A scoping review of 31 studies found that up to 66% of patients reported using antibiotics without a prescription and that up to 48% were storing antibiotics for future use.
Although systolic blood pressure was the more significant factor, the finding that both measures independently predict adverse outcomes suggests that diastolic pressure should not be ignored, study authors said.
A 67-year-old woman undergoes follow-up evaluation for an elevated globulin fraction of total serum protein level. She has no symptoms. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate management?
Smoking cessation was consistently related to lower risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, and peripheral artery disease (PAD), although a significantly elevated risk for PAD persisted up to 30 years after smoking cessation.
The ACP Advance Quality Improvement Curriculum was developed by physicians for physicians and their clinical teams and includes four online interactive modules.