PAD Resource Center Editorial Programs

 
 
  • Be Aware of These Nine Questionable Clinics Integrative medicine, bogus cancer treatment, antiaging, low T, and more -- what do you need to know about the proliferation of these clinics in medicine?
  • The Drugs We Prescribe to Kids: What Has Changed? Some interesting trends in drug prescribing to children showed up in a recent national survey.
  • A Tradeoff Between Hypertension and Cognition?   Two new trials look at whether treating hypertension can ward off cognitive decline.
  • Measuring BP Is Simple, Right? Not so Fast   Making sure blood pressure is measured appropriately, both in the office and at home, is the first step in ensuring optimal care of the hypertensive patient.
  • A 38-Year-Old Man With Back and Side Pain: USMLE Question A 38-year-old man presents with pulsatile right-sided back and side pain that has been radiating to his groin. What's the most likely cause?
  • 5 Dietary Tips to Share With Your Patients With the constant barrage of nutrition and diet advice, it's difficult to know what 'healthy eating' really means. Here are five simple evidence-based tips to share when counseling your patients.
  • Atrial Fibrillation: What's New? Not Much An investigation of AF trials on ClinicalTrials.gov found few studies of high scientific rigor. John Mandrola, MD, ponders the implications for patient management.
  • Spironolactone Over Clonidine in Resistant HTN: Do You Agree? Dr Desai asks, would you consider spironolactone for treating patients with resistant hypertension?
  • Considering a Cardiometabolic Subspecialty Robert H. Eckel discusses the potential advantages and challenges in creating a designated cardiometabolic subspecialty. See why he thinks it is a vital idea, despite the obstacles.
  • Another SGLT2 That You Can Feel Safe Prescribing   In regard to amputation risk (and despite a black box warning), it appears that canagliflozin is no less safe than other diabetes drugs.
  • A 55-Year-Old Man With Severe Chest Pain: USMLE Question A 55-year-old man presents to the emergency department with sudden-onset tearing chest pain. Can you make the diagnosis?
  • Aneurysm Overview Video   This video covers the pathophysiology of aneurysms disease, as well as common signs and symptoms and complications.
  • Diabetes and Progression of CKD: Does Race Matter? Dr Bansal reviews a study that examined the incidence and progression of kidney disease in black versus white individuals with type 2 diabetes; it shines a light on racial disparities in access to care.
  • Four New Studies in Neurology   Dr Diener reviews four studies likely to change the practice of neurology that encompass PFO closure in cryptogenic stroke, new treatments for migraine and glioblastoma, and tried-and-true treatments for MS.
  • The Most Perfect Medical Device of 2018   The best medical device of the year may already be in most of our homes.
  • AAN 2018A Computer Algorithm That Guides Stroke Care   Dr Mark Alberts discusses the benefits of using a CT profusion computer algorithm to identify patients with ischemic stroke who are candidates for thrombectomy.
  • Treating Alcoholic Liver Diseases Dr Rowen Zetterman on how promoting early alcohol abstinence, looking for comorbidities, and implementing other techniques may keep a bad situation from getting worse.
  • Guideline vs Physician: Which Do You Trust?   Guidelines were meant to make treatment decisions easier and more evidence-based, but it hasn't quite worked out that way, says Dr Lundberg.
  • Ready Patient One: Video Games as Therapy Digital medicine seems poised to enter the mainstream. Medscape speaks with three researchers in this burgeoning field.
  • 'Time Is Brain': How Mobile Stroke Units Are Saving Lives Medscape spoke with Dr Andrei V. Alexandrov about mobile stroke units with state-of-the-art CT scanners capable of full CT angiography in the field, and how they are changing stroke care.