Highlights from ACP Internist and ACP Hospitalist

ACP Internist November/December 2015

  • Calculating risk for cholesterol drugs
    Differing guidelines and a new class of drugs may cause uncertainty on the part of patients and practitioners.

  • Wearable tech shows promise in clinical care
    Smart watches and fitness trackers could offer a remote connection to patients, as well as a way of tracking their progress on meeting health goals. But their application depends on the patient and the physician.

  • Screening for PTSD after life-threatening medical events
    Internists are in position to screen for and spot signs of post-traumatic stress disorder following life-threatening medical events such as heart attack and stroke. Yet this is not always part of usual care.

  • Clinical reasoning now a 'foundational basic science'
    An important and emerging need for medical students is developing the ability to apply knowledge and use it to determine the correct diagnoses for individual patients. Diagnostic reasoning has only recently begun to be specifically taught in medical school and residency.

ACP Hospitalist October 2015

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