A CME Journal For Family Physicians


Low Diastolic BP Raises CV Risk in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Low diastolic blood pressure (DBP) is associated with subclinical myocardial injury and myocardial infarction (MI) risk in patients with diabetes and elevated cardiovascular (CV) risk, a new study ... View More

Moderate Salt Restriction May Benefit Some Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Moderate salt restriction promotes the antialbuminuric effect of losartan in patients with type 2 diabetes and macroalbuminuria, a recent study showed. For their study, the researchers evaluated pa... View More

Which Obesity Treatment is Best?

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has released 4 new studies comparing the effects of various surgical and non-surgical weight loss treatments among patients with obesity. Two ... View More

What Symptoms Predict Asthma-Related ED Visits in Adolescents?

Chest tightness and night wakening may be associated with emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalizations in urban adolescents with probable asthma, a new study found. However, there does not... View More

Is Intensive Antiplatelet Therapy Safe for Stroke Patients?

Intensive antiplatelet therapy does not reduce the incidence or severity of recurrent stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) in patients with recent cerebral ischemia, and significantly increase... View More

SHEA: New Guidelines for C. Difficile, Drug-Resistant Infections

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) has released new guidelines regarding the appropriate duration of contact precautions for the treatment of multi-drug-resistant infections ... View More

FDA: No More Opioid Cough, Cold Medicine for Children Under 18

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has required safety label changes that will contraindicate the use of prescription opioid cough and cold medicines containing codeine or hydrocodone in chi... View More

Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis Linked to Cataracts

Individuals with asthma or allergic rhinitis have an increased risk of cataracts, according to the results of a recent study. Corticosteroid therapy, important in the treatment of atopic dermatitis... View More

Statin Eligibility Varies Significantly Between Guidelines

The number of individuals eligible for statins under various sets of guidelines from various major organizations varies significantly, with some covering more than twice the number of patients as o... View More

Calcium, Vitamin D May Not Help to Prevent Fractures

Calcium and vitamin D supplements do not protect against hip and other fractures in older adults, according to the results of a recent study. Current guidelines recommend the use of calcium and&nbs... View More
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