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Vision changes after bariatric surgery

Vision changes after bariatric surgery

A patient notes concerns with vision difficulty 4 years after undergoing a laparoscopic biliopancreatic diversion with a duodenal switch.

Stat Consult Celiac disease

Celiac disease

In celiac disease, the surface pattern of the jejunal mucosa becomes flattened.

Alternative Meds Update Vitamin K

Vitamin K

Foods are the preferred source of vitamin K; however, supplements are widely available in many subtypes.

Global Health Rounds Starting a physician assistant program in Liberia

Starting a physician assistant program in Liberia

Steve Trexler, an American PA with over 30 years of experience, discusses the development of a physician assistant program in Liberia.

Evidence-Based Medicine Resumption of antithrombotic therapy after gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with atrial fibrillation

Resumption of antithrombotic therapy after gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with atrial fibrillation

Resuming antithrombotic therapy with in patients with atrial fibrillation and a serious gastrointestinal bleed results in better overall mortality outcomes.

Evidence-Based Medicine Risk of Alzheimer dementia after androgen deprivation therapy

Risk of Alzheimer dementia after androgen deprivation therapy

A recent cohort study evaluated the risk of developing Alzheimer dementia after ADT in 16,888 men with prostate cancer, 14.2% of whom were treated with ADT.

Evidence-Based Medicine Screening and treating pregnant women with asymptomatic bacteriuria may not be helpful

Screening and treating pregnant women with asymptomatic bacteriuria may not be helpful

Screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria may not lead to better outcomes among pregnant women and exposes them to unnecessary antibiotics.

Alternative Meds Update Restorative applications of spider web silk

Restorative applications of spider web silk

Spider web silk has been used for fabric, wound care, and is now the topic of some amazing research.

Stat Consult Stat consult: Allergic rhinits

Stat consult: Allergic rhinits

Allergic rhinitis is the twelfth most common diagnosis made at family physician visits.

Alternative Meds Update Inulin as a nutritional supplement

Inulin as a nutritional supplement

Inulin is a collective term for a large group of complex, natural carbohydrates.

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