Postpartum thrombosis risk high for 12 weeks

SAN DIEGO – The risk of thrombosis after giving birth remains significantly elevated for 12 weeks after delivery, twice as long as previously thought, an analysis of data on 1.7 million women...

Field of Interest: Pulmonology
Type: News Item

Sepsis less common, less deadly in pregnancy

SAN FRANCISCO – The incidence of severe sepsis was nearly five times lower and the risk of death from severe sepsis was 43% lower during pregnancy, compared with nonpregnant women, in a large...

Field of Interest: Infectious diseases
Type: News Item

New stroke guidelines focus on women’s risks

Newly released guidelines provide the first evidence-based recommendations for preventing stroke in women. The document addresses the issues that uniquely increase stroke risk in women – pregnancy,...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

Opportunities to boost cardiovascular disease awareness

DALLAS – A mere 28% of 1,013 surveyed New York–area women correctly identified cardiovascular disease as the No. 1 killer of women. And two-thirds of those women said their primary care provider is...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
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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