Cases of both influenza A and influenza B have been reported since October 2015.
Moderate-quality evidence shows that both methods are efficacious in treating MDD.
In outpatient primary care settings, various behavioral interventions can reduce the rate of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing practices.
Patients administered low doses of benzodiazepines have an elevated risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease compared with patients who received higher doses.
Administering steroids to pregnant women likely to give birth before 37 weeks can reduce infants' risk of respiratory complications.
Study results showed no significant difference based on the type of smoking cessation option they were given.
The Tdap vaccine for adolescents provides moderate protection for 1 year after vaccination, after which efficacy declines.
Four main factors can be used to predict potential neurodevelopmental delays in children born prematurely.
The annual incidence of kidney stones has increased 16% between 1997 and 2012
The ACIP has released the Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule: United States, 2016, available from the Annals of Internal Medicine and the CDC.
Eating more potatoes before pregnancy may be associated with greater risk of gestational diabetes mellitus,
The American Academy of Pediatrics has approved the 2016 immunization schedule for children and adolescents.
Families of patients who receive aggressive end-of-life medical care do not perceive the care as high-quality.
A one-point increase in the American Heart Association's Life's Simple 7 checklist correlated to a 23% lower risk of developing heart failure.
People who lose greater amounts of weight per decade later in life have an increased risk of mild cognitive impairment.
Health care providers should increase efforts to show parents of children with food allergies when and how to use an epinephrine auto-injector.
Zepatier has been approved by the FDA to treat hepatitis C virus genotypes 1 and 4 infections in adult patients.
The American Academy of Dermatology has released recommendations on avoiding an allergic reaction to nickel.
The ACP has released clinical guidelines for the evaluation of hematuria and referral practices.
Children with recurrent acute or chronic pancreatitis are likely to have high healthcare costs and a high risk for repeat hospitalization.
97% of surveyed patients were malnourished after a pre-operation period of fasting.
The USPSTF has updated its 2009 depression screening guidelines, now recommending that all adults be screened for depression.
Fewer than 20% of surveyed nurses report total adherence to the standard precautions meant to prevent bloodborne pathogen transmission.
After adult cardiac surgery, patients are less likely to be readmitted to the hospital if they receive house calls from PAs.
Nearly 15% of colorectal cancer patients were diagnosed before age 50.
Only 8.3% of eligible patients at 14 health centers were screened for hepatitis C based on guidelines presented in 2013.
In an update to its 2009 recommendations, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has presented its final guidelines on mammography screening for breast cancer.
mTOR inhibition via rapamycin restores corticosteroid sensitivity in patients with COPD.
Women with atrial fibrillation are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke, and death.
As the mosquito-borne Zika virus spreads throughout the Americas, the CDC has issued a series of interim guidelines for clinicians treating patients who may have been exposed.
CDC, ACP issue guidelines for appropriate antibiotic use for acute respiratory tract infection in adults
Reducing inappropriate antibiotic prescribing will improve the quality of patient care, decrease healthcare costs, and preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics.
Stroke severity was reduced in aspirin users with large artery atherosclerosis.
A patient got into a car accident after clinicians failed to warn her of the side effects of the drugs they administered to her.
A US Senate Committee report shows higher numbers of life-threatening duodenoscpe infections between 2012 and 2015.
The number of medical malpractice claims made against anesthesiologists has significantly decreased since 2005.
Strong evidence for efficacy has been established for stimulant and osmotic laxatives, new intestinal secretagogues, and peripherally restricted μ-opiate receptor antagonists, according to a review in JAMA.
Couples conceiving within the 0- to 3-month interval are more likely to achieve live birth.
A new online risk calculation tool predicts kidney failure odds in patients with chronic kidney disease.
Patients with heart failure who receive the influenza vaccine may have a lower risk for all-cause mortality compared with those who do not get the vaccine.
Patients with prevalent allergic rhinitis are 3 times more likely to develop asthma or mental health related comorbidities.
A new blood test assesses levels of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) in patients with unresectable stage IIIC/IV melanoma.
HHS and USDA have released the latest edition of dietary guidelines for Americans that focus on healthy eating patterns and preventing chronic diseases.
A statin plus extended-release niacin reduces apoB-48 concentrations in patients with type 2 diabetes, compared with a statin alone.
A blood test can predict the short-term absence of preeclampsia in pregnant women with suspected preeclampsia.
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 with defibrillator (CRT-D).
More than half of primary care providers report making unnecessary referrals to specialists, and more than a third prescribe brand-name drugs when asked by patients.
Due to improved treatment options, rheumatoid arthritis mortality rates have decreased since 2000.
Premature birth has been associated with a number of adverse health conditions.
Risk of stroke and myocardial infarction may be more than double in the first week following a shingles diagnosis in elderly patients.
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 mortality.
Gastric bypass surgery improves patient well-being, though symptom prevalence, hospitalization rate high afterward
About 90% of patients who undergo gastric bypass surgery experience 1 or more related symptoms afterward.
High monthly doses of vitamin D do not improve lower extremity function and may increase fall risk in the elderly.
Denmark's compensation-based medical malpractice program has several features that could benefit the current malpractice system in the United States.
Starting January 1, the state of Oregon no longer requires a prescription for birth control for women 18 years of age and older.
The analysis of diagnostic characteristics may predict the result of a confirmatory biopsy.
False-positive results on a screening mammogram are associated with a greater risk of developing breast cancer in the 10 years following the result.
The USPTF has determined that there is insufficient evidence for the harms and benefits of visual skin cancer screening.
New guidelines have been developed for the diagnosis and treatment of hematologic malignancies during pregnancy.
Research has shown a positive correlation between bariatric surgery-associated weight loss and decreased rheumatoid arthritis disease activity.
Patients treated with androgen deprivation therapy had a 1.88-times increased rate of developing Alzheimer's disease.
A new study of women with at least 2 risk factors for breast cancer found that ultrasound and mammography have similar breast cancer detection rates.
Chronic heart failure patients who restrict sodium intake may have an increased risk of death or hospitalization.
The ACOG issued new guidelines for cervical cancer screening, recommending that screening start at age 21.
Treating hypertension can reduce the risk of major cardiovascular disease events regardless of blood pressure at the start of treatment.
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who are treated at practices with NPs and PAs exhibited lower disease activity over 2 years.
The FDA has approved Uptravi (selexipag) for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension in adult patients.
Intranasal glucagon is noninferior to intramuscular glucagon in adults with type 1 diabetes.
Postmenopausal women especially former smokers who quit within the last 20 years have an increased risk of postmenopausal breast cancer associated with periodontal disease.
Despite progress, gaps still exist in access to care and affordability for low-income adults.
Nearly 30% of medical residents and interns reported suffering from depression or depressive symptoms.
Pay-for-performance (P4P) measures have had a measured positive effect on both clinician behavior and patient outcomes.
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 response.
Researchers found 512 incident and 478 recurrent fibroid cases in patients with high testosterone and high estradiol.
Men who have sex with men can reduce their risk of contracting HIV by taking PrEP before and after sex instead of every day.
Stroke risk increased for three months immediately following a shingles diagnosis, with a two-fold risk during the first week.
Clinicians are more likely to have been sued if they practice in obstetrics/gynecology, surgery, or orthopedics.
Researchers confirmed increased risks for infertility and natural menopause before age 50 in women who are either active smokers or regularly exposed to secondhand smoke.
Researchers at Cairo University studied the relationship between regular consumption of salty and spicy foods and the occurrence of acne vulgaris.
The offspring of women who took antidepressants during pregnancy had an 87% increased risk of developing autism.
In a study of 4,446 Americans, more than 5% of people with asthma developed chronic migraine, compared to 2.5% of those without.
Escalating prices were found across all categories of dermatologic drugs, including anti-infective medications and treatments for psoriasis and rosacea.
More than 60% of the 31,545 patients analyzed between 2001 and 2013 underwent HbA1c at least four times per year.
In two osteoarthritis studies, radiographs correctly detected hip OA in only a fraction of patients.
Only 10% of Medicare beneficiaries were receiving biologic treatments for psoriasis.
Breastfeeding mothers who are HIV-positive can prevent transmission to their infants through a lopinavir-ritonavir or lamivudine regimen.
Even after adjusting for obesity, researchers discovered that children with allergic diseases may double their risk of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and other related cardiovascular diseases.
Patients with sleep disordered breathing (SBD) and expiratory snoring had increased odd of exhibiting evidence of lower airway obstruction.
The attorney general of Florida has filed a brief defending the state's current monetary cap on medical malpractice awards.
To combat the stigma associated with selective screening, the American Academy of Pediatrics has called for all children to be screened for high cholesterol, depression, and HIV.
New research suggests that men with low-risk prostate cancer who undergo choose watchful waiting may not receive timely treatment when compared to those undergoing active treatment.
A CDC team analyzed national data from 2005 through 2014 and discovered that 35% of Americans eligible to take cholesterol-lowering medication were not taking the drugs.
Since the start of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, patient deaths due to hospital-acquired infections have dropped by almost 90,000.
Research shows that adding metformin to insulin therapy will not boost glycemic control in overweight teens with type 1 diabetes.
Researchers have linked pulse pressure to adverse outcomes in heart failure patients with both reduced ejection fraction and preserved ejection fraction.
Mortality rates among non-Hispanic white men and women have increased significantly between 1999 and 2013.
When compared to naproxen alone, the combination of either cyclobenzaprine or oxycodone/acetaminophene plus naproxen does not as effectively improve acute, nontraumatic lower back pain.
New guidelines released by the American Heart Association and the American Thoracic Society are the first for the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric pulmonary hypertension.
A meta-analysis from 58 studies found that the risks of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) increased 7.4% with each one-unit increase in BMI.
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Clinical Advisor Articles
- CDC, ACP issue guidelines for appropriate antibiotic use for acute respiratory tract infection in adults
- USPSTF issues final updated mammography screening guidelines
- 2016 Child and adolescent immunization schedules available
- Primary care clinician risk assessment for hereditary breast cancer
- Personalizing anticoagulant treatments for nonvalvular atrial fibrillation
- CDC urges rapid antiviral treatment of very ill and high-risk suspect influenza patients
- Wrist pain after a fall: a simple fracture?
- CBT, antidepressants equally effective in treating major depressive disorder, per ACP guideline
- Recognizing victims of domestic violence
- Inappropriate antibiotic prescribing in primary care: the effect of behavioral interventions