ANN M. ARING, MIRIAM M. CHAN
The primary treatment strategies for acute rhinosinusitis in adults are watchful waiting for up to 10 days and antibiotic therapy. Clinical signs and symptoms alone are insufficient for determining which patients will benefit from antibiotic use. However, the presence of...
TRACY WILLIAMS, RAMI MORTADA, SAMUEL PORTER
Polycystic ovary syndrome is a common and complex endocrinopathy that affects nearly 7% of women in the United States. The disorder is thought to result from a combination of genetic and environmental factors and can have a range of manifestations. Insulin resistance has been...
JAMES MONICA, ZACHARY VREDENBURGH, JEREMY KORSH, CHARLES GATT
Common acute shoulder injuries include acromioclavicular joint injuries, clavicle fractures, glenohumeral dislocations, proximal humerus fractures, and rotator cuff tears. Many of these injuries can be managed without surgery by a knowledgeable family physician; however, it...
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JAMIE LOEHR, MARGOT SAVOY
Family physicians should give strong, favorable vaccine recommendations. When faced with true hesitancy, be curious and ask respectful questions to delineate concerns. Remember that patients' ambivalence is your friend because it means that they have not closed their minds to...
JOANNA M. ZAKRZEWSKA, MARK E. LINSKEY
What are the effects of ongoing treatments in persons with trigeminal neuralgia?
VICTORIA R. SHARON, SANMINDER SINGH, THOMAS H. KONIA, TATYANA PETUKHOVA
A man presented with more than 50 firm, moist, pink papules on the scrotum and penile shaft, as well as inguinal lymphadenopathy. The lesions were nontender, smooth, and flat-topped.
JENNIFER CROSWELL, JOHN OWINGS
S.O. is a 47-year-old woman who presents to your office for a well-woman visit. She is healthy, takes no medications, and has no health concerns. She has never been diagnosed with breast cancer, nor have any of her first-degree relatives. Her digital mammography two years ago...
ROSEMARY SOKAS, EMMA ZAVALA-SUAREZ, DELIANA GARCIA
In addition to providing direct medical care, the physician can help this patient by obtaining an occupational history, formulating hypotheses about the cause of the pain and potential interventions, and establishing a therapeutic relationship.
What are the potential benefits and adverse effects of medications used to treat alcohol use disorder (AUD) in adult outpatients?
J. SUZIN WHITTEN
Liraglutide, combined with lifestyle counseling, produces a clinically significant and sustained weight loss that continues as long as it is used. Nausea and vomiting, however, are common adverse effects, and about one in 10 patients will discontinue treatment.
ALLEN F. SHAUGHNESSY
Patients informed via genetic test results that they were at increased risk of disease did not subsequently alter their behaviors. For example, persons at increased risk of diabetes mellitus or hypertension were no more likely to change their diet or increase their physical...
NITA SHRIKANT KULKARNI
The American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) have provided recommendations regarding eligibility and disqualification of competitive athletes with cardiovascular abnormalities.
The USPSTF recommends against screening for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in asymptomatic adults.
The sinuses are hollow spaces between the bones of your face. Sinusitis (“sine-you-SITE-iss”) is what happens when the sinuses are infected by a virus, bacteria, or both. Sinusitis is sometimes called rhinosinusitis or a sinus infection.
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