In tandem with our 20th anniversary, we at Clinical Advisor recognize the advances that have occurred in clinical practice over the past few decades and share the perspectives of members of our audience.
Close your eyes when auscultating or palpating.
A postprandial blood sugar level should be less than 180 mg/dL.
It works by dissolving or loosening the cerumen, allowing it to be more easily removed upon irrigation.
If affected by seasonal allergies after returning from outside during high allergy season, wash your hands.
I will never forget a 3-year-old jumping actively in the office who had no active cough or wheeze but a mother who said that he coughed nightly for more than 3 weeks.
Suspecting that this phenomenon might be the source of my nighttime pain, causing significant REM sleep deprivation, I reasoned that a neuromodulator such as a gabapentinoid might be helpful.
Patients on particular medications, or with certain underlying medical conditions, may experience orthostatic hypotension when arising from bed or a chair.
Eye contact, positive body language, and humor are ways in which a clinician can make a personal connection with the patient.
Apply any toothpaste to fire ant bites and wash off after 10 minutes
A household cleaner such as Windex can be used to remove a ring from a swollen finger.
Patients who are taking opioids can manage their tolerance by taking magnesium 500mg.
Alpha-lipoic acid, 600mg daily, is an effective treatment option for patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
Treating lacerations properly requires benzoin, Steri-Strips, and a Dermabond to cover.
Converting pounds to kilograms in your head is easier than you think.
Unplanned pregnancies can occur when a patient misunderstands the proper use of contraception.
Asking for a patient’s exercise regimen should be incorporated when checking for basic vital signs.
Vitamin D3 at 2000 IU reduced the incidence of type 1 diabetes by 88%.
Pressure on a wound is the key to stopping blood flow.
Creams, sanitizers, and antiperspirant are all acceptable forms of treatment for tinea pedis and yeast infections.