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Red, Crusted Papules
A 45-year-old woman had painless, red, crusted papules on the hand. There was no history of trauma. The patient had a home aquarium. Your diagnosis?
Acetaminophen and Steroids: How Effective Are They for Pain?
The results of several recent studies on both drug classes may come as a surprise. Will they change the way you prescribe either or both for pain?
Small Dark Spot on Forehead
A new dark spot on the forehead; overprescribing of benzodiazepines; alcohol and atrial fibrillation . . . can you answer the quiz questions on these topics?
Peripheral Neuropathy Is Prevalent in Primary HIV Infection, Study Finds
A new study found a high rate of peripheral neuropathy in antiretroviral-naive patients within 3 months after HIV infection.
HIV May Lower Risk of Multiple Sclerosis
The largest record linkage study to examine an association between the diseases could open inquiry into a protective effect greater than any factor yet observed for development of MS.
Focus on Females: A Photo Essay on Women’s Disorders
Polycystic ovary syndrome, “dermatoses of pregnancy,” systemic sclerosis, subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus, gallbladder agenesis, sarcoidosis—a close look at medical problems seen frequently in women.
What Cause of Abdominal Pain, Vaginal Bleeding in a Young Woman?
The pain and bleeding have persisted for 2 days. She last menstruated 5 weeks ago but doubts she is pregnant. Take a close look at the ultrasound image. Your Dx?
Pseudosac with Ectopic Pregnancy
Results of a pelvic sonogram reveal the etiology of lower abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding in a 26-year-old woman.
Cytomegalovirus Infection in HIV Patients Ups Risk of Severe Non-AIDS Events
A recent study found that coinfection with cytomegalovirus and HIV was an independent risk factor for cerebrovascular and cardiovascular events.
New Guidelines Back Sleep Studies for Daytime Sleepiness
Polysomnography or a home-based portable monitor is recommended for clinicians to assess the risk factors for and the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea.
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