Conference CoverageFor patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, weight management is paramount for the optimal management of symptoms.
Conference CoverageWhen a patient with diabetes has become comfortable with oral medications, the idea of initiating insulin therapy can be a little intimidating.
Conference CoverageDuring medical visits, healthcare providers should gauge the physical activity of their patients and counsel and encourage exercising initiatives.
Conference CoverageExercise is a vital health intervention for individuals, yet it can be difficult for primary care clinicians to address its importance.
Conference CoverageStatistics show that 3 years ago only 7% of patients with prediabetes knew they had it, yet diabetes affects more than 85 million Americans.
Conference CoveragePhysicians who are looking to kick patient care up a notch may want to consider adding a registered dietitian to the mix.
Conference CoverageData indicates that more than one-third of adults are obese and the economic burden of treating obesity is significant.
Cardiometabolic riskWhen treating mental health patients, practitioners need to be mindful of untreated cardiometabolic co-morbidities, and prescribe treatment regimens accordingly.
Photo QuizA 61-year-old Caucasian male with a past medical history of diabetes mellitus type 2, hyperlipidemia, obstructive sleep apnea, and poor dentition, presented to the emergency room with fevers, malaise, and right upper quadrant pain.
parapsoriasisA 33-year-old male presented with an over 5-year history of a slightly itchy eruption confined to the trunk that had failed topical corticosteroid therapy years earlier.
Lichen planusA 44-year-old female presented for evaluation of an itchy eruption on the shins of 4 months duration. She is otherwise healthy.
Crohn diseaseA 48-year-old female presents with a history of sores on her lips that coincide with flares of her Crohn’s disease, which she treats with an antitumor necrosis factor (TNF) biologic medication.
hyperlucent lung, Papulosquamous and Bullous DiseasesA 61-year-old white male presented to the hospital with progressively worsening shortness of breath.
PhotoclinicA 19-year-old woman without history of previous medical problems presented to the emergency department complaining of dry cough and dyspnea.
MyalgiaA 67-year-old female was admitted for a several day history of fevers, myalgias, and fatigue.
RashesSeveral asymptomatic, erythematous papules and plaques had appeared on the hands of an otherwise healthy 11-year-old girl.
Diabetic Foot ProblemsPatients diagnosed with diabetes mellitus have a higher likelihood of developing a diabetic foot ulcer, which also puts them at risk for amputation.
MelanomaA 48-year-old African American male with no past medical history noted a hyperpigmented lesion under his right middle fingernail and another one to his right index proximal interphalangeal joint 7 months ago. He did not seek medical attention for these lesions.
deep venous thrombosisAs with the decision to initiate or continue warfarin therapy, decisions surrounding bridge therapy are patient-specific and should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
pancreatitisElderly patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can have normal age-related alterations of the GI tract, which can obscure identification of IBD extraintestinal manifestations.
EczemaA 12-year-old obese African American boy with a history of atopic dermatitis presented to the emergency department with a history of increasing lower extremity pruritus and edema.
HypertensionLet me be upfront: I avoid both clonidine and hydralazine when treating hypertension. In the case of hydralazine, I qualify that decision by explicitly stating that it has been an evidence-based therapy for the management of moderate to severe systolic heart failure in African-Americans.
Primary CareHistory shows that most of humankind has been cared for by ordinary, local clinicians who are not in the spotlight.
Suicide PreventionSeptember is National Suicide Prevention Month. Nearly 30,000 Americans commit suicide every year, which translates to 1 suicide every 13.3 minutes.