January 2016 Issue of Clinical Advisor
Beyond Rx: OTC Corner
Safe and effective over-the-counter and herbal treatments are available for patients with viral upper respiratory infections.
In a study of over 278,000 patients with stage 1 through stage 3 breast cancer, African American women had the lowest rate of pathologic complete ...
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who are treated at practices with NPs and PAs exhibited lower disease activity over 2 years.
New guidelines have been developed for the diagnosis and treatment of hematologic malignancies during pregnancy.
Investigators found an increased risk of ischemic stroke among all patients within 21 days following initiation of alpha-blocker therapy.
Researchers found a 15% to 20% reduction in the risk of hospitalization for or death from heart failure in patients who received cardiac resynchronization therapy ...
False-positive results on a screening mammogram are associated with a greater risk of developing breast cancer in the 10 years following the result.
Patients treated with androgen deprivation therapy had a 1.88-times increased rate of developing Alzheimer's disease.
Risk of stroke and myocardial infarction may be more than double in the first week following a shingles diagnosis in elderly patients.
Premature birth has been associated with a number of adverse health conditions.
Better pre- and neonatal care, highere rates of breast feeding, and lower rates of smoking during pregnancy have contributed to overall lower rates of infant ...
Confusion surrounds the current screening recommendations and guidelines.
Correctly position your patient to ensure a proper Pap smear.
What is the mechanism of action for laser treatment for onychomycosis of the toenails?
This patient presented for the evaluation of enlarging brown spots.
For women who are pro-life advocates, copper IUD devices that prevent fertilization may be an acceptable alternative.
Primary care clinicians should be proficient at assessing the potential for hereditary breast cancer risk in their patients.
Federal law does not allow nurse practitioners and physician assistants to prescribe buprenorphine to patients with opiate use disorder.
Alternative Meds Update
Often included in probiotic products, L acidophilus has been studied for its possible impact on a multitude of human ailments.
Vitamin D deficiency is especially prevalent in postmenopausal women, and recommendations from current guidelines are inconsistent regarding vitamin D use.
Recommendations for initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in asymptomatic adults with HIV are generally based on CD4 T-cell counts.
Denosumab may reduce the risk of fracture in women with breast cancer on aromatase inhibitor therapy
Denosumab has been shown to reduce fracture risk in women with breast cancer with bone metastases.
Palliative chemotherapy in the last month of life may increase the patient's risk of intensive medical treatment and death in an ICU.
Learn how to diagnose and treat influenza in children.
A patient's widow asserts that the clinician should have checked hospital records taken prior to admission.