MAZEN S. BADER, DAVID S. McKINSEY
Postexposure prophylaxis is effective in preventing illness and reducing the spread of infection in individuals with potential or known exposure to a number of microbial pathogens. The need for postexposure prophylaxis depends on a variety of factors, including the type of...
THAD WILKINS, ALTAF TADKOD, IRYNA HEPBURN, ROBERT R. SCHADE
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is associated with physical inactivity, obesity, and metabolic syndrome. It should be considered in patients with unexplained elevation of liver enzyme levels or with hepatic steatosis noted on imaging. Management strategies involve a healthy...
ROBERT L. GAUER
The diagnosis of sepsis requires a clinical history and physical examination, with fever often being the first manifestation. Management strategies include respiratory stabilization, fluid resuscitation, vasopressor therapy, and antibiotic administration. Early goal-directed...
Physician Use of EHR Systems Examined | CMS Provides Billing Protocol to Avoid Payment Delays on Transitional Care | AHRQ Addresses Health Care Quality and Access | AAFP, Other Health Care Groups Support Proposed Rule on Background Checks | Medical School Enrollment Increases...
DALE A. PATTERSON, GERALD W. MORRIS, JR., ADAM HOUGHTON
Illicit drug use should be considered in the differential diagnosis of many clinical presentations, because the list of known deleterious effects is growing. There are an increasing number of case reports involving uncommon adverse effects of commonly abused illicit drugs.
Text message reminders increase attendance at health care appointments compared with no reminders or postal reminders. They are as effective as telephone call reminders but are less expensive.
Pharmacologic treatment of mild hypertension for up to five years does not reduce coronary events, stroke, or mortality compared with placebo.
CAT LIVINGSTON, FILZA AKHTAR, BRIGIT HATCH
Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.
MARK H. EBELL
Endovascular therapies (local delivery of t-PA, extracting the thrombus, or stenting) do not improve outcomes when added to intravenous t-PA alone.
Identifying HCV infection through testing is important to improve health outcomes in persons born in 1945 through 1965, because of increased risk of liver cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, and extrahepatic complications. The HCV Birth Cohort Testing Work Group, including...
Topical Antibiotics and Benzoyl Peroxide for Treatment of Acne
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is a buildup of fat in the liver that is not caused by drinking alcohol.
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