ANNE D. WALLING, GRETCHEN M. DICKSON
Screening for hearing loss is recommended in adults older than 50 to 60 years. The medical history can indicate etiology and identify risk factors. Physical examination includes inspection of the auditory canal and tympanic membrane. Management goals are to address any...
MICHAEL KING, JOE KINGERY, BARETTA CASEY
Heart failure has high morbidity and mortality rates, especially in older persons. Many conditions, such as coronary artery disease, hypertension, valvular heart disease, and diabetes mellitus, can cause or lead to decompensation of chronic heart failure. The initial...
JEFFREY D. TIEMSTRA
Ankle sprains are common injuries in teenagers and young adults, and often occur during athletic activity. The Ottawa ankle rules may be used to determine the need for radiography by ruling out fracture. Options for pain relief include cryotherapy and pharmacotherapy. Ankle...
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CHRISTINE HENG, VICTOR M. BADNER, TASIOS G. VAKKAS, ROSEMARY JOHNSON, YVON YEO
In 2007, more than 5.4 million patients in the United States were taking oral bisphosphonates. However, bisphosphonates are under scrutiny because of the risk of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw.
ROBERT DACHS, ANDREA DARBY-STEWART, MARK A. GRABER
This scientific guideline includes three game changers for physicians regarding TIA. The Journal Club authors discuss why physicians should be wary of clinical guidelines that are based on expert opinion.
PIERRE L. MARTIN-HIRSCH, NICHOLAS J. WOOD
What are the effects of interventions to prevent cervical cancer? What are the effects of interventions to manage early-stage cervical cancer? What are the effects of additional interventions to manage bulky early-stage cervical cancer?
JUSTIN A. LEE, MORTEZA KHODAEE
Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.
STEPHEN A. WILSON, JENNIE BRODERS
Jalyn offers the convenience of taking one medication instead of two. Although monotherapy with dutasteride or tamsulosin is beneficial for many men, the combination drug is slightly better than either component alone at decreasing symptom scores; however, these benefits are...
Most hospitalized patients have at least one risk factor for venous thromboembolism (VTE), such as pulmonary embolism or deep venous thrombosis. The American College of Physicians (ACP) has released guidelines on VTE prophylaxis in hospitalized, nonsurgical patients,...
DAVID A. MOSS, TRAVIS C. RUSSELL, JENNIE B. MOSS, MARK B. STEPHENS, ALISON ROLLINS
NSV should be used instead of the standard incisional method.
There are several things you should do to help your ankle heal:
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