A 70-year-old man with a medical history significant for type 2 diabetes and hidradenitis suppurativa presented to the dermatology clinic with a pruritic and painful rash on the left posterior thigh. The rash first started 10 years prior to presentation and had numerous flares since onset, some of which included bullous lesions that persisted for days at a time.
As the number of new hepatitis C virus infections continues to rise in the United States, rapid diagnosis and treatment of high-risk patients is more important than ever. In this Q&A, Benjamin Eckhardt, MD, answered our questions about his study on this topic at IDWeek 2021.
Recent research has examined various risk factors for cardiovascular disease in older women, but the impact of an eating companion on heart disease risk in this patient population is not well understood. The authors of a recent study aimed to examine this relationship.
In FIGARO-DKD, the primary outcome measure is a composite of death from cardiovascular causes, nonfatal myocardial infarction, nonfatal stroke, or hospitalization for heart failure. Of these outcomes, do you know the predominant outcome? Test your knowledge with our latest pop quiz!
A 36-year-old man who is trying to lose weight for his wedding presents to your clinic for advice. He asks you if there is evidence that intermittent fasting could help him lose weight.
In a recent noninferiority trial, researchers compared the efficacy of 2 popular weight loss regimens on weight management and diabetes risk markers in those with a history of gestational diabetes.
Growth hormone deficiency (GHD) is a clinical syndrome caused by decreased production of or decreased tissue responsiveness to growth hormone. Which of the following is the most common cause of adult-onset GHD?
In this podcast, Sri Banerjee, MD, PhD, MPH, MAS, speaks about the role of sleep duration in the relationship between education and mortality, including how sleep stages and social factors are connected to certain chronic conditions, such as obesity. He presented on this topic at the 25th World Congress of Neurology (WCN 2021).
This COVID-19 roundup addresses the authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 years, a recent study on the risk of infection from the delta variant, and new recommendations for primary and booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines.