MICHELLE A. ROETT, SARAH LIEGL, YALDA JABBARPOUR
Diabetic nephropathy, also called diabetic kidney disease, usually manifests after 10 years' duration of type 1 diabetes, but also may be present at diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. Persistent microalbuminuria is the earliest sign. Measures to slow disease progression include...
ROBERT E. POST, STUART L. KURLANSIK
Diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder relies on a clinical history, supported by a number of rating scales that take five to 20 minutes to complete, depending on the scale. Clinical guidelines recommend stimulants and the nonstimulant atomoxetine as first-line...
MAUREEN C. VAN DINTER, LISA GRAVES
Physicians must focus on the emotional needs of all involved when addressing maternal and neonatal medical requirements after an adverse birth outcome. A comprehensive assessment can determine the etiology of fetal demise in most cases, which may guide future preconception...
Permanently Adopting Increase in Primary Care Payments Could Save Medicare Billions | Medical Students Aware of Daily Challenges of Physician Work Life | Vaccine Safety Curriculum Prepares Residents to Address Patients' Concerns | Deadline Approaching to File Hardship...
KENNETH W. LIN
To more effectively disseminate the results of comparative effectiveness research into practice, AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program produces concise summaries of its reviews for patients, policy makers, and physicians. AFP has partnered with AHRQ to introduce a new journal...
The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.
For patients who have had diabetes longer than one year and are not using insulin, evidence suggests that the benefit of self-monitoring of blood glucose in lowering A1C levels is small at six months and disappears by 12 months. Self-monitoring of blood glucose does not...
COREY D. FOGLEMAN, Practice Pointers by
What are the effectiveness, benefits, and harms of therapies used to address core and associated symptoms of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in children two to 12 years of age?
ALEKSANDAR JANKOVIĆ, IVANA BINIĆ, DIMITRIJE JANKOVIĆ
Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.
DEBORAH R. ERLICH, WARREN BODINE
Tapentadol is a DEA schedule II opioid medication with a safety profile, duration of action, frequency of dosing, and analgesic effect similar to those of other oral narcotics, although it is more expensive. At low doses, immediate-release tapentadol is better tolerated than...
NICOLE W. ULIASSI
KENNETH T. MOON
KENNETH T. MOON
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is a term attributed to any infant death that cannot be explained. Sudden unexpected infant death describes any sudden and unexpected death, whether explained or unexplained, that occurs during infancy. The American Academy of Pediatrics ...
Pregnancy loss can take many different forms, from miscarriage to stillbirth to death soon after the baby is delivered. Every woman and her family will experience loss differently. There is no right or wrong way to feel after losing your baby.
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