The Impact of Opioids on the Endocrine and Immune Systems
How much do you know about the impact of opioids on the endocrine and immune systems? Take our 9-question quiz to find out.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 10, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Steven A. King, MD, MS Source Type: news

Heart Failure and Hypertension: Where do β-blockers Belong?
The author wants your opinion on the habitual titration of β-blockers in patients with comorbid HF who are not at BP goal.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 9, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory W. Rutecki, MD Tags: Hypertension Source Type: news

Primary Care Tips to Help Patients Lose Weight
What tips can you give your patients to help them lead a healthier lifestyle?  Click through this quick slideshow to find out.  (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 8, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Linda Peckel Source Type: news

Organ Transplant in the Direct-acting Antiviral Era
Can DAA therapy remove patients from transplant waiting lists? Are HCV-infected livers--and hearts--safe for uninfected organ recipients? Three new studies explain. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 3, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew D. Bowser Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

Vestibular Migraine: What & #039;s the Impact?
Vestibular migraine may be a relatively new diagnostic entity, but a new study shows it impacts around 6 million US adults.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 3, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Tags: Headache and Migraine Source Type: news

7 Questions on Complicated Headaches
Primary care clinicians may be the first to note an abornal headache pattern that calls for referral. What do you know about these not-so-simple headaches? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 2, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Linda Peckel Tags: Headache and Migraine Source Type: news

Headline Medical News: July 2018
Patient Care scoured the web to find the top news in medicine this month that could affect your practice. Which ones made the cut? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 2, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Sydney Jennings Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Risk Assessment for Primary Care
Cardiovascular risk assessment is mostly science but also an art, in part. Get an at-a-glance review here of the risk factors and algorithms that combine both. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 1, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Tags: Cardiovascular Disease Source Type: news

Hep C Expert Interview: Gregory T. Everson, MD
Renowned transplant expert Gregory T. Everson, MD, talked with Patient Care about sensitive issues surrounding liver transplant in the era of direct-acting antiviral therapy. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 1, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew D. Bowser Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

T2DM & amp; Mental Illness: 9 Brain-Teasing Qs
True or false?  The rates of T2DM in people with SMI are up to 5 times higher vs the general population. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 1, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Sydney Jennings Tags: Diabetes Type 2 Mental Health Source Type: news

Top 5 Immunization Apps for Primary Care Providers
Which immunization apps should you put on your mobile device today? Our app reviewer offers the complete rundown.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 31, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W. James, MD Tags: Vaccines Source Type: news

Leading Lipid Guidelines Disagree
From the ACC/AHA to the ESC/EAS, do you know where major global dyslipidemia guidelines agree and disagree? This 6-question quiz will answer that.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 27, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Tags: Cardiovascular Disease Source Type: news

Diabetes and Dollars: Cost-of-Care Quiz
True or False: In 2015, Americans spent more on insulin glargine than any other drug. The answer and 9 more questions in our quiz. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 26, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Grace Halsey Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Osteoporosis Rx Poor Within 6 Months of Hip Fracture
A new study found that post-hip fracture, less than 5% of elderly patients were started on osteoporosis medication despite high risk for recurrent fracture. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 25, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Joint/Bone Health Source Type: news

BP Control Better in Primary Care
More patients were found to be at blood pressure goal in primary care settings vs specialty practice in a new study. Our author looks at possible reasons why.     (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 23, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory W. Rutecki, MD Tags: Hypertension Source Type: news

Diabetes and Mentall Illness: 3 New Studies
Results include: The metabolic dangers of neuroleptic Rx in youth; prevalence of T2DM in minorities with severe mental illness; and gaps in care for mentally ill with T2DM. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 23, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Low Back Pain: Do Guidelines Get it Right?
Are you up-to-date on current LBP guidelines for primary care? Find out with our 11-question quiz. ©Africa Studio/Shutterstock.com   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 20, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: news

Funky Finger - What & #039;s Your Diagnosis?
What does a common species of water fowl have in common with this finger injury? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 19, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brady Pregerson, MD Source Type: news

HCV Quiz: 5 Simple Questions, Very Interesting Answers
Sample: Which type of practitioner most often make the diagnosis of HCV: Gastro? GP? Hepatologist? Other? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 19, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew D. Bowser Tags: Hepatitis C Hepatitis C Quiz Source Type: news

Coffee and Atrial Fibrillation: What & #039;s the (True) Link?
A new study finds that higher caffeine intake may decrease the risk of patients developing new onset atrial fibrillation.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 19, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackenthal, MD Tags: Atrial Fibrillation Source Type: news

5 Pharmacy Services that Improve Patient Outcomes
Your patient's pharmacy doesn't just have to be a place to pick up prescriptions. Here's 5 " hidden gems " of the pharmacy that can help improve patient outcomes and reduce cost.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 18, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Alex Evans, PharmD, BCGP Source Type: news

New Osteoporosis Recommendations: A Short Quiz
The new USPSTF osteoporosis screening recommendations are out. Find out what's new and how much you know. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 16, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackenthal, MD Source Type: news

Interview with HCV Expert Paul Kwo, MD
Patient Care talked with Dr Kwo about recent updates to hepatitis C management guidelines, challenges in expanding screening, and more. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 12, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew D. Bowser Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

Opioids, Overdose, and Mortality: A 10-Question Quiz
How much do you know about the aftermath of a nonfatal opioid overdose? Take our 10-question quiz to find out. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 12, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Steven A. King, MD, MS Source Type: news

How to Improve HCV Screening Rates: A 6-Step QI Experience
HCV screening rates improved at one large clinic from 24% to over 90% and were sustained at 1 year. How? With this 6-step intervention. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 11, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew D. Bowser Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

Syncope on the Dance Floor
A 21-year-old woman is transported to the emergency department from a night club by ambulance for a possible panic attack. Medics state that she had been drinking and had just finished dancing and was walking off the floor when she suddenly experienced a rapid heartbeat and panic followed by a syncopal episode. A boy she had met that night caught her so there was no injury. The patient denies any chest pain, drug abuse or other complaints. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 11, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brady Pregerson, MD Tags: Cardiovascular Disease Source Type: news

Paradigms Shift in Type 2 Diabetes Management
Anything less than comprehensive care for type 2 diabetes is quickly becoming old school. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 11, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory W. Rutecki, MD Tags: Cardiovascular Disease Diabetes Hypertension Source Type: news

Keep Pushing On!
What to do when patients face their own " clinical inertia " ? Here, 3 simple ways to help them push through.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 10, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Edward C. Chao, DO Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Catheter Ablation Effective for AFib in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease
The first study of its kind found ablation strategies used in normal hearts are safe, effective, and yield good results. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 9, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Payal Kohli, MD Tags: Atrial Fibrillation Source Type: news

Another Reason to Consider NOACs
A new study clears up a lingering question about the novel oral anticoagulants, VKAs, and risk of MI. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 9, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Payal Kohli, MD Tags: Atrial Fibrillation Source Type: news

Fever and Vaccines: Good or Bad?
Fever is a common side effect of numerous vaccines in children, but is that good or bad? Take this 5-question quiz to decide.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 5, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Terry Brenneman, MD Tags: Vaccines Source Type: news

Novel Markers, Glycemic Variability Predict CV Events in Diabetes
From ADA 2018: Two new biomarkers predict CV events independently of conventional risk factors, plus post-hoc analysis of VADT. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 3, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Kenneth J. Bender, PharmD, MA Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

10 New Drugs for Primary Care: Q2 2018
What new drugs should you know about from the second quarter of 2018? Scroll through our quick slideshow to find out. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 3, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Sydney Jennings Source Type: news

Reducing Risk and Rates of Severe Hypoglycemia
Severe hypoglycemia is more prevalent than previously believed and also significantly underreported. Details from 3 studies at ADA 2018. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 3, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Kenneth J. Bender, PharmD, MA Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia Quiz for Primary Care Physicians
How much do you know about fibromyalgia? Take our 12-question quiz to find out your fibromyalgia IQ.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 3, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Sydney Jennings Source Type: news

Noninvasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Migraine Treatment: The PRESTO Study
Noninvasive vagus nerve stimulation may be a viable method for the treatment of acute episodic migraine, according to a new study. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 29, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackenthal, MD Tags: Headache and Migraine Source Type: news

ADA 2018: CV Benefits of SGLT-2 Inhibitors
Three studies at ADA 2018 highlight the current track record of SGLT-2is in reducing CV-related morbidity and mortality. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 28, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Kenneth J. Bender, PharmD, MA Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Insulin Discontinuation and Other Measures of GLP-1 RA Efficacy
What is the impact on insulin dose, A1c, body weight of adding GLP-1 RA to a MDI insulin regimen? Three studies from ADA 2018 illustrate. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 28, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Kenneth J. Bender, PharmD, MA Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Top 5 Locum Tenens Apps for Primary Care Providers
What are the top apps for primary care providers who do locum tenens work? Click through our quick slideshow to find out which apps can help keep you organized and prepared.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 28, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W. James, MD Source Type: news

Attacking Migraine: Why CGRP?
The first CGRP mAb has been FDA-approved, but why should you consider this novel category for migraine prevention?   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 28, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Susan Hutchinson, MD Tags: Headache and Migraine Source Type: news

ADA 2018: Oral Agents and Insulin - Combined, Compared
Should you: Stop a DPP-4i when you start insulin? Prescribe initial triple combination Rx? What about SGLT2i + DPP-4i + MET vs insulin + MET? Find out. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 27, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Kenneth J. Bender, PharmD, MA Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Headline Medical News: June 2018
Patient Care scoured the web to find the top news in medicine this month that could affect your practice. Which ones made the cut? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 27, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Sydney Jennings Source Type: news

ADA 2018: New Basal Insulins go Head-to-Head
We report highlights of 3 important studies from the ADA 78th Scientific Sessions. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 26, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Kenneth J. Bender, PharmD, MA Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Medicare Part D
The gap in Medicare Part D coverage, aka " the donut hole, " may be a problem for many of your older patients, starting right about now. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 25, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Matthew Baker, PharmD Source Type: news

Midyear Pain Quiz for Primary Care
What's your pain IQ? Find out with our midyear, 12-question assessment.    (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 22, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Patient Care Editorial Staff Tags: Pain Source Type: news

An Allergy to Levaquin or is it Something Else?
Are this young woman ’s chest pain and SOB a reaction to Levaquin, started a few days ago? She’s had a similar reaction to other antibiotics. Your Dx? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 21, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brady Pregerson, MD Source Type: news

Hep C Guidance Update Quiz: Special Populations
The newest HCV guidance is out on special populations. Are you up to date? Take our short, 5-question quiz to find out.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 21, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew D. Bowser Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news