December 2016 Issue of Clinical Advisor
The AABB evaluated studies that examined hemoglobin thresholds for red blood cell transfusion and red blood cell storage duration.
Children younger than 15 may be given 2 HPV vaccine doses instead of 3, and the shots should be spaced at least 6 months apart.
The USPSTF reviewed evidence on the benefits and harms of breastfeeding support interventions.
Long-term supplemental oxygen has no benefit in patients with stable COPD and resting or exercise-induced moderate desaturation.
A safe sleep environment can prevent suffocation and strangulation, two major causes of sudden infant death.
The ADA releases its first independent recommendations on physical activity and exercise for all patients with diabetes.
The USPSTF recommends that children and adolescents older than age 6 years should be screened for obesity.
Early Lyme disease is a clinical diagnosis, and a negative blood test does not completely rule out the possibility of Lyme disease.
Asking for a patient's exercise regimen should be incorporated when checking for basic vital signs.
Unplanned pregnancies can occur when a patient misunderstands the proper use of contraception.
Premature thelarche can often be confused with precocious puberty and will resolve over time without intervention.
The elevated blood glucose measurement was associated with the presence of fructose on the patient's fingers from picking cherries.
Often underreported and undertreated, outcomes can be improved in this condition with appropriate screening and diagnosis.
Nurse practitioners make history with the first FAA-approved drone delivery of medications in the United States.
The program strives to modify teen attitudes toward sexuality and bring about life-changing behavior.
Alternative Meds Update
Cloves, most commonly known in foods, are also excellent sources for treating pain in the oral cavity.
A woman has a myocardial infarction after her chest symptoms are misdiagnosed as acid reflux.