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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

New-onset Afib in a Patient with CKD: A Case-based Quiz
Mr Smith is 66-years-old. How would you treat his arrhythmia? What would you choose for anticoagulation? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 9, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Payal Kohli, MD Tags: Atrial Fibrillation Cardiovascular Diseases Cerebrovascular Diseases Source Type: news

Beware Digoxin for Atrial Fibrillation
Digoxin is used in nearly 30% of patients with AF but has never been studied for safety/efficacy in this population, until now. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 9, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Payal Kohli, MD Tags: Atrial Fibrillation Cardiovascular Diseases Cerebrovascular Diseases Source Type: news

Type 2 Diabetes: After the Diagnosis, Resist Inertia
Diabetes is a progressive disease and takes advantage of inaction. How would you manage our patient Mrs Davis? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 8, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Susan E Williams, MS, RD, MD Tags: Special Report Diabetes Diabetes Type 2 Source Type: news

Type 2 Diabetes: Clinical Suspicion and Diagnosis
Who is at risk for T2DM? How often should you screen? What are the cut offs for Dx? Revisit the basics and meet your next patient. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 8, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Susan E Williams, MS, RD, MD Tags: Special Report Diabetes Diabetes Type 2 Source Type: news

Hypertension Still a High-wire Act: 8 New Studies
Only half of patients with hypertension have this dangerous condition under control. Highlights of 8 new studies, here. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 5, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Cardiovascular Diseases Diabetes Type 2 Hypertension Source Type: news

An Epic Opioid Epidemic Quiz
Nintey-one Americans die from an opioid-related overdose every day. Take this brief quiz to test your knowledge of the latest research findings. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 4, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Quiz Pain Source Type: news

Energy Drinks Tied to Cardiac Changes
A small study doesn't expose direct cause and effect but suggests it's not the caffeine causing the observed change. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 4, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Alexandria Bachert Tags: Cardiovascular Diseases Source Type: news

Hypertension and Cardiac Comorbidities: A 3-Question Quiz
See what you know about optimal co-management when the patient with hypertension also has Afib, CAD, or heart failure. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 3, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory W. Rutecki, MD Tags: Atrial Fibrillation Cardiovascular Diseases Quiz Hypertension Source Type: news

3 Weighty New Issues in Asthma Care
May is Asthma Awareness Month and so a look at new studies highlighting key aspects of management is in order. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 3, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Asthma Source Type: news

Does DAA Therapy Up Risk for Liver Cancer? It & #039;s Debatable
Eight studies at the 2017 International Liver Congress illuminate the question but the answer is open to interpretation. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 1, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Merin Varghese, MD Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

Type 2 Diabetes: What Busy PCPs Need to Know
Primary care physicians face a daunting and essential task as de facto stewards of type 2 diabetes care. Our Special Report offers step-by- step support. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 1, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Susan E Williams, MD Tags: Special Report Diabetes Diabetes Type 2 Source Type: news

Corticosteroids Overprescribed in Young Asthmatics
Prescribing has gone from underuse to substantial overprescribing. The challenge is to get it just right. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 1, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Asthma Source Type: news

10 Opioid Epidemic Updates
A second opioid Rx doubles the risk of opioid use 1 year later. This short slide show highlights more findings from studies into epidemic opioid misuse and abuse. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 28, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Pain Source Type: news

Medicinal Cannabis Treatments Coming, Experts Say
Some eager medical cannabis experts ask why cannabidiol is not mandatory for athletes to address TBI. Others are more cautious. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 27, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ryan Basen Source Type: news

Epigastric Pain, Otherwise Healthy
Epigastric pain x3 days in an otherwise healthy middle-aged man prompts an in-office abdominal ultrasound. What do you see? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 27, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brady Pregerson, MD Tags: Cardiovascular Diseases Source Type: news

Mumps and Rubella: Stepchildren of the MMR?
The number of US cases of mumps in recent years may surprise you. What's behind the rise and why don't we hear about it? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 27, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Terry Brenneman, MD Tags: Vaccines Source Type: news

Quiz: 5 Diagnostic Question Marks
Take this quick quiz to test your knowledge of new clinical decision making tools and ideas. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 26, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Quiz Pain Source Type: news

Vaccine Acronyms: Where to Look when You & #039;re Stumped
Vaccine shorthand can simplify or confuse. Test your knowledge of the alphabet soup and get valuable CDC links to help decode. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 26, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Terry Brenneman, MD Tags: Vaccines Source Type: news

Lactic Acidosis in an Infant Receiving HIV Prophylaxis
Zidovudine is safe and effective in reducing transmission of HIV from mother to infant but rare serious side effects do occur. Is it worth the risk? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 26, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Anne Gargasz, PharmD Melinda Murphy, MD Nicholas Scaturo, PharmD Tags: HIV AIDS Source Type: news

Post-Test on Hepatitis C in Primary Care
Take this brief quiz to see what you ’ve learned about the challenges and opportunities of HCV management. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 24, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Merin Varghese, MD Rodger D. MacArthur, MD Tags: Hepatitis C Special Report Infection Source Type: news

Hepatitis C Drugs Meet Resistance Issues
Resistance-associated variants limit the activity of some drugs, but HIV infection treatment may offer some guidance. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 24, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Merin Varghese, MD Rodger D. MacArthur, MD Tags: Hepatitis C Special Report Infection Source Type: news

Quiz: 5 Skin Signs of Spring
The signs are everywhere. See if you recognize these 5 skin eruptions often seen when man gets back to nature. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 21, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Grace Halsey Tags: Skin Diseases Source Type: news

Something Fishy: 8 Ichthyosis Questions
Disfiguring skin signs were seen in all 3 children, but not their parents. Take this quick quiz to test your knowledge of the “fish scale disease.” (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 20, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Quiz Skin Diseases Source Type: news

Sports Med Group: Providers Should Help Patients Be More Physically Active
Some patients may not even understand exactly what is meant by " exercise. " How do you promote physical activity in your practice? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 20, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ryan Basen Source Type: news

Atrial Fibrillation: A Spot Quiz
Your atrial fibrillation spot quiz of the week -- take a minute and try these 3 short questions. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 19, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory W Rutecki, MD Tags: Atrial Fibrillation Source Type: news

5 Top Apps for Primary Care
You might need: an excellent mobile ECG reference; a gout diagnosis tool; a contraception counseling aid; FPNotebook on mobile, and Klara. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 19, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W James, MD Tags: Cardiovascular Diseases Gout Source Type: news

Hepatitis C: What If You Do Not Treat?
Severe outcomes may ensue in a high percentage of patients. The authors discuss the consequences in this brief podcast. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 17, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Merin Varghese, MD Rodger D. MacArthur, MD Tags: Hepatitis C Special Report Infection Source Type: news

Newer Hepatitis C Drugs Mean Direct Action
The “modern era” of treatment features multiple DAAs that target specific steps within the HCV life cycle. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 17, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Merin Varghese, MD Rodger D. MacArthur, MD Tags: Hepatitis C Special Report Infection Source Type: news

Quiz: 5 Spring Sports Injuries
Outdoor recreation is in full swing again. Here are 5 injuries you may need to identify, soon. What are they? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 14, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Grace Halsey Tags: Quiz Source Type: news

Unexplained Chest Pain Carries Substantial Cardio Risk
British patients with chest pain who went undiagnosed in primary care had an increased risk of fatal/non-fatal CV events for at least 5 years. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 13, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Salynn Boyles Tags: Cardiovascular Diseases Source Type: news

5 Antidotes to Diagnostic Uncertainty
An array of new tools, perspectives, and guidelines to help navigate the gray areas have been reported in recent days. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 13, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Pain Prostate Cancer Source Type: news