Geriatrics or geriatric medicine[1] is a sub-specialty of internal medicine and family medicine that focuses on health care of elderly people.[2] It aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults. There is no set age at which patients may be under the care of a geriatrician or geriatric physician, a physician who specializes in the care of elderly people. Rather, this decision is determined by the individual patient's needs, and the availability of a specialist.

VIDEO: Antigen test could simplify HCV screening

SAN FRANCISCO – Hepatitis C testing can be time consuming, expensive, and not widely available, but a new test focused on hepatitis C antigen detection might simplify the process and reduce its...

Field of Interest: Geriatrics
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Invasive candidiasis hospitalizations down overall

SAN DIEGO – The incidence of hospitalizations associated with invasive candidiasis decreased between 2007 and 2012, but both elderly and black patients remain at greatest risk for the infection,...

Field of Interest: Geriatrics
Type: News Item

AHA: SPRINT’s results upend hypertension targets

ORLANDO – Results from the SPRINT hypertension trial had been highly anticipated ever since the study stopped early in August and the sponsoring National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute <a...

Field of Interest: Geriatrics
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ACR: No long-term benefit for knee OA steroid injections

Regular corticosteroid injections over 2 years were relatively safe for osteoarthritic knees in a trial from Tufts Medical Center in Boston, but they did not slow the progression of joint damage or...

Field of Interest: Geriatrics
Type: News Item

Relevant EFIM Publications

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

Author(s): Carmen Fierbinţeanu-Braticevicia,low asterisk,'Correspondence information about the author Carmen Fierbinţeanu-BraticeviciEmail the author Carmen Fierbinţeanu-Braticevici, Matthias Raspeb, Alin Liviu Predac, Evija Livčāned,Email the author Evija Livčāne,
Date:15 November 2018

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

Author(s): Xavier Corbellaa,low asterisk,'Correspondence information about the author Xavier CorbellaEmail the author Xavier Corbella, Vasco Barretob, Stefano Bassettic, Monica Bivold, Pietro Castellinoe, Evert-Jan de Kruijff, Francesco Dentalig, Mine Durusu-Tanriöv
Date:14 April 2018

What is the role of general internists in the tertiary or academic setting?

Author(s): Mine Durusu Tanriovera,low asterisk,'Correspondence information about the author Mine Durusu TanrioverEmail the author Mine Durusu Tanriover, Shirley Rigbyb, L. Harry van Hulsteijnc, Faustino Ferreirad, Narcisso Oliveirad, Petra-Maria Schumm-Draegere, Fra
Date:1 December 2014

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What is EFIM?

The principal objectives of EFIM is to promote internal medicine on a scientificn educational, ethical and professional level and to support internists in provinging 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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