March 2016 Issue of Clinical Advisor
Study results showed no significant difference based on the type of smoking cessation option they were given.
Administering steroids to pregnant women likely to give birth before 37 weeks can reduce infants' risk of respiratory complications.
Patients administered low doses of benzodiazepines have an elevated risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease compared with patients who received higher doses.
In adults, past exposure to marijuana was associated with worse verbal memory.
The USPSTF has found insufficient evidence to support screening all young children for autism spectrum disorder if a parent or clinician has no expressed concerns.
Low- and moderate-quality evidence suggests no difference between artificial mesh and native tissue repair of vaginal prolapse.
Although pioglitazone decreased the risk of stroke and myocardial infarction in this population, it elevated the risk of weight gain, edema, and bone fracture.
Women and men experience different symptoms, risks, and outcomes of myocardial infarction.
Patients with Crohn disease who ate high-fiber foods were 40% less likely to have a disease flare.
Prevalence of self-reported penicillin allergy was 3 times greater among those with chronic hives.
Once-weekly GLP-1RAs reduced HbA1c and fasting plasma glucose.
A clinician weighs in on the potential harms of full practice authority for Nurse Practitioners.
Despite the guideline, clinicians may choose to order MRI's for patients with dense breasts.
A clinician questions wonders if there is a connection between cardiac arrhythmia and the flu vaccine.
A patient begins rapidly losing her hair after an epidural steroid injection.
A clinician offers a tip helping patients remember to use their steroid inhalers.
Patients with COP generally have positive outcomes following a definitive diagnosis and the initiation of appropriate treatment.
In a patient-centric model of care, the effort focuses on the patient's wishes.
Alternative Meds Update
Bright light therapy may be safe and effective in children and adolescents.
Acute sinusitis is common, affecting 6% to 7% of children presenting with respiratory symptoms.
A clinician turns away a man looking for assistance before a walk-in clinic is open for the day.