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Although chlorthalidone is currently the preferred thiazide diuretic for hypertension, researchers sought to understand both the safety and effectiveness of chlorthalidone as well as hydrochlorothiazide as first-line therapies for hypertension in real-world practice. According to the findings,…
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee On Immunization Practices has released the 2020 recommended immunization schedule for adults. The schedule has also been approved by the American College of Physicians, American Academy of Family Physicians, American College…
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Following an evidence review led by University of Birmingham researchers in the United Kingdom, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued new guidelines for the assessment and management of hyperthyroidism and other thyroid diseases.1 "There has been uncertainty in…
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released new guidance for health care providers regarding the evaluation of patients with suspected novel coronavirus in response to the ongoing outbreak of novel coronavirus in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. At present, over 200 cases have…
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By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City have developed best practice guidelines to help physicians identify and treat e-cigarette or vaping-associated lung injury (E-VALI). "We think it is very important for clinicians to keep E-…
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The American Thoracic Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, European Respiratory Society, and Infectious Diseases Society of America have developed new practice guidelines for the treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB), including multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and isoniazid-…
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The International Consensus Group has released an updated practice guideline on the management of nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB). The guideline highlights resuscitation and risk assessment; pre-endoscopic, endoscopic, and pharmacologic management; and secondary prophylaxis for…
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Compared with men, women have a higher increased risk for ischemic stroke as the severity of their hypertension increases, according to findings from the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study. To conduct the longitudinal cohort study, the researchers recruited 26,…
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The American Thoracic Society has released a new clinical practice guideline on laboratory testing for the diagnosis of fungal infections in pulmonary and critical care practice. The authors of the guidelines examined available literature on the diagnosis of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis,…
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The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and American Headache Society (AHS) have published updated guidelines on the prevention and treatment of migraine in children and adolescents. In the guidelines, the authors highlight that a key component in preventing and treating migraine is maintaining a…
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