PAUL S. KRUSZKA, STEPHEN J. KRUSZKA
Diagnosis of acute pelvic pain in women can be challenging because history and physical examination findings are often nonspecific, and clinical presentation can vary widely. Transvaginal ultrasonography is the imaging modality of choice in the initial evaluation. A high...
TAMMY J. LINDSAY, BLAKE C. RODGERS, VINCENT SAVATH, KEVIN HETTINGER
The main agents used to treat diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain include tricyclic antidepressants, anticonvulsants, serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, opiates, and topical medications. Patients should expect only 30 to 50 percent reduction in pain with maximal...
MICHAEL A. TOLLE, HEIDI L. SCHWARZWALD
Timing and duration of postexposure prophylaxis against human immunodeficiency virus are important. Although two-drug regimens for some lower-risk occupational exposures exist, three-drug regimens are recommended for nonoccupational exposures. Expert consultation is advised...
OYEBODE A. TAIWO, BEN HUR P. MOBO, JR., LINDA CANTLEY
Occupational illnesses and injuries may be caused by physical, chemical, or biologic exposures, as well as psychological stressors in the workplace. Basic screening questions about patients' employment can help identify possible work-related causes of symptoms. Follow-up with...
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REBECCA B. BITTNER
Mammography reports use specific terminology from the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS)1 to describe findings and to assign a final assessment category (see accompanying table1,2). At times, there may be a question about why a particular category has been...
NICHOLAS A. WEIDA, ROBERT L. PHILLIPS, Jr., ANDREW W. BAZEMORE, MARTEY S. DODOO, STEPHEN M. PETTERSON, IMAM XIERALI, BRIDGET TEEVAN
Since the 1997 Balanced Budget Act capped funding for graduate medical education (GME) programs, overall growth in GME has continued (+7.8 percent), but primary care specialties have experienced a substantial decline in their number of programs and residency positions. This...
Increasing physical activity has been associated with reduced risk of mortality and cardiovascular disease (CVD).
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening adolescents (12 to 18 years of age) for major depressive disorder (MDD) when systems are in place to ensure accurate diagnosis, psychotherapy (i.e., cognitive behavioral or interpersonal), and follow-up ...
IRIS R. MABRY-HERNANDEZ, HELEN C. KOENIG
A woman brings her two children, a 14-year-old boy and a nine-year-old girl, to your office for a routine checkup. She tells you that her husband has major depression, and she wants to know whether her children should be checked for early signs of depression.
KRISTINE J. PFEIFFER, STEVEN K.F. ROPERS, MATTHEW W. SHORT
A 53-year-old man presented to the emergency department with diplopia, left-sided ptosis, unsteady gait, headache, and left eye pain that had persisted for four days. He had a history of poorly controlled hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus, and had undergone surgery...
MARK H. EBELL
Which children with respiratory tract symptoms are likely to have pneumonia?
KENNETH T. MOON
CARLYLE HAMSHER, III, SUMI SEXTON
Guideline source: American Diabetes Association
Pelvic pain is discomfort in the lower part of your abdomen or pelvis. It is acute if you have had it for less than three months. It is chronic if you have had it for three months or longer.
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is a common nerve problem in people with diabetes. It usually affects the feet and legs. It may cause a loss of feeling or pain.
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