Top 5 Contemporary Clinic Articles of 2019

December 30th 2019
Jill Murphy, Assistant Editor
Jill Murphy, Assistant Editor

From newsworthy moments to groundbreaking research, here are the most popular articles published by Contemporary Clinic during 2019:

Throughout the past year,Contemporary Clinicbrought the latest news coverage, expert interviews, and updates from across the clinical landscape. From newsworthy moments to groundbreaking research, here are the most popular articles published byContemporary Clinicduring 2019:

Number 5:What is the Best Way to Treat Pharyngitis?

There are many different causes of throat discomfort, but patients commonly associate a sore throat with an infection and may think that they need antibiotics. This unfortunately leads to unnecessary antibiotic prescribing when clinicians do not apply evidence-based practice.

Number 4:Know the Warning Signs of COPD

In the beginning stages of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), patients may have no symptoms or mild ones. However, as the disease progresses, symptoms may include chest tightness, a cough with mucus production, a low fever, shortness of breath, and wheezing. The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) no longer emphasizes distinguishing chronic bronchitis from emphysema, the 2 main types of COPD. It instead focuses on the airflow-limited state.

Number 3:How is Jock Itch Treated?

Tinea cruris needs to be distinguished from other rashes. Possible differential diagnoses includes candidiasis, erythrasma, intertrigo, pityriasis versicolor, and psoriasis.

Number 2:When Should Patients Take Bronchitis Seriously?

Acute bronchitis is one of the most common clinical conditions encountered in ambulatory care, accounting for about 10% of visits in the United States or 100 million visits per year. It is characterized by an acute cough for more than 5 days in the absence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or pneumonia. The cough may be associated with either non-purulent or purulent sputum production.

Number 1:Uncertainty Remains in the 2019-2020 Flu Vaccine Match

Vaccines for the 2019-2020 Northern Hemisphere saw updates to both the H3N2 and H1N1 influenza A strains, which had not been updated in a couple of years. Additionally, all regular-dose and recombinant vaccines are now quadrivalent and therefore covering both lineages of influenza B. The CDC still continues to recommend that vaccination be offered by the end of October.

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