Practice-changing points may influence how internists prescribe aspirin for the primary prevention of heart disease.
1 Mar 2019
A 44-year-old man is evaluated in the office during a routine visit. Medical history is significant for HIV diagnosed at age 25 years, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. He is a current smoker. Following a physical exam, lab tests, and electrocardiogram, what factors will result in underestimation of the risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in this patient?
18 Dec 2018
These models picked similar numbers of patients who had ever smoked, showed better agreement on size of the screening population, and achieved consensus on 73% of persons chosen, while the other five models generally overestimated risk.
15 May 2018
Recent efforts have pushed institutions to reconsider the use of race not just in estimating kidney function, but in a variety of algorithms and scores.
1 May 2021
Proton-pump inhibitor cotherapy significantly reduced risk among patients on anticoagulation, a cohort study found.
11 Dec 2018
Use of opioids for chronic pain quadrupled in a 10-year span, despite scant evidence that they are effective for noncancer pain and ample evidence of harm. Learn more about how to prescribe them safely.
1 Jul 2015
The American College of Chest Physicians provided 60 recommendation statements in the areas of stroke risk, bleeding risk, antithrombotic therapy, and management of bleeding on oral anticoagulation, among other topics.
28 Aug 2018
Offices feeling confident about HIPAA compliance now face HITECH, an increased level of demands meant to secure confidential information in a digital age. The demands have increased, and so have the penalties.
1 Apr 2010
Rates of cancer detection and the number of positive test results per cancer case detected varied significantly by age and sex, which suggests that modifying positivity thresholds by subgroups might optimize screening program performance.
18 Sep 2018
There is debate over whether screening patients for suicide risk factors actually reduces suicide deaths, yet many primary care clinics are training clinicians and staff to recognize suicide risk factors in their patients.
1 Oct 2018