BARRY L. HAINER, MARIA V. GIBSON
Vaginitis can be caused by bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, vulvovaginal candidiasis, atrophic vaginitis, and irritant and allergic contact dermatitis. Diagnosis and treatment are determined by various tests and the presence or absence of certain clinical signs and symptoms.
MATTHEW PFLIEGER, BRADFORD T. WINSLOW, KYLE MILLS, IRA M. DAUBER
Three classes of medication—lipid-lowering, antihypertensive, and antiplatelet agents—are essential to prevent disease progression and recurrent cardiovascular events in patients with stable coronary artery disease.
SARAH Z. COLE, JASON S. LANHAM
Failure to thrive is a sign of undernutrition caused by inadequate caloric intake, inadequate caloric absorption, or excessive caloric expenditure. A careful history and physical examination are important in identifying a cause. If a diagnosis is made, and no medical...
BLAIR WILBERT, BRICE LABRUZZO MOHUNDRO, VINCENT SHAW, AMY ANDRES
Phentermine and diethylpropion are appetite suppressants approved for use in the United States as adjuncts in the treatment of obesity. These agents demonstrate a modest weight loss benefit when combined with dietary modifications and exercise.
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The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.
NATHAN HITZEMAN, MICHAEL MOLINA
Several large randomized controlled trials show that PSA screening does not significantly reduce prostate cancer mortality, even in a U.S. study that included black men and men with a family history of prostate cancer. However, PSA screening does lead to overdiagnosis,...
EDWARD PERRIN, KEN S. OTA
Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.
KENNETH T. MOON
DANIEL GIBBS, III
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently reviewed the medical uses of probiotics and prebiotics to help guide physicians in counseling parents about the use of these products as dietary supplements added to foods for children, including infant formula.
FLORENCE M. ASLINIA, ERIK C. VON ROSENVINGE
Vaginitis (VAJ-in-EYE-tuss) is a condition that causes itching, burning, irritation, odor, and discharge from your vagina and genital area. Your doctor can tell if you have it by examining you and running some tests.
The words “failure to thrive” are used to describe a child who is growing more slowly than other children the same age.
In the article, “Evaluation of Microcytosis,” (November 1, 2010, page 1117), two of the cells in Figure 1 on page 1120 were inadvertently switched. In the third row of the algorithm, the low ferritin level should have led to “Iron deficiency anemia” and the “Ferritin level...
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