RICHARD W. PRETORIUS, GORDANA GATARIC, STEVEN K. SWEDLUND, JOHN R. MILLER
Antithrombotic and antidiabetic medications, diuretics, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs cause most of the preventable hospital admissions due to adverse drug events. Reducing the risk requires close monitoring of functional status, early identification of symptoms,...
DYANNE P. WESTERBERG
Diabetic ketoacidosis can occur in persons of all ages and is characterized by elevated glucose and ketone levels, lower pH and bicarbonate levels, and dehydration. Appropriate treatment includes intravenous f luids, insulin, and monitoring of glucose and electrolyte levels....
YASMIN S. BRADFIELD
Amblyopia is the leading cause of monocular vision loss in children. The condition is treatable if diagnosed early, making the identification of amblyopia critical. Vision chart testing, red ref lex testing, and visual examination of the eyes are used to screen and diagnose...
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AARON SAGUIL, NKEMAKONAM OKPOKWASILI
Physical training lasting for at least 20 to 30 minutes, two to three times a week for at least six weeks, improves physical fitness in patients with asthma. Physical training is not associated with worsening of asthma symptoms, and it improves health-related quality of life.
SHAISTA A. QURESHI, JOANNE E. WILKINSON
In several small, low-quality trials, vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy was associated with a statistically nonsignificant trend toward a decreased risk of low birth weight. There is insufficient evidence to recommend routine vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy.
Energy drinks are becoming more popular in the United States, and family physicians should be familiar with them and their potentially harmful effects.
COREY D. FOGLEMAN
What are the comparative effectiveness, benefits, and adverse effects of oral and topical analgesics for osteoarthritis?
MICHAEL M. McKEE
This scenario illustrates issues related to end-of-life care and placement in a long-term care facility for older individuals with significant hearing loss. An analysis of data from the 1999 to 2006 cycles of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, and...
JOHN YOSAY, ROBERT LENNON, JAMES KECK
Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.
Beta-blocker therapy was not associated with a reduced risk of adverse cardiovascular events in adults with a prior MI, known CAD without prior MI, or three or more known risk factors for CAD.
This guideline from the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) focuses on sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), which affects 5 to 20 per 100,000 persons in the United States. Early diagnosis is essential for effective management.
It is an unintended and unwanted effect that happens after taking a normal dose of a medicine.
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