CHOKKALINGAM SIVA, CELSO VELAZQUEZ, AMI MODY, RICHARD BRASINGTON
Acute monoarthritis can be the initial manifestation of many joint disorders and should be diagnosed promptly to rule out a potentially destructive infection.
KARYN SPRINGER, MATTHEW BROWN, DANIEL L. STULBERG
Common hair loss disorders such as alopecia areata, trichotillomania, traction alopecia, and tinea capitis have unique features on examination that aid in diagnosis and treatment.
The herbal medicine black cohosh is effective in the short-term treatment of menopausal symptoms.
JEFFREY D QUINLAN, D. ASHLEY HILL
Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy is generally a mild, self-limited condition that may be controlled with conservative measures. A small percentage of pregnant women have hyperemesis gravidarum, which can have negative implications for maternal and fetal health.
FOLASHADE OMOLE, BARBARA J. SIMMONS, YOLANDA HACKER
Bartholin's duct cyst or gland abscess usually can be managed with Word catheter placement, which frequently can be performed in the office. Marsupialization is an alternative treatment for Bartholin's duct cyst; however, it should not be performed if a gland is abscessed.
In the May 1, 2003 issue, we started including a reader feedback card along with our “Clinical Quiz”answer cards in the hopes of collecting your honest opinions about AFP. This card will appear in the first issue of each month. We were looking for readers to respond with...
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Sarah Evans, Heather McNeill, Shab Vakil
A “virtual” bar can help college students learn about the effects of drinking alcohol. The Associated Press reports that the Century Council, an organization funded by distillers, is distributing Alcohol 101 Plus to many college campuses. Using this CD-ROM program, students...
JOSIAH D. RICH, LYNN TAYLOR, MEENAKSHI MEHROTRA, RACHEL MASON, MICHELLE STOZEK, SHARON STANCLIFF
Injection drug use (IDU) is currently the single largest factor contributing to the spread of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in the United States.1 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that one third of all cases of acquired...
“I can't believe it. I haven't felt this good since I was 20 years old. I feel like a new man.” Only a few days earlier, 74-year-old Wendell came to my office describing a 10-day history of muscle pain and stiffness especially in the mornings, low-grade fevers, mild...
What are the effects of treatments for nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy? What are the effects of treatments for hyperemesis gravidarum?
KENNETH FINK, BARBARA CLARK
Case study: More than 80 percent of Americans eat fewer than the recommended number of daily servings of fruit, vegetables, and grain products. Furthermore, they receive more than the recommended proportions of daily calories from saturated fat and total fat. You contemplate...
DANIEL C. BAUMGART, HELGA GERL
Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.
ANNE D. WALLING
ANNE D. WALLING
Genevieve W. Ressel
The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) has published an update of their guidelines on diagnosing and managing asthma. The report identifies a set of 10 clinical activities for reducing symptoms and preventing exacerbations in patients with asthma.
Carrie Morantz, Brian Torrey
CDC Information on Monkeypox Virus
EDWARD B. HOLMES
For Social Security disability claims, it is not requested of the physician to provide a disability determination.
ANNA L. MEENAN
C. HERBERT SCHAPERA
Alopecia (say this: al-oh-pee-sha) is the medical word for hair loss. It generally refers to loss or lack of hair on part or all of the scalp. The hair loss can be temporary or permanent. It can be only on the scalp, or on other parts of the body, too. It can affect people of...
The department “Diary from a Week in Practice” in the June 1, 2003 issue (page 2312) contained an error in the diagnosis of an elderly woman. On page 2314, in the entry for Saturday/Sunday, the elderly woman had developed presbyopia rather than presbycusis. The online version...
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