Log in to search using one of your social media accounts:

This page shows you the most recent publications within this specialty of the MedWorm directory.

10 Opioid Epidemic Updates
A second opioid Rx doubles the risk of opioid use 1 year later. This short slide show highlights more findings from studies into epidemic opioid misuse and abuse. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 28, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Pain Source Type: news

Does This Patient Really Need a Course of Steroids? Does This Patient Really Need a Course of Steroids?
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights one of the week ' s most important news stories for primary care.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: ABIM Knowledge Check-In / Treating HCV May Reactivate HBV / Saudi Arabia EM Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Here ' s what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Knowledge+ Blog: Last month, the American Board of Internal Medicine introduced … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Blood Donor Age, Sex Do Not Affect Outcomes After All Blood Donor Age, Sex Do Not Affect Outcomes After All
After full adjustment for total number of units transfused, a previously observed association between increased mortality and blood from young, old, and female donors disappeared, a new study showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Medicinal Cannabis Treatments Coming, Experts Say
Some eager medical cannabis experts ask why cannabidiol is not mandatory for athletes to address TBI. Others are more cautious. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 27, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ryan Basen Source Type: news

Epigastric Pain, Otherwise Healthy
Epigastric pain x3 days in an otherwise healthy middle-aged man prompts an in-office abdominal ultrasound. What do you see? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 27, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brady Pregerson, MD Tags: Cardiovascular Diseases Source Type: news

American Healthcare Is an American Sickness American Healthcare Is an American Sickness
Many books have been written about healing the American healthcare system, but as yet, we have no cure.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Dr. Anna Reisman on compassion and the middle-aged doctor
In a newly published Perspective article for the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Anna Reisman reflects on taking the board exams for internal medicine 20 years after she took them the first time. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Yale News Source Type: news

Mumps and Rubella: Stepchildren of the MMR?
The number of US cases of mumps in recent years may surprise you. What ' s behind the rise and why don ' t we hear about it? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 27, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Terry Brenneman, MD Tags: Vaccines Source Type: news

Why You Should Always Ask For A Second Opinion
Two years ago, when actress-singer Rita Wilson was 58, she underwent a double mastectomy and had this to say about it: Getting a second opinion saved her life. Wilson was right to insist on a second opinion, according to a Mayo Clinic study released this month. Of 286 patients who sought a second opinion from the clinic over a two-year period, 88 percent received a diagnosis that was either modified or completely different from the first one they received. Sixty-six percent of patients received a refined diagnosis and 22 percent received a completely different one, the study found.  Only 12 percent received confirmati...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quiz: 5 Diagnostic Question Marks
Take this quick quiz to test your knowledge of new clinical decision making tools and ideas. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 26, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Quiz Pain Source Type: news

Should Patients Get a Money-Back Guarantee? Should Patients Get a Money-Back Guarantee?
It ' s been suggested that health clinics offer rebates to patients who are unhappy with care and amenities, such as office wait times and unappetizing meals. That suggestion infuriates physicians.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Vaccine Acronyms: Where to Look when You & #039;re Stumped
Vaccine shorthand can simplify or confuse. Test your knowledge of the alphabet soup and get valuable CDC links to help decode. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 26, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Terry Brenneman, MD Tags: Vaccines Source Type: news

Lactic Acidosis in an Infant Receiving HIV Prophylaxis
Zidovudine is safe and effective in reducing transmission of HIV from mother to infant but rare serious side effects do occur. Is it worth the risk? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 26, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Anne Gargasz, PharmD Melinda Murphy, MD Nicholas Scaturo, PharmD Tags: HIV AIDS Source Type: news

Animal testing essential to medical progress but protocols could be improved
(Elsevier Health Sciences) The use of animals in biomedical research has long been the focus of campaigns by animal rights activists. Two leading scientists writing in the European Journal of Internal Medicine give their expert view of the importance of animal testing to medical progress and present ways it could be further improved to yield more useful clinical results. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

HEART Score for Chest Pain in ED Found to Be Safe, Cost-Effective (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH A simple cardiac score can safely risk-stratify patients presenting to the emergency department with chest pain — and may lead to substantial cost-savings — suggests an Annals of Internal Medicine study.After a period of usual care, nine … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 24, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Back Pain: Little Benefit With Mindfulness Stress Reduction Back Pain: Little Benefit With Mindfulness Stress Reduction
Mindfulness-based stress reduction may help patients with back pain in the short-term, but the benefits are not sustained or clinically meaningful in long-term follow-up, a meta-analysis showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Sleep Studies and VTEs Headline Hospitalists Meeting Sleep Studies and VTEs Headline Hospitalists Meeting
Curbing interruptions to patient ' s sleep and a rare look into hospital-associated venous thromboembolism (VTEs) will be among the hot topics at the upcoming Society of Hospital Medicine meeting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Post-Test on Hepatitis C in Primary Care
Take this brief quiz to see what you ’ve learned about the challenges and opportunities of HCV management. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 24, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Merin Varghese, MD Rodger D. MacArthur, MD Tags: Hepatitis C Special Report Infection Source Type: news

Hepatitis C Drugs Meet Resistance Issues
Resistance-associated variants limit the activity of some drugs, but HIV infection treatment may offer some guidance. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 24, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Merin Varghese, MD Rodger D. MacArthur, MD Tags: Hepatitis C Special Report Infection Source Type: news

Dementia patients are wildly over-medicated with antipsychotic drugs, study finds
(Natural News) Nursing homes may be over-medicating dementia patients with antipsychotic drugs despite mounting evidence of early death and minimal efficacy, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School found that off-label prescription of anti-psychotic drugs were a common practice in nearly 100 nursing homes in the state. However,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vivek Murthy, MD, Replaced as Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, Replaced as Surgeon General
The Trump administration asked for his resignation in the middle of his 4-year term. Deputy Surgeon General Sylvia Trent-Adams, RN, PhD, will take over on a temporary basis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 23, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Trump Administration Offers Grants to Fight Opioid Crisis
Money to be used to train health professionals, foster prescription drug monitoring programs (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & Pain, Institutional, Source Type: news

NYC to Raise Cigarette Prices to Highest in the United States
Price of pack to jump from $ 10.50 to $ 13.00 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Quiz: 5 Skin Signs of Spring
The signs are everywhere. See if you recognize these 5 skin eruptions often seen when man gets back to nature. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 21, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Grace Halsey Tags: Skin Diseases Source Type: news

Microvascular Endothelial Dysfunction Can Predict Dementia
Midregional pro - atrial natriuretic peptide is predictor of all - cause and vascular dementia (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Uncovering Endocrine Causes of Hypertension Uncovering Endocrine Causes of Hypertension
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights one of the week ' s most important news stories for primary care.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Impaired Orthostatic BP Recovery and Falls Impaired Orthostatic BP Recovery and Falls
To what extent does orthostatic hypotension contribute to falls in the elderly?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Antipsychotic Medication Use Can Be Reduced in Dementia Patients
New method helps curb undesirable behavior by recognizing dementia patients ' unmet needs (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Vertical Integration Linked to Reduction in Readmissions
Reduction in readmissions in four of six hospitals, with positive effect for limited number of conditions (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Something Fishy: 8 Ichthyosis Questions
Disfiguring skin signs were seen in all 3 children, but not their parents. Take this quick quiz to test your knowledge of the “fish scale disease.” (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 20, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Quiz Skin Diseases Source Type: news

Electronic Drug Administration Record App Cuts Errors
Decline in rate of medication errors in medication administration recording post - implementation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Sports Med Group: Providers Should Help Patients Be More Physically Active
Some patients may not even understand exactly what is meant by " exercise. " How do you promote physical activity in your practice? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 20, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ryan Basen Source Type: news

Potential Benefits, Risks of OpenNotes Discussed
Benefits include improved patient engagement, while risks include avoidance of writing candidly (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumat Source Type: news

Hypertension May Positively Affect Ovarian Cancer Prognosis
Linked to 46 percent lower risk of progression for women with endometrioid ovarian cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Chagas Disease Presents Public Health Challenge in the U.S.
Without early treatment, Chagas disease can cause heart failure (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Atrial Fibrillation: A Spot Quiz
Your atrial fibrillation spot quiz of the week -- take a minute and try these 3 short questions. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 19, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory W Rutecki, MD Tags: Atrial Fibrillation Source Type: news

Society of Hospital Medicine (HM) 2017 Annual Meeting Society of Hospital Medicine (HM) 2017 Annual Meeting
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from HM 2017.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

5 Top Apps for Primary Care
You might need: an excellent mobile ECG reference; a gout diagnosis tool; a contraception counseling aid; FPNotebook on mobile, and Klara. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 19, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W James, MD Tags: Cardiovascular Diseases Gout Source Type: news

Secret Hospital Inspections May Become Public at Last Secret Hospital Inspections May Become Public at Last
The public could soon get a look at confidential reports about errors, mishaps and mix-ups in the nation ' s hospitals that put patients ' health and safety at risk, under a groundbreaking proposal from federal health officials.ProPublica (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Local doctor on forefront of diabetes treatment
After Kashif Latif completed a fellowship in internal medicine, his 11-month-old son was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. "Having to deal with it first-hand gave it a whole different perspective," Latif said. Latif decided to change his specialty to endocrinology to better help his son and those diagnosed with diabetes. He went back to school and trained at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphi s in 2000. In 2002, he opened AM Diabetes and Endocrinology Center. Three years… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elle Perry Source Type: news

Evaluation Strategies Compared in Microscopic Hematuria
U/S + cystoscopy most cost - effective of four approaches for asymptomatic microscopic hematuria (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Nursing, Oncology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

LVAD Can Restore Full Cardiac Function in Heart Failure Patients
38 percent of study participants had heart function equivalent to that of a healthy man of the same age (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Menopause Linked to Accelerated Decline in Lung Function
Transitional and post - menopausal women have increased decline in mean FVC and FEV1 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Single hs - cTnT Measure, Non - Ischemic ECG Can Rule Out AMI
Single hs - cTnT below level of detection plus ECG can rule out acute myocardial infarction in ER (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Link Between Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy, Autism Challenged
After accounting for other factors that increase risk, the association disappeared (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Cystoscopy Plus Ultrasound Most Cost-effective for Microscopic Hematuria Evaluation Cystoscopy Plus Ultrasound Most Cost-effective for Microscopic Hematuria Evaluation
Cystoscopy coupled with renal ultrasound is the most cost-effective approach for the initial diagnostic evaluation of patients with asymptomatic microscopic hematuria (AMH), according to a new analysis online today in JAMA Internal Medicine.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

Costs Up With Specialist As Predominant Provider of Care
For older adults with multimorbidity, specialist PPC also linked to lower continuity of care (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Increase in Prostate Needle Biopsy - Linked Infection in N.Y.
Patient race, procedure year, diabetes, transrectal approach, recent hospitalization linked to infection (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Pre - Op Training Program Improves Outcomes
Program provides physical, nutritional, and psychological guidance (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news