JOSEPH J. BENICH, III, PETER J. CAREK
Initial evaluation should include a focused history and physical examination, and in most patients, chest radiography. Empiric treatment should be initiated sequentially for the three most common causes of chronic cough (i.e., upper airway cough syndrome, gastroesophageal...
B. BRENT SIMMONS, BRETT HARTMANN, DANIEL DEJOSEPH
Patients with suspected dementia should have a validated screening test for cognitive impairment. If results are abnormal, further cognitive testing can include the Mini-Mental State Examination and Geriatric Depression Scale. Laboratory tests should include measurement of...
PRISCILLA TU, JEFFREY R. BYTOMSKI
Differentiating among the many causes of heel pain can be accomplished through a patient history and physical examination, with appropriate imaging studies if indicated. Location of pain is key in making the correct diagnosis.
WENDY S. BIGGS, ROBIN H. DEMUTH
Premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder are clinically diagnosed based on physical and psychological symptoms that occur only during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. Treatment options to reduce symptoms may include serotonergic antidepressants,...
MARK K. HUNTINGTON
The face of medical travel is changing. In recent years, medical travel has expanded to include middle-class patients seeking more affordable care. In 2007, approximately 750,000 Americans traveled to other countries for medical care; this number is predicted to exceed 1.6...
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AMANDA KOST, CAROLINE PITNEY
Lysteda is an oral antifibrinolytic licensed for the treatment of cyclic heavy menstrual bleeding (i.e., menorrhagia) of more than 80 mL per cycle. A competitive plasminogen inhibitor, it prevents plasmin formation and fibrinolysis of menstrual fluid. The extended-release...
WILLIAM TALLEY, PATRICIA GOODEMOTE, SUSAN L. HENRY
Intoeing can be accurately diagnosed using a history, physical examination, and torsional profile.
JULIAN HOLLAND, JONATHAN BERNSTEIN
What are the effects of drug, surgical and physical treatments for Bell palsy in adults and children?
WEI TERESA HSU, KRISTER JONES, JEREMY W. PECK
Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.
Guideline source: Advisory Committee on Immunization PracticesEvidence rating system used? NoLiterature search described? NoPublished source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, January 28, 2011Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr6002a1.htm
Coughing is how your body clears foreign objects and mucus from your lungs and breathing tubes. A cough that lasts a long time can be a sign of a health problem. A chronic cough is a cough that lasts longer than eight weeks.
PMS causes symptoms during the week before your period. You may have physical symptoms (such as cramps or bloating) or mood-related symptoms (such as feeling more tense than usual, having trouble concentrating, or being irritable). You may crave certain foods, have trouble...
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