David A. Klein, Scott L. Paradise, Corinne A. Landis
Healthy development in adolescents occurs when risk factors are limited and when protective factors are fostered; this is encouraged when adolescents feel valued, feel empowered, and form healthy social connections. Threats typically result from experimentation and...
Steven Bowers, Eginia Franco
Chronic wounds do not progress through a normal, orderly, and timely sequence of repair. They are common and are often incorrectly treated. Common lower extremity wounds include arterial, diabetic, pressure, and venous ulcers. Physical examination alone can often guide the...
Anne Mounsey, Kelly Lacy Smith, Vinay C. Reddy, Sarah Nickolich
Clostridioides difficile (formerly called Clostridium difficile) is the most commonly reported nosocomial pathogen in the United States. Risk factors for C. difficile infection include recent exposure to health care facilities or antibiotics, especially clindamycin. C....
Amit A. Shah, Mark R. Wallace, Heather Fields
In June 2019, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices approved a change from its age-based 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine recommendations to a shared clinical decision-making process.
Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.
Is onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) safe and effective at reducing the frequency of chronic migraine headaches in adults?
Karl T. Clebak, Leesha Helm, Matthew Helm
The addition of dermoscopy to in-person visual inspection of skin lesions increases specificity and sensitivity in the detection of melanoma. In-person evaluation with dermoscopy is more accurate than image-based assessment.
Erik A Kumetz, Nicholas F. Logemann, Shayna C. Rivard
A 25-year-old woman presented with ulcerations of the lower extremities that developed one week earlier in the setting of hyperpigmentation over two to three years. She initially noticed multiple angular-shaped, erythematous nodules on the distal lower extremities that became...
What are the adverse events of antidepressants prescribed to treat major depressive disorder in adults 65 years and older?
Erin McAdams, Zoë Cross, Clarivette Bosch, José E. Rodriguez, Joan Nashelsky
Transdermal testosterone for the treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder in postmenopausal women results in an additional 0.92 sexually satisfying events per month, acne, and increased androgenic effects without major complications
The American College of Physicians reviewed guidelines from other organizations and developed four statements to provide advice to clinicians about breast cancer screening for women who are at average risk.
Kim Hagarty, Daniel Runde
Prescription of antibiotics for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is controversial due to the variety of etiologies. This review examined the use of antibiotics to treat COPD in outpatient, inpatient, and ICU settings. Read more.
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