patient portals has been spurred by increases in virtual visits due to COVID-19. But are the systems designed for patients and doctors, or for smoother administrative and billing functions?
1 Nov 2020
The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) released a new guideline last week on the diagnosis and management of asymptomatic neoplastic pancreatic cysts.
31 Mar 2015
An epiphany led a medical student to consider whether drones could deliver naloxone to the scene of an overdose so a bystander could deliver the drug, even before emergency crews arrive.
1 Sep 2020
Enthusiasts argue that point-of-care ultrasonography extends the scope of the physical exam far beyond what can be auscultated through a stethoscope. Detractors worry about overdiagnosis and a loss of medical skills that have intrinsic value. Both sides seek balance when considering how to use this new technology.
1 May 2014
Office-based labs increase efficiency, contribute to faster diagnoses and treatment and improve satisfaction. Increased regulation and reduced reimbursement should be balanced against new technology and a greatly expanded range of tests available.
1 Sep 2009