Stephen K. Stacey, Mark McEleney
Topical corticosteroids are an essential tool for treating inflammatory skin conditions. These medications are classified by strength and the risk of adverse effects such as atrophy, striae, rosacea, telangiectasias, purpura, and other cutaneous and systemic reactions. The...
Deepak S. Patel, Siobhan M. Statuta, Natasha Ahmed
Fractures of the radius and ulna are the most common fractures of the upper extremity. The mechanism of injury is often sudden axial loading onto the radius or ulna, usually from a fall onto an outstretched hand with wrist extension. Patients with radius and ulna fractures...
Andrew Smith, Elise LaFlamme, Caroline Komanecky
Adequate analgesia during labor can increase a patient's sense of empowerment and control, which is associated with improved maternal satisfaction with childbirth. Individual patient priorities for labor pain management should be explored as a part of routine prenatal care....
Rachel S. Meyers, Robert C. Hellinga, David S. Hoff
The Key Potentially Inappropriate Drugs in Pediatrics (KIDs) List is an open access, evidence-based reference aimed at improving medication safety in children.
Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.
Alan Glaseroff, Ann Lindsay, Helen Haskell, John James
A collaboration between AFP and the Lown Institute promotes a vision of delivering health care that is based on the evidence, balanced in its approach, and focused on the patient.
The USPSTF recommends offering or referring adults with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors to behavioral counseling interventions to promote a healthy diet and physical activity.
Iris Mabry-Hernandez, Symone M. Baker
A 10-year-old boy with obesity and a family history significant for hypertension and hyperlipidemia presents to your clinic for a well-child examination. The parents are concerned about their child 's risk for hypertension and ask whether they should be monitoring his blood...
Edward Margolin, Yuri Chaban, Trishal Jeeva-Patel, Kirill Zaslavsky, Deepa Yoganathan
A patient presented with progressive bilateral visual blurring and a maculopapular rash on the trunk.
Erica S. Meisenheimer, Tyler S. Rogers, Aaron Saguil
Which adults presenting to an emergency department with syncope should be hospitalized?
Elizabeth Lawrence, Tracy Johns
Bempedoic acid is labeled as add-on therapy to diet and maximally tolerated statin for the treatment of familial hypercholesterolemia or atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
The American Thoracic Society (ATS) published guidelines for medication initiation in tobacco-dependent adults based on a systematic review.
There is no way to know what your labor will be like. Pain during childbirth is different for everyone. Some women need little or no pain relief. Others find that pain medicine gives them better control over their labor and delivery. Women who regularly take opioid...
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