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Clinical Gems

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Understanding Shared Medical Appointments, Part 1

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An Introduction to Group Visits The complex needs of today’s patients present a challenge to medical group physicians who try to meet patients’ needs within the constraints of the traditional office visit. Studies show that the median length of a patient’s face-to-face time during an office visit with a primary …

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Diagnosis and Management of Type 2 Diabetes, 10th Edition, Ch 15, Pt 5

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Long-Term Complications and Treatments Steve V. Edelman, MD Robert R. Henry, MD Microvascular Complications (cont’d) Gastroparesis This neuropathy should be suspected in patients with nausea, vomiting, early satiety, abdominal distention, and bloating following a meal, and is secondary to delayed emptying and retention of gastric contents. The delay in gastric emptying …

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Diagnosis and Management of Type 2 Diabetes, 10th Edition, Ch 15, Pt 4

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Long-Term Complications and Treatments Steve V. Edelman, MD Robert R. Henry, MD Microvascular Complications (cont’d) Treatment for Diabetic Nephropathy Treatment is aimed at early detection and prevention, focusing specifically on improving glycemic control, aggressively treating hypertension (e.g., with ACE inhibitor or ARB therapy and other agents as necessary), and restricting …

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