Amy Locke, Jill Schneiderhan, Suzanna M. Zick
Diet is the single most significant risk factor for disability and premature death. The Mediterranean diet, the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension diet, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and the Healthy Eating Plate are dietary approaches that have benefits such...
John R. McConaghy, Daniel Fosselman
Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating beyond what is necessary for thermoregulation. It often causes social, emotional, and work impairment. Primary hyperhidrosis is an idiopathic, bilateral sweating of the axillae, palms, soles, or face, whereas secondary hyperhidrosis is...
Mark L. Higdon, Charles J. Atkinson, Kelley V. Lawrence
Most oncologic emergencies can be classified as metabolic, hematologic, structural, or a treatment adverse effect. Cancer is often not diagnosed until a related condition emerges. Family physicians should be familiar with common oncologic emergencies so that patients can be...
Kathleen Uhl, John R. Peters
We want to assure all stakeholders of the rigorous approval process that supports the FDA's commitment to ensuring the high quality of generic drugs marketed in the United States.
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Kathryn Morcom, Madeline Lyons, Kathryn Morcom, Madeline Lyons
Although the association between stroke and depression is well known and prevalent, it is often overlooked.
Anne L. Mounsey, Matthew R. Zeitler
There is insufficient evidence to support the routine use of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers for the detection of progressive dementias in patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). These tests carry the risk of overdiagnosis of dementia and, therefore, overtreatment.
Michael J. Arnold, Aaron L. Moody
Risperidone reduces measures of aggression and improves conduct in children with disruptive behavior disorders; however, only short-term use is recommended. Weight gain of 2 to 2.5 kg (4.4 to 5.5 lb) is common. There is insufficient evidence to evaluate the benefits of other...
What is the best approach to evaluate patients with suspected pulmonary embolism in the outpatient, primary care setting?
Nicholas M. Potisek, Sarah Supples
An eight-month-old infant presented to the emergency department with a prolonged episode of left upper and lower extremity shaking and eye deviation.
Henry C. Barry
To outline quality improvement opportunities for the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis, the Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters, consisting of experts from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) and the American College of Allergy, Asthma,...
Daniel Runde, Margaret Rallo
Study Population: Patients 16 years or older with asthma who presented to the emergency department (ED) with an asthma exacerbation
Neil Turco, Nathan Lamberton, Amy Haver
In most patients weighing more than 220 lb (100 kg), high-dose heparin prophylaxis (7,500 units subcutaneously three times per day) does not further reduce the risk of VTE compared with standard-dose heparin (5,000 units subcutaneously two or three times per day).
Mark Rosekelly, Vernon Wheeler
Women with third- or fourth-degree perineal lacerations or who received an episiotomy can be given oral NSAIDs to reduce perineal pain in the first six hours postpartum.
A healthy diet has a lot of benefits. It can prevent certain health conditions like heart disease and cancer, and it can lower your cholesterol. It can give you more energy, help you focus, and improve your mood. It can also help you lose weight or stay at a healthy weight.
Sweating too much (also called hyperhidrosis) is a common condition that can be embarrassing. This most commonly happens on the hands, feet, underarms, and face. You should tell your doctor if your sweating bothers you during daily life, happens at least once a week, and has...
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