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Case Study in Diabetes: Use of DPP-4 inhibitors with GLP-1 agonists

Case Study in Diabetes: Use of DPP-4 inhibitors with GLP-1 agonists

A 63-year-old man with type 2 diabetes was admitted to the hospital to undergo right robotic partial nephrectomy.

Clinical Challenge Fever and sore throat in a child

Fever and sore throat in a child

A 4-year-old girl presents to the emergency department after 3 days of worsening sore throat with a fever.

Features Managing bipolar disorder: pharmacologic options for treatment

Managing bipolar disorder: pharmacologic options for treatment

Lithium has been the mainstay of treatment for decades, but several other classes of medication have recently been used with varying degrees of success.

Alternative Meds Update Holy basil

Holy basil

Holy basil's protective mechanisms are thought to be due to the increase in antioxidant activity and alteration in gene expression.

Evidence-Based Medicine Antenatal steroids may improve respiratory outcomes for late preterm births

Antenatal steroids may improve respiratory outcomes for late preterm births

The decreased rate of respiratory complications with betamethasone suggests antenatal steroids may improve the respiratory status in late preterm infants.

Evidence-Based Medicine Regular proton pump inhibitor use associated with an increased risk of dementia in the elderly

Regular proton pump inhibitor use associated with an increased risk of dementia in the elderly

Regular proton pump inhibitor use in the elderly was associated with an increased risk of incident dementia compared with no proton pump inhibitor use, according to researchers.

Global Health Rounds Clinical officers improve health care in Kenya

Clinical officers improve health care in Kenya

Clinical officers outnumber physicians working in Kenya, and tend to work in rural areas where the need for health care is greatest.

Clinical Challenge Abnormal Pap test follow-up in a 30-year-old woman

Abnormal Pap test follow-up in a 30-year-old woman

A 30-year-old Caucasian woman reports a history of abnormal Pap test results with no other complaints.

Features Shingles: a complete guide for clinicians

Shingles: a complete guide for clinicians

More than 99% of immunocompetent persons aged 40 years and older have evidence of VZV infection and are susceptible to herpes zoster or shingles.

Alternative Meds Update Kratom: The new alternative to opioids

Kratom: The new alternative to opioids

Kratom's legal future is uncertain, pending further review from the DEA and FDA.

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