PAD Resource Center Editorial Programs

 
 
  • Specialists vs Primary Care: Whose Guidelines Matter? It may not exactly be a schism, but primary and specialty care are increasingly at odds over which field of practice's guidelines are best for patients.
  • Are Clinical Practice Guidelines More Contentious Than Ever? The backlash against the ACC/AHA blood pressure guidelines prompted this overview of the evolution of cardiovascular clinical practice guidelines and their ensuing controversies.
  • A Quick Planner for ADA ADA meeting veteran Gregory Nichols offers a guide to the upcoming ADA 78th Scientific Sessions and which sessions have sparked his interest.
  • Does Childhood Kidney Disease Lead to Adult ESRD? The long-term risk associated with childhood kidney disease is explored in a population-based study.
  • How Hubris Impairs the Care of the Elderly Some conditions in older adults warrant treatment; some do not. The wise physician knows the difference.
  • A 25-Year-Old Woman With Headaches: USMLE Question A 25-year-old woman presents with recurrent headaches and transient vision changes. What's the cause?
  • Recurrent Skin Infections in a Teen: How Would You Manage? It's an extremely vexing problem for families: recurrent skin infections in a teen athlete.
  • An 'Incredible' New Wave in Neurology Care   Drs Andrew Wilner and Terry Detrich discuss exciting clinical trial results presented at the 2018 AAN meeting in Los Angeles, and reflect on past breakthroughs in patient care.
  • How Many Kids Really Have High Blood Pressure? The normative values for BP have been updated. A new analysis shows that, as a result, more children are classified as having elevated readings.
  • Does Drinking More Water Improve Kidney Function?   If increasing the water intake lowers vasopressin levels, does it follow that it also improves kidney function? Dr Szczech shares her views.
  • ACP Glycemic Target Guidance: An Author Makes the Case   Dr Jay H. Shubrook interviews Dr Timothy J. Wilt on ACP's updated guidance statement on pharmacologic treatment of nonpregnant patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
  • Extreme Diets: Fads and Facts Radical diets have exploded in popularity since the 19th century. We dig into notable examples -- from Fletcherism to liquid diets to Beverly Hills -- reviewing their history, claims, and impact.
  • NAFLD Is a Growing Problem Recent guidance from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases for the evaluation and management of patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is profiled.
  • A 72-Year-Old Woman With Dyspnea: USMLE Question A 72-year-old woman presents with fatigue and progressive dyspnea despite optimal medical treatment for heart failure. What is responsible?
  • Saving Black Mothers' Lives Our high rates of maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity disproportionately affect minority women. How can we prevent these unnecessary deaths?
  • Intravenous tPA for Stroke: Putting the Controversy to Rest   Dr Mark Alberts addresses recent controversial statements by some cardiology colleagues and other medical specialists regarding the safety and efficacy of IV tPA in treating acute ischemic stroke.
  • HRS 2018CABANA: Initial Thoughts on AF Ablation vs Drugs The long-awaited trial was the star of HRS. The neutral primary endpoint sent some electrophysiologists into despair and others into spin mode, but Dr Mandrola sees value in the incremental move of science.
  • Quantifying Cancer Risk in Patients With Glomerular Diseases Dr Desai reviews a paper that presents a useful guide in quantifying cancer risk in patients with glomerular diseases.
  • ARBs: Are They Poised to Overtake ACE Inhibitors?   Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy reports on the findings of a systematic review of ARBs versus ACE inhibitors for the management of hypertension.
  • Malpractice Case: The Perils of One-Way Communications Relying on email, faxes, and voicemails to discuss critical cases and test results can lead to a malpractice lawsuit. This malpractice case illustrates why physicians need to place more emphasis on talking to each other.