Posts Tagged ‘Clinical Practice series’

Limb Ischemia

Posted by Sara Fazio • June 8th, 2012

The latest article in our Clinical Practice series reviews the evaluation of patients with acute limb ischemia, including assessment of temperature, appearance, and pulses, by palpation and Doppler. Strategies for treatment of viable limbs are reviewed. Acute limb ischemia is defined as a sudden decrease in limb perfusion that threatens the viability of the limb…. Read More…

Secondary Stroke Prevention

Posted by Sara Fazio • May 16th, 2012

Patients with stroke are at high risk for subsequent vascular events, including recurrent stroke (highest risk), myocardial infarction, and death from vascular causes. The latest article in our Clinical Practice series reviews recommended strategies to reduce the risk of a subsequent stroke in patients with a history of transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke. Worldwide,… Read More…

Type 2 Diabetes

Posted by Sara Fazio • April 6th, 2012

The latest article in our Clinical Practice series provides a framework for establishing glycemic targets for patients with type 2 diabetes, taking into account both psychosocial and clinical factors, and discusses strategies to achieve the targets. First-line treatments and additional therapies are discussed. T2DM is the leading cause of blindness, nontraumatic lower-limb amputation, and chronic kidney… Read More…

Urinary Tract Infection

Posted by Sara Fazio • March 16th, 2012

The latest review in our Clinical Practice series comes from Dr. Thomas Hooten at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Urinary tract infection is the most common bacterial infection encountered in the ambulatory care setting in the United States, accounting for 8.6 million visits in 2007. The self-reported annual incidence of urinary tract infection in women… Read More…

Lichen Planus

Posted by Sara Fazio • February 23rd, 2012

The various clinical presentations and treatment options of Lichen Planus are reviewed in the latest article in our Clinical Practice series, including available data to guide management. Lichen planus is a mucocutaneous inflammatory disease of unknown origin. The skin and oral mucosa are the most frequently involved areas. Other mucous membranes (including the genitalia, esophagus, and conjunctiva) and… Read More…