The Endocrine Society's new clinical practice guideline recommends lifestyle therapy, then metformin, then second-line drugs (but not sulfonylureas and glinides) or insulin for diabetes patients ages 65 years and older, among other advice.
Data showed that perceived age of sleep apnea patients was six years younger after one month of using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP).
A 19-year-old woman is evaluated for irregular menstrual cycles since menarche at 12 years of age, increasing amount of coarse facial hair, and acne. Symptoms have worsened since she stopped playing high school sports and subsequently gained weight. Following a physical exam and lab studies, in addition to exercise and weight loss, what is the most appropriate next step in management?
Guideline recommends pharmacologic treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women at high fracture risk
Bisphosphonates are recommended for initial treatment, although ibandronate is not recommended for reducing nonvertebral or hip fracture risk, the clinical practice guideline from the Endocrine Society stated.
Tsung-Hsien Justin Lin, MD, a general internist with Renown Health in Carson City, Nev., received the contest's grand prize.
The Annual Business Meeting features a presentation of the Annual Report of the Treasurer and a discussion of ACP's priorities for the coming year from Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Darilyn V. Moyer, MD, FACP.