Practical Guidance, Clinical Photo Archive and Headlines for Primary Care Clinicians
Complications of heroin use; RLS; thyroid nodule: we present 5 questions on these and other topics to challenge you this week.
A paw on the leg, a wet nose in the night -- both have helped diabetes patients avoid the consequences of peaks and troughs in blood sugar. More on how they do it, here.
The symptoms have worsened over a 2-month period. Past medical history is unremarkable. Here, review the ED chest x-ray and ECG. Do you see any clues to a diagnosis?
A new study investigates the impact of epidemiologic factors on time trends for AIDS-defining and non-AIDS-defining cancers.
The downward trend in incidence parallels increased life-expectancy among infected patients stabilized on HAART. However, a new study finds that not all populations are equally affected.
If common mechanisms underlying cryptogenic stroke can be clarified, we will need to re-evaluate the current approach to secondary prevention. Here, elucidation of "emoblic stroke of undetermined source."
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.