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?
Thyroglossal duct cyst; HCV-HIV coinfection; slurred speech and trouble swallowing and chewing . . . see how well you do on the quiz questions this week.
Difficulty with sleep is a common problem for people with chronic pain. Plus, it is well known that while pain medications cause sedation, they can also disrupt normal sleep cycles.
The history of T-wave inversions, normal variant (or benign) causes, ST segment elevation myocardial infarction, hyperkalemia, Wellens’ syndrome, proximal left anterior descending artery occlusion—an evaluation of ECGs and what stories they can tell you.
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.