CME/CE articles from The Clinical Advisor

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Vitamin D supplementation reduces the risk of acute respiratory tract infection

Patients receiving vitamin D for deficiency without bolus doses experienced the most benefit.

Proton pump inhibitor use may decrease healthcare visits in GERD patients

Among GERD patients, the mean annual ARI episode dropped from 4.39 during the year before PPI treatment to 3.89 after treatment with a PPI.

More antimicrobial treatments needed in community-acquired pneumonia

Findings from a US claims-based retrospective study call for more effective antimicrobial treatments for patients with community-acquired pneumonia.

Acute pancreatitis may reveal pancreatic cancer at earlier stage

Surgical intervention after 24.5 days of acute pancreatitis may be beneficial for reducing postoperative complications.

Opioids for chronic pain: a new clinical guideline from the VA and Department of Defense

The Veterans Administration and Department of Defense issue a clinical practice guideline regarding opioid therapy for chronic pain in veterans.