CAROLYN CHU, LEALAH C. POLLOCK, PETER A. SELWYN
Persons with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection often develop complications related directly to the infection, as well as to its treatment. Aging, lifestyle factors, and HIV-associated comorbidities also increase the risk of developing chronic conditions such as...
THAD WILKINS, JACQUELINE SEQUOIA
Probiotics have been widely studied for a variety of conditions because of their role in maintaining immunologic equilibrium in the gastrointestinal tract. High-quality evidence shows that probiotics are effective for treating acute infectious diarrhea, antibiotic-associated...
CHERYL B. IGLESIA, KATELYN R. SMITHLING
Pelvic support problems affect as many as one-half of women, although patients with prolapse are commonly asymptomatic. Pelvic floor disorders such as prolapse may be difficult to identify because patients experiencing these conditions may not volunteer information about...
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PATRICK J. HANAWAY
Which probiotics should I take? We have all heard this question from our patients in clinical practice. In 2012, approximately 3.8 million adults1 and 300,000 children2 were using probiotics—a fourfold increase over the previous five years. This question begets many further...
Does yoga improve quality of life and symptoms in patients with asthma?
IRBERT L. VEGA
For patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction in sinus rhythm, is warfarin (Coumadin) therapy superior to aspirin regarding the risk of cardiac events and mortality?
MAYA BASS, KRYS FOSTER, JAMES STUDDIFORD
A 26-year-old man presented with a rash on much of his body that had steadily spread over one year. The rash covered his limbs, including his palms and soles, and his ears (Figures 1 and 2). He did not have associated pain, pruritus, or limb paresthesia. He did not have...
A 58-year-old nonspeaking patient with an intellectual disability was admitted to the hospital for cholecystitis. He also had a well-controlled seizure disorder, secondary parkinsonism from medications he was no longer taking, and diabetes insipidus. His surgery was...
Key Points for Practice
DEAN A. SEEHUSEN, RANDY BAIN
Study Population: Adults with fibromyalgia
HIV infection can cause problems with your nervous system, heart, stomach, liver, kidneys, bones, and metabolism. These problems can also be side effects of medicines used to treat HIV (called antiretroviral therapy, or ART). Side effects can happen when ART is taken with...
Probiotics are organisms (bacteria and yeasts) that are taken to improve health.
Prolapse is when organs in your pelvis, such as the uterus, bladder, or rectum, bulge into or past the opening of your vagina. It may feel like a bulge or a pouch.
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