GERALD LIU, NICOLE SLATER, ALLEN PERKINS
Patient risk factors are key in determining when to initiate therapy with antiepileptics after a first seizure. These agents have important adverse effects that must be weighed against any benefit that may be conferred. Additionally, many persons do not experience seizure...
GARY N. ASHER, AMANDA H. CORBETT, ROY L. HAWKE
Physicians should maintain an open dialogue with patients about dietary supplement use and potential interactions with over-the-counter or prescription medications. Many resources are available to provide current data on supplement safety and product quality information. This...
RANIT MISHORI, SHOSHANA ALEINIKOFF, DAWN DAVIS
Before resettlement in the United States, all refugees must undergo an overseas medical screening to detect conditions that pose a potential health threat. On arrival, they should undergo an examination to detect diseases prevalent in their country of origin or departure, and...
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A review of the refugee resettlement process and the clinical aspects of caring for patients who have experienced war, conflict, violence, and threats.
MATTHEW S. RICE
A 47-year-old man presented with general fatigue, chills, dyspnea, dry cough, and occasional subjective fever. Chest radiography demonstrated diffuse hazy opacities.
ROBERT J. McNELLIS, SHAVONDA THOMAS
R.K. is a 52-year-old white man who presents to your office for a preventive health visit. He is overweight and has a history of hypertension and hyperlipidemia, which are stable and well controlled with medication. One of his coworkers was recently diagnosed with obstructive...
KATHERINE UVELLI, JON O. NEHER, SARAH SAFRANEK
Several treatments for calcaneal apophysitis may produce modest short-term improvements in pain scores. Heel inserts and prefabricated orthotics may initially improve pain scores and dysfunction, but patients have equal improvement by three months with or without therapy.
NITA SHRIKANT KULKARNI
Compared with aspirin, the use of rivaroxaban (Xarelto) to extend anticoagulation beyond the initial six to 12 months to treat provoked or unprovoked VTE reduces the risk of recurrent symptomatic VTE without increasing the risk of bleeding. You would need to treat...
ALLEN F. SHAUGHNESSY
ALLEN F. SHAUGHNESSY
We are now flush with data about the effects of niacin in patients with elevated cholesterol levels. Despite its ability to raise high-density lipoprotein (HDL) serum cholesterol levels, it does not add additional mortality or morbidity benefit to statin treatment. Patients...
The NIAID has provided addendum guidelines, which include recommendations based on new evidence for peanut allergy prevention.
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in asymptomatic adults.
Seizure (SEE-zhure) is a word for body movements you can't control. Seizures are caused by nerves in the brain not working right.
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