Researchers suggest ways for clinicians to assess cognitive function, manual dexterity/strength, and peak inspiratory flow before choosing an inhaled medication delivery system for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
21 Nov 2023
Evidence is mounting that most smokers will require some sort of pharmacotherapeutic intervention to help them quit. Experts parse out prescriptions, but don't discount behavioral strategies for quitting.
1 Jul 2009
An 87-year-old woman is evaluated for a 1-year history of bothersome insomnia. She reports taking up to 2 hours to fall asleep. She also feels that her sleep is less refreshing. What is the most appropriate treatment?
21 Nov 2023
The central nervous system regulates a person's weight, with many variables in play, and both internal and external factors can increase or decrease calorie intake and expenditure.
1 Jun 2021
A 36-year-old woman is evaluated during a routine wellness visit. She is asymptomatic and has no medical problems. Her mother has rheumatoid arthritis, and the patient is concerned that she might also develop the disease. Following a physical exam, what is most likely to reduce this patient's risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis?
23 May 2023
Asking patients about smoking and advising them to quit is not enough to set them up for success.
1 Jun 2022
Multiple agents effective for excessive daytime sleepiness but may be discontinued due to side effects, review finds
A systematic review and meta-analysis of 14 trials found that solriamfetol, armodafinil-modafinil, and pitolisant were associated with reduced daytime sleepiness but also with headache, insomnia, and anxiety in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.
9 May 2023
Among sedative-naive ICU survivors ages 66 years and older who filled a new sedative prescription within a week of hospital discharge, more than half maintained their prescriptions at six months, a Canadian population-based study found.
10 Jan 2023
Alternative strategies are increasingly recommended when managing conditions like insomnia and anxiety in elderly patients.
1 Feb 2022
The trial of adults with post-traumatic stress disorder and/or bipolar disorder compared having remote specialists provide direct telehealth treatment to having specialists consult with primary care teams via an onsite care manager, who also provided brief psychotherapy.
8 Feb 2022