The differential diagnosis of heel pain is extensive, but a mechanical etiology is the most common. The specific anatomic location of the pain can help guide diagnosis. Plantar heel pain is most commonly caused by plantar fasciitis; other etiologies include calcaneal stress...
Joel M. H. Teichman, Miles Mannas, Dirk M. Elston
Noninfectious penile lesions may be papulosquamous, inflammatory, vascular, or neoplastic. Efficient diagnosis can be inhibited by several factors, such as initially inferring that an infectious cause is more likely without completing a careful genitourinary examination....
Thad Wilkins, Danielle McMechan, Asif Talukder, Alan Herline
Persons who have an increased risk of developing colorectal cancer include those with a personal or family history of advanced adenomas or colorectal cancer, a personal history of inflammatory bowel disease, or genetic polyposis syndromes. These individuals typically require...
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In 1988, when I became editor of American Family Physician (AFP), lots of people advised me not to tamper with this well-liked publication. So much so that my incoming editorial was entitled, “If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It.”1 But, I promptly set about fixing things. It's...
Iris Mabry-Hernandez, Max J. Romano
A 28-year-old white woman comes to your clinic for prenatal care reporting a new-onset severe headache. She is currently pregnant with twins at an estimated gestational age of 22 weeks. Her obstetric history is significant for one previous term singleton vaginal delivery at...
Nathan H. Lamberton, Ardis M. Copenhaver
Nebivolol/valsartan is an option for the treatment of patients with newly diagnosed or poorly controlled hypertension. Although it offers a new beta-blocker option, no research has demonstrated its benefit over existing treatments.
Nguyet-Cam V. Lam, Emelia Perez
A 54-year-old woman presented with painful lesions on her upper and lower extremities that developed a few weeks earlier. The rash did not improve after two courses of antibiotics. She had a fever and severe generalized pain. Her medical history was unremarkable.
Key Points for Practice
The USPSTF recommends screening for preeclampsia in pregnant women with blood pressure measurements throughout pregnancy.
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