GP Clinics


Could Asthma Increase Aortic Aneurysm Risk?

Patients who have asthma or have a history of taking anti-asthma medication are at a higher risk of developing or rupturing an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), according to new research. Because bo... View More

Many Family Physicians Don’t Screen Baby Boomers for Hep C

The USPSTF and CDC both recommend one-time hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening for all Baby Boomers—or adult patients born between 1945 and 1965. Baby Boomers comprise approximately 75% of the ... View More

Novel Device Can Safely Detect Esophageal Disorders

A new balloon mucosal impedance (MI) catheter system can safely detect and evaluate gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), and other esophageal disorders by instant... View More

ATS Releases New Guidelines for Pediatric Home Oxygen Therapy

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) has published new guidelines for the use of home oxygen therapy in children with chronic respiratory conditions. For the development of the guidelines, a multidi... View More

How Does Age Affect Statin Benefits?

Statin therapy significantly lowers the risk of vascular events in adults over 70 years of age with a history of vascular disease, according to the results of a new study. While statin therapy has ... View More

Common Antibiotic Raises Risk of Aortic Aneurysm

Treatment with the antibiotic fluoroquinolone is associated with an increased risk of aortic aneurysm or dissection, according to a recent study. From July 2006 to December 2013, researchers evalua... View More

Biologic Shows Link to Noninfectious Pneumonia

Ustekinumab, an immunosuppressive drug used to treat psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and other autoimmune diseases is associated with noninfectious pneumonia, according to the findings of a recent ... View More

New Neurostimulator May Prevent Seizures

Engineers at UC Berkeley have developed a neurostimulator that can be extremely effective atpreventing debilitating tremors or seizures in patients with a variety of neurological conditions.1 The w... View More

New Influenza Guidelines Urge High-Risk Patients to Seek Early Treatment

Individuals who are at high risk for complications from seasonal influenza and who are sick enough to be hospitalized for influenza-like symptoms should be tested and put on antiviral treatment swi... View More

AGA Releases Guidelines on Ulcerative Colitis Management

A new clinical guideline from the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) spotlights the best therapies to manage patients with mild-to-moderate ulcerative colitis (UC). “Management o... View More
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