CME/CE articles from The Clinical Advisor

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FDA approves new HPV test

A new HPV screening test that uses cervical cells collected for a Pap test has been approved by the FDA.

FDA approves over-the-counter Differin Gel 0.1% to treat acne

Differin Gell 0.1% (adapalene) is the first retinoid approved for over-the-counter treatment of acne by the FDA.

Inpatient mortality, length of stay decreasing for COPD patients, but financial burden increasing

For patients hospitalized with COPD, mortality and length of stay have decreased while financial burden has increased.

COPD Assessment Test can identify new COPD, mild airflow obstruction

The COPD Assessment Test (CAT) can be used to distinguish between newly diagnosed patients, those with more exacerbations, and by gender.

Diabetes drugs similar regarding cardiovascular and all-cause mortality risk

A meta-analysis of the 9 classes of glucose-lowering drugs supports the ADA's recommendation of metformin monotherapy as preferred initial treatment.