June 2017 Issue of Clinical Advisor

June 2017 Issue of Clinical Advisor


Metastatic pancreatic cancer: a new clinical practice guideline

The guideline will help clinicians determine the appropriate treatment of patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer.

Short-term oral corticosteroid use associated with increased risk for sepsis, venous thromboembolism

Approximately 1 in 5 American adults use corticosteroids in the short term, which is associated with an increased risk for sepsis, venous thromboembolism, and fracture.

Corticosteroids for sore throat: a mixed bag of results

Oral corticosteroids could be an alternative symptomatic treatment for acute sore throat, which is a significant burden in primary care and a source of inappropriate ...

Colonoscopy timing after positive fecal test linked to colorectal cancer risk

A follow-up colonoscopy more than 10 months after a positive FIT result is associated with a higher risk of colorectal cancer and more advanced disease ...

Screening for preeclampsia throughout pregnancy recommended by USPSTF

The USPSTF recommends that pregnant women receive screening for preeclampsia with blood pressure measurements throughout pregnancy.

Integrative therapies during and after breast cancer treatment: a clinical practice guideline

Evidence supports the routine use of mind-body practices, such as yoga, meditation, relaxation techniques, and passive music therapy, to address common mental health concerns in ...

Advisor Forum

Working with multiple attending physicians in the emergency department

Working with a large number of attending physicians can be one of the biggest difficulties of being an advanced practice provider.

Treatment for cutaneous abscesses

Antibiotics do not always need to be used for cutaneous abscesses, but the condition must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to make a final ...

Cover Feature

Genetic testing: an overview for clinicians

Understanding genetic testing allows providers to make the most of this resource in patient care.

Alternative Meds Update

Coal tar: an anti-inflammatory treatment for psoriasis

Coal tar products are commonly used as a treatment for psoriasis.

Legal Advisor

A nurse fired for falling asleep on the job

After a nurse is fired for falling asleep at her job at a hospital, she claims that it was in retaliation for taking time off ...

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