DUANE R. HENNION, KELLY A. SIANO
The ankle-brachial index can be used to screen for and diagnose peripheral arterial disease in the primary care setting. The most common presenting symptom is claudication. Management includes exercise, smoking cessation, statin therapy, and antiplatelet therapy with aspirin...
JAMES V. RAWSON, ALLEN L. PELLETIER
The choice of contrast agent depends on route of administration, desired tissue differentiation, and suspected diagnosis. Contraindications for using an intravenous contrast agent with computed tomography include a history of reactions to contrast agents, pregnancy,...
MARCY G. LAKE, LINDA S. KROOK, SAMYA V. CRUZ
Pituitary adenomas are the most common type of pituitary disorder. They present clinically in three ways: syndromes of hormone hypersecretion or deficiency; neurologic manifestations; or an incidental finding. Treatment depends on the type of tumor, and should be managed with...
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STEVEN R. BROWN, DAVID H. NEWMAN, ASHLEY E. SHREVES
Computed tomography (CT) is the predominant type of advanced imaging in the United States, with an estimated 72 million examinations completed in 2007.1 The use of CT imaging has risen dramatically in the past two decades,2,3 and there is substantial evidence that it is...
SOPHIA MOHAMMAD, DAVID RUIZ
Should minocycline (Minocin) be used as a first-line treatment for acne vulgaris?
CHESTER H. FOX, ALLISON CORNWALL
When I first began as a solo family physician in a small rural town, I got to know one of the residents, a shop owner, who became a patient. When we first met, she told me she was closing her shop as a result of being cheated by her business partners. About six years later,...
JANE E. CORBOY, DEBJEET SARKAR, WILLIAM P. GOINS
A 29-year-old woman presented with an erythematous furuncle on her left leg that appeared three weeks earlier. She had a similar lesion near her left knee that healed spontaneously. She had a history of polycystic ovary syndrome and was taking oral contraceptives, metformin ...
MARK H. EBELL
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Guideline source: Infectious Diseases Society of America
A prolactinoma (pro-LACK-tin-OH-muh) is a type of tumor that affects your pituitary (pih-TWO-uh-TAYR-ee). The pituitary is a small gland at the base of your brain. It helps to regulate hormone levels in your body. A prolactinoma may cause the pituitary to make too much of a...
Incorrect statement regarding gastrointestinal (GI) risks of aspirin/NSAID use. The Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews, “Analgesics for Osteoarthritis” (March 1, 2013, p. 354), contained an error in the fourth sentence in the second paragraph of the Practice...
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