Practical PointerPointers on visualizing the ear, pampering wounds, scrotal masses, and the connection between peppermint and GERD.
Consultations & CommentsWhat is the clinical significance of green mucus?
Musculoskeletal DisordersRead the details of this case, answer the “quiz” questions—and get immediate feedback about your diagnostic and therapeutic choices.
Photo QuizWhat clues on the radiographs point to the cause?
Photo EssayMacular hole, dry age-related macular degeneration, diabetic maculopathy, postoperative cystoid macular edema, branch retinal vein occlusion.
What’s Your Diagnosis?®A 34-year-old man is seen for routine annual physical examination. Heavy smoker. No oral symptoms, no oral trauma. Denies recent weight loss, hematochezia, and fatigue.
- No epidemiologic or clinical features decisively distinguish CA-MRSA infections from those caused by other staphylococcal strains.
- Pinworm infection is the most common helminth infection worldwide.
DermclinicAn inflamed linear eruption; pruritic bullae; discrete areas of thick, crusty scale on the scalp—can you identify the disorders pictured here?
Consultations & CommentsWhat are the current recommendations for treatment of a moderately symptomatic Zener diverticulum.
Consultations & CommentsThere are several advantages to consulting with a physiatrist before referring a patient to a physical therapist.
Consultations & Comments
- Your patients are flying all over the globe—and taking their offspring with them. What resources can you offer to help them prevent acute illness and injury?
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Acute DxA topical antifungal failed to alleviate her symptoms—what next?
PhotoclinicA 43-year-old man presented with intermittent upper abdominal pain, which had begun the previous day after eating toast.
PhotoclinicAn otherwise healthy 40-year-old woman presented with a rash on her forehead and nose and erythema of her right eye.
PhotoclinicOsteochondromas most commonly affect the femur. They vary in size (from 1 to 15 cm) and may be pedunculated or sessile.
- Reviewing and modifying diet is one of the most important steps in helping patients lose weight.
PhotoclinicAcanthosis nigricans indicates insulin resistance and is commonly associated with obesity; diabetes mellitus; other endocrinopathies.
What’s The Take Home?A 42-year-old woman presents with severe diarrhea that began 3 days earlier and has become progressively more severe.