What's the Take Home?Inhibitors of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system have become important tools in the management of hypertension, diabetic renal disease, and CHF.
PhotoclinicThe main factors involved in the pathogenesis of hepatic artery aneurysms are atherosclerosis, medial degeneration, trauma, and infection.
An Intriguing DiagnosisSystemic to pulmonary arteriovenous fistulas are extremely rare.
- Earlier this year, the New York City Commissioner of Health informed the public of a case of recently diagnosed HIV infection.
PhotoclinicTrousseau syndrome is a spontaneous, recurrent, superficial migratory thrombophlebitis associated with occult cancers.
Acute DxIs the swelling related to a head injury he sustained 4 weeks earlier—or is something else going on here?
DermclinicHyperpigmentation on the neck; slightly scaling, erythematous oval lesions; a highly pruritic inguinal rash—can you identify the disorders pictured here?
Self-Test Your Diagnostic AcumenA 37-year-old man presents with a large, pruritic, hyperpigmented, lichenified plaque on the left side of his upper back.
Consultations & CommentsHigh LDL and HDL: Implications in a Perimenopausal Woman; Balancing Clot Prevention and Bleeding Risk in TIA Therapy; and Pneumonia Risk in Patients With Achalasia
Practical PointerDiscover Shortcuts Devised by Colleagues: Nosebleeds, Abscess Draining, Foreign Bodies, Thyroid Exam Discomfort
- An array of treatments—from topical corticosteroids to phototherapy to the new “biologics”—are available.
Primary Care UpdateHealth care providers have an important role in helping the adolescent understand the risks involved with drug experimentation.
- Strategies to help you distinguish benign from life-threatening causes.
Photo EssayNail involvement and the lesions of “garden-variety,” guttate, plaque, and pustular psoriasis are pictured here.
Sharpen Your Physical Diagnostic SkillsTalipes equinus always impairs gait, often produces pain, and predisposes to ulcerations.
- Recommendations do not address the exact question of what to do for someone who has failed to respond to 2 series of hepatitis B vaccine.