Data from pivotal international phase III clinical trials showed superior efficacy, safety, and convenience for a new wave of direct-acting oral agents. The breakthrough will benefit physicians in all practice settings, including primary care.
Iron deficiency seen in restless leg syndrome is identified as an important secondary cause and supplementation helps relieve symptoms.
Restless leg syndrome is characterized by an urge to move the upper or lower extremities that is usually induced by rest.
Coinfection with HIV and HCV presents a problem: many of the drugs used routinely to treat HIV have adverse interactions with the newer, and older, treatments for HCV.
Syncope accompanied by a sensation of coldness preceded a fall in this 67-year-old woman. She had a similar experience 6 months earlier.
IDA is commonly seen in IBD as a result of iron malabsorption and, ironically, chronic blood loss through disrupted mucosal surfaces.
October 11th is National Depression Screening Day. But how do you screen, diagnose, and treat effectively given the time constraints of busy office practice?
Intestinal helminthes represent one of the most prevalent types of human parasitic disease and remain a major health problem in developing countries.
<img height="68" width="100" data-cke-saved-src=" http://www.consultantlive.com/image/image_gallery?img_id=2055702&t=13336... alt=" src=" http://www.consultantlive.com/image/image_gallery?img_id=2055702&t=13336... alt=" "="" border="0" align="left" style="padding-right:5px;"> A 92-year-old woman presented with a 6-month history of progressively worsening fatigue, weight loss, generalized bone pain, and dyspnea on exertion. A skeletal survey found lytic lesions in the pelvis, sacrum, and calvarium (shown here).
Diagnostic colonoscopy revealed innumerable polyps carpeting the mucosa from the rectum to the cecum. Endoscopic findings and family history were most consistent with familial adenomatous polyposis.