Incorporating all the encompassing data to support decision-making and treatment plan adjustments can be a daunting task for healthcare professionals. A real clinical case illustrating a patient with full insulin replacement therapy is described here.
Diabetes-specific support and guidance from healthcare professionals can be amplified and strengthened through incorporating diabetes technology into delivering care to those for whom an educational and motivational boost is warranted. The various technological advances explored in this article include smart insulin pens and accessories, continuous glucose monitoring systems, insulin pumps, diabetes mobile applications, and remote glycemic monitoring platforms.
Vaccination in adults remains one of the most important means of preventing disease in vulnerable populations. Certain vaccines, such as influenza, tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis, and the new COVID-19 vaccine are recommended for all adults, while others are recommended in subsets of adults depending on age, comorbidities, and certain risk factors.
Religious commitment is intrinsically connected to cultural, mental, spiritual, and societal aspects of wellness, and, thus, should be better recognized by the medical community, whose goal is to provide culturally competent, relationship-centered healthcare. As physicians strive to provide care that is culturally competent and patient-centered, they must be careful to take into account their patients’ deepest human commitments.
Approximately 50% of patients with heart failure have heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). HFrEF morbidity and mortality are altered favorably with the use of guideline-directed medical therapy. Multiple drug therapies have informed evidence-based therapies for the treatment of HFrEF.
Advancements in the area of personalized medicine and understanding how one’s genetics affect health outcomes is an evolving science. The addition of pharmacogenetic testing to the armamentarium of primary care providers presents an opportunity to improve patient care.
More than half of the 8 million depression-related provider visits in the United States occur in a primary care setting. The primary care provider is the most likely practitioner responsible for the detection and management of the disorder.
Stroke prevention is complex because of the varied stroke etiologies and the multifactorial approach necessary for optimal stroke prevention and risk factor management. Inevitably, primary care providers will be part of every aspect of stroke care and, with a thorough understanding of key aspects, can greatly assist in the management of these patients.
Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is a common medical condition. Diagnosis and treatment often occur simultaneously. To a great degree, long-term treatment options depend on the history of symptoms and the patient’s desire, rather than on the specific type of SVT.
Presenting with persistent inattentiveness and/or hyperactivity and impulsivity severe enough to interfere with functioning, and occurring in more than one setting, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood, with evidence of impairment often continuing into adult years.