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.
The FDA issues a warning about the risk of hepatitis B virus reactivation among patients taking direct-acting antivirals to treat hepatitis C infections.
Researchers examined prenatal evolution and perinatal outcomes in neonates with developmental abnormalities associated with Zika virus infections.
Total alcohol abstinence is the cornerstone of treatment for patients with alcohol use disorders and alcoholic liver disease.
Shortening the duration of HCV therapy from 12 weeks to 3 weeks could substantially reduce the cost of treatment.
Women who experience more nighttime hot flashes are more likely to experience worsening mood during menopause.
Women who use hormonal contraception have an increased risk for first use of an antidepressant and first diagnosis of depression.
The biggest challenges for recently certified PAs are the lack of clinical PA opportunities for recent graduates and the lack of clinical PA opportunities in a geographic area.
Researchers examine factors that could help clinicians identify patients with the highest risk of fatal anaphylaxis.
The AAPA celebrates National PA Week from October 6-12, 2016.
Statin-based therapy had a smaller effect in reducing major vascular events in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease.
Individuals with prediabetes may reduce their risk of diabetes with stepwise diabetes prevention.
The results of a multicenter, cross-sectional study showed that 37% of patients could have been diagnosed with HIV at an earlier stage.
Nonmedical use of prescription opioids in adolescence leads to substance use disorder symptoms in adulthood
Using medical or nonmedical prescribed opioids in adolescence may lead to alcohol, drug, and mental health disorders in adulthood.
Nausea and vomiting were common in early pregnancy and are associated with a lower risk of pregnancy loss.
Massage therapy appears to be efficacious for reducing pain and anxiety in patients who are about to undergo or are recovering from surgical procedures.
The efficacy and safety of ART have greatly improved with the newer drug classes of antiretrovirals.
The USPSTF releases a draft recommendation statement regarding preeclampsia screening in pregnant women.
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.
Patients with HIV infection with immediate access to antiretroviral therapy may have a reduced risk of infection-related cancer.
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.
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Clinical Advisor Articles
- Vision changes after bariatric surgery
- AAP recommendations for behavioral and emotional problems in young children
- Rates and causes of emergency department visits for adverse drug events
- High-dose vitamin D may decrease acute respiratory infections in elderly
- Lidocaine patches as an alternative pain solution
- Keep misconceptions in mind when recommending probiotics
- FDA approves novel obesity treatment device
- USPSTF recommends widespread screening for syphilis as prevalence increases
- AANP supports bill for full practice authority for NPs in veterans health care
- Acceptance and commitment therapy effectively treats chronic pain
- Newborn screening identifies unknown cause of severe combined immunodeficiency
- FDA approves new drug for postmenopausal pain during sex
- Depression rate high in patients with mild cognitive impairment
- Ledipasvir-sofosbuvir treatment safe for kidney recipients with hepatitis C
- Primary care providers order more food allergen panels than allergists