JOHN W. ELY, SANDRA ROSENFELD, MARY SEABURY STONE
Tinea infections are caused by dermatophytes and are classified by the involved site. The clinical diagnosis can be unreliable because tinea infections have many mimics, which can manifest identical lesions. Tinea corporis, tinea cruris, and tinea pedis generally respond to...
LYNN E. HARMAN, CURTIS E. MARGO, RICHARD G. ROETZHEIM
Patients with uveitis, or inflammation of the uveal tract, may be referred to primary care physicians to determine an underlying systemic cause. If the history, physical examination, and basic laboratory studies do not suggest a diagnosis, serologic tests for syphilis and...
NEIL J. MURPHY, JEFFREY D. QUINLAN
The most common traumatic injuries in pregnant women are motor vehicle crashes, assaults, falls, and intimate partner violence. Nine out of 10 traumatic injuries during pregnancy are classified as minor, yet 60% to 70% of fetal losses after trauma are a result of minor...
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MICHAEL G. KAVAN, EUGENE J. BARONE
One of the more controversial revisions in the DSM-5, the elimination of the bereavement exclusion criterion for major depressive disorder (MDD), is discussed.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that primary care clinicians provide interventions, including education or brief counseling, to prevent initiation of tobacco use in school-aged children and adolescents.
TINA FAN, TAI DO
A 14-year-old male high school student presents for a preparticipation physical examination. He just started the 9th grade and is trying out for his school's football team. He is a nonsmoker and has never used illicit drugs. However, his parents are longtime smokers, and some...
JONATHAN D.C. ROSS
How do different antimicrobial regimens compare when treating women with confirmed PID and what are the effects of routine antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent PID before IUD insertion?
MICHAEL FREELS, SEAN W. CARLSON
A man presented with weight loss and difficulty swallowing. Contrast esophagography was performed.
HILLARY MOUNT, E. CHRIS VINCENT, LARA HANDLER
There is no difference in the sensitivity of swabs for detecting GBS when collected by patients vs. physicians; therefore, either method can be used. Patients do not express a consistent preference for self-collection of samples vs. collection by a physician.
A diagnosis of acute otitis externa (AOE) requires sudden onset (e.g., within 48 hours) within the past three weeks of symptoms (e.g., otalgia, itching, fullness, hearing loss, jaw pain) and signs (e.g., tenderness of the tragus or pinna) indicating inflammation of the ear...
JEFFREY T. KIRCHNER
Yes, you should wear both the lap belt and the shoulder strap. In a car crash, seat belts are the best protection for you and your unborn child. Four out of five unborn babies who die in car crashes would have lived if their mothers had worn seat belts.
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