ACIP recommends PCV13 for all adults 65 and up

All adults who are 65 years or older should receive 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) routinely in series with 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23), according to a...

Field of Interest: Geriatrics
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Medical consultation rates for surgical cases vary

The use of inpatient medical consultations for hospitalized surgical patients was found to vary by hospital, but consultations didn’t appear to have much of an impact on risk-adjusted 30-day...

Field of Interest: Oncology
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Medical consultation rates for surgical cases vary

The use of inpatient medical consultations for hospitalized surgical patients was found to vary by hospital, but consultations didn’t appear to have much of an impact on risk-adjusted 30-day...

Field of Interest: Gastroentero...
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No blood clot risk found with HPV vaccination

The quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine does not increase the risk of venous thromboembolism, a study showed. Two previous studies finding an association, one based on the Vaccine Adverse...

Field of Interest: Pulmonology
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Bariatric surgery sliced asthma inhaler use

MADRID – Morbidly obese asthmatics may require less inhaler therapy after bariatric surgery, a retrospective chart review and longitudinal cohort study suggests. Among patients who used any form of...

Field of Interest: Endocrinology
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Relevant EFIM Publications

Clinical practice guidelines adaptation for internists - An EFIM methodology

Author(s): Wiktoria Leśniak, Laura Morbidoni, Dror Dicker, Ignacio Marín-León
Date:25 June 2020

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


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