Modifiable Risk Factors and Preoperative Optimization in THA
An understanding of the modifiable preoperative risk factors will help reduce the risk of complications and optimize outcomes in total hip arthroplasty.
Current Orthopaedic Practice
Assessing Surveillance Case Definitions for Zika Virus
How useful are surveillance case definitions for detecting Zika virus disease?
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Monotherapy With Biologic DMARDs in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Biologic DMARD monotherapy may be a viable treatment alternative for patients with rheumatoid arthritis when combination therapy is not an option.
Acute Pain Management for Patients on Chronic Buprenorphine
The treatment of perioperative pain in patients taking buprenorphine for opioid maintenance therapy is challenging. What are the options?
Is it Fat or Lean That Ultimately Determines AF Risk?
A new study suggests that lean body mass is the predominant anthropometric risk factor for atrial fibrillation, but the relationship may not be so black-and-white, according to this commentary.
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
An Unusually Large Carbuncle of the Temporofacial Region
How was this extensive carbuncle over the temporofacial region effectively managed?
Management of the Diabetic Patient Needing Emergency Surgery
The emergency surgical patient with diabetes presents unique challenges, and is often considered high risk. What can be done to improve outcomes for these patients?
Severe Polyserositis Induced by PCV13 Vaccine
Was the severe serositis in this 75-year-old woman an auto-inflammatory response to her recent vaccination with 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine?
Journal of Medical Case Reports
Delayed Second Dose Antibiotics for Patients With Sepsis
How might delays in second antibiotic administration affect outcomes among patients admitted with sepsis?
Critical Care Medicine
Health Care Costs Among Persons With Drug Dependence
What is the impact of injection drug use on hospitalizations for infectious complications such as endocarditis? This report examined trends in one state.
Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report
Managing Coronary Artery Disease and Chronic Stable Angina
This article reviews the pharmacotherapeutic options for stable ischemic heart disease, including beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, nitrates, ACE inhibitors, statins, and antiplatelet agents.
Cardiovascular Toxicity of Illicit Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids
How might long-term illicit use of anabolic-androgenic steroids contribute to cardiovascular disease?
How to Present an Article in a Journal Club
These tips will help residents learn how to select a journal article and effectively present it to a journal club audience.
Postgraduate Medical Journal
Nursing Communication and the Gender Identity Spectrum
A better understanding of gender identities will help nurses effectively and sensitively provide these patients with the best care.
American Nurse Today
Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport
This consensus statement provides an updated overview of what we currently know about sports-related concussion and discusses issues to consider in the management of this condition.
British Journal of Sports Medicine
Treatment Optimization for Aging Patients With HIV
How might comorbidities and coprescriptions impact the choice of ART regimens among aging patients with HIV?
Optometrists and other Healthcare Providers Can Learn 'Best Practices' From Amazon, Southwest Airlines
Practices today must strive to be patient-friendly and to provide more than patients can get from online entities. They should also reward staff members for work well done, experts said.
Medscape Medical News
Central Serous Retinopathy Requires Individualized Approach
Most cases of CRS resolve spontaneously, but chronic CRS can cause vision loss and should be treated. Unfortunately, there is no standard treatment, and most are not reimbursed.
Medscape Medical News
CHMP Recommends Cladribine (Mavenclad) for Multiple Sclerosis
The European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use recommends approval of cladribine to reduce relapses and delay disease progression in highly active relapsing MS.