Severely elevated blood pressure without symptoms of target organ injury can often be managed in the outpatient setting. Antihypertensives should be initiated, or adjusted if the patient is already being treated. Blood pressure should be gradually lowered over several days to...
NICHOLAS J. GALIOTO
Peritonsillar abscess is a common infection that presents with fever, malaise, dysphagia, and progressively worsening sore throat. The diagnosis is clinical, and management is focused on drainage, antibiotic therapy, pain control, and hydration. Primary methods for treating...
IROGUE I. IGBINOSA, INGRID B. RABE, TITILOPE ODUYEBO, SONJA A. RASMUSSEN
Most persons with Zika virus infection are asymptomatic or have only mild symptoms. When symptoms are present, maculopapular rash, fever, arthralgia, and conjunctivitis are most common. Zika virus infection during pregnancy is a cause of microcephaly and other severe brain...
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JASON M. MATUSZAK
Given the limited attention paid to the role and importance of physical activity in medical schools and the limited exposure to sports medicine and musculoskeletal problems during residency, many physicians would likely benefit from additional knowledge to improve their...
COREY LYON, LISA ASAMOTO, SHANNON LANGNER, KRISTEN DESANTO
Treatment of iron deficiency in patients with heart failure using intravenous iron improves function, fatigue, and quality of life, and decreases risk of hospitalizations compared with placebo.
ELISABETH KATO, SRITHA RAJUPET
A.R., a 26-year-old woman, presents for a routine prenatal visit at 28 weeks' gestation. Her medical history is significant for poorly controlled asthma, and her family history is significant for breast cancer diagnosed in her mother. Her physical examination is unremarkable.
JINAL GANGAR, NANDHINI VEERARAGHVAN
An older man with poor personal hygiene presents with deformed toenails and foot pain.
GREGORY TRIETLEY, SUZAN SKEF
Reductions in A1C are less with albiglutide than with the first-line therapy metformin, and albiglutide costs significantly more than metformin and sulfonylureas. Albiglutide's ability to reduce diabetes-related morbidity and major cardiovascular events is unknown.
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has released a clinical policy addressing issues in children younger than two years who visit the emergency department with fever, but who appear well.
The USPSTF recommends providing interventions during pregnancy and after birth to support breastfeeding.
A peritonsillar abscess (per-ih-TON-sih-lar AB-sess) is an infection that forms near one of the tonsils in the soft, spongy part of the roof of your mouth. An abscess means that pus has formed around the infection. Most abscesses are caused by complications of a tonsil...
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