Simple 5-question Screening Tool Could Improve COPD Diagnosis in Primary Care
The CAPTURE tool was able to identify 50% of primary care patients with COPD who could immediately benefit from treatment; experts say, it's a start.
Use of Primary Care Visits for Mental Health Concerns Rising Steadily, Study Finds
Primary care is increasingly the setting for mental health discussions, diagnosis, and treatment, underscoring the need for both structural and process change.
Large-for-Gestational-Age Births Increase Long-term Risk for Diabetes: Study
Women who gave birth to infants in the highest birthweight category were at a 21% increased risk for prediabetes/diabetes 10 to 14 years later.
Changes to the ACIP 2023 Adult Immunization Schedule
Get a quick topline look at specific revisions and additions included in the ACIP's recommendations for routine immunization of those aged ≥19 years in the US.
Changes to the ACIP 2023 Child & Adolescent Immunization Schedule
Get a quick topline look at specific revisions and additions included in the ACIP's recommendations for routine immunization of those aged ≤18 years in the US.
COPD: CT Biomarkers Outperform Traditional Predictors of Disease Exacerbations
Prediction of COPD exacerbations was significantly better with a CT biomarker-based model than either exacerbation history or BODE index.
USPSTF Draft Recommendation Targets Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy
All pregnant persons should have BP measured at each prenatal visit to prevent complications of hypertension disorders, says the USPSTF.
FDA Grants Zuranalone Priority Review for Major Depressive Disorder, Post-partum Depression
The novel oral agent is administered once daily for 14 days and has demonstrated rapid and sustained improvement in symptoms across trials.
6 Biologics for Severe Asthma, 3 Essential Facts on Each
For each of the 6 biologic agents FDA-approved for severe asthma, find the mechanism of action, indication, and biomarkers that predict enhanced response.
Fertility Treatment Impact on Cardiometabolic Health in Offspring Found Extremely Small
Differences in cardiometabolic health between IVF- and naturally-conceived children were small and not statistically significant in the largest study of its kind.
Eptinezumab Significantly Reduced Patient-reported Migraine Impact on HRQoL in Medication Overuse Headache and Chronic Migraine
Study participants with medication overuse headache reported quality of life improvements as early as study week 4 that were sustained at week 24.
US Obesity Care Organizations Release Consensus Statement
The 6 obesity care organizations are collaborating to overcome the roadblocks to effective and equitable treatment for the ubiquitous, chronic, and deadly disease.
Migraine History May Be a Risk Factor for Pregnancy Complications: New Findings
Among women with prepregnancy migraine diagnosis, rates of gestational hypertension and preeclampsia were 28% and 40% higher, respectively, vs women without migraine.
Tezepelumab FDA-approved for Self-administration by Patients with Severe Asthma
The approval offers patients the choice to administer the monoclonal antibody at home using a prefilled device or to continue to receive it in a clinical setting.
Food Addiction Affects 1 in 8 Americans Over Age 50 Years: New Poll Findings
Intense craving for highly processed foods was so strong at least once a week for 24% of poll respondents that they couldn’t think of anything else.
Family Planning My Way: A Novel Decision Support Tool Could Change Contraceptive Counseling in Primary Care
The MyPath tool integrates reproductive goals assessment, information on pre-pregnancy health, and contraceptive decision support to help guide clinical counseling.
Preeclampsia Linked to Significantly Increased Risk for AMI, Stroke 20 Years After Delivery
A study of more than 1.5 million women with a history of preeclampsia found up to a 4-fold higher risk of MI and 3-fold increased risk of stroke within 10 years of delivery.
6 Questions on Severe Uncontrolled Asthma: Key Characteristics for Primary Care
Severe uncontrolled asthma is a clinical treatment challenge even with advanced biologic therapies available. Test your knowledge of a few key characteristics with a quick quiz.
Air Pollution Independently Linked to Asthma Exacerbation in Urban-dwelling Children
Asthma exacerbations in children living in low-income urban areas were significantly associated with reduced air quality and specific pollutants in a new analysis.
Aerobic Exercise May Reduce Long-term T2D Risk in Persons with Obesity
Risk of T2D was reduced by 49% over a 10-year follow up period among study participants who followed a vigorous or moderate exercise plan vs those who did not engage in exercise.
AAFP President to Primary Care Clinicians: On Vaccines—Listen, Reassure, Advocate
The COVID-19 pandemic derailed routine immunizations and triggered a flood of vaccine misinformation beyond the COVID shot. Here, 3 ways to move forward.
Study: Bariatric Surgery Linked to Significant Decrease in Mortality at 40-year Follow-up
A pivotal study with 40-year follow-up of post-bariatric surgery patients reinforces long-term benefits of the procedures on all-cause and cause-specific mortality.
It's Vaccination Catch-up Time for Kids: An APB from AAFP President Iroku-Malize
AAFP president Tochi Iroku-Malize, MD, MPH, MBA, urges gentle but persistent efforts among all clinicians to get school-aged children back on vaccination track.
The COVID-19 Vaccine Halo Effect: Survey Highlights
The Kaiser Family Foundation survey found a 10% drop in the proportion of adults who say MMR vaccination should be required for school attendance, and other "halo" effects.
Declining Kindergarten Vaccination Rate Leaves 250k Children Unprotected: AAFP President's Perspective
Tochi Iroku-Malize, MD, MPH, MBA, converts the 93% immunization rate for US kindergarteners into raw numbers of children now vulnerable to vaccine-preventable disease.
Semaglutide 2.4 mg Sustains Long-term Weight Loss by Reducing Cravings, Appetite: New Analysis
Sustained weight loss with semaglutide 2.4 mg is a result of the drug's effects on control of eating, including reduced cravings and hunger and increased satiety, study authors write.
FDA Approves SGLT2 Inhibitor Bexagliflozin to Treat Type 2 Diabetes in Adults
Bexagliflozin significantly improved glycemic control in adults when used as monotherapy, in combination with metformin, or when added to several SOC regimens.
Metformin Treatment in T2D Patients May Reduce Risk for Joint Replacement: Population-based Study
Investigators report a 30% reduced risk of total joint replacement in persons with type 2 diabetes treated with metformin vs those who did not receive the drug.
Record Proportion of Americans Delay Medical Care due to Cost in 2022: Survey
Americans are putting off care, even for serious conditions, because of cost. Inflation may have driven the numbers to an all time high, a new survey suggests.
Elevated HDL-C May be Risk Factor for Fracture in Older Adults
Australian investigators found a 14% higher risk of fracture for every 1-SD increment in level of HDL-C in community dwelling healthy adults aged ≥70 years.
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