This week's quiz asks readers to evaluate a 60-year-old man with type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension who seeks to establish medical care.
4 Oct 2011
This week's quiz asks readers to evaluate a 45-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes who is seen for routine follow-up.
26 Jun 2012
In a study of patients with invasive group B Streptococcus infections, all-cause 30-day mortality was highest for those with peritonitis and pneumonia or empyema and lowest among those with osteomyelitis or joint infection.
7 Jan 2020
A 66-year-old man with a history of COPD is evaluated during a routine visit. He is able to walk one flight of stairs and one block before he develops dyspnea. He was last treated for two acute exacerbations of COPD within the last year, one of which required hospitalization. Following a physical exam and other tests, what patient characteristics place him at highest risk for a recurrent acute exacerbation?
9 Mar 2021
The 2021 schedule from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) includes interim recommendations for COVID-19 vaccination, as well as updates for vaccines against influenza, hepatitis A, and others.
23 Feb 2021
A 32-year-old woman is evaluated for a 6-month history of loose stools, bloating, and weight loss. Her brother has type 1 diabetes mellitus, and her mother has autoimmune thyroid disease. After physical examination and laboratory studies, what test should be performed next?
28 Jan 2020
Dietary interventions may be able to send type 2 diabetes into remission, and intensive lifestyle interventions with some help from modern technology means more patients may now have the support they need to accomplish this.
1 May 2018
Of 30 quality measures that the committee found invalid in an assessment of the 2017 Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), 12 are either already removed or scheduled for removal.
27 Oct 2020
This update covers approval of a sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitor for diabetes, a once-daily long-acting beta-adrenergic agonist (LABA) for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and a new intravenous drug for bacterial skin and skin-structure infections.
1 Oct 2014
Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors were found to possibly improve outcomes for patients with diabetes more than other antihypertensives, a recent meta-analysis found.
5 Nov 2013