Multimorbidity and polypharmacy in the elderly: lessons from REPOSI

What the internist has learnt from REPOSI? In the third millennium, internists and geriatricians must acquire a leading role, together with primary care physi- cians, in order to make health care systems fit for the management of an aging population. Are we ready for this formidable task?  The... more

Field of Interest: General
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Don’t miss these features of dermatomyositis

DESTIN, FLA. – Dermatomyositis doesn’t always present with the violaceous upper eyelid erythema and associated edema seen in textbook cases. Rather, it often presents without muscle disease and with...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
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Don’t miss these features of dermatomyositis

DESTIN, FLA. – Dermatomyositis doesn’t always present with the violaceous upper eyelid erythema and associated edema seen in textbook cases. Rather, it often presents without muscle disease and with...

Field of Interest: Dermatology
Type: News Item

FDA declines to approve IV antiplatelet drug cangrelor

The Food and Drug Administration has rejected the approval of the intravenous antiplatelet drug cangrelor, suggesting that the company provide more data, according to the drug’s manufacturer. The...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
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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