Clinical Pearls for Internal Medicine

MDLinx Staff | September 16, 2021

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General Medicine

  • Herpes zoster risk varies across rheumatic disease types.

  • Potassium levels prior to a severe hyperkalemic event do not predict mortality.

  • Add-on mirabegron to tamsulosin is safe and effective for OAB due to BPH.

  • Modified-release hydrocortisone is effective for adrenal insufficiency.

  • Behavioral therapies do not improve smoking cessation rates in bladder cancer survivors.

  • Energy drinks do not appear to be associated with BMI.

  • BMD measurement could contribute to hormonal management of surgical menopause in women with deep infiltrating endometriosis.

  • Lemborexant may improve alterations in sleep architecture in older adults with insomnia.

  • Adults with arthritis represent more than half of all adults with at least one opioid prescription.

  • Combined oral contraceptives with ethinyl estradiol or estradiol valerate appear metabolically safe in young, healthy women.