August 2016 Issue of Clinical Advisor
The USPSTF gave existing evidence an "I" recommendation.
The USPSTF has released a recommendation statement regarding screening adults for colorectal cancer.
Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants perform similarly to warfarin for patients with atrial fibrillation.
Updated guidelines for safely sedating pediatric patients have been released by the AAP and AAPD.
Patients with chronic, noncancer pain who were treated with long-acting opioid therapy had a 1.6 times greater risk of death.
General practices that prescribe fewer antibiotics may encounter slightly higher incidences of pneumonia and peritonsillar abscess.
Women who participated in an aerobic exercise program 3 to 4 times per week during their pregnancies were not likely to give birth prematurely.
The adoption of various state laws did not affect rates of opioid prescription or strength of dose.
New guidelines for the treatment and management of aspergillosis have been published by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
Ice is among alternative recommendations for treatment of chronic pain.
When symptoms of thyroid disease are present, clinicians should check thyroid antibodies even if thyroid function is normal.
Patients should be encouraged to incorporate daily exercise into their treatment regimen.
Patients with G6PD should avoid triggers of oxidative stress.
Healthcare professionals should be educated about the hallmark signs and symptoms of the Zika virus.
A greater understanding of the healthcare issues specific to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community may improve the quality of care.
Alternative Meds Update
The use of gold therapy as an anticancer agent appears promising, as does its more common use as a DMARD.
A clinician sends an 18-year-old patient for a same-day MRI but forgets to review the results with the same urgency.