Topical timolol maleate may be safe and effective for infantile hemangiomas, amid concerns about the potential overuse of propranolol.
Cognitive behavioral therapy, lisdexamfetamine, second-generation antidepressants, and topiramate reduced binge eating.
Researchers observe a cohort effect for earlier age at onset of bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is also more common in patients with a family history of unipolar depression and bipolar disorder.
Treatment initiated in the early stages of bipolar disorder is more effective than treatment in later stages.
Although the overall use of antibiotics in US hospitals is unchanged, use of broad spectrum agents has increased significantly.
Data showed an increase in dystrophin production that could predict clinical benefit among patients with DMD.
Additional clinical research is required to understand the risk and benefits of opioid and nonopioid alternatives for acute pain.
Multibiomarker disease activity improved relapse prediction in RA patients who are in remission.
Early and aggressive management of RA is urged by investigators.
It is critical to identify disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs for elderly patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Pregnant women with a history of bariatric surgery may have an increased risk of preterm birth.
The American Heart Association found that during menopausal transition, women have a rapid increase in metabolic syndrome severity.
Exacerbations were associated with accelerated lung function loss in patients with established COPD.
Gadolinium-enhanced MRI is associated with an increased risk of stillbirth or neonatal death, as well as rheumatologic, inflammatory, or infiltrative skin conditions.
The USPSTF task force reviewed evidence regarding screening for LTBI in asymptomatic adults.
The mortality rate from pancreatic cancer is significantly higher in the American region than in the European and Western Pacific regions.
HCVcAg assays with signal amplification have the potential to replace NAT in settings with high HCV prevalence.
The AAP has released a report to help clinicians address the concerns of parents who are hesitant about their children's vaccination.
In patients with primary biliary cholangitis obeticholic acid was associated with significant decreases in alkaline phosphatase and total bilirubin levels.
Foods fortified with folic acid are associated with a decrease in infants being born with congenital heart defects.
Developments in functional, structural, and neurochemical imaging could help predict individuals with acute pain who are likely to progress to chronic pain.
Oxycodone/naloxone may provide effective analgesia and improve patients' ability to participate in physiotherapy.
Researchers measured rates of childhood allergic conditions with data from healthcare provider-based diagnoses.
Group prenatal care may lower the risk of preterm birth in African American women.
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea did not have reduced cardiovascular events after CPAP in addition to usual care.
Intensification of therapy within 6 months of metformin monotherapy failure resulted in rapid attainment of A1c goals.
A peer-review analysis identified the source of increasing drug prices in the United States.
Researchers compared quality of care, acute care use, and program investment costs of team-based care and traditional practices.
Many parents do not place their infants in a supine position, or place them on nonrecommended surfaces with loose items.
In a study of pediatric patients, vaccine coverage in both LAIV and IIV groups was similar.
A target intake of at least 500 mg/d is recommended to combat sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy.
Canagliflozin 100 mg or 300 mg slowed kidney decline compared with glimepiride.
The American Heart Association has released a science advisory regarding the cardiovascular risks associated with sedentary behavior.
Children exposed to acetaminophen prenatally had an increased risk of multiple behavioral difficulties.
Seven ventilation strategies were compared for efficacy in a study of 5598 preterm infants.
Guideline from the American Urological Association has been revised to incorporate the management of patients with staghorn renal stones.
Nearly 17% of patients exhibiting one unstable vital sign at hospital discharge were readmitted or died within 30 days.
Results of the BENEFIT 11 trial show that many clinical outcomes were improved with earlier interferon beta-1b treatment.
Hospital mortality rates do not improve in institutions that frequently use ICU care for patients.
Oseltamivir phosphate can be used to prevent flu in patients aged 1 year and older.
Patients with type 2 diabetes with systolic blood pressure lower than 140 mm Hg have a lower risk of cardiovascular events.
Researchers found significant differences on MRI between malignant and benign hypovascular lesions of the liver.
Most cases of chronic pancreatitis in women are from nonalcoholic etiologies, according to researchers.
Prepubertal children who regularly engage in sedentary behavior have an increased likelihood of experiencing various pain conditions.
Results suggest that the legalization of recreational marijuana use led to the increase in children who were unintentionally exposed to the drug.
Screening for pain at every visit is recommended, and management and treatment options are specified.
The Lancet aims to provide a framework to improve the health and lives of members of the transgender community across the globe.
Clinician awareness of COPD treatment guidelines has increased since 2007.
Patients with a blood eosinophil count below 2% had a poor response to treatment with inhaled corticosteroids.
The use of injectable, extended-release oxymorphone and syringe sharing was linked to an outbreak of HIV infections in Indiana.
A new HPV screening test that uses cervical cells collected for a Pap test has been approved by the FDA.
Differin Gell 0.1% (adapalene) is the first retinoid approved for over-the-counter treatment of acne by the FDA.
Potential effects of statin use as adjunct therapy in COPD patients is still widely debated.
For patients hospitalized with COPD, mortality and length of stay have decreased while financial burden has increased.
The COPD Assessment Test (CAT) can be used to distinguish between newly diagnosed patients, those with more exacerbations, and by gender.
A meta-analysis of the 9 classes of glucose-lowering drugs supports the ADA's recommendation of metformin monotherapy as preferred initial treatment.
Patients who are socioeconomically disadvantaged are more likely to continue smoking after a COPD diagnosis.
A program in California where hospitals are penalized for preventable medical errors has failed to reduce the number of errors.
High levels of nicotine were detected in 16.5% of study participants.
New guidelines for the treatment and management of aspergillosis have been published by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
The American Heart Association has published a scientific statement that outlines which medications cause or exacerbate heart failure.
Pain management specialists may have an important role to play in the treatment of patients with chronic visceral pain.
The adoption of various state laws did not affect rates of opioid prescription or strength of dose.
At 16 months, 30.3% of patients either died or experienced worsening heart failure.
Nearly 70% of participants who self-administered acupressure therapy experienced improved levels of fatigue.
Patients previously treated for HCC have a high risk of tumor recurrence in the long term.
A law aimed at helping victims of medical malpractice did not pass the New York State Legislature.
Specific patient characteristics predicted the type of therapy more likely to be prescribed.
Women who participated in an aerobic exercise program 3 to 4 times per week during their pregnancies were not likely to give birth prematurely.
At 12 months, 21.2% of patients had developed de novo gallbladder disease.
The eGMS system provides patient-specific insulin dosing.
General practices that prescribe fewer antibiotics may encounter slightly higher incidences of pneumonia and peritonsillar abscess.
Patients with acromegaly often exhibit breakthrough symptoms, despite stable treatment.
Despite being well-informed, many parents struggled to manage their child's postoperative pain.
Patients with chronic, noncancer pain who were treated with long-acting opioid therapy had a 1.6 times greater risk of death.
Reductions in disease risk were observed for an intake as high as 7.5 servings of whole grains per day.
Coronary artery bypass surgery may lead to metabolic changes, causing new-onset diabetes.
After an acute hospitalization, many Medicare beneficiaries submit pharmacy claims for opioid prescriptions.
Patients with HIV infection and elevated viral load are likely to progress to advanced hepatic fibrosis.
Use of the Glucommander was linked to a shorter time to achieving blood glucose levels lower than 200 mg/dL.
Children who were perinatally exposed to HIV are more likely to struggle with psychosocial adjustment during childhood and adolescence.
A clinician has called for the retraction of a study that identified medical errors as the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States.
The HEART pathway app provides doctors in the ED with a digital application an already proven method of assessment.
Updated guidelines for safely sedating pediatric patients have been released by the AAP and AAPD.
Women categorized as class III obese were more likely to experience adverse outcomes in pregnancy and neonatal risks.
Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants perform similarly to warfarin for patients with atrial fibrillation.
Consuming dietary fiber from bread, cereal, and fruit may increase the likelihood of successful aging over 10 years.
The USPSTF has released a recommendation statement regarding screening adults for colorectal cancer.
Patients with mild-to-moderate airflow limitations should be screened for COPD exacerbations.
Patients who complete pulmonary rehabilitation programs may experience short-term symptom reversal.
Using a stepwise approach to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal bleeding can improve patient outcomes.
As breast cancer survivorship increases, NPs have taken on long-term patient care.
Multi-level interventions can effectively increase rates of colon cancer screening in a primary care setting.
NPs provide high-quality health care to underserved and uninsured populations throughout the United States.
Ample opportunities exist to increase clinician's knowledge of gout identification and management.
When recommending probiotics to patients, NPs should remember that different strains have different health benefits.
Despite the widespread use of NSAIDs to treat pain, many patients lack knowledge about these medications and their risks.
The AANP held a press conference to support a bill that would grant full practice authority to all NPs within the Veterans Administration healthcare system.
LARC is safe and effective in nulliparous adolescents and should be considered as a viable alternative to oral contraception.
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 2016 National Conference takes place in San Antonio from June 21 through June 26.
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Clinical Advisor Articles
- Codeine use unsafe in children, AAP issues stronger warning
- Bipolar disorder treatment more effective in earlier stages
- Use of stronger antibiotics increases in US hospitals
- The FDA approves first drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy
- Cohort effect shows earlier and stronger effects of bipolar disorder
- Timolol effective treatment for infantile hemangiomas
- New treatments relieve pain for patients with cervical disc herniation
- Binge-eating disorder: a review of effective treatment options
- European and American guidelines lead to different statin recommendations
- Cohort effect shows earlier and stronger effects of bipolar disorder