Few high-quality guidelines exist for prescribing opioids to treat chronic pain, a review found, noting that there was at least consensus among guidelines on ways to mitigate opioid-related risks.
Treatment with gabapentin reduced alcohol consumption and relapse-related symptoms in patients with alcohol dependence, a recent single-center study found.
A 35-year-old woman undergoes evaluation after home pregnancy testing indicated that she is pregnant. Her medical history includes a previous idiopathic pulmonary embolism. Her only medication is a daily prenatal vitamin. Following a physical exam, what is the most appropriate venous thromboembolism prophylaxis for this patient?
Testosterone therapy was associated with increased risk of mortality, myocardial infarction (MI) or ischemic stroke among men in the Veterans Administration (VA) health care system, a study found.
Tailoring antihypertensive treatment to cardiovascular benefits rather than specific blood pressure targets may improve outcomes and result in less medication use, according to a new study using simulation models.
Recommendations on diagnosing and treating Bell's palsy were recently provided by a new clinical practice guideline from the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation.
The recent federal government shutdown had caused some concern that CMS would not be able to issue its year-end final rules in time.
Reports are now available for physicians who participated in the 2012 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS).
The November/December edition of ACP Internist features stories about patients self-diagnosing by using “Dr. Google,” effective low back pain care, and physicians trying to protect their online reputations.
College members currently pursuing an ACP Leadership Enhancement and Development (LEAD) Certificate must declare their intent to complete the requirements by emailing ACP at LEAD@acponline.org by Dec. 31, 2013. To earn a LEAD certificate, physicians must participate in 5 out of 7 LEAD activities and complete an application by June 30, 2014.