March 2018 Issue of Clinical Advisor

March 2018 Issue of Clinical Advisor


Gastric Bypass vs Sleeve Gastrectomy in Morbidly Obese Patients

There is no statistically significant difference in weight loss at 5 years after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy vs laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in morbidly obese patients.

Low caffeine level may be biomarker for Parkinson disease

Caffeine and its 3 downstream metabolites may be helpful as a biomarker for Parkinson disease.

Glucocorticoid treatment ineffective for reducing sepsis-related mortality

Hydrocortisone treatment does not effectively reduce mortality in sepsis.

Acute ischemic stroke: new guidelines open treatment window to 24 hours

At the 2018 International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles, the AHA/ASA released updated guidelines for the early management of ischemic strokes, which account for 87% ...

Gestational diabetes increases T2D, hypertension, heart disease risk

Women with gestational diabetes have a greater risk of developing T2D and cardiovascular events than women who were not previously diagnosed with the disease.

2018 Immunization schedule for children, adolescents: ACIP recommendations

The updates contain new or revised ACIP recommendations for poliovirus, influenza, and measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines, as well as a clarification of the recommendations ...

ACIP releases 2018 recommended immunization schedule for adults

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices updated its immunization recommendations for adults.

Advisor Forum

Cutaneous leishmaniasis: A potential treatment option

This is a disease that will affect clinicians in the southwest US and eventually the entire country as climate warming progresses.

A patient with a bone marrow transplant shows how short and precious life is

I will never forget the intent of his teaching as he knew the prognosis was grim for him.

Fever, chills, and nausea after beginning long-acting reversible contraception

During presentation to the emergency department, she was found to have a white blood cell count of 18,000 with a left shift, urinalysis positive for ...

Cover Feature

Coronary artery disease: primary prevention measures

Primary prevention efforts such as exercise, weight control, cessation of smoking, and alcohol intake can greatly affect the development of CAD.

Stat Consult

Stat consult: Intimate partner violence

Intimate partner violence was reported in over 30% of female psychiatric patients.

Legal Advisor

A Patient Is Mistakenly Told He Is Dying

A clinician shares a patient's incorrect diagnosis with another government agency.

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