DEEPAK S. PATEL, MATT ROTH, NEHA KAPIL
Stress fractures are common in persons who engage in repetitive, high-intensity training. The diagnosis should begin with plain radiography, followed by advanced imaging if needed. Treatment includes restricted activity, as well as analgesics for pain relief and pneumatic...
BASSEM ELSAWY, KIM E. HIGGINS
The geriatric assessment is a multidimensional, multidisciplinary assessment designed to evaluate an older person's functional ability, physical health, cognition and mental health, and socioenvironmental circumstances. It aids in the diagnosis of medical conditions;...
CECILIA GUTIERREZ, DANIEL G. BLANCHARD
Atrial fibrillation is a source of significant morbidity and mortality. Patients commonly report palpitations, dyspnea, fatigue, and lightheadedness. Rhythm control and rate control are the two main management strategies. Anticoagulation therapy is often required to decrease...
Senate and House of Representatives Approve 12-Month Medicare Payment Patch | Positive Changes in CPT Codes for Childhood Vaccinations, Medicare Allowances | Primary Care Benefits from GME Training Provision in Health Care Reform Law | CDC Issues Recommendations for Lead...
ROBERT M. CENTOR, RALPH SAMLOWSKI
Sore throat consistently ranks in the top 10 reasons for ambulatory care visits. We see this symptom so often that our vocabulary even includes the phrase “just a sore throat.” For more than 50 years, physicians have considered group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus the only...
The copper IUD is more effective in preventing pregnancy compared with Depo-Provera.1 Each contraceptive method has different adverse effects; the evidence is too limited to make comparisons of discontinuation rates.
MARK H. EBELL
Antibiotic courses between two and seven days in duration are associated with a slightly higher risk of treatment failure than longer courses (number needed to treat = 33), but also a somewhat lower risk of adverse gastrointestinal effects (number needed to harm = 29)....
JEFFREY S. HENNING, MICHAEL G. FAZIO
Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.
The death of a child is the most devastating loss any parent can face. If physicians can help even a little, we will have done something of lasting value. Most of the things we can do may seem small to us, but are appreciated by the parents.
KENNETH T. MOON
KENNETH T. MOON
KENNETH T. MOON
Endometriosis is a chronic gynecologic disorder that commonly manifests as chronic pain and infertility. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has updated the guideline on diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis.
JONATHAN D. FERENCE
It is a fracture or break in the bone that is caused by repeated stress or pressure. Stress fractures are most common in the bones in your leg.
There is an electrical signal in your heart that causes it to beat and pump blood to your body. If the signal is jumbled or irregular, it causes the upper chambers (atria) of your heart to tremble rapidly. This is called fibrillation (fih-brih-LA-shun). It can cause many...
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