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A Scaly Rash
An 11-year-old boy breaks out quite suddenly with a rash of papulosquamous lesions with a silvery scale. Can you Dx?
Acute Facial Edema, Erythema in a 58-year-old Man
Pt video: Woke with symptoms. PMH: hypertension, arrhythmias. PPD smoker, drinks ETOH. More history, here.
Monthly Roundup: Top 7 Primary Care Stories
Here's a salute to 7 particularly notable doings and happenings in medicine during the past month.
Pacemakers and AICDs: Nomenclature and Malfunction
When any patient who has a device is seen, the EKG is crucial. See the examples that follow.
Migraine: Keeping the Beast at Bay
Do you know what drugs current guidelines recommend? Get an 8-slide update, here.
Persistent AF Improved via LAA Isolation
Results of the BELIEF study presented at ESC 2015 suggest the adjunctive ablation procedure may enhance long-term rhythm control.
A Barbecued Chicken Wing: What Wisdom About Maintenance of Certification?
I had never made a connection between a barbecued chicken wing and maintenance of certification (MOC) until my swim in the bay last week. Here’s my story.
ESC '15: Real World Patients, Real World Numbers from GARFIELD-AF
The first results from the largest ongoing international registry of newly diagnosed AF patients were long awaited, and worth the wait.
USPSTF (Still) Recommends Against Screening for COPD
Once again, the USPSTF finds no net benefit to screening asymptomatic persons for COPD. Draft recommendation is available for comment.
Corticosteroids Improved Outcomes, Recovery from Community Acquired Pneumonia
Reductions in mortality, need for life support, hospital stays, and other measures should win this drug class serious consideration, study authors say.
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