THOMAS C. MICHELS, JARRET E. SANDS
The most common causes of dysuria are infections, including uncomplicated cystitis, pyelonephritis, urethritis, and sexually transmitted infections. Dysuria is also a common presentation of vaginitis in women and prostatitis in men. History and physical examination findings...
MARGARET R. HELTON
Supraventricular tachycardia, which includes atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia, atrioventricular reciprocating tachycardia, and atrial tachycardia, typically occurs in persons with normal hearts. Sudden onset of an accelerated heart rate can cause palpitations,...
SCOTT F. COFFEY, ANNE N. BANDUCCI, CHRISTINE VINCI
Cognitive behavior therapy uses targeted strategies to help patients adopt more adaptive patterns of thinking and behaving, which leads to positive changes in emotions and decreased functional impairments. Strategies include identifying and challenging problematic thoughts...
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GARY H. SLATKO
For some drugs, risk mitigation measures beyond FDA-approved labeling are deemed necessary. Learn more about these Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS).
Land-based exercise programs reduce knee pain and improve quality of life and physical function following treatment in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
WILLIAM E. CAYLEY, JR.
Community discussions, community meetings, and information campaigns may increase immunization uptake in areas with only moderate vaccine use. There is no clear evidence to guide face-to-face educational interventions, and the impact of face-to-face interventions is uncertain...
KRISTINA GERN JOHNSON
Continuing warfarin therapy for 18 months after an unprovoked PE reduces the risk of recurrent symptomatic venous thromboembolism (VTE). However, benefit beyond 18 months is not maintained after the warfarin is discontinued.
ALLEN F. SHAUGHNESSY
Combined treatment with citalopram plus methylphenidate provided faster improvement of depression symptoms in older patients with unipolar depression. Combined treatment was also more likely than either medication alone to lead to remission of depression at four weeks and 16...
PABLO FERNÁNDEZ-CREHUET, RICARDO RUIZ-VILLAVERDE
A man presented with a pruritic erythematous plaque on his arm days after applying an ornamental tattoo.
DAVID A. KLEIN, BREANNA L. GAWRYS, JILLIAN E. SYLVESTER
Clinicians who care for female adolescents with cognitive and physical disabilities are often consulted on the management of menstrual bleeding for purposes of hygiene, dysmenorrhea, and treatment of premenstrual symptoms. Contraception is also commonly discussed to mitigate...
This guideline from the Academy of Neurology (AAN) provides information on prognosis and management options for unprovoked first seizures in adults.
THAD WILKINS, EDWARD AGABIN, LINDSAY BLAKE
Studies show that 1 in 4 had improved bloating and stool consistency, and less interference with daily life, while only 1 in 9 experiences medication related adverse effects. Want to know more?
Supraventricular tachycardia (SOO-prah-ven-TRIK-u-lar tak-eh-KAR-dee-ah), or SVT, is a condition that causes your heart to beat faster than it should.
Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a type of talk therapy that can help you change the way you think about certain things. It can also help you change behaviors that may be unhelpful or unhealthy. CBT works as well as or better than medicine to treat certain psychological...
Dysuria (dis-YUR-ee-uh) means pain with urination.
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