Forget about a routine drug screen; it won’t help. Here’s how these patients will present and how best to care for them.
This study of patients with type 2 diabetes in a large rural clinic showed that abnormal liver function tests do not usually lead to diagnostic...
For many smokers, the benefits of quitting will outweigh the risks associated with varenicline.
Asking a simple question helps uncover at-risk drinking in patients with diabetes, and brief office interventions have proven effective in...
EVIDENCE-BASED ANSWER: NICOTINE REPLACEMENT THERAPY (NRT), bupropion, nortriptyline, clonidine, and varenicline are all effective, although...
EVIDENCE-BASED ANSWER: CONSTIPATION, NAUSEA, AND DYSPEPSIA are the most common long-term adverse effects of chronic opioid use (strength of...
Untreated pain is a major public health problem, but concerns about opioid misuse remain. This evidence-based look at when—or whether—opioids are...
Many physicians forego urine testing when treating patients with chronic pain. But is that wise? This review details whom to test—and when.