Pulmonary PitfallsTwo pitfalls in everyday asthma care are that omalizumab is a new asthma treatment, and that it is not recommended by the 2007 NAEPP treatment guidelines.
PhotoclinicA 42-year-old African American man with no past medical history presented with isolated worsening back pain at the lumbosacral spine with no radiation for 6 to 7 months.
PhotoclinicA 44-year-old man presented to an urgent care clinic in Western Iowa with a complaint of generalized fatigue, malaise, and subjective fevers of 3 weeks’ duration.
PhotoclinicA 61-year-old man presented to the emergency department with a 1-day history of burning abdominal pain, nausea, and 11 episodes of nonbloody emesis.
PhotoclinicA 25-year-old man presented with a 4-day history of sudden pain in the left lower quadrant, leading to the primary care provider's initial diagnosis of diverticulitis.
Doctor’s StoriesIn modern health care facilities, medical ethics are embedded into the complexities of the clinical decision-making process.
Top PapersAcutely ill patients tend to have similar complaints.
Case in PointA 68-year-old man presented to the emergency department (ED) with a 2-day history of nausea, watery diarrhea, loss of appetite, weakness, and dizziness.
Controversies in Clinical CarePatients with active cancer are at an increased risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE), which is a cause of significant morbidity and mortality.
Photo Quiz 360Lupus pernio is a disease in which abnormal groupings of inflammatory cells can form in multiple organs of the body.
Photo EssayA 7-year-old girl was brought to the emergency department because of moderate pain on swallowing and mild upper abdominal discomfort.
What’s The Take Home?A woman with a known heart murmur was diagnosed with stage C1 aortic stenosis (AS).
DermclinicA 75-year-old man presented with a sudden onset of blisters on his anterior proximal thighs and on his left arm but not on his right arm.
DermclinicA 48-year-old woman presented with a 2-month history of small pruritic blisters on her palms and soles.
DermclinicAfter having been outdoors in July, a 35-year-old man presented with a sudden onset of itchy blisters confined to both feet and lower legs.
What’s Your Diagnosis?®In case 1, a 16-year-old, otherwise healthy African American adolescent presented to the emergency department (ED) with her grandmother.
CommentarySome patients with advanced cancer experience symptoms for which pharmacologic management, including cancer therapies, offers little or no relief.
Letters to the EditorHaving worked as a primary care nurse practitioner (NP) for the past 20 years, as well as having just completed my doctoral work on advanced care planning, I was dismayed upon reading Drs Weinberg and Stason’s end-of-life (EOL) planning article in the December issue of Consultant, as they neglected to mention the importance of including the entire primary care team, not just the physician staff, in the EOL planning process.
Editor’s NoteIn this space in last month’s issue, I mentioned how we at Consultant have been hard at work behind the scenes at Consultant360.com, and that exciting new enhancements were coming soon.