ALLEN PERKINS, R. LAMAR DUFFY
Atypical moles are characterized by asymmetry, border irregularity, color unevenness, diameter of 6 mm or more, and evolution. They can be difficult to diagnose because they share some of the same clinical and histologic features of melanoma. Although atypical moles are...
RUPAL OZA, MIRIAM GARCELLANO
Nonpharmacologic strategies have been shown to help lower blood pressure, and lifestyle modifications are commonly recommended for patients with hypertension. A diet that emphasizes vegetables, fruits, and whole grains; limiting sodium intake to less than 2,400 mg per day;...
STEPHEN M. ADAMS, CHAD E. WARD, KARLA L. GARCIA
The incidence of sudden infant death syndrome has decreased more than 50% in the past 20 years, largely as a result of the Back to Sleep campaign. The most important risk factors relate to the sleep environment. Parents should place infants on their backs to sleep, should not...
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The changing epidemiology of vector-borne diseases highlights the importance of personal protective measures, including the use of insect repellents. Family physicians should be knowledgeable about which products are effective and safe.
KATHLEEN BARNES, STEPHEN PETTERSON, ANDREW BAZEMORE
The expansion of osteopathic medical schools was to be a boon for underserved areas in need of primary care service. However, the impact has thus far been diminished by the decrease in osteopathic graduates engaged in primary care practice. Policy makers and leaders should...
SUSAN X. LIN, KATHLEEN KLINK, PETER WINGROVE, STEPHEN PETTERSON, ANDREW BAZEMORE
Trends in the composition of the primary care physician workforce since 2000 show a declining proportion of U.S. allopathic physicians, and increasing proportions of U.S. osteopath physicians and both U.S.-born and foreign-born international graduates.
NATHAN HITZEMAN, REBECCA STEPHENS
Low-quality evidence shows that low-dose colchicine (up to 1.8 mg over one hour) is an effective therapy for acute gout.
Aclidinium did not decrease all-cause mortality or exacerbations requiring oral steroids, antibiotics, or both. However, aclidinium decreased the number of patients with exacerbations requiring hospitalization and improved quality of life in those with stable COPD.
ALLEN F. SHAUGHNESSY
This statement from American and European diabetes societies suggests that tighter control of hyperglycemia be attempted only in patients with a recent diagnosis and a low risk of hypoglycemia; who have a long life expectancy with few or no comorbidities, including...
JAIVIDHYA DASARATHY, MAHDI AWWAD, CHRISTINE ALEXANDER
A man presented with fever; chills; and a pruritic, peeling, red rash over his entire body. He also had pain in his hands.
LUKE MILLER, JACK SPITTLER, MORTEZA KHODAEE, JONATHAN T. BRAVMAN, COREY LYON, LILIAN HOFFECKER
There are no clear evidence-based criteria to decide which patients should undergo operative vs. nonoperative management of acute Achilles tendon rupture.
The American College of Physicians (ACP) has provided recommendations for nonsurgical treatment of UI in women. Treatment of UI is aimed at achieving, or at least improving, symptoms. It is deemed effective if it reduces the number of episodes by at least one-half.
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for thyroid dysfunction in nonpregnant, asymptomatic adults.
Studies show that none were helped and 1 in 6 patients were harmed. See why.
CARRIE PIERCE, GABRIELLE deFIEBRE, LINDA PRINE
SIDS is when a baby who seems healthy dies while sleeping. It's the number one cause of death in babies between one month and one year of age.
There are many things you can do to lower your blood pressure if you do not want to take medicines.
Incorrect feeding position for infants. The article “Common Questions About Outpatient Care of Premature Infants” (August 15, 2014, p. 244) contained an error in the third sentence of the third paragraph of the evidence summary for the section titled “How Should...
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