Clinical Pearls

Clinical Practice: Then and Now

Clinical Practice: Then and Now

In tandem with our 20th anniversary, we at Clinical Advisor recognize the advances that have occurred in clinical practice over the past few decades and share the perspectives of members of our audience.

Auscultating and Palpating

Auscultating and Palpating

Close your eyes when auscultating or palpating.

Postprandial Insulin

Postprandial Insulin

A postprandial blood sugar level should be less than 180 mg/dL.

Liquid Stool Softener as an Earwax Removal Agent

Liquid Stool Softener as an Earwax Removal Agent

It works by dissolving or loosening the cerumen, allowing it to be more easily removed upon irrigation.

Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal Allergies

If affected by seasonal allergies after returning from outside during high allergy season, wash your hands.

Radiograph For Chronic Cough

Radiograph For Chronic Cough

I will never forget a 3-year-old jumping actively in the office who had no active cough or wheeze but a mother who said that he coughed nightly for more than 3 weeks.

Phantom Knee Pain

Phantom Knee Pain

Suspecting that this phenomenon might be the source of my nighttime pain, causing significant REM sleep deprivation, I reasoned that a neuromodulator such as a gabapentinoid might be helpful.

Relief for orthostatic hypotension

Relief for orthostatic hypotension

Patients on particular medications, or with certain underlying medical conditions, may experience orthostatic hypotension when arising from bed or a chair.

Tips for making a personal connection with your patients

Tips for making a personal connection with your patients

Eye contact, positive body language, and humor are ways in which a clinician can make a personal connection with the patient.

Educating patients on the proper use of contraception

Educating patients on the proper use of contraception

Unplanned pregnancies can occur when a patient misunderstands the proper use of contraception.

Monitoring vital signs and exercise

Monitoring vital signs and exercise

Asking for a patient's exercise regimen should be incorporated when checking for basic vital signs.

Vitamin D3 and type 1 diabetes

Vitamin D3 and type 1 diabetes

Vitamin D3 at 2000 IU reduced the incidence of type 1 diabetes by 88%.

Treatment tips for tinea pedis and yeast infections

Treatment tips for tinea pedis and yeast infections

Creams, sanitizers, and antiperspirant are all acceptable forms of treatment for tinea pedis and yeast infections.

Stopping the bleeding

Stopping the bleeding

Pressure on a wound is the key to stopping blood flow.

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