HOBART LEE, JEFFREY KIM, KARINE TAGMAZYAN
The guidelines from the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) combine the subjective and objective components of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to classify severity and guide treatment recommendations. Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary...
CHARLES KODNER, ANGELA WETHERTON
Family physicians should consider physical abuse in the differential diagnosis of suspicious injuries, and report suspected abuse to child protective services. Assessment for abuse involves a history and physical examination, as well as radiographic imaging and laboratory...
TONYA L. CAYLOR, ALLEN PERKINS
Although polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis are similar inflammatory conditions that often occur together, they have distinct symptoms that necessitate long-term corticosteroid use in older adults. Relapse is common in both diseases. Surveillance is important, as...
Study Finds Patients' Insurance Status Does Not Affect Quality of Care | Job Satisfaction Is Top Priority for Students | Graham Center Projects State-by-State Demand for Primary Care Physicians | Tool Compares Health Exchange Plan Prices
SHAUNTA' M. RAY, AMY R. BARGER STEVENS
Data suggest that inhaler devices have similar effectiveness in treating patients with COPD; however, a variety of factors must be considered when selecting the best device for each patient.
DEAN A. SEEHUSEN, RICHARD SHERIDAN
What are the comparative effectiveness and adverse effects of second-generation antidepressants for treating depression in adults?
What are the effects of treatments for chronic suppurative otitis media in adults and children? What are the effects of treatments for cholesteatoma in adults and children?
MOLLIE ASHE SCOTT, LINDSY MEADOWCRAFT, DEBBIE SKOLNIK
Bisphosphonates are associated with a small risk of atypical femoral shaft fractures, which increases with duration of use. Bisphosphonates are associated with a small risk of osteonecrosis of the jaw, which is more common in patients who are older, female, or have poor...
E. BLAKE FAGAN, SEAN C. FINNEGAN, ANDREW W. BAZEMORE, CLAIRE B. GIBBONS, STEPHEN M. PETTERSON
With state planners working to address primary care shortages and federal graduate medical education payment reform looming, regional retention statistics for family medicine residency programs are a subject of high interest. Using the 2009 American Medical Association...
Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.
Childhood type 2 diabetes poses a challenge to many physicians who are not used to treating this disease in such young patients. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a guideline of evidence-based recommendations for treating type 2 diabetes in patients 10 to...
ALLEN F. SHAUGHNESSY
ALLEN F. SHAUGHNESSY
Fewer than 1% of patients who undergo routine provocative cardiac testing after having two sets of negative serum troponin results following an episode of acute chest pain are identified as having potential benefit from revascularization (American Heart Association [AHA]...
SARAH L. ANDERSON, LAURA M. BORGELT
Polymyalgia rheumatica (PAW-lee-my-AL-juh roo-MAT-ick-uh), or PMR, is a condition in which the muscles in your neck, shoulders, upper arms, hips, and thighs become swollen and sore. It causes pain and stiffness.
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