Among suicide decedents included in the study, 8.8% had evidence of chronic pain, and the percentage increased from 7.4% in 2003 to 10.2% in 2014.
Women with past major depressive episodes and women with severe depressive symptoms and/or suicidal ideation should always be evaluated for a mood disorder, among other recommendations.
A 65-year-old woman is evaluated during a routine examination. She was diagnosed with a cardiac murmur in early adulthood. She is active, healthy, and without symptoms. She takes no medications. Following a physical exam that reveals a grade 3/6 holosystolic murmur and echocardiogram that demonstrates a left ventricular ejection fraction of 50%, what is the next most appropriate step in management?
Each episode, hosted by Robert Centor, MD, MACP, discusses and debates a clinically influential article published in Annals.
Bedside Rounds focuses on the history of medicine and how it affects our society and culture, both past and present.
An analysis by ACP's Performance Measurement Committee of 28 performance measures for preventive care shows that 6 (21%) of the measures were valid, 10 (36%) were not valid, and 12 (43%) were of uncertain validity.