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10 New Drugs for Primary Care: Q2 2017
Slide Show: FDA drug approvals in the second quarter 2017 included these 10 for conditions seen in the primary care setting. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 22, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Susan Kweskin Tags: Pain Gastrointestinal Disorders Headache HIV AIDS Source Type: news

HCV and Primary Care: A Special Report Recap
For PCPs now poised to play a bigger role in caring for patients with HCV, we highlight 10 forces that are reshaping the HCV landscape. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 21, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

Obesity in Primary Care: Referrals and Surgery
Following are answers to the questions primary care physicians most often ask. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 19, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Barto Burguera, MD, PhD Rona Penso, MD Tags: Special Report Obesity Source Type: news

Obesity in Primary Care: Treatment
As with any other chronic disease, obtaining a detailed medical history is very important. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 19, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Barto Burguera, MD, PhD Rona Penso, MD Tags: Special Report Obesity Source Type: news

Treatment Strategies to Limit Hypoglycemia
Studies summarized in this slide show focus on fine-tuning insulin-containing regimens to enhance glucose control and avoid variability. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 16, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Kenneth J. Bender, PharmD, MA Tags: Conferences/ADA 2017 Diabetes Diabetes Type 2 Source Type: news

ADA 2017: Hypoglycemia and the Role of Glycemic Variability
Glycemic variability fuels hypoglycemia but in one study from ADA 2017 is found to actually help predict hypoglycemic events. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 15, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Kenneth J. Bender, PharmD, MA Tags: Conferences/ADA 2017 Diabetes Diabetes Type 2 Source Type: news

Climate Change Health Hazards Quiz
Test your knowledge of the products of climate change and the health effects they may have. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 15, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Quiz Diabetes Skin Diseases Sleep Disorders Source Type: news

The Vaccine Mix and Match Game
An 8-year-old needs his second dose of Fluzone; all you have on hand is trivalent Fluviran. Is it OK to mix? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 14, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Terry Brenneman, MD Tags: Vaccines Source Type: news

Vaccine Mixology: Are All Diluents Made Equal?
True or False: some vaccines that require mixing have vaccine in the diluent and the lyophilized powder. Answer and more questions in our short quiz. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 14, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Terry Brenneman, MD Tags: Vaccines Source Type: news

Poor Sleep May Hike Mortality in Metabolic Syndrome
In the context of metabolic syndrome, sleep is thought to be an added and modifiable risk factor. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 14, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Alexandria Bachert Tags: Cardiovascular Diseases Source Type: news

ADA 2017: Evaluating Cardiovascular Safety of Antidiabetic Agents
Cardiovascular risk/benefit profiles of pioglitazone and the SGLT2 inhibitor class are summarized, based on reports at ADA 2017. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 14, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Kenneth J. Bender, PharmD, MA Tags: Conferences/ADA 2017 Diabetes Diabetes Type 2 Source Type: news

ADA 2017: CV Complications of Diabetes
A1C vs FPG to diagnose prediabetes; prediabetes and CHF; and how much weight loss is too much? Reports from ADA 2017. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 13, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Kenneth J. Bender, PharmD, MA Tags: Cardiovascular Diseases Conferences/ADA 2017 Diabetes Diabetes Type 2 Source Type: news

ADA 2017: Oral Agents Under Review
When to start screening for B12 deficiency in your diabetes patients taking metformin? We review a dose-response diet study plus 2 others on oral drugs. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 12, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Kenneth J. Bender, PharmD Tags: Conferences/ADA 2017 Diabetes Diabetes Type 2 Source Type: news

Obesity in Primary Care: The Comorbidities
Often efforts are made in treating the consequences more than the primary cause. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 12, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Barto Burguera, MD, PhD Rona Penso, MD Tags: Special Report Obesity Source Type: news

Obesity in Primary Care: Making the Diagnosis
Here are answers to the questions primary care physicians most often ask about patient evaluation. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 12, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Barto Burguera, MD, PhD Rona Penso, MD Tags: Special Report Obesity Source Type: news

ADA 2017: Insulins go Head-to-Head
Insulin degludec vs glargine--which costs less per anum and why? We summarize this study and 2 other direct insulin comparisons reported at ADA 2017. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 12, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Kenneth J. Bender, PharmD Tags: Conferences/ADA 2017 Diabetes Diabetes Type 2 Source Type: news

Climate Change Is a Health Hazard: 8 Examples
Increases in diabetes, insomnia, and skin cancer are just 3 of the hazardous trends identified in recent research. More findings in our slide show. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 7, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Julie Bowen Tags: Diabetes Skin Diseases Sleep Disorders Source Type: news

Food and Atrial Fibrillation: Good Eats and Bad
Does coffee increase AF risk? How about chocolate? Marijuana? Test yourself with our quiz so you can counsel your patients. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 7, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Payal Kohli, MD Tags: Atrial Fibrillation Cardiovascular Diseases Source Type: news

Hemopericardium and Tamponade
The patient with hypertension and syncope had cardiac tamponade. Causes, symptoms, and treatment described here. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 6, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brady Pregerson, MD Tags: Cardiovascular Diseases Hypertension Source Type: news

Sometimes It Is Just a Cigar, But the Nicotine?
Nicotine amounts aren't constant among cigar brands Even smokers of the same brand may be exposed to varying doses of nicotine and other smoke constituents. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 6, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Joyce Frieden Tags: Asthma Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

Syncope and Sweat in a 65-Year-Old Man
A man with a history of hypertension had syncope and felt “sweaty.” Chest x-ray was normal. What’s your next test? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 6, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brady Pregerson, MD Tags: Cardiovascular Diseases Hypertension Source Type: news

Talc Embolism: A Case of Extrapulmonary Complications
A rare finding provides a timely lesson for clinicians at all levels of healthcare who are touched in one way or another by the opioid crisis in the US. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 6, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Georgean deBlois, MD Rashida Khakoo, MD Rezhan Hussein, MD Source Type: news

Obesity in Primary Care: 12 Big Questions
The answers in this Patient Care Special Report offer easy steps PCPs can take for more efficient and effective treatment. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 5, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Barto Burguera, MD, PhD Rona Penso, MD Tags: Special Report Obesity Source Type: news

Hepatitis C: ABCs for Patients
Here, in plain language, a list of the most common questions you may hear about HCV and the answers, in brief. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 2, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Merin Varghese, MD Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

HCV Screening in Special Populations
Every patient encounter is an opportunity to screen for hepatitis C. Certain women of childbearing age must be included as an at-risk population. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 2, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Merin Varghese, MD Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

5 Top Hypertension Apps for Primary Care
Have a quick look at 5 apps that track BP, estimate risk, chart DASH, just say " Ohm, " and more. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 1, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W. James, MD Tags: Hypertension Source Type: news

A Patient & #039;s Journey: Me and My & #039;Lame & #039; Cancer
A 69-year-old journalist in an active surveillance program asks his urologist what the change in the USPSTF position on PSA testing means for guys like him. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 31, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Howard Wolinsky Tags: Men ' s Health Source Type: news

Postmarket Drug Safety Quiz: 8 Questions About Risk
Test your knowledge of the safety events that have occurred involving FDA-approved drugs since the turn of the century. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 31, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Quiz Diabetes Pain Infection Source Type: news

Postmarket Drug Safety Quiz: 8 Questions About Risk
Test your knowledge of the safety events that have occurred since the turn of the century. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 31, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Quiz Source Type: news

Pain and Primary Care: A Special Report Recap
The most common chronic pain conditions primary care physicians are likely to encounter are highlighted here. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 31, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Pain Source Type: news

Acne Spot Quiz: 8 Breakout Questions
Take this quick quiz, based on Dr Jon Schneider ’s popular case reports, to test your knowledge of a common teenage plague. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 25, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Quiz Skin Diseases Source Type: news

Research Weighs in on Obesity: 8 New Studies
Findings on fasting, mindful eating, and the flaw in BMI as a measure of body fat are summarized in this 8-slide briefing. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 25, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Obesity Source Type: news

Another Study Associates Red Meat and Early Death
Heme iron, nitrites, and nitrates are implicated in the largest study to date to show increased mortality risks linked to eating red meat. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 24, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Alexandria Bachert Tags: Cardiovascular Diseases Source Type: news

6 Updates on Osteoporosis Treatment
Brief summaries in this slide show highlight the latest ACP drug recommendations for both osteoporosis and low bone density. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 23, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Source Type: news

Post-Test on T2DM Back-to-Basics Special Report
Try these 10 questions and see what you've learned during this month's special report on the nuts-and-bolts of T2DM for PCPs. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 22, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Quiz Special Report Diabetes Diabetes Type 2 Source Type: news

Post Test on T2DM Back-to-Basics Special Report
Try these 10 questions and see what you've learned during this month's special report on the nuts-and-bolts of T2DM for PCPs. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 22, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Quiz Special Report Diabetes Diabetes Type 2 Source Type: news

Hypertension Quiz: 8 Low Pressure Questions
Take this quick and easy quiz to test your knowledge of the latest research findings. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 18, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Quiz Hypertension Source Type: news

Drug Safety, Post-FDA Approval: What to Look For
What characteristics of new drugs might help predict safety issues years later? Find answers and tips on what classes to watch. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 18, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Source Type: news

Guillan Barr é and Vaccines: Cause or Coincidence?
Is there convincing evidence of a causal connection between GBS and vaccines? Consider this clinical scenario, then choose true from false. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 17, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Terry Brenneman, MD Tags: Quiz Vaccines Source Type: news

Vaccine Precaution or Contraindication: Can You Tell the Difference?
Often there are very subtle differences between the two; test your deciphering skills with 3 interesting scenarios. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 17, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Terry Brenneman, MD Tags: Quiz Vaccines Source Type: news

Tinnitus and Blurry Vision in a Middle-aged Man
The patient describes 2 recent 20-30 second " spells, " one of blurry vision and another of tingling in an extremity. Tinnitus begins in your office. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 17, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brady Pregerson, MD Tags: What ' s Your Diagnosis Source Type: news

A Sea Change in the World of Clinical Practice
Note to new grads: " Transparency and accountability will be major themes as we move forward -- basically,'No outcome, no income.'" (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 17, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: David Nash, MD, MBA, FACP Source Type: news

T2DM: Intensifying Rx When Diet, Lifestyle and OADs Aren & #039;t Enough
A how-to overview of how to advance therapy for hyperglycemia and ASCVD risk factors in patients with T2DM. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 15, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Susan E Williams, MS, RD, MD Tags: Special Report Diabetes Diabetes Type 2 Source Type: news

Self-monitoring Blood Glucose in T2DM: It & #039;s Essential
Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) is critical for all patients with T2DM and their physicians.The numbers help modify behavior and Rx. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 15, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Susan E Williams, MS, RD, MD Tags: Special Report Diabetes Diabetes Type 2 Source Type: news

7 Top Diabetes Apps for Primary Care
Seven top diabetes apps for PCPs include insulin calculators, Rx algorithms, comorbidity support, and patient tracking tools. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 11, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackenthal, MD Tags: Diabetes Diabetes Type 2 Source Type: news

Diet Soda Associated With Stroke, Dementia
The observed associations, however, were no longer significant after additional adjustment for vascular risk factors and diabetes mellitus. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 10, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Alexandria Bachert Tags: Cardiovascular Diseases Diabetes Type 2 Source Type: news

RA and Primary Care: 8 Looks to the Future
Special Report recap: the current and future state of RA patient care and what PCPs will need to know to do their part. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 10, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Musculoskeletal Disorders Source Type: news

7 New Hip Osteoarthritis Recommendations
A new evidence-based clinical practice guideline addresses adverse events, surgical risks, and patient education (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 10, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Musculoskeletal Disorders Source Type: news

Bad Marks: An 8-Question Morphea Quiz
Disfiguring lesions are the telltale sign of this skin condition. Take this quick quiz to test your knowledge. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 10, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Quiz Skin Diseases Source Type: news