MICHAEL SEMELKA, JONATHAN WILSON, RYAN FLOYD
Obstructive sleep apnea is disrupted breathing during sleep caused by a narrowing of the respiratory passages. The prevalence is higher in men, in persons older than 60 years, and in persons who are obese. Several health conditions are associated with obstructive sleep apnea,...
MICHAEL ERLANDSON, LAURIE C. IVEY, KATIE SEIKEL
Obesity is associated with numerous medical problems, such as cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, and diabetes mellitus. Dietary strategies emphasizing reduced caloric intake are important for weight loss. Behavioral interventions such as motivational interviewing and...
BENJAMIN KLIGLER, RAYMOND TEETS, MELISSA QUICK
Acupuncture is effective in the management of chronic low back pain. Mind-body interventions such as cognitive behavior therapy, yoga, tai chi, qi gong, and music therapy may be helpful for treating insomnia. Exercise can reduce anxiety symptoms. Herbal preparations and...
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A few minutes (and a few clicks on the computer) can open up rewarding therapeutic opportunities when registering with iPledge to prescribe isotretinoin.
JACOB CROTHERS, STEPHEN PETTERSON, ANDREW BAZEMORE, PETER WINGROVE
Opioid overdose rates have tripled since 2000, and although overprescribing of opioids by physicians is widely accepted as a causal factor, the physician's role in providing medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder is less appreciated. Despite a clear willingness...
AARON SAGUIL, MICHAEL MERCADO
There is good evidence that second-generation H1-antihistamines are helpful in the short- and intermediate-term suppression of urticaria. Cetirizine (Zyrtec) in a dosage of 10 mg daily is effective at completely suppressing symptoms of chronic spontaneous urticaria (number...
A woman presented with long-standing pain and stiffness in multiple joints. She had tenderness of metacarpophalangeal joints and nodules over the extensor surfaces of her elbows.
KAREN G. BUCHER, SCOTT A. WILTZ
Compared with placebo, thiazolidinediones (TZDs) decrease systolic blood pressure and fasting blood glucose and insulin levels while improving menstrual irregularities in women with PCOS. Metformin and TZDs have similar effects on pregnancy rates, ovulation, and menstrual...
ALLEN F. SHAUGHNESSY
In adolescents who eschew drug treatment of major depression, short-term CBT is more effective than treatment as usual in inducing recovery, with a number needed to treat of 4 to 10. CBT also produced faster results.
ALLEN F. SHAUGHNESSY
HENRY C. BARRY
In multiple randomized trials, the long-term use of second- or third-generation sulfonylureas in patients with type 2 diabetes is not associated with more deaths, myocardial infarctions (MIs), or strokes. The included trials tended not to report other safety data.
MARK H. EBELL
RONALD H. GOLDSCHMIDT
Postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) with anti-retroviral drugs to prevent transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) following sexual or injection drug use exposures (nonoccupational PEP or nPEP) is an essential intervention requiring a timely response. Updated guidelines...
Studies show that 1 in 72 patients had a nonfatal myocardial infarction prevents while harm end points included nonfatal stroke, hypotension, and bradycardia. Find out more.
OSA is a common disorder that causes people to temporarily stop or decrease breathing repeatedly during sleep. It affects up to 14% of people.
People become overweight for many reasons. Weight issues can run in families. They can be caused by unhealthy behaviors and a person's environment. Certain health problems and medicines can also lead to weight gain.
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