Bariatric surgery sliced asthma inhaler use

MADRID – Morbidly obese asthmatics may require less inhaler therapy after bariatric surgery, a retrospective chart review and longitudinal cohort study suggests. Among patients who used any form of...

Field of Interest: Endocrinology
Type: News Item

Teamwork, technology improve hepatitis C rural care

Communication and collaborative use of technology by physicians who serve underserved populations and by specialists can enhance patient management and treatment of hepatitis C virus infection,...

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

Invasive cancer incidence highest in black men

Men had a 24% higher incidence of invasive cancer than women in 2010, and black men had the highest rate among men of all races/ethnicities, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported...

Field of Interest: Oncology
Type: News Item

Whole-genome sequencing not ready for prime time

Clinicians and the public have held great hope for years that genomic analysis would transform the prevention and treatment of disease, but although costs may be plummeting, challenges persist,...

Field of Interest: Pulmonology
Type: News Item

Bladder incontinence up 43% in elderly since 1992

The prevalence of bladder incontinence rose from 21.1% in 1992 to 30.2% in 2010 for Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 years and older – an increase of 43%, according to data from the Medicare Current...

Field of Interest: Geriatrics
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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The principal objectives of EFIM is to promote internal medicine on a scientific educational, ethical and professional level and to support internists in providing better care for patients throughout Europe.

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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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