Practical Guidance, Clinical Photo Archive and Headlines for Primary Care Clinicians
Here: factors that can affect home BP readings . . .when to start antiretroviral therapy . . . coping strategies for the challenges of aging . . . triggers to avoid in hyperthyroid patients . . . insights into causes of childhood obesity.
In clinical scenarios where warfarin is still the drug of choice for anticoagulation it is still a challenge to achieve optimal time in therapeutic range. Is there promise in a new dosing paradigm?
Preliminary study results confirm that patient education and targeting those in higher risk populations or who engage in high risk behaviors continue to be important in preventing HIV transmission. Four specific recommendations here.
Results of a Japanese study suggest that number of LAA lobes may one day be useful as an element of the CHADS2 scoring system for embolic risk in patients with atrial fibrillation.
Comprised of 15 400 patients from 46 countries, the RE-LY AF registry offers a notable opportunity to study variations in presentation of atrial fibrillation and its risk factors.
It is quite likely that we have entered a new era of treatment for individuals either mono-infected with HCV or co-infected with HCV/HIV. Details here.
If you're a practicing physician today, you've probably asked yourself, "If I'm not the boss anymore around here, how do I manage the person who is?" Find out, here, and get ready to take notes.
In its classic form, ALS affects motor neurons at 2 or more levels supplying multiple regions of the body.
Mental illness is a risk factor for HIV infection. It brings a number of behavioral correlates that put patients at risk for getting infected. As HIV infection worsens, it begins to affect the brain, and cyclical relationship between the disease and mental illness begins.
Here, HIV/AIDS specialist, Dr. Susan Ball, answers 6 questions about HIV infection that primary care clinicians commonly ask.
When is it time to refer your patient with low back pain to a specialist for possible spine surgery? How long should you give conservative measures a try? What symptoms signal the need for urgent care? In this video, Raymond Haroun, MD addresses these and other pressing questions.