MRSA coverage in cellulitis treatment

A 57-year-old man presents with pain and swelling in his leg. He has had low-grade fevers. He has a history of type 2 diabetes. On exam, his right lower extremity is warm, erythematous, and swollen...

Field of Interest: Dermatology
Type: News Item

CMSC: Many menopausal and MS symptoms overlap

INDIANAPOLIS – About 50% of women with multiple sclerosis are postmenopausal, but objective data about the impact of menopause on the course of multiple sclerosis are lacking. “We don’t know...

Field of Interest: Pulmonology
Type: News Item

Healing MIST Therapy

As the obesity epidemic continues to rage unabated and diabetes takes its toll on nerves, I am seeing an increase in diabetic foot ulcers. Traditionally, we have used topical therapies and...

Field of Interest: Dermatology
Type: News Item

Thyroid surgery on the rise

There was a steady rise in the number of endocrine procedures being performed in the United States over the past decade, according to a new publication from the Endocrine Society. Thyroid disease...

Field of Interest: Pulmonology
Type: News Item

DXA screening: You’re doing it wrong

Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry to screen for osteoporosis is both underused in women who meet the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force criteria for screening, and overused in low-risk younger women,...

Field of Interest: Pulmonology
Type: News Item

DXA screening: You’re doing it wrong

Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry to screen for osteoporosis is both underused in women who meet the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force criteria for screening, and overused in low-risk younger women,...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
Type: News Item

DXA screening: You’re doing it wrong

Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry to screen for osteoporosis is both underused in women who meet the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force criteria for screening, and overused in low-risk younger women,...

Field of Interest: Geriatrics
Type: News Item

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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