In this commentary, Michael Bloch, MD, writes about using time in therapeutic range (TTR) to determine dose, dietary recommendations, and a possible need to change anticoagulants for patients on warfarin.
In this commentary, Hani Raoul Khouzam MD, MPH, FAPA, lists the 7 pearls of wisdom that he learned about the identification and treatment of veterans with PTSD while working at the Department of Veteran Affairs for 26 years.
In this article, Scott T Vergano, MD, writes about 3 papers you may have missed in October 2021, including research on birth hospital length of stay and readmission during the COVID-19 pandemic, an update on the blood lead reference value, and long-term complications in youth-onset type 2 diabetes.
The first year of an infant’s life is perhaps the most important, as babies will triple their birth weight. That is why the US Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life, with continued breastfeeding when introducing complementary foods until 12 months old.
Is This a Puss Caterpillar Sting or Something Else? How a Common Medical Error Can Delay a Diagnosis
Sometimes a patient’s self-diagnosis can be helpful. On the other hand, a patient also can lead the diagnostician astray. The power of suggestion can cause the clinician to anchor on one part of the history or physical examination, a common heuristic error.
In this commentary, Michael Bloch, MD, writes about the cardiovascular risk of exposure to ambient air pollution and how clinicians can play a role in mitigating exposure to reduce blood pressure and cardiovascular risk.
In this article, James Matera, DO, writes about the benefits of using SGLT2 inhibitors to treat patients with type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and cardiovascular disease, including how the use of SGLT2 inhibitors can help address racial and ethnic disparities in health care.
In this commentary, John W. Harrington, MD, writes about his clinical experience as a pediatric health care provider addressing the challenges and the danger involving parents/guardians who refuse to vaccinate their children.
In this article, Scott T. Vergano, MD, talks about 4 top papers you may have missed in September 2021, including high congenital syphilis case counts among infants, the effect of screen time on recovery from a concussion, and screening for anxiety in the pediatric population.
In this commentary, Raymond Chung, MD, from Massachusetts General Hospital, explains why it is key to stage a patient’s disease after an HCV diagnosis—and how to do it.