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Annals of Internal Medicine In the Clinic

In the Clinic is a monthly feature in Annals of Internal Medicine introduced in January 2007 that focuses on practical management of patients with common clinical conditions. It offers evidence-based answers to frequently asked questions about screening, prevention, diagnosis, therapy, and patient education and provides physicians with tools to improve the quality of care.

Dementia

Alzheimer disease (AD) and other dementia syndromes are becoming more common; an estimated 5.5 million adults aged 65 years or older are living with AD in the United States. It is important for primary care physicians to gain knowledge in this field because most community-dwelling older adults receive their care from them. This article discusses the latest findings in approaches to prevent cognitive decline as well as dementia screening, diagnosis, and treatment. Approaches to address quality of life for persons with dementia and their caregivers are also discussed.

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Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

Stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD) is a leading cause of death in the United States and many other countries. The defining pathobiology is an imbalance between the metabolic demands of the myocardium and its oxygen supply, which most often results from coronary artery atherosclerosis. The classic presenting symptom of SIHD is angina, but clinical presentation varies greatly among patients. Since the last In the Clinic on SIHD in 2014, several new drugs have been approved to reduce ischemic complications, such as myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure.

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Back to the September 2019 issue of ACP International