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Study identifies factors behind guideline-discordant use of lung cancer screening

Interviews with 31 primary care physicians suggested that knowledge gaps about the life expectancy threshold at which lung cancer screening's value becomes limited may contribute to their decisions to recommend screening to patients who may not benefit.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2024/03/19/2.htm
19 Mar 2024

Treat COPD symptoms, solve problems

Effectively managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease means staying up to date on medications, devices, and delivery techniques.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2024/04/treat-copd-symptoms-solve-problems.htm
1 Apr 2024

Use of chiropractors and occupational, physical therapy for low back pain uncommon, despite guidelines

While clinical practice guidelines encourage nonpharmacologic treatments as first-line therapy for low back pain, fewer than a third of patients used chiropractic care or occupational or physical therapy for this problem in 2002 to 2018.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2023/10/31/4.htm
31 Oct 2023

Too early to tell on sickle cell 'cures'

New therapies for sickle cell disease create an opportunity for primary care physicians to ensure that their adult patients are regularly meeting with a specialist to review treatment options.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2024/04/too-early-to-tell-on-sickle-cell-cures.htm
1 Apr 2024

Prophylactic injectable monoclonal antibody reduced migraine days, industry trial finds

Compared with nonspecific oral drugs, patients treated with erenumab were six times more likely to achieve 50% or more reduction in monthly migraine days and were 11 times more likely to complete the treatment on the first attempt, authors reported.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2024/04/02/4.htm
2 Apr 2024

Get with the latest ARDS guideline

Experts tasked with updating guidelines on acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) found a lot of new data to incorporate.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2024/03/get-with-the-latest-ards-guideline.htm
1 Mar 2024

Afib guideline updates diagnosis, management strategies

An updated guideline from cardiology societies places new emphasis on lifestyle and risk factor modification in patients with atrial fibrillation and risk for recurrence when afib occurs after surgery, among other changes.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2023/12/12/4.htm
12 Dec 2023

Digoxin still used, but toxicity not appreciated

Add digoxin toxicity to your checklist of diagnostic suspicions, and consider standing orders to check serum levels in certain populations.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2024/04/digoxin-still-used-but-toxicity-not-appreciated.htm
1 Apr 2024

Cardiology societies update guideline on management of chronic coronary disease

The guideline from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology emphasizes coordinating care between cardiovascular and primary care professionals and prioritizing symptom relief and quality of life, among other recommendations.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2023/08/01/2.htm
1 Aug 2023

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for cough, wheezing

A 35-year-old woman is evaluated for a cough and wheezing occurring several times during the week, unrelated to exercise. She has a history of asthma that was previously well controlled with a budesonide inhaler. She is also taking albuterol five times weekly with good response. Following a physical exam, what treatment should be started?
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2024/03/26/3.htm
26 Mar 2024

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