Advisor Forum

Clinical Pearls Assessing for rebound tenderness

Assessing for rebound tenderness

Pediatric clinicians can avoid causing pain by using an alternative technique to assess for rebound tenderness.

Clinical Pearls In place of vaginal steroid cream

In place of vaginal steroid cream

Itching is a serious concern for patients with atrophic vaginitis, and alternative treatments can help.

Your Comments Suboxone: the methadone of the decade

Suboxone: the methadone of the decade

One clinician feels that suboxone is not the answer to the opioid crisis.

Your Comments Improving health literacy

Improving health literacy


Rather than identify patients as having low health literacy, it is recommended that clinicians use Universal Health Literacy Precautions.

Your Comments Identifying cervical lesions

Identifying cervical lesions


One clinician took issue with the image published in a January 2016 Clinical Advisor article.

Case Files A miscommunication on how to take hemorrhoid medication

A miscommunication on how to take hemorrhoid medication

Clinicians should be sure that patients know how to properly take their medications.

Consultations How effective is a kenalog injection for seasonal allergies?

How effective is a kenalog injection for seasonal allergies?

Corticosteroids may relieve symptoms of allergic rhinitis, but are not always appropriate.

Clinical Pearls Applying ointment to a child

Applying ointment to a child

A clinician offers a tip for applying a small amount of nonsterile ointment.

Clinical Pearls An alarm clock can help patients remember to take their medication

An alarm clock can help patients remember to take their medication

Patients shouldn't turn off the alarm until their medication has been taken.

Case Files Salivary duct stone

Salivary duct stone

After 36 hours, a patient with a salivary duct stone shows limited improvement.

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