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Circumcision and Vaccines: Twins Separated at Birth?
If we had a vaccine that was as effective at reducing HIV infection as circumcision, it would be a recommended vaccine here in the US, argues this pediatrician.
Cryptococcal Infection: Routine Screening in HIV?
Primary care clinicians take note: here's a case for routine screening and treatment of early cryptococcal infection, given its prevalence and sequelae in patients with HIV/AIDS.
Do “Yellow Bumps All Over” Spell Diabetes?
Eruptive xanthomas; smooth-shaped, deeply placed nodules; a solitary itchy patch . . . how much do you know about these and 2 other disorders?
Diagnosing And Curing Our Sick Health System
I recently saw a great cartoon. A patient is surrounded by doctors, all turned away from him viewing their respective computer screens. The caption: patient-centered medicine.
4-Year-Old With Widespread Weepy Rash
Does this rash look like impetigo? Herpes? Tinea? Cellulitis? Here's a close look and a link to the answer and discussion.
Green Fingernail? Not Your Average Manicure
Subungual infection; “raccoon eyes;” bed bug bites. . . a quiz to challenge you.
Top 10 Primary Care Apps
Drugs, diseases, guidelines, databases—all at the touch of an app. Here: a selection of smartphone/tablet applications that may make your clinical practice a little easier this coming year.
Dabigatran Increases “Real-World” Bleeding
The risk for major bleeding and GI hemorrhage in patients taking dabigatran was greater than in those taking warfarin; warfarin, however, was associated with a greater risk of intracranial hemorrhage.
Amiodarone-warfarin Interaction Ups Risk in ARISTOTLE Patients
In analysis of this randomized controlled trial of apixaban vs warfarin for nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, there was an increased risk of stroke and systemic embolism among patients taking amiodarone and warfarin.
Questioning Medicine: The Vitamin D Craze
The verdict is in: there’s not enough evidence to support screening of asymptomatic individuals for low vitamin D. Here: a look behind the curtain.
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