MARC A. CHILDRESS, BLAIR A. BECKER
Cervical radiculopathy most often stems from degenerative disease in the cervical spine. It can be diagnosed with the patient history and physical examination alone. The Spurling test, shoulder abduction test, and upper limb tension test can be used to confirm the diagnosis....
MARK H. EBELL, ROLAND GRAD
The top 20 research studies of 2015 were selected based on their validity, relevance, and potential to change practice. Known as POEMs (patient-oriented evidence that matters), these original research studies and systematic reviews cover a range of topics, including...
ERIKA M. NOONAN, TIMOTHY W. FARRELL
Prostate cancer has a high survival rate, but many patients face physical and psychosocial issues after surgical, hormonal, or radiation treatment. This article summarizes the American Cancer Society Prostate Cancer Survivorship Care Guidelines, which recommend management...
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PAUL F. SWENSON, MARK H. EBELL
The Adult Preventive Health Care Schedule provides a concise and informative visual representation of USPSTF recommendations.
DEAN A. SEEHUSEN, ELIZABETH A. EGITTO
The combination of antiviral agents and corticosteroids is more effective than corticosteroids alone for the complete recovery of patients with Bell palsy (number needed to treat [NNT] = 15) and for the resolution of motor synkinesis and excessive tear production (NNT = 12)....
KARLYNN SIEVERS, HUGH SILK
Topically applied fluoride varnishes are safe and effective in preventing dental caries in children and adolescents. There is little information about adverse effects or treatment acceptability. Family physicians should consider incorporating fluoride varnish into childhood...
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in young children for whom no concerns of ASD have been raised by their parents or a clinician.
SURESH K. MENON, NELSON E. VELAZQUEZ
A woman presented with enlarging ulcers on her leg and foot. Large ulcerations exposed muscles and tendons, with sharp margins, an undermined and violaceous border, and granulation tissue over the ulcer beds.
SCOTT BARTKOSKI, MARGARET DAY
Intravenous (IV) ALA can improve neuropathy symptoms when administered for three weeks, but symptom improvement with oral ALA is not clinically significant. There is no evidence evaluating long-term treatment.
ALLEN F. SHAUGHNESSY
NITA SHRIKANT KULKARNI
ALLEN F. SHAUGHNESSY
In almost 400 Spanish primary care patients with mild to moderate symptoms of respiratory infection of less than one week's duration, both a “take-and-hold” prescription and a “come back and pick up, if necessary” prescription produced a similar clinical response—and similar...
NITA SHRIKANT KULKARNI
Patients who have heart failure with preserved ejection fraction had decreased levels of activity and more adverse events when they were receiving isosorbide mononitrate than when they were taking a placebo. Moreover, activity levels decreased with increases in the dose of...
This summary practice guideline from the American Heart Association focuses on adult and child basic life support and CPR quality, as well as alternative CPR techniques.
JOSEPH YANCEY, PATRICK SAAS
Studies show that 1 in 14 patients were parin-free at two hours and none experienced adverse events. Find out more.
HERBERT L. MUNCIE, JR.
Cervical radiculopathy is caused by a pinched nerve in your neck. It can cause symptoms in your shoulder, arm, or hand. Sometimes the symptoms happen in both arms.
Prostate cancer may be treated in many ways. Treatments include surgery, radiation therapy, and hormone therapy. After you have been treated for prostate cancer, there are several things you can do to stay healthy.
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