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Could Better Sleep Prevent Dementia? Could Better Sleep Prevent Dementia?
Dr Vega discusses a study exploring a possible link between Alzheimer dementia and daytime sleepiness.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Dementia and Agitation: A Case Challenge
How would you manage a patient with dementia and agitation?  Take our 4-question case challenge from the 2018 ACP Internal Medicine Meeting to find out.    (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 25, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew D. Bowser Source Type: news

American College of Physicians, April 19 - 21
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Homecare, Elder Abuse, and Hypertension Top Talks at AGS Homecare, Elder Abuse, and Hypertension Top Talks at AGS
The delivery of hospital care at home, especially for the growing population of house-bound older adults, will be examined at the upcoming American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Scientific Meeting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

American College of Physicians, April 19-21
The American College of Physicians: Internal Medicine Meeting The annual meeting of the American College of Physicians (ACP) was held from April 19 to 21 in New Orleans and attracted more than 6,000 participants from around the world, including... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Black Men More Likely to Die From Firearm Homicide
However, white men at higher risk for firearm suicide in all states (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pathology, Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Urovant Sciences Strengthens Executive Management Team with Senior Hires and Establishes U.S. Headquarters in Irvine, California
Cornelia Haag-Molkenteller, former VP and Therapeutic Area Head, Clinical Development, for Urology, Women's Health, and Internal Medicine at Allergan, joins as Chief Medical Officer Michael McFadden, former SVP for Commercial at Avanir, joins as Chief C... Biopharmaceuticals, Urology, Personnel Urovant Sciences, Vibegron, overactive bladder (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Black Men More Likely to Die From Firearm Homicide
TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 -- Firearm homicides are much more common among black men compared to white men, particularly in rust belt states, according to a study published online April 24 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Corinne A. Riddell, Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Opioid prescribing at veterans hospitals varies widely in treating chronic pain
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) A recently published article in the Journal of General Internal Medicine surveyed care provided to 1.1 million veterans at 176 VHA medical centers between 2010 and 2015. At some centers, as many as one-third of the veterans seeking care for chronic pain began long-term opioid therapy, compared with only 5 percent at other centers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Doctors prescribe opioids at high rates to those at increased overdose risk, but trends improving, study finds
The number of first-time prescriptions for opioid drugs has not risen since about 2010, according to UCLA researchers. However, patients taking a class of drug known to increase the risk for overdoses were likelier to receive a first-time opioid prescription — a combination that could be linked to the current surge in opioid-related deaths.People with chronic pain are often prescribed a class of medications called “benzodiazepines” to treat anxiety, panic attacks and other mental conditions that can be brought on by the stress of coping with their pain. But these people also are likelier to receive new op...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Cuts CRC Incidence, Mortality in Men
Absolute risks for colorectal cancer, CRC death not reduced for screening group vs. controls in women (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 24, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Top 5 Literature and News Apps for Primary Care Providers
Our app reviewer picked the top 5 apps that every primary care physician should have to stay up-to-date with current medical news. Check out our slideshow to find out more.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 23, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W. James, MD Source Type: news

HCV Screening, Transmission, and Treatment: A Test
This new quiz on hepatitis C tests what you know about mother-to-child transmission, testing at-risk populations, optimal regimens for your sickest patients, and more. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 23, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew D. Bowser Tags: Hepatitis C Quiz Source Type: news

Controlling High Blood Pressure Could Prevent Dementia
MONDAY, April 23, 2018 -- Controlling high blood pressure in older African-Americans may prevent future dementia, according to a study published recently in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Michael D. Murray, Pharm.D., from the Regenstrief... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Cuts CRC Incidence, Mortality in Men
MONDAY, April 23, 2018 -- Flexible sigmoidoscopy screening is associated with reduced colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and mortality in men, but not women, according to a study published online April 24 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Øyvind... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ACP Seeks'Time-out' on Medicare MIPS Physician Pay Program ACP Seeks'Time-out' on Medicare MIPS Physician Pay Program
More than half of MIPS measurements analyzed were deemed either not valid or of uncertain validity in an analysis published in the New England Journal of Medicine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Many MIPS Measures Not Valid, ACP Finds Many MIPS Measures Not Valid, ACP Finds
More than half of MIPS measurements analyzed were deemed either not valid or of uncertain validity in an analysis published in the New England Journal of Medicine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia Quiz: 5 Questions for Primary Care
Get updated on the newest fibromyalgia research from the 2018 ACP Internal Medicine Meeting, the basis of this 5-question quiz. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 23, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew Bowser Tags: Musculoskeletal Disorders Source Type: news

The IV Bag Shortage: An Overlooked Solution The IV Bag Shortage: An Overlooked Solution
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights a protocol that may be the answer to the ongoing nationwide IV bag shortage.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Wearables Can Enhance Practice, But Questions Remain Wearables Can Enhance Practice, But Questions Remain
Physicians are embracing wearables, and are now reimbursed for time spent analyzing data, but the lack of research on the devices and legal issues are still issues.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Annual Visits May Not Increase Cognitive Impairment Detection
But Medicare wellness visits are tied to higher rate of testing for reversible causes of impairment (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Ags 2018 ags 2018
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AGS 2018.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Survival Varies by Insurance Type
Patients with Medicaid or no insurance have lower survival versus those with private coverage (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Improving Outcomes Will Take More Than Clinical Care Improving Outcomes Will Take More Than Clinical Care
After Katrina, the New Orleans healthcare system had to be rebuilt. Partnerships with governments, churches, and social services led to the creation of an inventive, more resilient system.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Depression in Young Women: Often There, Often Overlooked Depression in Young Women: Often There, Often Overlooked
Dr. Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights a gap in treating depression in young women.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Mastering Rheumatoid Arthritis: 5 Key Challenges for Primary Care Practice
RA can be managed in primary care but comes with unique challenges. Here, strategies outlined at the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2018. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 19, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew D. Bowser Tags: Musculoskeletal Disorders Source Type: news

Treatment-resistant Depression: 5 Steps to Follow for Primary Care
Five tips for PCPs on managing treatment-resistant depression were offered at the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2018 today. Patient Care offers a summary. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 19, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew D. Bowser Tags: Depression Source Type: news

Time - Related Deployment Factors Predict Suicide Attempt Risk
Suicide attempt risk increased for deployment within first 12 months, dwell time of six months or less (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Wachter: Why Home Hospitals Are Not a Threat Wachter: Why Home Hospitals Are Not a Threat
The future of hospitalists is safe because factors other than the lower cost of care seem to be affecting the uptake of the home hospital, experts report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Experts Bust Myths About Working With NPs and PAs Experts Bust Myths About Working With NPs and PAs
Medicare recognized the services of advanced practice providers 20 years ago, but their roles are still not fully understood, and some hospital bylaws haven't caught up.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Polypharmacy More Likely for Cancer Survivors
More cancer survivors prescribed five or more unique medications, including those with abuse potential (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Internists' Pay Nearly Flat, Still Ranks Near the Bottom Internists' Pay Nearly Flat, Still Ranks Near the Bottom
Despite the relatively low pay, they reported the same job satisfaction as physicians in orthopedics, where the pay was more than twice as high.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

DVT and Pulmonary Embolism Secondary to Urinary Retention DVT and Pulmonary Embolism Secondary to Urinary Retention
What was the unusual cause of DVT and PE in this elderly patient presenting with leg edema?Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Influence of Poor Oral Health on Physical Frailty Influence of Poor Oral Health on Physical Frailty
This study explored the association of oral health problems with greater risks of being frail and developing frailty in older age.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

New Cholesterol Test Eliminates Need for Fasting
Routine fasting for cholesterol tests could be eliminated by adopting a newer method for determining LDL cholesterol, according to a new study.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 18, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Cholesterol Disorders Source Type: news

Severe Cholesterol Levels Poorly Treated
Treatment rates for dangerously high cholesterol levels remain low, according to a new study.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 18, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Cholesterol Disorders Source Type: news

Sublingual Immunotherapy: A Guideline-based Quiz
Question 1. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 17, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Tags: Quiz Seasonal Allergy Source Type: news

Experts Bust Myths About Working With Nurses and Assistants Experts Bust Myths About Working With Nurses and Assistants
Medicare recognized the services of advanced practice providers 20 years ago, but their roles are still not fully understood, and some hospital bylaws haven't caught up.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Seasonal Allergy Quiz: Sublingual
Question 1. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 17, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Quiz Seasonal Allergy Source Type: news

Organs from Drug Overdoses May Help Transplant Shortage
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fatal drug overdoses are increasing organ donations, and researchers reported Monday that people who receive those transplants generally fare as well as patients given organs from more traditional donors. The findings could encourage more use of organs from overdose victims. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University found those transplants have jumped nearly 24-fold since 2000. That was before overdoses were making headlines or most transplant centers considered accepting such organs. In 2016, there were 3,533 transplants using overdose-related donated organs, up from just 149 such transplants in 20...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lauran Neergard, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Organs from Drug Overdoses May Help Transplant Shortage
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fatal drug overdoses are increasing organ donations, and researchers reported Monday that people who receive those transplants generally fare as well as patients given organs from more traditional donors. The findings could encourage more use of organs from overdose victims. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University found those transplants have jumped nearly 24-fold since 2000. That was before overdoses were making headlines or most transplant centers considered accepting such organs. In 2016, there were 3,533 transplants using overdose-related donated organs, up from just 149 such transplants in 20...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lauran Neergard, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Recommendations Developed on Gender Equity in Medicine
ACP supports equitable physician compensation based on comparable work at each stage of career (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 17, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Similar Outcomes for Transplant With Overdose - Death Donors
Outcomes similar for ODD recipients, recipients of organs from trauma - death, medical - death donors (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 17, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Recommendations Developed on Gender Equity in Medicine
MONDAY, April 16, 2018 -- In a position paper published online April 17 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, recommendations are provided aimed at addressing gender equity in physician compensation and career advancement opportunities. Renee Butkus... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nonoptimized Drug Therapy Costs More Than $ 500 Billion Annually
After initial Rx use, average cost of individual having treatment failure, new medical problem over $ 2,000 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Inhaled Steroids for Asthma: The Effect of Dose Inhaled Steroids for Asthma: The Effect of Dose
Dr Charles Vega discusses the effect of higher doses of inhaled steroids on asthma exacerbations.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Work related post traumatic stress disorder in medicine residents - Kannan L, Wheeler DS, Blumhof S, Gotfried J, Ferris A, Mathur A, Hembree E, Moyer D, Rangaswami J.
This study sought to screen for the burden of work-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in internal medicine residents. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of internal medicine residents from three academic institutions wa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Coffee found to affect metabolism in dozens of ways, including impacting steroid pathways
(Natural News) Coffee is able to alter metabolism in many ways, including those that affect the steroid pathway, according to a study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine. In the study, researchers from Northwestern University found that coffee also changed many other metabolites in the blood than previously known. The researchers conducted their study in Finland, which lasted for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Negative Affect That Lingers Tied to Health 10 Years Later
Higher levels of lingering negative affect linked to more chronic conditions, worse functional limitations (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Megamergers, Microhospitals Upend Care Models Megamergers, Microhospitals Upend Care Models
As traditional full-service acute care hospitals are phased out, hospitalists will be in demand in the areas of postacute and palliative care, according to the CEO of the Society of Hospital Medicine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news