December 2015 Issue of Clinical Advisor
Beyond Rx: OTC Corner
Insomnia can be treated via nonprescription medications and modalities.
Reducing blood pressure to a lower level than recommended in hypertension guidelines may further decrease the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Early administration of an antibiotic may be more effective than traditional oral corticosteroids in preventing severe lower respiratory infections in children.
When compared to naproxen alone, the combination of either cyclobenzaprine or oxycodone/acetaminophene plus naproxen does not as effectively improve acute, nontraumatic lower back pain.
Use of psychoactive drugs may be reduced through a combination of interactions with primary care physicians and follow-up calls from coaches.
Patients with well-controlled asthma may safely reduce their current level of medication, according to a study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
New guidelines released by the American Heart Association and the American Thoracic Society are the first for the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric pulmonary hypertension.
Both women and young patients are often unaware that they have modifiable cardiac risk factors.
Mortality rates among non-Hispanic white men and women have increased significantly between 1999 and 2013.
Clinicians debate the fact or hype present in the CDC's most recently released statistics on influenza death rate.
One clinician encourages the use of touch when taking a patient's history.
Medical noncompliance is a huge deterrent to patients achieving their treatment goals.
By presenting research on the safety and efficacy of the flu vaccine, clinicians can successfully promote vaccination to patients in their care.
Even if the flu shot "misses," as it did last year, it remains one of the best tools we have to help our patients live ...
Alternative Meds Update
Virgin coconut oil may be beneficial for lipid levels and the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Learn how to diagnose and treat influenza in adults.
Clinicians assume symptoms in a patient who regularly presents intoxicated are due to alcohol.