A study by the National Survey of Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) found that from 2002-2014 the proportion of adults aged 50 to 64 who reported cannabis use in the past year more than tripled from 2.9% to 9.0%. Among adults age 65 or older, there was more than a ten-fold increase (from 0.2% to 2.1%).
Because determining an appropriate treatment plan for a patient depends on the subtype of the disease, it is imperative for providers to know and understand the underlying mechanisms of CRS as well as the components included in a medical evaluation of a patient.
The latest Consensus Guidelines for the Management of PONV (CGM-PONV) recommend an assessment of a patient's baseline risk for PONV using a validated risk score based on independent predictors.
Peripheral neuropathy is tied to significant morbidity and decrease in quality of life, therefore it is imperative to efficiently diagnosis.
As an expert in public health law, I can state two things with confidence. First, the U.S. has made enormous strides in preparing for and treating the flu. And second, we still are not nearly as prepared as we need to be for the next pandemic.
Severe asthma is a challenging condition. Available therapeutic options for severe asthma include tiotropium, omalizumab, interleukin-5 targeted therapies, macrolide antibiotics, and bronchial thermoplasty.
While the male hormonal birth control pill option is in clinical human trials and likely closer to market, it has several potential side effects: In addition to potentially causing weight gain and changes in libido.
Severe influenza epidemics tend to occur every few decades. Experts believe that the next one is a question not of "if" but "when."
Recent data regarding the treatment of premenstrual syndrome/premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMS/PMDD) has "triaged therapy options into first, second, third, and last lines."
To shed light on the often-challenging management of this common condition, MPR presented the case of a hypothetical patient to a doctor who specializes in advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology.
Despite its frequency, iron deficiency anemia in patients with IBD it is often overlooked in clinical settings.
MPR interviewed Dr. John Stoffel to discuss the strategies for diagnosis and management of urinary retention in MS patients, as well as his recommendations for optimal care for these patients.
To put the scourge of conventional cigarettes in context, smoking kills 15 times more Americans per year than opioids.
Initially, the patient experienced no complications. But approximately 12 hours following therapy, he awoke with shortness of breath and functional quadriplegia.
As home genetic testing grows, patients will be bringing their results to physicians for reaction and response. Physicians will need to be proactively prepared.
Medications can induce HTN through a variety of mechanisms such as volume retention, sympathomimetic activation, and direct vasoconstriction.
A clinical practice update for patients who have achieved a sustained virologic response following antiviral treatment for HCV infection.
If the current situation does not change, it is estimated that drug-resistant infections will kill 10 million people per year by 2050.
According to the adjusted results from a recent study, second generation antipsychotic long-acting injectable medications were linked to consistently more adherence and persistence when compared to oral antipsychotic patients.
This case looks at the very important issue of drug information - specifically what should health care practitioners know about a medication before it is prescribed to a patient.
Building on previous algorithms, the 2017 edition includes an updated section on lifestyle therapy as well as a discussion of all classes of obesity, antihyperglycemic, lipid-lowering, and hypertensive medications approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) through December 2016.
Conversations for Health, an innovative simulation, offers clinicians the ability to engage in role-play conversations about antibiotics with virtual patients as a way to build competency to effectively lead them in real-life.