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Acquisitions thérapeutiques en médecine ambulatoire en 2011

Other title[2011 findings from literature on general internal ambulatory medicine]
Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 8, no. 326, p. 270-275
Publication date2012-02-01

In 2011 several articles seemed significant for the practice of general medicine. Diagnosis of hypertension needs several measurements and may need 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. Glycosylated hemoglobin is a reliable tool to diagnose diabetes mellitus. The ABCD2 score with neurological imaging help the triage of transient ischemic attacks. Pulmonary embolism can be treated as outpatient for low risk patients. Gluten-free diet may be tried in irritable bowel syndrome. Nitrofurantoin is a reasonable alternative for simple urinary tract infection in women, but antibiotics are not needed after drainage of an uncomplicated skin abscess. Subclinical thyroid dysfunction is a risk factor of osteoporosis in older men. Sequential use of MMSE and ACE scores is a promising approach to assess medical decision-making capacity.

  • Ambulatory Care / trends
  • Female
  • General Practice / trends
  • Humans
  • Internal Medicine / trends
  • Male
Affiliation Not a UNIGE publication
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COLLET, Tinh-Hai et al. Acquisitions thérapeutiques en médecine ambulatoire en 2011. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2012, vol. 8, n° 326, p. 270–275.
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ISSN of the journal1660-9379

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