With targeted testing, especially in those who present with kidney stones and bone density issues, internists can help patients with this disorder get appropriate care.
1 Apr 2022
A 33-year-old woman is evaluated during her annual follow-up visit. She has a 2-year history of left-sided ulcerative colitis. All immunizations are up to date, and depression and anxiety screening results are negative. What is the most appropriate health maintenance screening test to perform?
7 Mar 2023
Physician cost profiling systems frequently come to different results
18 May 2010
Primary care physicians play a crucial role in ongoing anticoagulation management, including educating patients about the signs of venous thromboembolism.
1 Apr 2022
Vitamin K antagonist use associated with higher risk of thrombosis than bleeding in patients ages 80 and older
Compared with patients ages 70 to 79 years, those ages 80 to 89 years had a similar risk of bleeding, whereas patients ages 90 years or older had a mildly increased risk of bleeding, the study found. Patients in their 80s and 90s had a markedly higher risk of thrombosis than did patients in their 70s.
12 Jul 2016
While nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis are dynamic processes that can progress and regress, lifestyle modification, including diet, is a must for all patients, wherever they are in their disease.
1 Apr 2021
Obtaining calcium from food rather than supplements is preferred, but supplements can be used safely in patients whose calcium intake is not sufficient, the report said.
25 Oct 2016
Patients older than age 75 who have atrial fibrillation benefited from vitamin K antagonist therapy, although their risks for stroke and bleeding were higher than in younger patients, a recent study found.
9 Dec 2014
Vitamin D supplementation with or without calcium does not reduce falls by a significant amount, according to a new meta-analysis.
29 Apr 2014
Green leafy vegetables, tofu, and lentils are all good sources of iron, but iron is most effectively absorbed when it is heme-based, as in red meat.
1 Jun 2017