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Opioid-Induced Constipation: Insights Into Diagnosis and Effective Treatment

Opioid-Induced Constipation: Insights Into Diagnosis and Effective Treatment

Conventional approaches to treatment of opioid-induced constipation include the use of treatment modalities that address non-opioid-related constipation as well as new medications that target the OIC mechanism of action.

Legal Advisor To Question, or Not to Question Your Supervisor's Diagnosis

To Question, or Not to Question Your Supervisor's Diagnosis

A nurse practitioner disagrees with her supervisor over a diagnosis but fails to voice her opinion, leading to misdiagnosis and a subsequent above-the-knee amputation.

Vaccine Information Center ACIP Updates Recommendations for US Adult Immunization Schedule

ACIP Updates Recommendations for US Adult Immunization Schedule

The ACIP and CDC have approved and released 2019 recommendations for the adult immunization schedule in the US.

Cardiovascular Disease Information Center Societies Release Updated Guidelines for the Management of Atrial Fibrillation

Societies Release Updated Guidelines for the Management of Atrial Fibrillation

In order to revise the guidelines, the Task Force reviewed clinical trials presented at the annual scientific meetings of the ACC, AHA, HRS, and European Society of Cardiology in addition to other peer-reviewed, published data.

Practice Management Information Center In the Spotlight: How Racism Affects the Healthcare Workforce

In the Spotlight: How Racism Affects the Healthcare Workforce

Racism is embedded in all US institutions, including medicine — so what steps are being taken to improve the well-being of the healthcare workforce?

Evidence-Based Medicine Apixaban in Patients With ESRD and Atrial Fibrillation

Apixaban in Patients With ESRD and Atrial Fibrillation

There are limited published data on the efficacy and safety of direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on dialysis and atrial fibrillation.

Evidence-Based Medicine Assessment of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy After Stroke, TIA

Assessment of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy After Stroke, TIA

Questions about the generalizability of previous data on dual antiplatelet therapy after minor ischemic stroke or high-risk transient ischemic attack lead investigators of the POINT trial to conduct a similar study in an international population.

Evidence-Based Medicine Albiglutide Reduces Major CV Events in Patients With Type II Diabetes and Known CVD

Albiglutide Reduces Major CV Events in Patients With Type II Diabetes and Known CVD

Albiglutide is available in other countries, and this trial may serve as an impetus for its reintroduction in the United States, particularly if follow-up results show a survival advantage with albiglutide.

Evidence-Based Medicine Physical Therapy May Allow Patients With Meniscal Tears to Avoid Surgery

Physical Therapy May Allow Patients With Meniscal Tears to Avoid Surgery

Starting with physical therapy and having surgery only if that failed was as effective as immediate surgery in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.

Stat Consult Stat Consult: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

Stat Consult: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

Growing evidence supports starting individuals on antiretroviral therapy as soon as they are diagnosed with HIV to improve mortality rates.

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