Benjamin Frush MD, a resident in internal medicine-pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, argues in favor of a role that physicians can play in integrating religion into their clinical practice. Rob Poole MB, FRCPsych, contends that physicians should never incorporate a religious element into clinical practice.
Despite their advantages, many clinicians do not necessarily agree with the centrality or content of CPGs. Others — especially primary care physicians (PCPs) — are overwhelmed by the vast and ever-increasing numbers of guidelines issued by multiple societies.
Patients are increasingly recording physician visits on their phones, should physicians do the same. MPR spoke with physician who advocates for recording in clinical practice.
Discussions involving Internet challenges with children and adolescents should be as sensitive as those about sexuality and drug or alcohol use.
Although all of the guidelines acknowledge that there are emergent situations in which providing care for a family member or friend is not only permissible but also essential, other situations are frowned upon.
To shed further light on the study's implications, MPR interviewed lead author Anupam B. Jena, MD, PhD, Ruth L. Newhouse Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
One recent survey found that 42% of US physicians are burned out, with rates of 38% among men and 48% among women. The authors here suggest that clinicians are encouraged to care for human beings, not merely to manage health information.
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.
Medical records of 48 children examined by Asperger show that he specifically called for 12 of the children to be transferred to the Am Spieglegrund facility, the 'euthanasia' institution founded in 1940.
"Patients must feel that you are empathetic and do not judge them. This is key not only to discussing weight, but to any subject that comes up," said Dr Windel Stracener, a family practitioner for 22 years.
Patients with functional heartburn display similar symptoms seen in GERD and most often complain of a burning retrosternal discomfort. Once the underlying cause of a patient's refractory heartburn is determined, appropriate therapy can be initiated.
A recent study of 2237 hospital- and office-base physicians found that most respondents regarded EHRs as having a negative effect on both the quantity and the quality of time they spent with patients.
Monthly Prescribing Reference spoke with Karen Broquet, MD, MHPE, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield.
A recent opinion piece by Struyvenberg et al. aims to address the existing myths, remove the current confusion, and function as a practical guide to the diagnosis and treatment of EPI.
Virtual reality is much more than just a new form of entertainment, it is increasingly being used in a wide range of medical applications.
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.
A subtle but significant change took place in the 2017 adolescent immunization schedule when the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) created a separate column just for 16-year-olds.
A clinical practice update for patients who have achieved a sustained virologic response following antiviral treatment for HCV infection.
The use of scribes has garnered a generally positive research base for being effective in improving clinician satisfaction. Nevertheless, there are concerns regarding a potentially negative impact on the physician-patient relationship.
It is important not to be annoyed or dismiss celebrity-recommended remedies, as this can weaken the physician-patient relationship, especially "in cases of strong celebrity adoration."
Patrice Harris, MD, Chair, AMA Board of Trustees, discusses how clinicians can help patients stay on track and keep their New Year's Resolutions.
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.
Despite initial recognition of opioid-induced androgen deficiency (OPIAD) as a possible consequence of opioid use more than four decades ago, few studies have systematically investigated hormonal changes induced by long-term opioid administration.
The primary goals of therapy in bipolar depression are to achieve complete remission, decrease the risk of suicidality, maintain and/or improve quality of life (QOL) and functioning, and prevent affective switches from depression to mania.
Although use of dietary supplements is not always recommended, it is best for clinicians to be knowledgeable about the safety and efficacy data surrounding them in order to assist patients who choose to use them.