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April 30, 2010

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  • Muscle Cramp!

    While there are no easy remedies for idiopathic muscle cramps, physicians can consider vitamin B complex and diltiazem. Quinine should be avoided unless symptoms are severe and the patient has exhausted all other remedies.
  • Would You Do This to Your Mother?

    For-profit ownership, larger hospital size, and greater ICU use in the last 6 months of life was associated with increased rates of feeding tube insertion in nursing home residents with dementia who were admitted to acute care hospitals.
  • Prevent Retail Clinics from Taking Over Your Practice

    Because of cost savings and quicker appointment times, patients find retail clinics attractive alternatives when faced with minor illnesses.
  • Got Milk!

    An increase in dairy food intake produces significant and substantial suppression of oxidative and inflammatory stress associated with overweight and obesity.
  • Aztreonam for Inhalation (Cayston®)

    The FDA has approved a new inhaled antibiotic to treat cystic fibrosis (CF) patients infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
  • Clinical Briefs by Louis Kuritzky, MD

    Prediabetes (PDM) is defined as either impaired fasting glucose (FBG = 100-125 mg/dL), impaired glucose tolerance (IGT; 2-hour post-load glucose = 140-199 mg/dL), or supranormal but not diabetic A1c (A1c = 5.7-6.4).