October 2017 Issue of Clinical Advisor

October 2017 Issue of Clinical Advisor


Antiemetics: a clinical practice guideline update from ASCO

The updated guidelines will help clinicians prevent and manage nausea and vomiting caused by antineoplastic agents or radiation therapy in cancer patients.

Anti-inflammatory drug may reduce risk of cardiovascular events, lung cancer

The findings offer the first strong clinical evidence that inflammation-targeted therapy may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

CDC releases updated influenza vaccine recommendations for 2017-2018

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has released the guidelines for the 2017-2018 season.

Managing hypertension in diabetes: a position statement from the ADA

The statement includes advances in care since the ADA's last position statement was published in 2003.

Vitamin D supplements reduce depressive symptoms, cardiac events in moderate to severe depression

In patients with depressive symptoms, vitamin D deficiency with no additional supplements had the highest depressive score at 6 months and shortest cardiac event-free survival.

Hormone replacement therapy for menopause not associated with increased mortality risk

The researchers found no long-term increase in either all-cause or cause-specific mortality among women who received hormone therapy for up to 5.6 years or 7.2 ...

Advisor Forum

Immunization in healthcare providers: Comments from our readers

Clinicians discuss the benefits of healthcare providers receiving vaccinations in order to prevent the spread of disease in the workplace.

Transcending the emotional barriers between provider and patient

Transcending the emotional barriers between clinician and patient can lead to a stronger, more balanced professional life.

Cover Feature

Opioids and naloxone for pain management

Co-prescribing naloxone and opioids in primary care is recommended for patients who have a high risk for opioid overdose.

Clinical Feature

Preventing sudden death in young athletes

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, myocarditis, valvular heart disease, and dilated cardiomyopathy are among the most common causes.


Opioid use in middle-aged adults

Clinicians are in the unique position to educate and counsel middle-aged adults about their opioid use and influence strategies needed to provide effective pain control.

Alternative Meds Update

Kefir: A natural probiotic with vitamins, minerals, and proteins

Commercially prepared kefir is considered to be safe, mainly as a result of the pasteurization process that is required for dairy products.

Stat Consult

Stat consult: Head lice

Approximately 6 to 12 million head lice cases are diagnosed in the United States per year, primarily affecting elementary school children.

Legal Advisor

Fired after violating a patient's privacy

A nurse notifies other clinicians that a patient is positive for hepatitis C.

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