At 12 weeks, the mean change on a disability questionnaire in the yoga group was noninferior to a physical therapy group, and both groups were less likely than participants in an education-only group to use pain medication after 12 weeks.
Recommendations include treating only with calcium and vitamin D in adults at low fracture risk, and adding an additional osteoporosis medication (oral bisphosphonate preferred) in adults at moderate to high fracture risk.
A 67-year-old woman is evaluated during a routine examination. She has a history of hip and knee pain related to degenerative joint disease. The joint pain is now well controlled with diclofenac, which was started 3 months ago. She does not have any gastrointestinal symptoms, and she takes the diclofenac with food most of the time. What is the most appropriate management?
Study evaluates concordance between internal medicine MOC exam and common office and hospital diagnosis codes
Editorialists said that this study from the American Board of Internal Medicine is an important effort to provide evidence on the recertification process's validity and relevance, but noted that additional independent analysis and replication of the results are needed.
CMS is seeking physicians or health care providers who look at Medicare feedback reports, as well as administrative staff and office managers who interact with Medicare systems and complete tasks related to Medicare quality data submission.