Routine physicals do not decrease morbidity or mortality and are unlikely to be beneficial, a review concluded.
Stopping antipsychotics in Alzheimer's patients with a sustained response may lead to increased rate, shorter time to relapse
Alzheimer's patients with psychosis or agitation that had responded to risperidone therapy for four to eight months had nearly double the risk of relapse after stopping the drug compared to placebo, a study found.
A 24-year-old man undergoes follow-up evaluation for treatment of aplastic anemia. Two of his siblings are HLA-identical matches. Review of the bone marrow biopsy done 2 weeks ago confirms the diagnosis of aplastic anemia, demonstrating an aplastic bone marrow with normal cytogenetics. What is the most appropriate treatment?
SSRIs associated with increase in brain hemorrhage risk in some patients, but absolute risks appear small
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may increase risk for brain hemorrhage in some patients, although the absolute risks are probably low, a study found.
A research letter and an opinion piece published last week in Annals of Internal Medicine provide details and guidance on caring for patients in the current outbreak of fungal meningitis due to contaminated methylprednisolone.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) outlined recommendations and dosing regimens for the use of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.
ACP joined with four other medical associations to co-author “Legislative Interference with the Patient-Physician Relationship,” which was published in the Oct. 18 New England Journal of Medicine.
Several ACP members have been elected as Institute of Medicine (IOM) members.