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American College of Physicians Internal Medicine 2014

American College of Physicians Internal Medicine 2014 | ACP 2014

Internal Medicine 2014 will feature more than 200 sessions and programs on a wide variety of clinical and practice management topics, including cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, geriatric medicine, health information technology, infectious diseases, hospital medicine, and more.

Conference Coverages

Management of Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation and Acute Venous Thromboembolism with Novel Oral Anticoagulants
Management of Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation and Acute Venous Thromboembolism with Novel Oral Anticoagulants
Although they offer an alternative to warfarin for preventing stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, effective use of the new anticoagulants requires careful patient selection.
More on the Controversies Surrounding Implementation of New Lipid Management Guidelines
The ACC/AHA cholesterol guideline can be a powerful tool for making multifactorial measures of cardiovascular disease risk assessment, particularly in African American populations, but clinicians should be aware of its limitations.
Setting A1c Goals for Patients with Diabetes Depends on a Variety of Factors
Clinicians should consider a patient’s risk of hypoglycemia, the duration of time with the disease, age, comorbidities, vascular complications, and other factors when setting treatment goals.
Screening and Management of Hepatitis C in the Wake of New Guidelines and Treatments
With state-of-the-art treatment regimens for hepatitis C becoming more effective and easier to administer and monitor, care delivery will shift away from specialists to include more involvement by primary care physicians.
What is the Role of Surgery in the Management of Patients with Diabetes?
Several studies have shown good results with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and laparoscopic gastric banding when combined with lifestyle modifications in severely overweight patients with type 2 diabetes.
Primary Care Management of Asthma and COPD
Once confirmation of an asthma diagnosis is made, most primary care physicians can manage the condition and need refer only challenging cases to a pulmonologist.
The Gray Plague: Effective Management Strategies for Dementia in Primary Care
Thorough screening, advance planning, careful medication selection, and caregiver education and training are the keys to effective management of patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

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