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Comparing Osteoporosis Screening, Treatment Strategies in Postmenopausal Women

Comparing Osteoporosis Screening, Treatment Strategies in Postmenopausal Women

The need for effective osteoporosis screening tools and treatment strategies is high, as the current methods have a low sensitivity for determining postmenopausal women at risk for a major osteoporotic fracture.

Use of Diabetes Monitoring Tests in Primary Care Suboptimal

Less than 60% of patients with diabetes given HbA1c, lipid profile tests in preceding 12 months.

Topical Methyl Estradiolpropanoate Safe, Effective for Treating Estrogen-Deficient Skin

A study was conducted to assess the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of methyl estradiolpropanoate, a topical soft estrogen cosmeceutical for the treatment of estrogen-deficient skin.

Opinion

Obesity Medicine: Time for a Paradigm Shift?

Overweight patients often experience bias from the medical community, which may prevent them from seeking medical attention, even when it's necessary.

ACP supports higher HbA1c targets for pharmacotherapy in adults with T2D

ACP responds to criticism from the ADA, the Endocrine Society, the AACE, and the AADE of guidance that clinicians should aim to achieve an HbA1c level between 7% and 8% in most people with type 2 diabetes.

Examining the effects of wearable fitness trackers

The utility and effectiveness of wearable fitness devices are discussed in a clinician's opinion piece.

Clinical Features

Managing Bisphosphonate Drug Holidays in Patients With Osteoporosis

Managing Bisphosphonate Drug Holidays in Patients With Osteoporosis

Ongoing treatment with bisphosphonate therapy may not be needed to prevent future fractures in certain patients due to the sustained effect of the drug.

Common Interferences in Thyroid Immunoassays

Common Interferences in Thyroid Immunoassays

Despite the benefits of using immunoassays in clinical laboratories, various types of interference can lead to inaccurate results that cloud clinical decision-making.

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