Clinicians need to discuss the types of atrial fibrillation (AF), assessment tools used to designate stroke risk, and best treatment options to prevent stroke when the diagnosis of AF is made.
Dysphagia affects more than half of older patients and often necessitates a change in how oral medications are delivered.
Providers should be prepared to discuss rosacea in patients suspected of having the disease. Early recognition and proper therapy can improve the quality of life of patients with rosacea.
One of the most common symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea is excessive daytime sleepiness, which is why it is often confused with narcolepsy.
Effective implementation of HIV prevention strategies begins with appropriate patient-clinician communication, and one of the most important things a nurse practitioner and physician assistant can do is normalize the conversation.
Peripheral artery disease is one of the most underdiagnosed entities in vascular medicine, and clinicians should look for specific patient risk factors such as smoking, diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia when screening for this disease.
As dyspareunia may cause distress or interpersonal conflict between women and their partners, healthcare providers should routinely ask about discomfort during intercourse, especially in menopausal patients.
For optimal results, a multifaceted approach should be used for management of patients with atopic dermatitis.