HOLLY CRONAU, RAMANA REDDY KANKANALA, THOMAS MAUGER
Most causes of red eye are benign, and the condition is often managed effectively in the primary care setting. A patient history and eye examination can pinpoint the cause of red eye, which is the focus of treatment. Ophthalmology referral is necessary in severe or...
SARA L. NEAL, KARL B. FIELDS
Evaluation of upper extremity nerve injuries should follow the pattern of inspection, palpation, joint range of motion, muscle strength testing, and sensory and neurologic examination. The most common nerve entrapment injury is carpal tunnel syndrome, which involves the...
JAMES DECKERT, LINDA DECKERT
Airway obstruction from vocal cord dysfunction may be precipitated by exercise, airborne irritants, rhinosinusitis, or psychological conditions. Patients may experience inspiratory stridor, cough, or choking sensations. Pulmonary function testing or flexible laryngoscopy can...
JOEL M. H. TEICHMAN, JASON SEA, IAN M. THOMPSON, DIRK M. ELSTON
Noninfectious penile lesions may be categorized as inflammatory and papulosquamous, or neoplastic. Diagnosis is usuallymade based on clinical presentation during the physical examination, although biopsy may be necessary to rule out neoplasms. Treatment of benign lesions...
ROBERT J. LAUMBACH
Ozone and particulate matter are the air pollutants that most commonly exceed national health standards. Health risk is greatest to vulnerable populations, such as children, older adults, and persons with pulmonary or cardiovascular disorders.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that physicians screen all pregnant women for syphilis infection (Table A). A Recommendation.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for hearing loss in all newborn infants.
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ROBERT DACHS, MARK A. GRABER, ANDREA DARBY-STEWART
KRISTA R. BIERNATH, DANIEL P. MONTERO, ALBERT MEHL, KATHLEEN E. TOOMEY
In the United States, approximately 12,000 infants per year (or one to three per 1,000 newborns) are born deaf or hard of hearing, making hearing loss one of the most common potentially disabling conditions present at birth.1 Exposure to visual or spoken language is vital...
It seems like a simple question—how much does a drug cost? The answer turns out to be far from simple. As you may have noticed, we routinely include the approximate cost of drug therapy in tables on treatment. The difficulty starts in deciding which source to use for drug...
BRIDGET HARRISON, DIANE R. RITTENHOUSE, ROBERT L. PHILLIPS, JR., KEVIN GRUMBACH, ANDREW W. BAZEMORE, MARTEY S. DODOO
Community health centers (CHCs) and the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) are essential to a functioning health care safety net, but they struggle to recruit physicians. Compared with physicians trained in residency programs without Title VII funding, those trained in...
KENNETH W. LIN, MELISSA CAMP
Case study: A 29-year-old patient gave birth to a healthy infant two days ago. You visit her and her newborn in the hospital where the first-time mother tells you that her baby is scheduled to have a hearing test in the newborn nursery.
MICHAEL HENSLEY, CHERYL RAY
What are the effects of treatment for severe and nonsevere OSAHS?
MARISOL REAVIS, SARAH JORGENSEN
Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.
GREGORY JUCKETT, LISA RUDOLPH-WATSON
Somatic symptoms often replace emotional complaints in foreign-born students from cultures where mental illness is stigmatized.
JONATHAN L. TEMTE
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added the bivalent vaccine to the child and adolescent immunization schedules, providing recommendations for harmonization between the schedules for both vaccines.
ANNE D. WALLING
KENNETH T. MOON
KENNETH T. MOON
ANNE D. WALLING
Pink eye is an inflammation of the tissue that covers the eyeball and the inside of your eyelid. Pink eye is also called conjunctivitis (con-junk-tiv-EYE-tis). It is usually caused by a mild infection that isn't serious. Most pink eye is caused by a virus, but it can also be...
It is when your vocal cords partially close while you are breathing. This may cause shortness of breath, tightness in your throat, or a choking feeling. Vocal cord dysfunction can sometimes be mistaken for asthma.
Air pollution makes the air you breathe dirty. It can be caused by gases, drops of liquid, or dust particles. Air pollution can put your health at risk. Pollution is usually man-made, but it also can come from natural sources. In the city, air pollution often comes from motor...
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