Internal Medicine Perspective

 
 

  • How We Can Err if We Rely on Randomized Controlled Trials   Dr Trish Greenhalgh explains how we miss the boat when we discount real-world evidence in favor of randomized trial evidence.
  • 20 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Doctors It's holiday season. Here are some great and innovative suggestions for finding that perfect gift for the physician in your life.
  • Meditation for Children Experts discuss the benefits of meditation for children and teens with anxiety and depression.
  • Cancer Prevention and Treatment in Europe vs. the U.S.   Fabrice Barlesi, MD, PhD, general director of Institut Gustave Roussy, one of the world's leading cancer centers, discusses Europe's approach to cancer treatment and prevention.
  • Infographic: Trusted Healthcare Professionals Who Deliberately Killed Patients Over the decades, physicians, nurses, orderlies, and other trusted healthcare professionals have sometimes grabbed headlines and horrified the public when they were charged with murdering patients.
  • Sick Call 'We reached the high water mark for physicians calling out sick from my department this year. That's saying a lot. Our docs, like most, don't call out sick,' Dr Jeffrey Benabio writes in his column.
  • 20 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Nurses From pampering their hands and feet to sanitizing and tracking their gadgets, Medscape offers suggestions for presents for the nurse in your life.
  • 'First Step' Toward Delaying Progression of Type 1 Diabetes   Dr Anne Peters discusses the approval of teplizumab and its potential impact in delaying the onset of stage 3 diabetes for patients age 8 years or older who currently have stage 2 type 1 diabetes.
  • Starting Lamotrigine: Who Needs an EKG?   Drs Wilner and French discuss the latest FDA label changes on lamotrigine and what they mean in practice.
  • A Medically Tailored Holiday Meal Providers of food as medicine to patients with chronic diseases across the United States share their favorite healthy recipes, which can be downloaded and printed.
  • Restricting Attendance at NFL Games Probably Lowered COVID Rates   Perry Wilson comments on a study looking at county COVID infection rates following NFL games played with and without a stadium full of fans.
  • Pemafibrate Didn't Improve CV Outcomes in Patients With T2D   Dr Anne Peters discusses the PROMINENT trial, which found that pemafibrate lowered triglycerides in patients with diabetes and hypertriglyceridemia but didn't improve cardiovascular outcomes.
  • AHA 2022 Did ISCHEMIA Change the Path to Cath in Stable CAD?   Michelle O'Donoghue and interventional cardiologists Rasha Al-Lamee, and Jacqueline Tamis-Holland discuss if the ISCHEMIA trial changed the management of patients with stable coronary artery disease.
  • Much-Needed Guidance Arrives on Drug-Induced Liver Injury Dr Nancy Reau speaks with Dr Robert Fontana, the co-author of recent guidance from the AASLD on how to diagnose and manage the harmful consequences of certain drugs and unregulated supplements.
  • CLL e-Tumor Boards: Case 2: Relapsed Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia   This case focuses on a woman who was diagnosed with CLL in her late 50s. She was initially observed for one year and received treatment with a chemoimmunotherapy combination. She relapsed twice before. Now in her 70s, she presents to the team with progressive disease and is seeking new treatment options.
  • Discontinuing Immunotherapy: Half Empty or Half Full? Thoracic oncologist Jack West discusses the nuances of discontinuing immunotherapy in patients with NSCLC with a positive response at 2 years.
  • Nov 18 2022 This Week in Cardiology   AHA 2022, Part 2: IRONMAN, ECMO-CS, CTS-AMI, and PROGRESSIVE AF are the trials John Mandrola, MD, reviews in this week’s podcast.
  • 25 Terrific Winter Vacations for Doctors From sun-drenched beaches to powdery ski slopes and vibrant cities, these 25 destinations in the US and abroad have much to offer stressed-out physicians seeking a break.
  • Staving Off Holiday Weight Gain Is the 5-pound weight gain inevitable around the holidays? Dr Gonsahn-Bollie gives some helpful tips on navigating the holidays to avoid gaining weight.
  • More Telehealth Training Needed in Medical Education The sudden growth of telemedicine during the pandemic created a desire for clinicians and hospital systems to improve their skills in the virtual realm.