(from the April 2019 ACP Internist)
Marijuana use has risen, so internists need to understand its real risks as well as its potential clinical uses, such as for chronic pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, and multiple sclerosis spasticity symptoms.
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ACP is delighted to introduce our incoming ACP President, Dr. Robert McLean, and our incoming Chair of the Board of Regents, Dr. Douglas M. DeLong. Read on to learn about who they are, where they're from, their careers and their hobbies.
Medical Student Perspectives
For better or worse, these seven words have become a part of me throughout the course of my medical education. However, I am grateful for them, because they have probed me to reflect on why people say this to me.
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“He's not a heart transplant candidate. He doesn't have secondary insurance to cover all the costs,” the attending explains. Our jaws drop, shocked and aggrieved. The only thing holding this man back from potentially life-prolonging treatment is lack of money and insurance.”
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Would You Refer This Patient With Cancer to a Palliative Care Specialist? Grand Rounds Discussion From Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
The importance of palliative care is often emphasized in the treatment of cancer and other serious diseases. However, the necessary features of such care, as well as the term “palliative care” itself, are widely debated.
Annals of Internal Medicine is the premier internal medicine academic journal published by the American College of Physicians (ACP). It is one of the most widely cited and influential specialty medical journals in the world.
Please join us in congratulating the winners of the 2019 ACP National Abstract Competition. Out of 383 Medical Student entries, the following winners were chosen to present their abstracts at ACP Internal Medicine 2019 in Philadelphia, PA.
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Medical oncology is the internal medicine subspecialty which involves the diagnosis and management of benign and malignant neoplasms. Internists practicing oncology (“oncologists”) typically assist general internists and other physicians in identifying individuals at risk for malignancy and investigating clinical symptoms and syndromes suggestive of underlying cancer.
In the clinic
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third leading cause of cancer death among men and women in the United States, but its incidence has been decreasing in the United States by 2%–3% per year over the past 15 years.
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