JASON WILBUR, BRIAN SHIAN
Pulmonary embolism and deep venous thrombosis are the two most important manifestations of venous thromboembolism. Most patients with deep venous thrombosis or low-risk pulmonary embolism can be treated in the outpatient setting with low-molecular-weight heparin and a vitamin...
LLOYD A. RUNSER, ROBERT L. GAUER, ALEX HOUSER
Syncope is classified as neurally mediated, cardiac, and orthostatic hypotension. Neurally mediated syncope is the most common type and has a benign course, whereas cardiac syncope is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. A standardized approach to evaluation...
DANIEL A. KNIGHT, DIANE JARRETT
Women who have sex with women face a variety of barriers to optimal health, including a history of negatively perceived interactions in clinical settings that lead them to delay or avoid health care. These women may be at disproportionate risk of obesity, tobacco use,...
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SARAH E. STUMBAR
Negative interactions with the health care system are a major barrier to medical care for women who have sex with women. Clinicians should train office staff about health concerns unique to LGBT communities and the importance of maintaining confidentiality about sexual...
JULIE PETERSEN, KENNETH W. LIN
Radioactive iodine therapy and antithyroid medications produce similar health-related quality-of-life outcomes in patients with Graves disease. Radioactive iodine therapy is an appropriate choice for patients who prefer definitive treatment.
JULIANA LLANO, KENNETH W. LIN
What are the benefits and harms of treatments for adults with binge-eating disorder?
ELIZABETH SEIVERLING, JOANNE SMUCKER, ELDRA W. DANIELS
A newborn has a small, pedunculated mass attached by a fine stalk to the ulnar aspect of his fifth digit.
CHRISTOPHER BAUMERT, MEGAN MELO, E. CHRIS VINCENT
Steroids and antifungal agents can be used to effectively treat seborrheic dermatitis. Calcineurin inhibitors are as effective as steroids, but have a higher incidence of short-term adverse effects.
This guideline from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) addresses apparent life-threatening events (ALTEs), a term recommended to be replaced by brief resolved unexplained events (BRUEs).
MEGHAN F. RALEIGH
Buprenorphine causes lower physical dependence, milder withdrawal symptoms, and is less likely to cause an overdose than methadone in the treatment of opioid dependence.
Fainting, also called syncope (SIN-koh-pee), happens when your brain doesn't get enough oxygen. You pass out for a short time, then wake up.
Look at clinic brochures and websites for symbols such as a rainbow flag, photos of same-sex couples, or the Human Rights Campaign logo (a yellow “equals” symbol on a blue background). Ask your friends to recommend a supportive doctor or hospital. Check social media sites...
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