February 2018 Issue of Clinical Advisor
The AAFP continues to use the 2014 JNC8 guideline instead of the 2017 AHA/ACC update.
Findings do not support routine vitamin D and calcium supplementation in community-dwelling older adults for lowering the incidence of osteoporosis-related fractures.
The American Academy of Neurology has released updated guideline recommendations for mild cognitive impairment.
Increased ibuprofen administration elevates LH and decreases testosterone to LH and inhibin B to FSH ratios in young adult men.
Use of long-acting bronchodilators is linked to cardiovascular risks in patients with COPD.
A PA reflects on a time when a patient complained of left-sided neck pain and was diagnosed with a 12-cm mass.
Patients on particular medications, or with certain underlying medical conditions, may experience orthostatic hypotension when arising from bed or a chair.
There was no warning, he had no allergies, and they were not associated with any cold symptoms or other conditions.
A 2-year-old boy was having worsening daily episodes of explosive diarrhea. He had no fevers, and his appetite and diet were unchanged.
UTIs present clinically as dysuria, with symptoms of frequent and urgent urination secondary to irritation of the urethral and bladder mucosa.
Because of the high number of unintended pregnancies and the effectiveness of LARCs, they should be a first-line contraceptive option for most women.
A nurse in a VA facility files a complaint against a clinician, which ends with a criminal conviction.