Physicians may be reluctant to adopt automated readings because of uncertainty about their advantages, study authors noted.
More medications in advanced life-limiting illness can lower quality of life, increase symptom burden
Polypharmacy may be particularly burdensome near the end of life as patients accumulate medications to treat and prevent multiple diseases.
A 69-year-old woman is evaluated in the emergency department for new-onset dependent edema that began 3 weeks ago. She says it is difficult to walk, and she has gained 4.5 kg (10 lb) of fluid weight. Following a physical exam, lab studies, and kidney biopsy, what is the most appropriate treatment?
A meta-analysis by the Cholesterol Treatment Trialists' Collaboration looked at the effect of statins on major vascular events, cause-specific mortality, and cancer incidence.
Attendees will learn how to effectively assess at-risk patients, discuss the relationship between atrial fibrillation and stroke, and discuss effective prevention strategies.
The Annual Business Meeting features a presentation of the Annual Report of the Treasurer and a discussion of ACP's priorities for the coming year from Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Darilyn V. Moyer, MD, FACP.