Obesity Phenotypes Explain What Drives the Disease and How to Target Intervention: Expert Interview
Mayo Clinic's Andres Acosta, MD, PhD, details the 4 biologic obesity phenotypes his team has identified and how their use can change weight loss outcomes.
Andres Acosta, MD, Discusses the Challenge of Heterogeneity in Response to Obesity Treatment
Acosta, a pioneer in the phenotyping of obesity, says one-third of patients don't respond to treatment and he knows why.
AACE President Discusses New Guideline Recommendations for Cardiorenal Protective Therapy in T2D
Use of GLP-1 mimetics and SGLT-2 inhibitors for cardiorenal protection in T2D patients is backed by robust clinical trial evidence, says AACE President Sethu Reddy, MD.
Management of Type 2 Diabetes Complications, Comorbidities Focus of AACE 2022 Guideline Update
AACE president Dr Sethu Reddy highlights evidence-based updates, including selection of diabetes medication based on comorbidities and new agents to treat DKD and elevated lipids.
AACE President Sethu Reddy, MD, Highlights Updated 2022 Diabetes Guidelines for Primary Care
Reddy talks about the value of A1c vs results of an OGTT for T2D diagnosis, about glycemic targets and patient safety, hyperglycemia during pregnancy, and more in our interview.
From One Primary Care Physician to Another: Thank You
A small-town physician offers words of encouragement to his peers.
Primary Care is the Likely "Home" for Long COVID Care: A Conversation with AAFP Board Chair Sterling Ransone, Jr, MD
AAFP Board Chair Ransone points to recent data that show two-thirds of long COVID patients are already treated in primary care settings.
We Can't Predict a COVID-19 Surge, But We Can Prepare Patients for It: AAFP Board Chair Dr Sterling Ransone, Jr
It is clear that COVID-19 comes in waves, but it's too soon in the life of the virus to predict patterns, Ransone says. Strategy? Get shots in arms.
How to Talk to Patients about Coadministration of Influenza and COVID-19 Vaccines This Year
AAFP Board Chair Sterling Ransone, Jr, MD, encourages patients to get both shots at one visit; if they don't, he has strategies to bring them back for the one they didn't get.
AAFP Tips on Getting Shots into Arms this Flu Season with Sterling Ransone, Jr, MD
AAFP Board Chair Sterling Ransone, Jr, MD, offers an Academy refresher on the annual push-back from patients that is so familiar to family medicine clinicians.
AAFP Board Chair Sterling Ransone, Jr, MD, Has Concerns About Flu Season 2022-2023
Ransone hasn't had a case of influenza in his practice in 2 years, but with mitigation measures all but over and COVID-19 in the wings, this year could be different.
Remdesivir for Severe COVID-19: Expert Guidance on Use in Clinical Practice
Elizabeth Sapey, PhD, discusses how the updated treatment recommendations from the World Health Organization may impact future use of remdesivir.
Weight Loss is Essential to Optimize Type 2 Diabetes Treatment Management
Weight loss of at least 5% to 10% for persons with T2D is realistic and essential, says Nisa Maruthur, MD, MHS, coauthor of the new ADA/EASD consensus report.
ADA/EASD Consensus Report on T2D Management: Coauthor Talks Take-homes for Primary Care
Nisa Maruthur, MD, MHS, a primary care physician and consensus report coauthor, discusses elements of the most effective care for patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D).
Remdesivir for Treatment of Severe COVID-19: Expert Reviews Latest Evidence
Elizabeth Sapey, PhD, discusses findings from the SOLIDARITY study and similar research on the efficacy of remdesivir for treatment of severe disease.
Clinical Practice Guidelines Could be More Primary Care-friendly, says Nisa Maruthur, MD, MHS
Dr Maruthur, a PCP and coauthor for the new ADA/EASD consensus report on T2D, says that's why this report includes the "tips on implementation" sections.
ADA/EASD Calls for Wide Systemic Change to Address Impact of Social Determinants of Health
As long as the role of social determinants of health in T2D is not prioritized, care for these patients will remain poor and outcomes will not improve, says consensus report author.
Primary Care Would Benefit from Education on Use of SGLT-2 Inhibitors, GLP-1 Mimetics: Nisa Maruthur, MD, MHS
Dr Maruthur, a primary care physician, helped develop the new ADA/EASD consensus report on T2D management and has suggestions.
WHO Recommends Remdesivir for Severe COVID-19: Expert Perspective on Updated Therapeutic Guideline
Elizabeth Sapey, PhD, discusses the updated recommendations and the research that prompted the decision.
ADA, EASD 2022 Consensus Report from the Primary Care Point of View, with Nisa Maruthur, MD, MHS
Dr Maruthur, of Johns Hopkins Medicine, talks about how the concept of "holistic" patient care continues to expand in the management of persons with T2D.
Mobile Health Technology for Pain Management
A discussion with Lynn Webster, MD, about the importance and future of mobile health technology for chronic pain management.
"Long COVID is Not Anxiety," but that Was an Early Hypothesis
Long COVID is now recognized as real, in the medical community and in Washington, DC, but 2 years ago it was a different story, says AAPM&R's Steven Flanagan, MD.
Take-home Messages for Acute Pain Management
Benjamin W. Friedman, MD, MS; Francesca Beaudoin, MD, MS, PhD; Paul Arnstein, RN, PhD, FAAN; and Jeff Gudin, MD, provide take-home messages to providers treating patients with acute pain.
Long COVID Presents Many More Questions than Answers, says AAPM&R President-elect Flanagan
Long COVID symptoms are reported by persons who have had only mild disease, who have been vaccinated and boosted, and even those who had asymptomatic infection.
Case 2: 27-Year-Old Man With Acute Pain
Benjamin W. Friedman, MD, MS, presents a case of a 27-year-old man with acute pain.
New Marketed Combinations With Novel Therapies
Drs Benjamin W. Friedman, Francesca Beaudoin, Paul Arnstein, and Jeff Gudin discuss new marketed combinations with novel technology when treating acute pain.
Use of Combination Therapy in Acute Pain Management
Expert pain specialists discuss the role of combination therapy and their experience treating patients with acute pain with a multimodal approach.
Substance Abuse When Selecting Therapy for Acute Pain
Pain experts discuss the issue of substance abuse when selecting therapy for acute pain.
The Future of US Antimicrobial Resistance is in Our Hands and There is Work to Do
Steer clear of antibiotic Rxs whenever possible, says Anne Meneghetti, MD, to help the US get back to pre-COVID levels of antimicrobial stewardship.
Primary Care Can Help Restore US Antibiotic Stewardship, Starting with Flu Shots
Preventing viral infections with vaccination can keep the most vulnerable out of the hospital, reducing the risk of bacterial superinfections.
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