ORIGINAL RESEARCH

IMPACT OF A COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER–LED DIABETES EDUCATION PROGRAM ON HOSPITAL AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT UTILIZATION AND COSTS

A significant decrease in inpatient utilization was seen in both the intervention and control groups and no difference in emergency department use was seen.

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REPORTS FROM THE FIELD

IMPACT OF STANDARDIZED SCREENING PROTOCOLS FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS–RELATED DIABETES IN A PEDIATRIC POPULATION

Improved inpatient and outpatient processes increased screening rates.

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CLINICAL REVIEW

ADDRESSING THE SEXUAL HEALTH CONCERNS OF WOMEN WITH GYNECOLOGIC CANCER: GUIDANCE FOR PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS

Gynecologic cancer and treatment can alter sexuality, but providers often do not address their patients' sexual concerns.

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CASE-BASED REVIEW

DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF COMPLEX PELVIC FLOOR DISORDERS IN WOMEN

The complex step-wise management of a patient with pelvic organ prolapse and voiding dysfunction is presented.


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OUTCOMES RESEARCH AND REVIEW

FAST AND FURIOUS: RAPID WEIGHT LOSS VIA A VERY LOW CALORIE DIET MAY LEAD TO BETTER LONG-TERM OUTCOMES THAN A GRADUAL WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM

Evidence from a randomized controlled trial contradicts standard advice to lose weight slowly.

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CLINICAL COMMUNICATION

DELIVERING BAD NEWS IN THE CONTEXT OF CULTURE: A PATIENT-CENTERED APPROACH

Practical guidance and specific questions to use to better understand the patient's perspective are offered.


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