February 2017 Issue of Clinical Advisor
The FDA warns against the repeated or prolonged use of anesthesia in pregnant women and in children younger than 3 years of age.
The USPSTF has released a final recommendation against routine serologic screening for genital herpes simplex virus infection.
The FDA has approved a continuous glucose monitoring system to replace fingerstick blood sugar testing in patients with diabetes.
The ACP has updated the 2012 guideline to provide clinical recommendations of oral pharmacologic treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Self-estimated life expectancy rates may differ from clinician-estimated rates of survival.
The NIAID has issued addendum guidelines regarding the early introduction of peanut-containing foods to infants at risk for peanut allergies.
The USPSTF recommends folic acid supplement for all women who are capable of pregnancy or who are planning to become pregnant.
The ACP and the AAFP has released a joint recommendation for the pharmacologic treatment of hypertension in adults aged 60 years and older.
Pharmacotherapy and combination therapy may be a better alternative to the ACP's diabetes treatment guidelines.
Kratom might be a safer alternative than oxycodone or other narcotics.
Alpha-lipoic acid, 600mg daily, is an effective treatment option for patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
The patient's use of minocycline was associated with patchy hyperpigmentation as a result of iron deposition in the dermal cells.
More than 99% of immunocompetent persons aged 40 years and older have evidence of VZV infection and are susceptible to herpes zoster or shingles.
Early diagnosis and treatment play a substantial role in a patient's prognosis and result in a decreased risk of malignancy and scarring.
A 30-year-old Caucasian woman reports a history of abnormal Pap test results with no other complaints.
Repealing the Affordable Care Act could endanger the health of tens of millions of Americans.
Alternative Meds Update
Holy basil's protective mechanisms are thought to be due to the increase in antioxidant activity and alteration in gene expression.
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 ...
The decreased rate of respiratory complications with betamethasone suggests antenatal steroids may improve the respiratory status in late preterm infants.
A healthcare provider is sued when a patient is determined to believe that she has more than a sore throat.