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New guidelines from the American Gastroenterological Association on the management of incidental pancreatic cysts recommend less aggressive evaluation than previous recommendations from other groups. The guidelines are needed because the rapid growth in the number of sensitive imaging studies has led to a marked increase in incidental pancreatic cysts. This commentary discusses lessons extending beyond pancreatic cysts about how physicians should consider diagnostic testing and what types of recommendations merit their attention.
Topics: pancreas, incidental findings
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Giulio R. Romeo, MD; and Martin J. Abrahamson, MD
Each year, the American Diabetes Association's Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes provide comprehensive clinical practice recommendations for diabetes care, based on the latest available evidence. This commentary highlights 3 topics in the Standards of relevance to nonendocrinologists who care for patients with diabetes: ethnic differences in diabetes risk with different body mass indices, blood pressure targets, and individualization of diabetes treatment goals.
Topics: diabetes mellitus, patient-centered care, diabetes mellitus, type 2
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