AARON SAGUIL, MATTHEW FARGO, SCOTT GROGAN
Kawasaki disease is an acute, systemic vasculitis that represents the most prominent cause of acquired coronary artery disease in children. Classic disease criteria include fever lasting five or more days and at least four of five clinical features: polymorphous rash,...
JASON WOMACK, MARISSA JIMENEZ
Epstein-Barr virus is often asymptomatic, but some patients will develop infectious mononucleosis. The syndrome should be suspected in patients with sore throat, fever, tonsillar enlargement, fatigue, lymphadenopathy, pharyngeal inflammation, and palatal petechiae. It is most...
ROBERT L. GAUER, MICHAEL J. SEMIDEY
Common symptoms of temporomandibular disorders include jaw pain or dysfunction, earache, headache, and facial pain. The etiology is multifactorial and includes biologic, environmental, social, emotional, and cognitive triggers. Diagnosis is most often based on history and...
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What are the effects of treatments for clinical (overt) hypothyroidism and subclinical hypothyroidism?
KENNETH W. LIN
More than two-thirds of practicing family physicians report that they provide care for children,1 and well-child visits provide the best opportunities to deliver evidence-based preventive services. These services include administering immunizations, assessing growth and...
IRIS MABRY-HERNANDEZ, KASI CHU
A.C. is a 35-year-old man with a 15-year history of using chewing tobacco. He quit five years ago at his wife's urging. Although A.C. has no current symptoms, his wife asked him to make an appointment to get screened for oral cancer.
SURESH K. MENON, RICHARD P. USATINE
A woman presented with an asymptomatic, irregular, pink plaque on her arm that had been growing slowly for 18 years.
The International Antiviral Society—USA Panel has provided recommendations for management of HIV infection with antiretroviral therapy (ART). Evidence has shown that ART for treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is effective in preventing transmission...
ALLEN F. SHAUGHNESSY
Screening of asymptomatic relatives of patients with known celiac disease identified approximately 5% who were antibody-positive. Compared with their normal diet, a gluten-free diet improved some yet unrecognized symptoms but seemed to interfere with normal social activities...
ALLEN F. SHAUGHNESSY
HENRY C. BARRY
Despite several decades of the use of EMRs and computerized decision support systems, the overall quality of data supporting their use is poor and those data show these systems do not save lives or save money. Whether patient morbidity is improved is even less certain.
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for oral cancer in asymptomatic adults.
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for cognitive impairment.
MARIUSZ NIEMCZYK, MONIKA GRADZIK, LESZEK PĄCEK
Temporomandibular (TEM-puh-roh-man-DIB-yoo-ler) disorders (also called TMD) affect the jaw and the muscles you use to chew and open your mouth. It is sometimes incorrectly called TMJ, but this refers to only the jaw joint itself.
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