Prediabetes and Diabetes Prevention, An Issue of Medical Clinics of North America - E-Book

Prediabetes and Diabetes Prevention, An Issue of Medical Clinics of North America – E-Book

This issue of Medical Clinics devoted to prediabetes and diabetes prevention belongs in the hands of every practicing internist, PCP, hospitalist, nurse practitioner, endocrinologist, and any healthcare provider who is concerned about the diabetes epidemic. The importance of this resides in our ability to prevent diabetes by early identification of individuals with a precursor condition […]

Cervical Cancer Prevention & the Role of Human Papillomavirus Vaccines in India (Review Article) (Report)

Cervical Cancer Prevention & the Role of Human Papillomavirus Vaccines in India (Review Article) (Report)

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a necessary cause of cervical cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths among Indian women. Current screening and prevention programs based on cytology have not been effective in reducing the disease burden. Two vaccines are now available for primary prevention. They generate neutralizing antibodies to HPV capsid protein. The vaccines have […]

HIV Prevention and Treatment for South African Men Who Have Sex with Men (Issues IN Medicine) (Report)

HIV Prevention and Treatment for South African Men Who Have Sex with Men (Issues IN Medicine) (Report)

Initiating antiretroviral therapy (ART) at a CD4 cell count of 350 cells/[micro]l has better outcomes than postponing treatment until more immune system damage has occurred, (1) an opinion endorsed in expert guidelines from the World Health Organization, US Public Health and other academic institutions. (2,3) Some experts have motivated for even earlier ART initiation (CD4 […]

A Review of the American Heart Association Revised Guidelines for the Prevention of Infective Endocarditis (Scientific Article) (Report)

A Review of the American Heart Association Revised Guidelines for the Prevention of Infective Endocarditis (Scientific Article) (Report)

Introduction In our careers as physicians, it is not often that we experience a significant change in the therapies or preventive measures for diseases we learned in medical school and residency training. Several examples of these include the routine use of screening colonoscopy for colon cancer, the use of ICDs for patients with low ejection […]

Disaster Prevention: Lessons Learned from the Titanic (Report)

Disaster Prevention: Lessons Learned from the Titanic (Report)

The November 1999 Institute of Medicine report on medical errors has captured the attention of the public and of lawmakers. That report provided evidence that health care institutions can be pretty hazardous: from 44,000 to 98,000 deaths per year are related to medical errors, compared with about 42,000 deaths per year for automobile accidents, about […]