JAMES J. ARNOLD, PAMELA M. WILLIAMS
Anaphylaxis is the most severe form of an allergic reaction and is almost always unexpected. The most common triggers are food, insect stings, and medications. Administering intramuscular epinephrine and ensuring proper oxygenation and effective circulation are key for...
GREGORY JUCKETT, RUPAL TRIVEDI
Chronic diarrhea can be divided into three basic categories: watery, fatty, and inflammatory. Although it is a reasonably common condition, it can be difficult to diagnose because there are several hundred conditions in the differential diagnosis. Typically it is impractical...
MARGARET BAUMGARTEN, TODD GEHR
Patients should be assessed annually to determine whether they are at increased risk of developing chronic kidney disease. Diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and older age are the primary risk factors that warrant screening. Serum creatinine levels can be used to estimate the...
G. DAVID SPOELHOF, GARY L. DAVIS, ADDIE LICARI
The diagnosis of depression in older patients is based on the same criteria as in younger adults. Validated screening tools, such as the Geriatric Depression Scale, can help confirm the diagnosis. Treatment options include pharmacotherapy, cognitive behavior therapy, and...
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ANDREA DARBY-STEWART, MARK A. GRABER, ROBERT DACHS
Two studies aim to clarify the appropriate use of antibiotic treatment in young children with acute otitis media.
LUKE BLOOMQUIST, SUNGHUN CHO
Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.
DAVID HUMES, JANETTE KATE SMITH, ROBIN C. SPILLER
What are the effects of treatments for uncomplicated diverticular disease and what treatments prevent complications? What are the effects of treatments for acute diverticulitis?
KENNETH T. MOON
KENNETH T. MOON
Diagnosing pertussis in the early stages can be difficult, because early signs and symptoms are often nonspecific. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, a technique used to detect DNA sequences specific for Bordetella pertussis, is used for diagnosis; however, results...
SARAH MAITRE, JON NEHER, SARAH SAFRANEK
Ginger can be safely used to reduce nausea and vomiting in pregnancy.
It is frequent, loose bowel movements that last longer than four weeks.
Depression is a constant sad or “blue” feeling that lasts for two weeks or more. People who are depressed often lose interest in activities they used to enjoy. Other signs include feeling nervous, guilty, or very tired. Depression can make it hard to make choices. It can...
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