A CME Journal For Family Physicians


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

FDA Approves New Drug for Dangerously Low BP

Following a Priority Review, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved Giapreza (angiotensin II) injection for intravenous infusion to increase blood pressure (BP) in adults with septic or o... View More

PPI Use Greatly Increases Clostridium difficile Risk

The use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), third- and fourth-generation cephalosporins, carbapenems, and piperacillin-tazobactam significantly increase the risk of hospital-onset Clostridium diffici... View More

Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotics Best for Pediatric RTIs

The use of broad-spectrum antibiotics was not superior to narrow-spectrum antibiotics and was associated with more adverse events among children with acute respiratory tract infections, according t... View More

Erectile Dysfunction Could Signal Silent CVD

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is associated with subclinical cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to the findings of a recent study. The researchers analyzed data from 15 studies that assessed the ... View More

AAAAI: New Guidelines for the Pharmacological Treatment of Seasonal Allergies

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) and the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology have developed new guidelines for the initial pharmacological treatment o... View More

Is Fat Cardioprotective?

The type and distribution of fat in women is associated with improved cardiometabolic risk compared to men with a similar body mass index (BMI), according to a recent study. However, ectopic fat is... View More

Diabetes Risk Raised by Frequent Mouthwash Use

Using mouth-wash at least twice a day was associated with an increased risk for developing prediabetes and diabetes among adults, according to a recent study. For their study, the researchers ... View More
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