VICTORIA J. SHARP, DANIEL K. LEE, ERIC J. ASKELAND
In the absence of obvious causes, the evaluation of microscopic hematuria should include renal function testing, urinary tract imaging, and cystoscopy. In a patient with a ureteral stent, urinalysis alone cannot establish the diagnosis of urinary tract infection. Treatment of...
JESSICA SERVEY, JENNIFER CHANG
Many women take over-the-counter medications, usually for respiratory, gastrointestinal, or skin conditions. Although data about over-the-counter medication use are limited, acetaminophen, cold medications, histamine H2 blockers, and proton pump inhibitors appear to be safe...
DREW C. BAIRD, DEAN A. SEEHUSEN, DAVID V. BODE
Initial evaluation of enuresis in children should include a history, physical examination, and urinalysis. Possible associated conditions, such as constipation, obstructive sleep apnea, diabetes mellitus or insipidus, and psychiatric disorders, should be identified and...
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RONALD H. GOLDSCHMIDT
The start of influenza season marks a familiar call to action for primary care physicians. The viral strains for the 2014–2015 season are expected to be nearly identical to last year's strains, principally influenza A (H1N1) and influenza B, with some influenza A (H3N2). The...
TINA FAN, TAI DO
A 55-year-old black woman presents to your office for a routine well-woman examination. Her medical history is significant for hypertension, which is well controlled with medication. She mentions that her mother was diagnosed with glaucoma a few years ago and is currently...
BRANDON Q. JONES, SCOTT R. DALTON
A patient presented with a large ulcer on his left lower extremity with surrounding erythema that was growing despite topical steroid treatment. More recently, a similar smaller ulceration appeared on his right lower extremity.
MAUREEN GRISSOM, MATTHEW TIFFANY, LAURIE DAVIDSON
There are no studies directly comparing the various screening tools. The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT) is the tool most commonly used by physicians, followed by the Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (CHAT). All other tools account for about 3% of usage.
JOHN D. GAZEWOOD, KATHLEEN BARRY
Phentermine/topiramate has been shown to be a good option for sustained weight loss in patients who are unable to lose weight with diet and exercise alone. It should not be given to patients with a history of significant heart disease, and women of childbearing age should use...
LAUREN S. HUGHES
Bariatric surgery in conjunction with intensive medical therapy results in significantly enhanced glycemic control at three years compared with medical therapy alone, as well as better weight control, less use of glucose-lowering medications, and improved quality of life.
• Children six months to eight years of age will require two vaccine doses this season, unless they had at least one dose during the 2013–2014 season or two doses in a single season since July 2010, or have received two doses in a season with at least one H1N1-containing vaccine.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) in adults.
Enuresis (EN-yur-EE-sis) is the medical term for bed-wetting during sleep. Bed-wetting is fairly common among children, and is often just a stage in their development. It is more common in boys than girls. Many children grow out of it without treatment. You may want to...
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