Practical Guidance, Clinical Photo Archive and Headlines for Primary Care Clinicians
A 38-year-old man with hypertension and depression presented with total body weakness after drinking heavily the night before. His blood pressure was 158/94 mm Hg. Medications included hydrochlorothiazide and fluoxetine, but he had not been taking either drug recently.
To what Dx does his ECG point?
Results of a recent study found low BMD was strongly associated with body weight, smoking, and prior advanced HIV disease.
A retrospective chart review among HIV-infected patients treated with ART found use of statin medications associated with a lower risk of cancer.
I treated my young patient with asthma "by the book" and alienated his mother as I did so. I didn't have the time to really listen to what she really needed from me.
It's not a new formula, but the study was large and the results significant: almost 4 of 5 MIs may be preventable in men who adhere to 5 healthy habits we're all familiar with.
Sperm concentration, total sperm count, and percentage of spermatozoa with normal morphology are compromised. Whether semen quality is restored if alcohol intake is reduced remains to be seen.
Progressive numbness in 3 fingers on both hands led this computer programmer to diagnose himself as having carpal tunnel syndrome. But, there's more to this story.
In its classic form, ALS affects motor neurons at 2 or more levels supplying multiple regions of the body.
Mental illness is a risk factor for HIV infection. It brings a number of behavioral correlates that put patients at risk for getting infected. As HIV infection worsens, it begins to affect the brain, and cyclical relationship between the disease and mental illness begins.
Here, HIV/AIDS specialist, Dr Susan Ball, answers 6 questions about HIV infection that primary care clinicians commonly ask.