The ACP and the AAFP has released a joint recommendation for the pharmacologic treatment of hypertension in adults aged 60 years and older.
Surgical patients with a history of migraine have an increased risk of perioperative ischemic stroke and a higher 30-day hospital readmission rate.
The declining rates for lithium use are linked to the burden of side effects and toxicity associated with the drug.
Individuals who perform their physical activity in 1 or 2 sessions during the week can still reduce their risk of mortality.
Some aspects of depression literacy were lower among patients with depression.
Recent advances in measuring asthma control tools have enhanced ongoing assessment and monitoring of asthma.
Substance use is associated with an increased risk of adolescent firearm homicide.
The USPSTF recommends folic acid supplement for all women who are capable of pregnancy or who are planning to become pregnant.
Spending on diabetes, IHD, and lower back and neck pain account for the highest amounts of spending by disease category.
The NIAID has issued addendum guidelines regarding the early introduction of peanut-containing foods to infants at risk for peanut allergies.
Budesonide/formoterol treatment decreased exacerbations in COPD after 3 months.
Self-estimated life expectancy rates may differ from clinician-estimated rates of survival.
Prescription rates for statins were dependent on age among patients with severe dyslipidemia.
Many patients with COPD report morning symptoms that are negatively associated with physical activity.
The study suggests that neither fish oil nor aspirin can be recommended for the prevention of AVF failure.
Patients diagnosed with a prior psychiatric condition have increased odds of long-term opioid receipt than patients without these conditions.
The ACP has updated the 2012 guideline to provide clinical recommendations of oral pharmacologic treatment of type 2 diabetes.
The FDA has approved a continuous glucose monitoring system to replace fingerstick blood sugar testing in patients with diabetes.
The guidelines provide a clinical framework for the diagnosis and treatment of male urethral stricture.
The HIV-positive population of the United Kingdom has a higher risk of death than the general population, despite availability of free treatment and care.
This finding suggests that any fetus with a suspected brain abnormality on ultrasound should have iuMRI to better inform counseling and management decisions.
The potency of synthetic cannabinoids is consistent with strong depressant effects that account for "zombie-like" behavior.
The FDA has issued a final ruling to ban powdered surgeon's gloves, powdered patient examination gloves, and absorbable powder for lubricating a surgeon's glove.
The USPSTF has released a final recommendation against routine serologic screening for genital herpes simplex virus infection.
Treatment with high-dose crizanlizumab resulted in an annual rate of sickle cell-related pain crises that was 45.3% lower compared with placebo.
Birth defects potentially related to Zika virus were identified in 6% of fetuses or infants of women included in the study.
The use of a decision aid in patients at risk of acute coronary syndrome increased patient knowledge about their risk.
In a controlled trial, participants receiving Eucrisa achieved clear or almost clear skin after 28 days of treatment.
The FDA warns against the repeated or prolonged use of anesthesia in pregnant women and in children younger than 3 years of age.
The toolkit will provide healthcare professionals with adequate tools to manage their patients' pain.
Evidence shows strong support for prescribing pramipexole, rotigotine, cabergoline, or gabapentin enacarbil to treat adults with restless legs syndrome symptoms.
Depending on race, sex, and ethnicity, the right statin type may lower the risk of Alzheimer disease.
Forty percent of people have reported receiving the flu vaccine thus far, including 37% of children.
The VA ruled to grant veterans direct access to advanced practice registered nurses who work in the VA healthcare system.
The GOLD Report includes a revised definition of COPD and updates guidelines for managing exacerbations.
Two studies found that psilocybin (magic mushrooms) treatment was effective for anxiety and depression.
It is important to use the right terminology when discussing medical terms, specifically ones associated with smoke-related respiratory conditions, according to the researchers.
Researchers conducted a systematic review of the effectiveness of monitoring physiological parameters to predict COPD exacerbations.
Ensuring successful integration of nurse practitioners into intensive care units includes orientation programs and leadership teams.
Most clinicians noted the need for allergy consultation but had never referred their patients to an allergist.
The Committee on Food Allergies concluded that the actual prevalence of food allergies is unknown due to misinterpretation of symptoms and lack of simple diagnostic tests.
From 2014 to 2015, the age-adjusted death rate for the total US population increased 1.2%.
The position statement provides recommendations for psychosocial assessment and care of individuals with diabetes.
A VA center in Wisconsin is advising veterans to be screened for hepatitis and HIV after receiving care from a dentist who did not follow VA procedures.
Researchers described a new method to quantify hepatic fibrogenesis flux rates in the liver tissue and noninvasively in blood.
Electroconvulsive therapy is effective for depression in patients with suicidal ideation and resistance to other treatments.
A program based on cognitive behavioral therapy and physical exercise could improve pain self-management in patients with complex pain.
Intrarosa provides an additional treatment option for women with dyspareunia caused by vulvar and vaginal atrophy.
About one-third of patients with MCI are also diagnosed with depression.
Researchers sought to determine the risk of venous thromboembolism associated with use of testosterone treatment.
The study will be the largest HIV vaccine clinical trial to take place in South Africa.
The Mood Zoom questionnaire rates anxiety, elation, sadness, anger, irritability, and energy on a 7-point scale.
Most young children with an emotional, behavioral, or relationship problem receive no interventions for their disorder.
Data regarding adverse drug events in the United States could help to focus medication safety initiatives in outpatient settings.
The prevalence of elevated blood pressure rates shifted from high-income to low- and middle-income countries.
Vasectomy can continue to be a safe method of contraception in men.
Multidimensional algorithms may help clinicians make a provisional diagnosis of gout.
The AHA/ACC guideline updates the 2005 recommendations on PAD management.
The findings may help couples plan infertility treatments more effectively.
Patients with septic arthritis with poor functional outcome who underwent ultrasonography showed decreased synovial thickness at 3 months.
Antenatal ART reduces rates of early HIV transmission but may increase risk of adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes.
Men and women who quit smoking after entering HIV care at age 40 years gained 5.7 years and 4.6 years of life expectancy, respectively, compared with those who continued to smoke.
Patients benefit from non-pharmacological treatment in a structured arthritis rehabilitation program.
PCSK9 inhibition produces incremental benefits on coronary disease progression in patients treated with statins.
The task force finalizes recommendations for statin therapy among adults between 40 and 75 years of age.
Consultations for musculoskeletal symptoms and infections increase prior to an inflammatory arthritis diagnosis.
The AANP celebrates National Nurse Practitioner Week from November 13-19, 2016.
The prevalence of COPD globally is increasing more rapidly in women than in men.
Cognitive reserve in bipolar patients gives a possible explanation for the differences seen among patients in their ability to perform in neurocognitive tests.
The transition to standard time is likely to be associated with a negative psychological effect.
Researchers conducted a study to verify the CAT as a predictor of outcome among patients with interstitial lung disease.
The CDC examined the effects of maternal age on the decline of preterm birth in the United States between 2007 and 2014.
The USPSTF recommends that children and adolescents older than age 6 years should be screened for obesity.
The inclusion of seeds in food and food products may be a contributing factor in the increase of seed allergies.
Strategies include source removal, source control, and asthma education.
The cost of the new hepatitis C drugs in low- and certain middle-income countries is rapidly declining, according to a WHO study.
A 50-year-old man presents to the emergency department with abdominal pain, nausea, jaundice, and dark urine.
Patients would like more thorough conversations with their primary care physician over the use of naloxone.
No significant differences were observed among treatments for pediatric migraines.
The ADA releases its first independent recommendations on physical activity and exercise for all patients with diabetes.
Cancer deaths attributed to cigarette smoking are common among the Southern states.
The study debunks the theory that Patient Zero was responsible for the AIDS epidemic in North America.
A safe sleep environment can prevent suffocation and strangulation, two major causes of sudden infant death.
Speakers at IDWeek 2016 addressed the demand for additional HIV care providers.
Recent data suggest that use of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate may increase women's HIV acquisition risk.
Long-term supplemental oxygen has no benefit in patients with stable COPD and resting or exercise-induced moderate desaturation.
Caffeine consumption in patients with systolic heart failure does not induce arrhythmias both at rest and during physical exercise.
Researchers used integrated genomics to identify convergent transcriptomic pathways in emphysema and IPF.
The USPSTF reviewed evidence on the benefits and harms of breastfeeding support interventions.
Omalizumab is useful in the management of severe asthma with overlapping COPD.
One in 6 patients hospitalized for a first episode of syncope experiences a pulmonary embolism.
Depression can occur in approximately 1 in 5 patients who have chronic stable angina.
After public opposition, the DEA has withdrawn its plan to classify the kratom plant as a schedule 1 substance.
Data from the CDC's National Health Statistics Reports show that more than half of adults in the United States have a musculoskeletal pain disorder.
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 AABB evaluated studies that examined hemoglobin thresholds for red blood cell transfusion and red blood cell storage duration.
The quality of clinical outpatient care has not consistently improved throughout the past decade.
Guidelines created in response to the opioid epidemic in the United States have caused controversy in the medical community.
Data from the POBASCAM trial support the extension of screening intervals for cervical cancer beyond 5 years.
Some individual NSAIDs may be linked to increased risk of hospital admission for heart failure.
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Clinical Advisor Articles
- Glyburide and metformin have similar glucose control in gestational diabetes
- Caffeine may reduce age-related inflammation linked to cardiovascular disease
- Hypertension treatment in older adults: a new clinical practice guideline
- The importance of sleep hygiene
- Migraine increases stroke risk in surgical patients