Antibiotic therapy an option for acute appendicitis

Antibiotic therapy failed to be shown as noninferior to surgery in a study of adults with uncomplicated acute appendicitis, but it did resolve the problem and avert surgery with no adverse effects in...

Field of Interest: Gastroentero...
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ICOO: Opioid self-dosing falls short of pain control

BOSTON – Many cancer patients do not pursue or at least do not achieve complete freedom from pain when permitted control over their opioid dose, according to a comprehensive analysis of published...

Field of Interest: Oncology
Type: News Item

FDA report provides overview of HCV drug approvals

In a report published in Hepatology, scientists from the FDA’s Division of Antiviral Products in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) have provided a brief overview of the FDA’s...

Field of Interest: Gastroentero...
Type: News Item

Rate ratio of comorbidity high in SLE patients under 40

MANCHESTER, U.K. – When systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) occurs before age 40, patients run a high relative risk of end-stage renal disease, data from a retrospective U.K.-based cohort study have...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
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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