Erectile dysfunction meds’ link to melanoma not causal

The erectile dysfunction agents sildenafil, vardenafil, and tadalafil showed a modest but significant association with increased risk of malignant melanoma in a large Swedish cohort study, but the...

Field of Interest: Oncology
Type: News Item

Urine assay ruled out high-grade prostate cancer

NEW ORLEANS – A urine assay test can provide a high negative predictive value to rule out the presence of high-grade, clinically significant prostate cancer without the need for a digital rectal exam...

Field of Interest: Oncology
Type: News Item

Prostate cancer screening for men over 50 has declined

Subsequent to the 2012 U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recommendation discouraging prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening, prostate cancer screening significantly declined among men...

Field of Interest: Oncology
Type: News Item

Research IDs new subtype of refractory prostate cancer

CHICAGO – Researchers have identified a new histologic subset of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer called intermediate atypical carcinoma. “Despite being cytologically bland, this is...

Field of Interest: Oncology
Type: News Item

AACR: Biomarker of response to olaparib found

A phase II study evaluating single-agent olaparib in metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer offers the first evidence that genetic testing c... More »

Field of Interest: Oncology
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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The specialty of internal medicine covers a wide range of conditions affecting the internal organs of the body. Although some diseases specifically affect individual organs, the majority of common diseases. The internist must then be trained to recognise and manage a broad range of diseases and, with the aging population, many patients with chronic and multiple disorders.

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