DAVID E. GERBER, TIMOTHY A. CHAN
Traditional radiation modalities have been limited by radiation toxicities. However, recent advances have improved radiation targeting, limiting radiation exposure of healthy tissues.
MARCIA O. MILLER
Delirium is a common complication in hospitalized older patients, and the most vulnerable patients are those with underlying dementia, poor functional status, and multiple comorbidities. Management of delirium involves addressing the underlying causes and reducing risk factors.
KAREN L. WHALEN, ROBERT D. STEWART
Adequate blood pressure control significantly reduces the risk of macrovascular and microvascular complications in patients with comorbid hypertension and dia-betes. Lifestyle modifications and pharmacotherapy should be used to help patients achieve a target blood pressure of...
RICHARD H. JONES, PETER J. CAREK
Varicose veins are usually found on the lower extremities and can be identified by their twisted, bulging appearance. The etiology is multifactorial and includes increased intra-abdominal or intravenous pressure, familial and congenital factors, and secondary vascularization...
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Many parents are concerned about vaccine safety. This concern is heightened by a widespread belief that mercury may be contributing to the increasing rates of autism diagnoses in children. This specific concern is not supported by the evidence.
MARK A. GRABER, ROBERT DACHS, ANDREA DARBY-STEWART
Is prasugrel better than clopidogrel in patients with acute coronary syndrome who are scheduled for percutaneous coronary intervention? This study is misleading, and current practice should not change based on its results.
LUÍS PAULO C. TRINDADE e SILVA, FRANCISCO LUÍS, HEIDY CABRERA
Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.
ANNE D. WALLING
ANNE D. WALLING
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released guidelines on identification of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). ASDs represent three of the pervasive developmental disorders defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th ed. (DSM...
R. SCOTT WARD
Radiation therapy treats cancer by killing cancer cells. It can shrink cancer tumors and stop them from growing or spreading. It can also treat symptoms of cancer, such as pain or bleeding.
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