WCD: Smoking tied to worse occupational hand eczema

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Occupational hand eczema is worse and more persistent in smokers than nonsmokers, a large prospective cohort study found. “Tobacco smoking is associated with work absenteeism and...

Field of Interest: Dermatology
Type: News Item

Rosacea linked to dyslipidemia, hypertension, CAD

Patients with rosacea are more likely than others to have dyslipidemia and hypertension, and they are at increased risk for coronary artery disease independently of cardiovascular risk factors,...

Field of Interest: Dermatology
Type: News Item

WCD: Red gums raise red flag in oral lichen planus

VANCOUVER – Gum involvement in oral lichen planus raises the risk of multisite or systemic disease, according to Dr. Roy Rogers, professor of dermatology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn....

Field of Interest: Dermatology
Type: News Item

WCD: Restoring microbiome might ease atopic dermatitis

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Manipulating the skin microbiome might one day help control atopic dermatitis, Dr. Thomas Bieber said at the World Congress of Dermatology. Scientists used to focus mainly on...

Field of Interest: Dermatology
Type: News Item

Large-scale psoriasis study links trauma to arthritis

ROME – Patients with psoriasis were more likely to develop psoriatic arthritis if they had experienced physical trauma, based on data from a large, population-based study. The crude incidence of...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
Type: News Item

Large-scale psoriasis study links trauma to arthritis

ROME – Patients with psoriasis were more likely to develop psoriatic arthritis if they had experienced physical trauma, based on data from a large, population-based study. The crude incidence of...

Field of Interest: Dermatology
Type: News Item

Expert critiques isotretinoin controversies

VANCOUVER – Controversies surrounding isotretinoin are mostly unfounded, Dr. Neil Shear said at the World Congress of Dermatology. “Isotretinoin is the most effective treatment for all grades of...

Field of Interest: Dermatology
Type: News Item

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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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