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Opening keynote speaker announced, precourse registration available

The meeting's Opening Ceremony takes place April 18 in Boston, with precourses on April 16-17.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2024/01/23/5.htm
23 Jan 2024

ACP goes to Boston to tackle topics new and old

ACP's Internal Medicine Meeting 2024 will kick off with a look at artificial intelligence and its impact on medicine, as well as developments in new technology throughout the field.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2024/03/acp-goes-to-boston-to-tackle-topics-new-and-old.htm
1 Mar 2024

Decision support intervention for clinicians helped decrease low-value care

A tool to increase clinicians' attention to the possible harms of overtreatment among older adults, among other aims, was associated with a greater decline in prostate-specific antigen testing, unspecified urine testing, and diabetes overtreatment compared with an education-only approach.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2024/02/06/4.htm
6 Feb 2024

Latest updates on ACP's priorities, initiatives

ACP Spotlight offers readers a look at ACP's current top priorities and initiatives, as well as highlights from our e-newsletter, I.M. Matters Weekly from ACP.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2024/03/latest-updates-on-acps-priorities-initiatives.htm
1 Mar 2024

Muscle relaxants compared for fall risk in older patients

Among new users ages 65 years and older, baclofen was associated with a higher risk of fall compared to tizanidine but no significant increase in risk versus cyclobenzaprine, a study found.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2023/11/14/2.htm
14 Nov 2023

Potential problematic prescribing in older women

Prescription of systemic estrogen therapy after menopause could be a red flag for use of other medications linked to dementia.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2024/04/potential-problematic-prescribing-in-older-women.htm
1 Apr 2024

NPs, physicians appear equally likely to prescribe potentially inappropriate medications to seniors

Nurse practitioners (NPs) and physicians prescribed medications not recommended under Beers Criteria at very similar rates: 1.63 versus 1.69 per 100 prescriptions, respectively, a new analysis of Medicare Part D data found.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2023/10/24/2.htm
24 Oct 2023

Buprenorphine, cannabis, and other periop challenges

An expert at a recent hospital medicine conference reviewed the latest on perioperative management of medications.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2024/01/buprenorphine-cannabis-and-other-periop-challenges.htm
1 Jan 2024

MKSAP Quiz: 1-year history of insomnia

An 87-year-old woman is evaluated for a 1-year history of bothersome insomnia. She reports taking up to 2 hours to fall asleep. She also feels that her sleep is less refreshing. What is the most appropriate treatment?
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2023/11/21/3.htm
21 Nov 2023

10 tips for inpatient geriatric care

Optimizing inpatient geriatric care is a common priority for physicians, according to a speaker at the Society of Hospital Medicine's 2016 meeting, held in San Diego in March.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2016/06/geriatrics.htm
1 Jun 2016

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