CARIN E. REUST, AMY WILLIAMS
When a child presents with acute abdominal pain, the physician should initially work to gauge the severity of the illness and determine whether the causative condition requires surgery. In general, the incidence of acute abdominal pain requiring surgical intervention among...
NATALIA SOTO-GOMEZ, JAY I. PETERS, ANOOP M. NAMBIAR
Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease characterized by noncaseating granulomas, usually in the lungs or intrathoracic lymph nodes. The typical presentation is unexplained cough, shortness of breath, or constitutional symptoms in young or middle-aged adults, especially in blacks...
ROBERT C. LANGAN, ANDREW J. GOODBRED
All women should be screened for depression during and shortly after pregnancy, and depression symptoms should be distinguished from normal baby blues. A history of depression is the strongest risk factor for developing peripartum depression. Mild to moderate depression...
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SHEEHAN D. FISHER, CRAIG GARFIELD
Although new fathers are at lower risk of depression than are new mothers, the prevalence of depression in new fathers is higher than that in the general population.
HARRY HOLT, JEFFREY TINGEN
Although flibanserin results in a modest improvement in the number of satisfying sexual events (approximately one more per month vs. placebo), it does not improve other measures, is considerably expensive, and has significant adverse effects.
TINA FAN, JASON BLITZ
A 40-year-old woman presents for a routine antepartum visit. She is 20 weeks pregnant and smokes half a pack of cigarettes per day despite efforts to quit. She has no other concerns, and her physical examination findings are normal. The patient asks if your clinic offers...
ELIZABETH SEIVERLING, GALEN FOULKE, THOMAS SCHARNITZ
A woman presented with a largely asymptomatic but mildly pruritic rash on her feet that did not improve with antifungal cream.
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Based on limited evidence on the persistence of Zika virus RNA in blood and semen, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its interim guidance on caring for reproductive-aged women who may have been exposed to the virus, including those who do not...
The USPSTF recommends that clinicians ask all adults about tobacco use, advise them to stop using tobacco, and provide behavioral interventions and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)–approved pharmacotherapy for cessation to adults who use tobacco.
Around the time you have a baby, you might have normal mood changes. This can last for up to 10 days. It is called baby blues. Sometimes, it is more severe and lasts longer. This is called peripartum depression.
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