April 2017 Issue of Clinical Advisor

April 2017 Issue of Clinical Advisor

Conference News

Perioperative care for acute pain management

Patients with chronic pain who are hospitalized have a higher risk of morbidity and mortality, longer lengths of stay, and more frequent readmissions than patients ...

Radiofrequency treatment effective for refractory chronic joint pain

Radiofrequency treatment is an effective option for treating refractory chronic knee, hip, and shoulder joint pain.

CDC's opioid guideline prompts clinician concerns

The recently released CDC guidelines on opioid prescribing remain a topic of debate.


Pharmacologic treatment of insomnia: a new clinical practice guideline

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends that the new pharmacologic guidelines be used in conjunction with other AASM guidelines for insomnia.

Evaluating abnormal liver chemistries: a clinical guideline

The American College of Gastroenterology has released recommendations of preferred approaches for diagnosing and evaluating patients with abnormal liver test results.

Managing diabetic retinopathy: ADA releases new position statement

The position statement by the ADA incorporates updates in treatment and screening for patients with diabetic retinopathy.

ACOG recommends genetic screening in all women before pregnancy

ACOG recommends that carrier screening should be provided to all women who are pregnant but ideally should be provided to women as they are considering ...

USPSTF: evidence insufficient for pelvic exams in asymptomatic nonpregnant women

The USPSTF concludes that evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of performing screening pelvic examinations in asymptomatic women for the ...

Advisor Forum

Preventing chronic diseases with lifestyle changes

A low-carbohydrate lifestyle is an effective treatment option to prevent chronic diseases.

The origin of AIDS and debating the Patient Zero theory

There is evidence that HIV might have spread from its origins in the US to the rest of the world.

Magnesium for patients taking opioids for pain

Patients who are taking opioids can manage their tolerance by taking magnesium 500mg.

Cover Feature

Thoracic outlet syndrome: A review

The condition has one fundamental pathophysiology but multiple distinct clinical presentations, including venous and neurogenic.

Clinical Feature

Using information technology to tailor diabetes care

A study of one tracking system's effect finds improvement in the management of diabetes.

Clinical Challenge

An unusual pelvic mass in a 43-year-old woman

A woman who is in generally good health presents with a visibly enlarged abdomen with left-sided dominance and increased pelvic pressure that had worsened.

Legal Advisor

A suspicious mole

A clinician's failure to follow up on a patient's mole results in a delayed diagnosis of cancer.

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