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CDC updates guideline on prescribing opioids for pain management

The guideline covers recommendations for primary care and other clinicians managing pain in outpatient settings and after patients are discharged from hospitals, EDs, or other facilities.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/11/08/1.htm
8 Nov 2022

No easy ‘off switch’ for low back pain

There's no easy way to cure low back pain, but recommending a mix of therapies along with a dose of reassurance can often provide patients a measure of relief.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2022/11/no-easy-off-switch-for-low-back-pain.htm
1 Nov 2022

Guideline suggests prescription medications when lifestyle change ineffective for weight loss

For adults with obesity or overweight with weight-related complications, the American Gastroenterological Association found moderate certainty of benefit for four medications: semaglutide, liraglutide, phentermine-topiramate ER, or naltrexone-bupropion.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/10/25/1.htm
25 Oct 2022

New guideline targets preventing obesity in midlife women

A guideline from the Women's Preventive Services Initiative recommends physicians counsel women ages 40 to 60 years about healthy eating and physical activity to maintain weight or prevent weight gain.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/08/02/2.htm
2 Aug 2022

Inappropriate outpatient antibiotics linked to adverse drug events, excess health care costs

Prescriptions of antibiotics to U.S. adults with viral respiratory infections were associated with diarrhea, vulvovaginal candidiasis/vaginitis, and allergies, while use of an inappropriate antibiotic for bacterial infections was associated with nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/11/15/4.htm
15 Nov 2022

Not enough time for primary care clinicians to provide guideline-recommended care, study finds

A recent simulation study estimated that a primary care clinician would require 26.7 h/d to provide preventive, chronic, and acute care, plus documentation/inbox management, to an average panel of 2,500 patients. This time decreased to 9.3 h/d with team-based care.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/07/12/2.htm
12 Jul 2022

Cardiac societies issue new joint guideline on management of heart failure

The updated guideline recommends sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors for many heart failure patients, regardless of their diabetes status, among other changes.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/04/05/2.htm
5 Apr 2022

EHR alerts may help boost guideline-directed therapy for heart failure

An industry-funded cluster-randomized trial found that clinician alerts were associated with an over 40% increase in prescription of four recommended drug classes in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/04/12/1.htm
12 Apr 2022

Updated guideline on cholesterol management focuses on detailed risk assessment

The guideline from the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association recommends that physicians talk to patients about risk-enhancing factors that can help provide a more personalized risk assessment, in addition to such traditional risk factors as smoking and high blood pressure.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2018/11/20/2.htm
20 Nov 2018

Clinical practice guideline released on pharmacologic management of COPD

The American Thoracic Society strongly recommended LABA/LAMA combination therapy over monotherapy with either agent in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and dyspnea or exercise intolerance, among other guidance.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2020/04/21/4.htm
21 Apr 2020

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