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Understanding Dupuytren disease

Understanding Dupuytren disease

Needle aponeurotomy and collagenase Clostridium histolyticum are both viable options for treating patients with Dupuytren disease.

Clinical Challenge When type 1 diabetes complicates surgery

When type 1 diabetes complicates surgery

The patient, aged 69 years, had a 43-year history of type 1 diabetes and was scheduled to undergo a chest wall resection.

Evidence-Based Medicine Clindamycin, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole have similar success for skin infections

Clindamycin, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole have similar success for skin infections


A study suggests that clindamycin and TMP-SMX are equally effective for treating uncomplicated skin infections in adults and children.

Evidence-Based Medicine Statin discontinuation may increase quality of life in patients with life-limiting illness

Statin discontinuation may increase quality of life in patients with life-limiting illness

Patients with life-limiting illnesses often take statins, and discontinuing these can increase quality of life.

Evidence-Based Medicine Folic acid, enalapril associated with decreased risk of stroke in hypertension

Folic acid, enalapril associated with decreased risk of stroke in hypertension

Chinese adults with hypertension who added folic acid to enalapril saw a small but significant stroke risk decrease.

Evidence-Based Medicine Adjunctive corticosteroids may improve outcomes in community-acquired pneumonia

Adjunctive corticosteroids may improve outcomes in community-acquired pneumonia


Adults hospitalized with pneumonia benefit from the addition of corticosteroids to antibiotic treatment.

Features What mobile apps are useful for your clinical practice?

What mobile apps are useful for your clinical practice?

Mobile apps have great potential for use in patient-centered care,
 follow-up, and improving health outcomes.

Evidence-Based Medicine Nicotine patch treatment for 52 weeks may be safe, but may not be more effective than 24-week treatment for smoking cessation

Nicotine patch treatment for 52 weeks may be safe, but may not be more effective than 24-week treatment for smoking cessation

Quitting smoking with nicotine patch treatment for 52 weeks appears safe but may not be more effective than 24 weeks.

Alternative Meds Update Methylsulfonylmethane may alleviate osteoarthritis burden

Methylsulfonylmethane may alleviate osteoarthritis burden

Methylsulfonylmethane may help treat osteoarthritis and may eventually create a way to detect melanoma.

Clinical Challenge Renal failure in a patient with maturity onset diabetes of the young

Renal failure in a patient with maturity onset diabetes of the young

A patient presented to the office with a 45-year history of maturity onset diabetes of the young after renal failure.

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