Patients who received a single intradiscal glucocorticoid injection reported positive effects on pain at one month compared with the control group, but the groups did not differ in low back pain intensity at 12 months and in most secondary outcomes at one and 12 months.
A 44-year-old woman is evaluated for a 2-month history of a painless right neck mass. She is a lifelong nonsmoker. On physical examination, vital signs are normal. A 5-cm right anterior neck mass is palpated. The remainder of the examination is unremarkable. Following a CT and biopsy of a tongue mass found on subsequent testing, what study should be performed next?
Among other strong recommendations, clinical tools, questionnaires, and prediction algorithms are not recommended for obstructive sleep apnea diagnosis in adults in the absence of polysomnography or home sleep apnea testing.
ACP is pleased to announce that a number of ACP staff, leaders, and members have received awards from the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM).
Yul D. Ejnes, MD, MACP, continues his monthly column at KevinMD.com about how the recognition process for patient-centered medical homes has evolved.
Physician editor: Philip Masters, MD, FACP