Field of Interest: Geriatrics

ESC: Atrial fibrillation accelerates brain atrophy

LONDON – Atrial fibrillation in the elderly general population was independently associated with accelerated losses of brain volume and cognitive function in a major longitudinal study. These...

Field of Interest: Geriatrics
Type: News Item

So much sugar in long-term care

The prevalence of diabetes increases as patients age and gain weight. More than one-third of nursing home residents have diabetes. The overall treatment goals for elderly patients with diabetes are...

Field of Interest: Geriatrics
Type: News Item

Alzheimer’s patients often had low cerebral amyloid

One in four patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease dementia had only scant evidence of neuritic amyloid plaques, and the finding was almost three times more common among apolipoprotein E...

Field of Interest: Geriatrics
Type: News Item

New treatment target for hypothyroid elderly

ESTES PARK, COLO. – The latest major guidelines on management of hypothyroidism create a new, looser treatment target for older patients. “This is a departure from the message we’ve given many...

Field of Interest: Geriatrics
Type: News Item

EEG detects early conversion to Alzheimer’s disease

WASHINGTON – Electroencephalography combined with novel software can distinguish mild cognitive impairment (MCI) from prodromal Alzheimer’s disease years before clinical symptoms become evident,...

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,low asterisk,'Correspondence information about the author Carmen Fierbinţeanu-BraticeviciEmail the author Carmen Fierbinţeanu-Braticevici, Matthias Raspeb, Alin Liviu Predac, Evija Livčāned,Email the author Evija Livčāne,
Date:15 November 2018

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

Author(s): Xavier Corbellaa,low asterisk,'Correspondence information about the author Xavier CorbellaEmail the author Xavier Corbella, Vasco Barretob, Stefano Bassettic, Monica Bivold, Pietro Castellinoe, Evert-Jan de Kruijff, Francesco Dentalig, 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,low asterisk,'Correspondence information about the author Mine Durusu TanrioverEmail the author Mine Durusu Tanriover, Shirley Rigbyb, L. Harry van Hulsteijnc, Faustino Ferreirad, Narcisso Oliveirad, Petra-Maria Schumm-Draegere, Fra
Date:1 December 2014

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What is EFIM?

The principal objectives of EFIM is to promote internal medicine on a scientificn educational, ethical and professional level and to support internists in provinging better care for patients throughout Europe.

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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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