JAMES J. ARNOLD, LAURA E. HEHN, DAVID A. KLEIN
Recurrent urinary tract infections are common. Recurrent infections present the same as acute cystitis. Imaging and repeat laboratory tests are typically unnecessary unless certain risk factors for complicated infection are present. After confirming concordance of symptoms...
TIMOTHY F. MOTT, KELLY M. LATIMER
Drowning causes nearly 4,551 deaths each year in the United States, and is the most common injury-related cause of death in children one to four years of age. Prognosis is better in younger persons and if submersion time is less than six minutes. Resuscitation efforts should...
MARGARET RILEY, SANA AHMED, AMY LOCKE
Oppositional defiant disorder is characterized by a pattern of angry or irritable mood, argumentative or defiant behavior, or vindictiveness lasting for at least six months. There are no tools specifically designed for diagnosing this disorder, but multiple questionnaires can...
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PATRICIA VAN LEER
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COREY D. FOGLEMAN
There is low- to moderate-quality evidence that Pilates exercises taught by certified instructors improve pain and reduce disability in patients with chronic low back pain. It is unclear whether a Pilates regimen is superior to other exercise plans for the treatment of low...
KATHLEEN A. BARRY
Antenatal dietary education appears to decrease the rate of preterm birth and increase infant birth weight among undernourished women. Providing balanced energy and protein supplements to pregnant women decreases the risk of stillbirth, low birth weight, and having an infant...
JOCELYN VANOPDORP, CONNIE KRAUS
Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) or relaxation training, alone or in combination, can be used to treat anxiety in older adults. Music therapy can also be used to reduce anxiety in older adults. Appropriate training of institutional caregivers is also helpful in reducing...
ALLEN F. SHAUGHNESSY
Eliciting photophobia via pupillary constriction and the presence of anisocoria (greater than 1 mm) in patients with an acute red eye are the best predictors of serious eye disease (e.g., uveitis, keratitis, corneal abrasion, scleritis) requiring prompt referral. Lack of...
ALYSON J. BRINKER
A man with a history of tobacco and alcohol use presented with a lesion on his tongue that he first noticed six months earlier as small red dots.
These guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Thoracic Society (ATS) address evaluation and treatment of pediatric pulmonary hypertension, including diagnosis, pharmacotherapy, and outpatient treatment recommendations.
A urinary tract infection occurs when bacteria move into the bladder and grow. This can cause painful or frequent urination, blood in the urine, or problems with emptying the bladder. People who get three or more of these infections in a year, or two in six months, have...
Almost 4,000 Americans die each year from drowning. It is the most common injury-related cause of death for children one to four years of age. Many drownings can be prevented by taking simple safety steps and with education.
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