September 2016 Issue of Clinical Advisor

September 2016 Issue of Clinical Advisor


FDA approves new HPV test

A new HPV screening test that uses cervical cells collected for a Pap test has been approved by the FDA.

Marijuana poisoning cases in children increase in Colorado

Results suggest that the legalization of recreational marijuana use led to the increase in children who were unintentionally exposed to the drug.

ASCO issues guidelines for chronic pain in patients with a history of adult cancer

Screening for pain at every visit is recommended, and management and treatment options are specified.

Blood pressure lower than recommended level is beneficial in type 2 diabetes

Patients with type 2 diabetes with systolic blood pressure lower than 140 mm Hg have a lower risk of cardiovascular events.

ICU care is frequently overused and may not improve hospital mortality

Hospital mortality rates do not improve in institutions that frequently use ICU care for patients.

Early interferon beta-1b treatment beneficial in patients with multiple sclerosis

Results of the BENEFIT 11 trial show that many clinical outcomes were improved with earlier interferon beta-1b treatment.

Preventing bronchopulmonary dysplasia in preterm infants

Seven ventilation strategies were compared for efficacy in a study of 5598 preterm infants.

New guideline for managing kidney stones is released

Guideline from the American Urological Association has been revised to incorporate the management of patients with staghorn renal stones.

Advisor Forum

Suboxone and methadone—our readers weigh in on the pros and cons

Research has shown that use of suboxone and methadone, in conjunction with counseling, can be effective addiction treatment.

Clinical Feature

Managing concussion in primary care

The incidence of concussion is increasing in children and adults, as is the demand for clinicians who can diagnose and treat both patient groups.

Physical activity's effect on cancer mortality

Exercise may not only prevent cancer from developing, but it may also reduce the risk of death after cancer is diagnosed.

Alternative Meds Update

Inulin as a nutritional supplement

Inulin is a collective term for a large group of complex, natural carbohydrates.

Stat Consult

Stat consult: Allergic rhinits

Allergic rhinitis is the twelfth most common diagnosis made at family physician visits.

Legal Advisor

Missed blood test results

A patient's positive hepatitis B results were overlooked for 7 years.

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