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Tocilizumab in COVID-19 - Which Clinical Benefits?

Tocilizumab is a recombinant humanized monoclonal IL-6 receptor antibody indicated for the treatment of severe rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory disorders.Following clinical observation from China, a series of Italian studies have been carried out to evaluate the off-label use of tocilizumab in COVID-19 patients.
The European Journal of Internal Medicine (EJIM) has recently accepted for publication three articles on the off-label use of tocilizumab in patients with severe COVID-19.

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Lessons for Internists about the Pandemic - Live Webinar

EFIM is hosting the 3rd webinar “Lessons for Internists about the Pandemic”  focusing on specific topics of COVID-19 management on Friday, 5 June from 16:00 – 17:30 CET. The webinar will be presented by Prof. Nicola Montano, Prof. Xavier Corbella, Prof. Runolfur Palsson, Dr. Dror Dicker and Ass. Prof. Valentin Kokorin who will be sharing their experiences from various perspectives and addressing your questions during the live discussions.

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Corona virus information centre

Visit the Information Center available through our publisher Elsevier, to find the most relevant research on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), freely available here.

 

 

                

Journals

The European Journal of Internal Medicine (EJIM) is the official journal of the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM), and is the leading journal for the European internist, covering all aspects of internal medicine.  EJCRIM is an online free access journal The Journal’s mission is to promote the best medical practice and innovation in the field of acute and general medicine.

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Congress

The European Congress of Internal Medicine, ECIM is held yearly and offers great opportunities for learning and sharing successful experiences in internal medicine as well as networking with peers. ECIM brings together leaders in education and research from the world of Internal Medicine and provide an invaluable opportunity to shape the future of Internal Medicine. 

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Educational activities

EFIM is committed to providing continuing education for internists through the schools, EFIM congresses, Journals, Exchange Programme, postgraduate  training  and  continuous  professional development that help to deliver high-quality education in Internal Medicine.

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Relevant EFIM Publications

The challenge of implementing Less is More medicine: A European perspective

Author(s): Omar Kherad, Nathan Peiffer-Smadja, Lina Karlafti, Margus Lember, Nathalie Van Aerde, Orvar Gunnarsson, Cristian Baicus, Miguel Bigotte Vieira, António Vaz-Carneiro, Antonio Brucato, Ivica Lazurova, Wiktoria Leśniak, Thomas Hanslik, Stephen Hewitt, Eleni Papanicolaou, Olga Boeva, Dror Dicker, Biljana Ivanovska, Pinar Yldiz, Patrick Lacor, Mark Cranston, Frauke Weidanz, Giorgio Costantino, Nicola Montano
Date:16 April 2020

Medical and surgical co-management – A strategy of improving the quality and outcomes of perioperative care

Author(s): Carmen Fierbinţeanu-Braticevicia, Matthias Raspeb, Alin Liviu Predac, Evija Livčāned, Leonid Lazebnike, Soňa Kiňováf, Evert- Jan de Kruijfg, Radovan Hojsh, Thomas Hansliki, Mine Durusu-Tanrioverj, Francesco Dentalik, Xavier Corbellal, Pietro Castellinom, Monica Bivoln, Stefano Bassettio, Vasco Barretop, Eduardo Montero Ruizq, Luis Camposr, The Working Group on Professional Issues and Quality of Care of the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM)
Date:15 November 2018

Hospital ambulatory medicine: A leading strategy for Internal Medicine in Europe

Author(s): Xavier Corbellaa, Vasco Barretob, Stefano Bassettic, Monica Bivold, Pietro Castellinoe, Evert-Jan de Kruijff, Francesco Dentalig, Mine Durusu-Tanriöverh, Carmen Fierbinţeanu-Braticevicii, Thomas Hanslikj, Radovan Hojsk, Soňa Kiňovál, Leonid Lazebnikm, Evija Livčānen, Matthias Raspeo, Luis Camposp, The Working Group on Professional Issues and Quality of Care, European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM)
Date:14 April 2018


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What is EFIM?

The principal objectives of EFIM is to promote internal medicine on a scientific educational, ethical and professional level and to support internists in providing better care for patients throughout Europe.

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What is internal medicine?

The specialty of internal medicine covers a wide range of conditions affecting the internal organs of the body. Although some diseases specifically affect individual organs, the majority of common diseases. The internist must then be trained to recognise and manage a broad range of diseases and, with the aging population, many patients with chronic and multiple disorders.

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