Browse Appropriateness Criteria Topics (free)
This comprehensive guide from American College of Radiology (ACR) covers 230 topics with more than 1,100 clinical indications and has just been updated. It is a very useful resource for doctors in all specialties to guide which exam is most appropriate in each clinical situation.
Source: Management of Hyperglycemia in Elderly, Hospitalized Adults – PracticeUpdates (free registration required)
Source: Management of Older Adults With Diabetes and Cognitive Dysfunction – PracticeUpdate (free registration required)
“Recommendations include the need for simplified medication regimens, avoidance of glucose-lowering drugs with a high risk of hypoglycemia, periodic reassessment of glycemic goals, and repeated education of the patient and caregiver” (from PracticeUpdate commentary above)
Total knee replacement for patients with osteoarthritis had minimal effects on quality of life in this study. Severely affected patients seem to benefit the most from the procedure.
Trial of Pregabalin for Acute and Chronic Sciatica – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ required for full-text)
Pregabalin did not reduce pain and was associated with higher incidence of adverse events.
*Very interesting, but do we want to know?*
Comprehensive review with practical algorithm.