MARC A. CHILDRESS, ANTHONY BEUTLER
Persons with chronic tendon injuries commonly present to the primary care physician. This article provides general therapy guidelines, but focuses primarily on noninvasive, first-line treatments for the most common types of chronic tendon injuries.
BRIAN K. CROWNOVER, JENNIFER L. BEPKO
Appropriate use of diagnostic imaging reduces the risk of radiation exposure and possible future cancers. The American College of Radiology has published appropriateness criteria for various imaging modalities in clinical scenarios involving conditions of the central nervous...
WESLEY M. THEURER, AMIT K. BHAVSAR
Unintentional injury is the most common cause of childhood death in the United States. Interventions that reduce the risk of injury in children include adhering to proper sleep guidelines for infants, adequate pool fencing, helmet use, and education about prevention of fires...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an open letter to health care professionals who prescribe extended-release or long-acting opioid analgesics, encouraging them to participate in training activities. These continuing medical education (CME) activities are...
TRACY HØEG, null NÆSTVED, LAWRENCE LEEMAN
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.
DENNIS R. DURBIN
Despite significant reductions in the number of children killed in motor vehicle crashes over the past decade, these crashes continue to be the leading cause of death for children and adolescents older than three years in the United States.1 In 2010, more than 4,000 children...
NATHAN HITZEMAN, KATHERINE BELSKY
Multidisciplinary interventions that address polypharmacy decrease inappropriate prescribing and medication-related problems in patients 65 years and older, but it is not clear if they reduce hospital admissions or improve quality of life. Most interventions studied were led...
COREY D. FOGLEMAN
Consuming 50 g of cocoa daily will lower blood pressure 2 to 3 mm Hg on average in adults with hypertension. Evidence of improved patient-oriented outcomes does not exist.
HENRY C. BARRY
Screening high-risk patients for diabetes provides no 10-year mortality benefit.
ALLEN F. SHAUGHNESSY
A teaspoonful of honey, given alone or with a noncaffeinated liquid before bedtime, decreases cough frequency and severity while improving the sleep of parents and the child with acute cough.
HENRY C. BARRY
Patients with exacerbations of mild to moderate COPD have a higher rate of cure when given amoxicillin/clavulanate compared with placebo.
WEI-LI KO, HSIOU-HSIN TSAI
Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.
The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has released updated recommendations for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the hip and knee, and has developed new recommendations for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the hand. These recommendations are categorized as strong or...
LAURA A. MAKAROFF, LARRY A. GREEN, STEPHEN M. PETTERSON, ANDREW W. BAZEMORE
The physician workforce has steadily grown faster than the U.S. population over the past 30 years, context that is often absent in conversations anticipating physician scarcity. Policy makers addressing future physician shortages should also direct resources to ensure...
Preventing Injuries: How Can I Keep My Child Safe?
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