FASSIL W. GEMECHU, FNU SEEMANT, CATHERINE A. CURLEY
Diabetic foot infection is a common complication in persons with diabetes mellitus, and is a common cause of nontraumatic lower extremity amputations. It is diagnosed clinically based on the presence of at least two classic findings of inflammation or purulence. Treatment is...
IOANNA FRAGKANDREA, JOHN ALEXANDER NIXON, PARASKEVI PANAGOPOULOU
Childhood cancer, although rare, is the second most common cause of mortality among children in developed countries. Many of the signs and symptoms of childhood cancer mirror those of benign conditions. Worrisome or persistent red flag symptoms should be investigated...
MARK A. KNOX
Measurement of thyroid-stimulating hormone can identify conditions that may cause hyperfunctioning of the thyroid. For all other conditions, ultrasonography and fine-needle aspiration are central to the diagnosis. Lesions larger than 1 cm should be biopsied.
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JAY SIWEK, KENNETH W. LIN
The Choosing Wisely campaign provides key clinical recommendations for physicians and patients that promote best practices and help avoid unnecessary medical interventions. This campaign is sponsored by the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, and initially nine...
JASON DELCOLLO, AMY CRAWFORD-FAUCHER
Does antiretroviral preexposure prophylaxis reduce the risk of contracting human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in high-risk individuals?
ANUSH S. PILLAI, WU MONICA
An 88-year-old nursing home resident was admitted to the hospital with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and fever. At presentation she had type 2 diabetes mellitus, stroke, colovesical fistula, atrial fibrillation, and Alzheimer's dementia. Four days after she was admitted, she...
MARK H. EBELL
Guideline source: American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
If you have diabetes, you can develop sores or wounds on your feet. These sores are called ulcers. If a foot ulcer does not heal, it could get infected. However, if you watch your diabetes carefully and take good care of your feet, you can usually prevent infection. Here are...
The thyroid is a small gland in the front of your neck, just above the breastbone (see drawing). It controls your body temperature and the rate at which your body uses calories.
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