Field of Interest: Geriatrics

Raloxifene ineffective for treating AD patients

Treatment with the estrogen-receptor modulator raloxifene does not significantly improve cognitive function in women with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), results of a U.S. randomized, double-blind,...

Field of Interest: Geriatrics
Type: News Item

ADHD in the elderly: An unexpected diagnosis

A 70-year-old patient with no psychiatric history presents to your office complaining of memory problems. The patient frequently misplaces items, forgets appointments, and has difficulty completing...

Field of Interest: Geriatrics
Type: News Item

Statins may inhibit flu vaccine response

According to a pair of studies published online Oct. 29 in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, statins – a class of drugs widely utilized by older adults to reduce cholesterol – may have the...

Field of Interest: Geriatrics
Type: News Item

Study examines factors driving diabetes overtreatment

Misconceptions and misplaced concerns held by a significant minority of care providers will likely exacerbate the challenge of addressing costly, potentially dangerous drug overutilization in certain...

Field of Interest: Geriatrics
Type: News Item

ICU care improves survival without raising costs

Compared with care on a general hospital ward, ICU care improved survival without raising costs significantly in a study of more than 1 million Medicare patients hospitalized with pneumonia,...

Field of Interest: Geriatrics
Type: News Item

Relevant EFIM Publications

Medical and surgical co-management – A strategy of improving the quality and outcomes of perioperative care

Author(s): Carmen Fierbinţeanu-Braticevicia, Matthias Raspe, Alin Liviu Preda, Evija Livčāne
Date:15 November 2018

Hospital ambulatory medicine: A leading strategy for Internal Medicine in Europe

Author(s): Xavier Corbella, Vasco Barreto, Stefano Bassetti, Monica Bivol, Pietro Castellino, Evert-Jan de Kruijf, Francesco Dentali, Mine Durusu-Tanriöv
Date:14 April 2018

What is the role of general internists in the tertiary or academic setting?

Author(s): Mine Durusu Tanriovera, Shirley Rigby, L. Harry van Hulsteijn, Faustino Ferreira, Narcisso Oliveira, Petra-Maria Schumm-Draeger
Date:1 December 2014


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What is internal medicine?

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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