BRANDON Q. JONES, CARLTON J. COVEY, MARVIN H. SINEATH, JR.
Recent studies support nonsurgical management for common knee disorders, such as osteoarthritis and meniscal disease. This article focuses on the evidence supporting nonsurgical interventions for common causes of knee pain in adults: osteoarthritis; patellofemoral pain...
JAQUELINE G.M. RAETZ, KEREN H. WICK
The most important risk factors for pressure ulcers include impaired mobility, decreased perfusion, and edema. Multicomponent interventions can help prevent ulcer development, and generally include an advanced static support surface, repositioning, and management of moisture....
JILL N. FENSKE, KETTI PETERSEN
Because obsessive-compulsive disorder is complex with varying manifestations, diagnosis is often delayed. Primary care physicians can play a crucial role in reducing the burden of the disorder through early detection and treatment. First-line therapies include cognitive...
SAMEER NARANJE, DEREK M. KELLY, JEFFREY R. SAWYER
A limp is a deviation from a normal age-appropriate gait pattern and can be caused by pain, weakness, or deformity as a result of a wide variety of conditions. Evaluation should begin with a history focused on identifying pain, trauma, and associated systemic symptoms. The...
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JENNIFER KEEHBAUCH, MATTHEW RENSBERRY
Increasingly, physicians across the country are being asked about medical marijuana. Although marijuana has been around for centuries, there is no consensus on its safety and effectiveness.
ANDREW BAZEMORE, PETER WINGROVE, STEPHEN PETTERSON, LARS PETERSON, MELANIE RAFFOUL, ROBERT L. PHILLIPS, JR.
The Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program funds new primary care residencies at community health centers caring for the nation's underserved population. In a national census of third-year family medicine residents, those who trained in teaching...
PAUL JOHNSTONE, MARK STRONG
What are the effects of topical and systemic treatments for scabies?
KAREN C. LEE, CHELSEA B. PAYNE
A two-year-old girl presents to your office for a routine well-child visit. She has had one ear infection in the past year but is otherwise healthy. Her mother has no specific concerns about her speech and language development. There is no family history of congenital...
GREGG MITCHELL, JOHN WHITE, JULIE BREWER
A woman presented with a linear verrucous lesion extending from the anterior helix of the left ear down to the level of the ear lobe that had been present for as long as she could remember.
HENRY C. BARRY
For patients with suspected stable CAD, adding CT coronary angiography had no short-term effect on patient symptoms or hospitalizations but increased the number of coronary angiograms. Additionally, more patients who had CT coronary angiography underwent preventive treatment...
The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation has released a clinical practice guideline for the purpose of optimizing patient care, promoting effective diagnosis and therapy, and reducing harmful or unnecessary interventions in adults and children...
Knee pain can be caused by problems inside or outside the joint. The most common cause in older adults is arthritis. Another common cause is patellofemoral (puh-TELL-oh-FEM-uh-rul) pain syndrome, or PFPS for short. PFPS causes pain behind the kneecap that is worse after you...
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