November 2017 Issue of Clinical Advisor

November 2017 Issue of Clinical Advisor


USPSTF recommends screening for amblyopia in all children aged 3 to 5 years

The USPSTF recommends that children aged 3 to 5 years undergo vision screening at least once to detect amblyopia or its risk factors.

Venous thromboembolism risk strongly linked to height in men and women

Researchers found a strong association between VTE and height using sibling pair analysis.

Cervical cancer screening: recommendations from the USPSTF

The major change includes screening with hrHPV testing alone as an alternative to cytology screening alone starting at age 30 years.

Gastric bypass surgery effective for weight loss, diabetes prevention for 12 years

The 12-year results show that Roux-en-Y gastric bypass offered long-term durability of weight loss and was associated with fewer obesity-related coexisting conditions compared with those ...

Aspirin discontinuation increases risk of cardiovascular events

Patients who discontinued aspirin use experience a higher risk of cardiovascular events.

Advisor Forum

Tips for making a personal connection with your patients

Eye contact, positive body language, and humor are ways in which a clinician can make a personal connection with the patient.

Military sexual trauma: A primer for clinicians

Military sexual trauma includes any sexual activity in which a service member is involved against his or her will, ranging from sexual harassment to rape.

Cover Feature

Breast cancer screening: a review of current mammography guidelines

Consensus regarding mammography screening varies, and conflicting guidelines from medical organizations can cause confusion for patients and providers.

Clinical Feature

Preventing suicide in US veterans

Greater awareness and enhancing communication between patients and primary care providers can help lower the risk of suicide among US veterans.

Alternative Meds Update

Copper: A metal for osteoarthritic pain management

Oral copper supplements are not recommended unless extensive metabolic testing shows a true copper deficiency.

Legal Advisor

A patient commits murder

A nurse practitioner is sued by her patient's children after their mother is murdered.

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