WILLIAM D. ANDERSON, III, SCOTT M. STRAYER, SHANE R. MULL
Proton pump inhibitors are the most effective medical therapy, and they all provide similar relief of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms. There is insufficient evidence to recommend testing for Helicobacter pylori in patients with GERD. In the absence of alarm...
JAMES HAYNES, KELLY R. ARNOLD, CHRISTINA AGUIRRE-OSKINS, SATHISH CHANDRA
The first goal in the evaluation of an adult with a neck mass is to determine whether it is malignant. Etiologies can be grouped according to whether the mass is acute, subacute, or chronic. Patient history and physical examination can further narrow the differential...
CHRISTOPHER M. HERNDON, KIMBERLY SCHIEL ZOBERI, BRUCE J. GARDNER
Evaluation of chronic low back pain begins with promptly identifying and referring patients with suspected epidural spinal cord compression or cauda equina syndrome. Imaging is generally not needed in the absence of red flags, infection, or fracture. The goals of therapy...
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Recommendations from the USPSTF are intended to guide the clinical preventive services provided by primary care clinicians in the outpatient setting, or referable from that setting. We highlight the new and updated USPSTF recommendations from 2014.
What are the effects of interventions to reduce symptoms of acute infective sore throat?
Family physicians play a crucial role in bringing back hope and optimism to patients who are seeking to lose weight.
TRACY WOLFF, TINA FAN, PAUL LEWIS, III
N.C. is a 65-year-old woman who presents for her yearly checkup. She walks one to two miles daily, is in generally good health, has no significant cardiovascular history, and has no health concerns at today's visit.
NITA SHRIKANT KULKARNI
In this noninferiority trial, monotherapy with a beta-lactam was not as effective as combination therapy with a beta-lactam and a macrolide for achieving clinical stability in seven days for hospitalized patients with moderately severe CAP.
MARIA LAPLANTE, RICHARD USATINE
A man presented with severe pain and swelling in his knees and wrists that affected his ability to walk, and a rash on his thighs, knees, hands, and lower back.
JILL ENDRES, MARK A. GRABER, ROBERT DACHS
This guideline from the American College of Physicians (ACP) provides evidence on the use of pelvic examination to screen for pathology in average-risk, non-pregnant women. This guideline concentrates on screening in women without symptoms; a pelvic examination with bimanual...
The USPSTF recommends against screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis in the general adult population.
THEODORE R. BROWN, CLYDETTE POWELL, ALLEN L. PELLETIER
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (or GERD, for short) is a very common condition. People with GERD often have heartburn, and stomach contents can leak back into your throat. People with GERD may also have nausea and chest or belly pain.
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