Nicole T. Yedlinsky, Rebecca L. Peebles
Telemedicine has become a valuable tool during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Musculoskeletal issues are a common reason for primary care visits and can often be managed using telemedicine, especially if a standardized approach is used. This article discusses...
Claire Elizabeth Powers Smith, Vinayak Prasad
Targeted cancer therapies are chemotherapeutic agents that directly or indirectly attack a specific genetic biomarker found in a given cancer. Targeted oncology includes monoclonal antibodies, small molecule inhibitors, antibody-drug conjugates, and immunotherapy. Targeted...
Narges Farahi, Morgan McEachern
Sexual violence affects more than 40% of women in the United States during their lifetimes. Family physicians care for sexual assault survivors at the time of the assault and for years after, and care should follow a survivor-centered and trauma-informed framework. Health...
Jenny A. Doust, Julian Treadwell, Katy J.L. Bell
Disease definitions are often broadened over time to include milder and earlier cases. A strong driver for such definitional changes is the belief that they will benefit patients by preventing more severe disease or future complications.
What diagnostic testing should be performed in patients suspected of having <i>Clostridioides difficile</i>? | Is onabotulinumtoxinA safe and effective at reducing the frequency of migraine headaches in adults? | Is early colonoscopy important in lower gastrointestinal...
William E. Cayley, Jr.
For adults, regular exercise may reduce the overall severity of acute respiratory tract infections and the number of days with symptoms, but there is no evidence that exercise reduces the overall occurrence or duration of these infections.
Jeanmarie B. Rey, Alexandra T. Osgood, Afsoon A. Anvari
Topical antifungal drugs, including efinaconazole 10% solution (Jublia), tavaborole 5% solution (Kerydin), and ciclopirox 8% lacquer and hydrolacquer, are beneficial in treating mild to moderate toenail onychomycosis. Potential adverse effects are mild and include dermatitis...
Joseph R. Yancey, Valerie E. Melchert
QuantiFERON-TB Gold+ is a blood test used for the diagnosis of infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex organisms (M. tuberculosis, M. bovis, M. africanum). It is used as an alternative to tuberculin skin testing for latent tuberculosis (TB). QuantiFERON-TB Gold+ is...
A patient presented with a small, firm nodule on the volar aspect of the interphalangeal joint of the left thumb.
Garima Ajmani, Gary Kelsberg, Sarah Safranek
How useful are patient-collected human papillomavirus vaginal swabs as a screening test for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia?
Aaron Saguil, Emily Buck
In adults with suspected cognitive impairment, what is the utility of brief cognitive testing in detecting clinical Alzheimer-type dementia and distinguishing it from mild cognitive impairment or normal cognition?
Michael J. Arnold, Alexandra T. Osgood, Alexis Aust
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has new recommendations for managing chronic pelvic pain.
It is when you are forced to have any type of sexual contact that you do not want or without your consent. Another word for sexual assault is rape. It can range from being touched to being forced into sex. You can be hurt or killed during a sexual assault. Many people get...
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