High burden of insulin-related hypoglycemia

Severe hypoglycemia related to overly "tight" insulin control for type 2 diabetes prompts nearly 100,000 emergency department visits and 30,000 hospitalizations each year and is...

Field of Interest: Endocrinology
Type: News Item

Physicians are major source for frequent opioid misusers

Most people who misuse opioid pain relievers cite friends and relatives as their sources for the drugs, but more of the people who misuse these agents most often – those who take them from 200 to 365...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
Type: News Item

Minimalist transfemoral TAVR winning surgical converts

SNOWMASS, COLO. – Familiarity with the option of minimalist transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement is causing some top surgeons to broaden their use of nonsurgical valve replacement....

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

VIDEO: How to improve cancer survivorship planning

BRUSSELS – National Cancer Institute Director Catherine Alfano, Ph.D., summarizes the institute’s work on improving cancer survivor planning, better coordinating survivor care, and gathering new data...

Field of Interest: Oncology
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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