November 2015 Issue of Clinical Advisor
Beyond Rx: OTC Corner
Omega-3 fatty acids have structural and anti-inflammatory roles in the human body.
In a clinical trial, researchers found that patients who received a lower dose of beta-blockers demonstrated decreases in mortality as high as 25%.
A study has found that the rate of ESBL-E. coli infections increased from 5.28 to 10.5 per 100,000 patients between 2009 and 2014.
New guidelines issued by the Endocrine Society and published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism suggest that clinicians should provide patients with individualized ...
Vitamin D and calcium supplements do not reduce the risk for the development of colorectal adenomas, according to a study published in the New England ...
Expanding Medicaid coverage will allow more low-income women the choice to get an IUD implant immediately after birth.
According to research published in the journal Neurology, children who have had infections or who have not received their vaccinations are at a higher risk ...
Digital screening mammography is as accurate without computer-aided detection (CAD) as it is with the technology.
Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) does nto increase the risk of death or need for critical care in children, says a study published in the Candian Medical ...
A meta-analysis of 88 studies show a concrete link between current smokers and an elevated risk of type 2 diabetes.
High stress jobs are associated with a 22% higher risk of stroke, and were 58% more likely to have an ischemic stroke.
Emergency providers need to make every effort to be responsible prescribers.
Vaccinations cannot be equated to antibiotics.
If a patient is truly bradykinetic, their blink rate will be decreased.
Patients who forget to take Metformin SR twice daily can be switched to Metformin XR with once daily dosing.
Is the real benefit of statins their anti-inflammatory benefits?
A number of therapeutic options exist for patients with psoriasis, including phototherapy and systemic and biologic agents.
The child and her twin tested positive for influenza B infection one week earlier. The child's pulse, respirations, and blood pressure were within normal limits.
Basal insulin, with or without nutritional correction, is the best approach to manage blood glucose in noncritically ill surgical patients.
Alternative Meds Update
A derivative of cysteine, taurine plays multiple roles in the body, including stabilizing membranes, signaling calcium, and regulating cardiac and skeletal muscle function.
A clinician misdiagnoses thyroid cancer as acid reflux in a patient who often comes to the clinic.