No statistically significant differences were found, but the results suggested favoring nemonoxacin, levofloxacin, telithromycin, and clarithromycin over penicillin and amoxicillin for outpatients with mild to moderate community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at about twice the rate of the general population, a Korean study found.
A 52-year-old woman is evaluated for a 1-month history of fever, malaise, and weight loss. She has a history of cardiomyopathy, for which she received a heart transplant 5 years ago; 3 months ago, an episode of rejection occurred, and high-dose glucocorticoids were initiated. Following a physical exam and CT scan, which infection is the most likely cause of the patient's findings?
The recommendations range from funding programs to address immediate health care needs to improving access to affordable housing and providing medical education about these issues.
Internal medicine physicians can join colleagues on April 18 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center to network and celebrate the depth and breadth of internal medicine's professional identities and communities.
The spring course will be held from June 3-7 in the Chicago area. The summer course will be held July 15-19 in the Washington, D.C., area.