4 Non-traditional Jobs for MDs You May Not Have Considered
Ever thought of leaving healthcare? Or, even just doing the research? Take your MD/other degree with you and try these 4 options on for size. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 19, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Alex Evans, PharmD, BCGP Tags: Blogs Source Type: news

5 HCV Cases: How Would You Proceed?
Sample:  A 36-year-old former IV drug user tests positive for chronic HCV and wants to know the likelihood of cure if she completes treatment. How should you counsel her? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 18, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Tags: Hepatitis C Hepatitis C Quiz Source Type: news

Characteristics of Menopause: What Impact on Risk of CHD?
A new study found that age at menopause accounts for 10% of the link between menopause and coronary heart disease. Get more details in this quick slideshow.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 16, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Tags: Women ' s Health Source Type: news

Substance Use and Abuse: An Update
Brief summaries highlight the latest developments and research findings regarding this serious and growing health problem. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 15, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Alcohol Abuse Alcohol/Drug Dependence SiteTerms/www.cannabissciencetech.com/Medical Marijuana (MMJ) Substance Use Disorder Source Type: news

Large Range of Menopausal Symptoms Affect Quality of Life
A new study assessed which aspects of common menopausal symptoms (ie, vasomotor, physical, psychosocial) are the strongest predictors of poor quality of life. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 15, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Tags: Women ' s Health Source Type: news

A Patient with Chronic Pancreatitis, Requesting Demerol
A 47 y/o woman with cirrhosis, HCV, and chronic pancreatitis requests Demerol for the worst abdominal pain she has ever had. What's your diagnosis?   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 10, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brady Pregerson, MD Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news

5 Qs on COPD Mortality and Quality of Life
Answers to these 5 questions on new research may have you re-thinking treatment strategies for your COPD patients. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 8, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: COPD Quiz Source Type: news

Direct-Acting Antivirals Tied to Lower Risk of Liver Cancer in HCV
A new study found that direct-acting antiviral treatment is linked to decreased risk of liver cancer, liver-related death, and all-cause mortality.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 7, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

Direct-Acting Antivirals Not Linked to Liver Cancer Recurrence
Results of the largest study of its kind may help quell longstanding controversy surrounding the impact of DAA therapy on recurrence of HCC. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 7, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

Chronic Kidney Disease: 7 Questions for Primary Care
The primary care role in detection, management, and reducing the risk of progression of CKD continues to expand. Test yourself here on a basics in each category. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 7, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew D. Bowser Tags: Kidney Disease Source Type: news

Loop Diuretics During Dialysis Reduce Hospitalization, Hypotension, Weight Gain
Keeping a loop diuretic on board during dialysis could be an effective, low-cost option to help improve patient outcomes, according to a new study. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 7, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew D. Bowser Tags: Kidney Disease Source Type: news

Why Patients Come to Primary Care: An 8-question Quiz
Take a minute to test your knowledge of the conditions and symptoms most likely to bring patients to your practice. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 5, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Practice Management Source Type: news

Why do patients turn to the internet for health information?
Lack of trust in physicians, lack of information about biologics, medicine substitutions and the search for alternative therapies are among the reasons patients turn to the internet, a new study shows. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 5, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Whitney J. Palmer Tags: Ankylosing Spondylitis Source Type: news

Colitis and Crohn Disease: A True/False Test
True or False: Smoking causes IBD flares; peak IBD onset occurs in 3rd decade; UC affecting the rectum increases risk of colon cancer; plus 3 more. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 4, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W. James, MD Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news

Top 5 Multiple Sclerosis Apps for Primary Care Providers
A multiple sclerosis diagnosis can leave patients feeling overwhelmed, but these 5 apps can help providers guide patients through diagnosis and treatment.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 1, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W James, MD Source Type: news

Pertussis and Parents Who Don ’t Vaccinate: One Physician & #039;s Experience
The prevalence of pertussis has waxed and waned over the years, but this physician still has one piece of advice to parents who decide not to vaccinate their children: " Please, just do it. "   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 28, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: C. Andrew Schroeder, MD Tags: Respiratory Diseases Vaccines Source Type: news

E-cigarettes: The New Gateway to Smoking for US Youths
A new study found that electronic cigarette use may lead some US youths to get hooked on traditional combustible cigarettes when they would otherwise never try smoking.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 25, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Source Type: news

American Geriatrics Society 2019 Beers Criteria Update
The American Geriatrics Society released the 2019 updates to the Beers Criteria. What are the key takeaways for primary care physicians? Scroll through our slideshow to find out. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 22, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Tags: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Diabetes Drugs and Cardioprotection: 8 Questions on Key Trials
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Source: ConsultantLive - February 22, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Grace Halsey Source Type: news

CDC Guidance on HCV Screening: 5 Questions
CDC guidance on hepatitis C screening is mandatory primary care reading. Test your recall with these 5 questions on CDC recommendations. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 21, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

5 Noteworthy Cardiovascular Studies from American Heart Month
Psoriasis medication for heart disease prevention, the role of artificial sweeteners in different types of stroke, and 3 other noteworthy findings from American Heart Month.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 20, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Sydney Jennings Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: True or False?
True or False: Surgical removal of the colon will cure ulcerative colitis without significant long-term sequelae. Answer and 4 more statement challenges, here.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 20, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W James, MD Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news

Early Menopause Linked to Shorter Life and Diabetes
Researchers found that women who experience early menopause do not live as long and experience more years with type 2 diabetes mellitus. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 15, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory M. Weiss, MD Tags: Women ' s Health Source Type: news

Estradiol Levels Predict Fracture Risk During the Menopausal Transition
Authors of a new study found that estradiol levels can be used to predict fracture risk among women during the menopausal transition.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 15, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory M. Weiss, MD Tags: Women ' s Health Source Type: news

3 New Diabetes Studies, in Brief
Findings: a heart-healthy lifestyle reduces DM risk; 1 egg a day may protect against T2DM; and a new genetic risk score may improve DM diagnosis. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 14, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Diabetes Diabetes Type 2 T2 Diabetes Source Type: news

Pregabalin vs Gabapentin: A 10-question Quiz
Gabapentin and pregabalin have become popular alternatives to opioids for pain management. See what you  really know with our quick quiz.  (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 14, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Steven King, MD, MS Tags: Pain Source Type: news

The Measles Vaccine: If a Patient Asks, How Would You Answer?
The measles outbreak shows no signs of slowing. Are you prepared to answer questions on vaccination from patients and parents? This 5-question quiz may help.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 13, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Terry Brenneman, MD Tags: Immunization Source Type: news

Hep C Can Be Eliminated by 2030, Worldwide
A new study models the impact of 4 key public health interventions on global HCV burden to see if WHO elimination targets are realistic. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 12, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

Asthma-COPD Overlap: A 5-question Quiz
Take our 5-question quiz to find out what you know about the intersection of these frequently misunderstood disorders. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 12, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: COPD Quiz Source Type: news

HCV/HIV-coinfected Patients Recover Liver Function with All-oral DAA Therapy
A first-of-its-kind study found that among cirrhosis patients with and without HIV-coinfection, liver function improved>50% in each cohort. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 12, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Hepatitis C HIV AIDS Source Type: news

Hypoxia and Normal Chest X-ray in a Young Woman
The 32-year-old presents to the ED after 2 hours of acute nonpleuritic dyspnea--a first-ever episode. How would you proceed? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 9, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brady Pregerson, MD Source Type: news

5 Head-Scratching Prescriptions Sent to the Pharmacy
Unclear prescriptions can trigger a cascade of serious events. See if these 5 caught by one pharmacy team look familiar, and beware. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 8, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Alex Evans, PharmD, BCGP Source Type: news

Measles: Name 5 Key Signs and Symptoms
The 2019 measles virus is spreading at an alarming rate. Some young docs may never have seen an actual case. Can you name the 5 key signs/symptoms? Find out wiht our short quiz. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 8, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: news

Ketamine as an Analgesic: An 11-question Quiz
Ketamine as an analgesic has been the subject of much debate. Find out what you know with our 11-question quiz. ( ©Peerayot/Shutterstock.com) (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 8, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: news

Ketamine as an Analgesic: An 11-question Quiz
Ketamine as an analgesic has been the subject of a great deal of debate – how much do you know about it? Take our 11-question quiz to find out. ©Peerayot/Shutterstock.com (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 8, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: news

Fad Diets Throughout History: A 10-question Quiz
Fad diets can be traced all the way back to 35 000 BC. Find out how much you know about which ones worked or didn't work with our 10-question quiz. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 7, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Nutrition Source Type: news

Quiz #3: AHA/ACC 2018 Lipid Guidelines
What approach is now AHA/ACC guideline-recommended for a patient with primary hypercholesterolemia, with an LDL-C of 192 mg/dL? Take Quiz #3. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 6, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Aparna Sajja, MD Seth Martin, MD, MHS Tags: Cardiovascular Diseases Source Type: news

Measles: Name 5 Key Signs and Symptoms
The 2019 measles virus is spreading at an alarming rate. Some young docs may never have seen an actual case. Can you name the 5 key signs/symptoms? Find out. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 4, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Terry Brenneman, MD Tags: Immunization Vaccines Source Type: news

Measles: Name 5 Key Signs and Symptoms
The measels virus is spreading at an alarming rate. Some docs may never have seen an actual case. Can you name the 5 key signs/symptoms? Find out. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 4, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Terry Brenneman, MD Tags: Immunization Vaccines Source Type: news

Opioid Mortality on the Rise in US Children
Most data on US opioid-related deaths come from adults, but a recent study shows pediatric opioid deaths are on the rise at an alarming rate. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 1, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Tags: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Top 5 Heart Failure Apps for Primary Care Providers & amp; Patients
From a mobile fluid tracker to an app with a 3-D beating heart, these are the top 5 heart failure apps that every primary care physician and patient should know about.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - January 30, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W. James, MD Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news

GI Case Quiz: Ileocolonic Anastomosis a Success, New Symptoms Arise
What might cause severe abdominal bloating& diarrhea 3 years after ileocolonic resection and adalimumab/methotrexate treatment?   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - January 30, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W. James, MD Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news

GI Case Quiz: Complications in Crohn Disease & amp; Colitis
Two women with inflammatory bowel disease present in opposite states of health. How would you manage each? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - January 28, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W. James, MD Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news