Recommendations include treating only with calcium and vitamin D in adults at low fracture risk, and adding an additional osteoporosis medication (oral bisphosphonate preferred) in adults at moderate to high fracture risk.
20 Jun 2017
This column reviews details on recent recalls, warnings, and approvals.
1 Nov 2019
A 62-year-old man diagnosed with multiple myeloma 3 weeks ago is found to have multiple lytic lesions in the spine and pelvis on follow-up examination. His vertebral height was maintained. He is receiving bortezomib, lenalidomide, and dexamethasone for myeloma. After physical examination and laboratory studies, what is the most appropriate management?
30 Apr 2019
Celiac incidence has risen since the 1950s to today, so alert internists listen to the symptoms, get to the basis, and make accurate attributions to make the right diagnosis. A constellation of symptoms can point to a common underlying condition.
1 Apr 2010
Guideline recommends pharmacologic treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women at high fracture risk
Bisphosphonates are recommended for initial treatment, although ibandronate is not recommended for reducing nonvertebral or hip fracture risk, the clinical practice guideline from the Endocrine Society stated.
2 Apr 2019
An updated guideline on atrial fibrillation responds to new evidence, as well as the advent of new drugs and devices to treat the condition.
5 Feb 2019
Anemia is fairly common, but its many etiologies complicate diagnosis. It affects more than one in five black and Hispanic people, one in 10 seniors and one in five of those over the age of 85. Learn how to fine-tune the diagnosis to best help patients.
1 Mar 2013
The reviews examined physical activity, prescription medications, cognitive training, and over-the-counter vitamins and supplements.
19 Dec 2017
Much confusion remains about perioperative management of anticoagulants, even though the drugs have been available for several years. And they are only going to become more prevalent, an expert said.
1 Jun 2014
A 67-year-old man is evaluated for a recent diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism after an elevated serum calcium level was incidentally detected on laboratory testing. Medical history is significant only for hypertension, and his only medication is ramipril. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate management of this patient?
14 Feb 2017