Use of chiropractors and occupational, physical therapy for low back pain uncommon, despite guidelines
While clinical practice guidelines encourage nonpharmacologic treatments as first-line therapy for low back pain, fewer than a third of patients used chiropractic care or occupational or physical therapy for this problem in 2002 to 2018.
31 Oct 2023
Internal medicine physicians are already trained to care for complex medical conditions, and HIV is no different, especially as adults age and develop diabetes, heart disease, and other conditions.
1 Nov 2023
The guideline from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology emphasizes coordinating care between cardiovascular and primary care professionals and prioritizing symptom relief and quality of life, among other recommendations.
1 Aug 2023
ACP recommends choosing between a second-generation antidepressant or cognitive behavioral therapy for adults in the acute phase of moderate to severe major depressive disorder.
1 Jun 2023
A prospective analysis of patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction in Japan found that the proportion receiving angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors/angiotensin receptor blockers, beta-blockers, and mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists decreased as physical frailty increased.
20 Jun 2023
The World Health Organization (WHO) cited a lack of evidence suggesting that short-term use of nonsugar sweeteners affected body weight or other measures of adiposity, as well as possible long-term undesirable effects on noncommunicable diseases and death.
23 May 2023
Register now for ACP's and Annals of Internal Medicine's forum on controversies in colorectal cancer screening
A panel of experts will discuss colorectal cancer screening options based on diagnostic test accuracy, effectiveness, and potential harm during the virtual live event on Dec. 6 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. ET.
21 Nov 2023
Surveys from 2020 showed that about 1 in 4 adults with recent chronic pain reported using pharmacologic therapies only, showing a need to increase nonpharmacologic therapy use, according to the study authors.
21 Nov 2023
Among new users ages 65 years and older, baclofen was associated with a higher risk of fall compared to tizanidine but no significant increase in risk versus cyclobenzaprine, a study found.
14 Nov 2023
A 26-year-old woman is evaluated for a 4-week history of intermittent bright red blood per rectum and the feeling of incomplete evacuation. She has loose and blood-streaked bowel movements four or five times daily. Following a physical exam, lab studies, and colonoscopy, what is the most appropriate treatment?
14 Nov 2023