Christopher W. Bunt, Christopher E. Jonas, Jennifer G. Chang
Knee pain affects approximately 25% of adults. Initial evaluation of knee pain should include questions regarding the patient's age, type of pain, mechanical symptoms, history of swelling and precipitating trauma, and medical history. Inspection, palpation, evaluation of...
Hanna Xu, Michael C. Verre
The prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents has increased worldwide with the obesity epidemic, and minority groups are disproportionately affected. The American Diabetes Association recommends screening for type 2 diabetes beginning at 10 years of...
David S. Gregory, Velyn Wu, Preyasha Tuladhar
Women often see their primary care physicians for common acute conditions during pregnancy, even if they are not the primary maternity care clinician. Physiologic changes in pregnancy lead to predictable problems, such as musculoskeletal aches and pains, nasal congestion, and...
This guidance statement from the American College of Physicians (ACP) aims to help physicians achieve appropriate A1C targets via medication for nonpregnant patients with type 2 diabetes based on a review of six health care organization guidelines.
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Sumi M. Sexton, Kenneth W. Lin, Barry D. Weiss, Christopher W. Bunt, Mark H. Ebell, Aaron Saguil, Jennifer Middleton
As reviewed here, the available evidence on gun violence prevention provides some options to consider incorporating into family physicians' practices.
Sajeewane M. Seales, Paul E. Seales, Michael J. Arnold
In children from minority groups, culture-specific asthma education programs (CAEPs) reduce the number of severe asthma exacerbations requiring hospitalization and improve asthma control as measured by the Childhood Asthma Control Test but not the Asthma Control Questionnaire...
Kenneth W. Lin
What are the clinical effectiveness and harms of cell-based therapies, oral glucosamine and/or chondroitin, physical treatment interventions, weight loss, and home-based and self-management therapies for knee osteoarthritis?
Efren F. Wu, Peter M. Zhang
An 80-year-old man presented with a painful rash on both lower extremities. The rash developed six hours after the patient took naproxen for chronic knee pain, and it progressed in an ascending fashion. The patient had a history of atrial fibrillation, chronic obstructive...
Drew Baird, Barrett Campbell
This review concluded that there is insufficient evidence to recommend prophylactic intrapartum antibiotics in laboring women with meconium-stained amniotic fluid because of the lack of difference in rates of neonatal sepsis between the antibiotic and placebo groups.
Katherine L. Rendon, Vernon Wheeler
There is no difference in the risk of cesarean delivery in women who receive epidural analgesia before 4 to 5 cm cervical dilation compared with later dilation.
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